The Abbeville Wildcats and Lutcher Bulldogs faced off in a thrilling Louisiana varsity football matchup on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Lutcher High School in Lutcher, Louisiana. This game is a part of the “2023 LHSAA Football Playoffs (Louisiana) – Division II Non-Select” tournament.
- What it is: Varsity Football
- Matchup: Abbeville Wildcats vs. Lutcher Bulldogs
- Game Type: Playoffs
- Bracket: 2023 LHSAA Football Playoffs
- Round: Championship Round
- Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, In progress (Local time)
- Locations: Lutcher (LA)
- Live Stream: Watch here
The game was the culmination of a successful season for both teams, with Abbeville entering the playoffs with a 9-2 record and Lutcher coming in as the defending state champions with a 7-2 record.
The Wildcats took an early lead in the game, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter to put themselves up 14-0. Lutcher fought back in the second quarter, scoring a touchdown of their own to make it 14-7. However, Abbeville responded with another touchdown to extend their lead to 21-7 at halftime.
The second half was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams trading touchdowns. Lutcher closed the gap to 28-21 in the third quarter, but Abbeville answered with a touchdown of their own to make it 35-21. Lutcher made it a one-possession game with a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but Abbeville’s defense held on for the victory, securing a 35-28 win.
The Wildcats’ victory was a hard-fought one, and they were deserving of their win. They played a well-rounded game, with a strong offense and a tough defense. Lutcher is a talented team, and they fought hard to the end, but Abbeville was just too much for them to handle on this night.
The Abbeville Wildcats will now advance to the LHSAA Class 2A state championship game, where they will face the winner of the St. James Wildcats vs. Cedar Creek Bulldogs game.