Bonnabel-South Plaquemines scheduled for Friday night after Amite cancels with Hurricanes

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The fourth time’s the charm for Bonnabel.

It is, after all, 2020.

After having its scheduled game with Riverdale canceled due to COVID-19 issues with the Warriors, after rescheduling its game with Grace King fell through and after trying to hook up with Archbishop Rummel this weekend also failed to materialize, the Bruins have an opponent Friday night.

Bonnabel (0-1) will play at South Plaquemines Friday at 7 p.m.

Bruins coach Brett Bonnaffons said his principal heard from the principal at Amite that the Warriors had to cancel with South Plaquemines, which started the ball rolling quickly.

”Coach Lyle Fitte called me this morning to ask if we were available to play,” Bonnaffons said. “We have a few seniors who are being looked at by colleges. This is more film for them. We are playing one of the toughest teams on our schedule next week with John Ehret. We needed this game experience. We have a lot of kids with little or no experience. This is great for our kids.”

Bonnabel played Higgins on Oct. 7 – a 28-13 loss for the Bruins – and scrimmaged McMain previously.

“It is even more challenging knowing that South Plaquemines will give you more effort than most teams,” Bonnaffons said. “They have two-way players. Lyle is a heck of a coach. It will be a tough game. They played Lakeshore within two points and had a 12-0 lead in the first quarter.”

Amite canceled with South Plaquemines early this morning due to COVID-19 issues.

“It’s tough trying to plan and prepare for a game in just one day, especially a 5A team,” Fitte said. “I have not even broken the news to the kids yet. The kids just want to play. They will find out it is a different opponent. It really affects coaches to prepare but we are all just happy to play and look forward to doing so.”

The Hurricanes (1-1) beat Grace King 47-0 before falling 30-28 to Lakeshore.

“We played well last week and should have won,” Fitte said. “We are better and played well but it was a disappointing loss. I’m glad we have a chance to prove what we have again Friday night. We are working hard to compete with anybody.”

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