The Acadiana High Wreckin’ Rams have been on a roll the last few weeks. Head coach Matt McCullough has gotten his team back on track since their week one loss to the Lafayette Christian Academy Knights.
In their three-game win streak, Acadiana’s offense hasn’t missed a beat and has gone on the road and beat Sulphur 35-7, beat down NISH 56-7, and then last Friday crushed the Lafayette High Mighty Lions 63-12.
McCollough took over the Acadiana in 2018 when he replaced legendary head coaches Ted Davidson and Bill Dotson. In his coaching career, McCullough has led his Rams teams to at least 11 wins every year except for the 2022 season when they only had eight wins, including two state championships.
Question: The defense has been just as good, if not more productive than the offense, giving up 26 points in the last three games. How impressed have you been with that side of the ball?
Answer: They’re getting better and better as the season goes on. We have some experience back with guys at every level and we expect them to do well and to get better.
Q: What does it mean to you being able to coach at your alma mater after your father made his mark with the school as a baseball coach and you were a quarterback here?
A: It’s a fun thing. I grew up around here and my dad got here in ’81 when I was born. Now he’s around Acadiana football all the way through so it’s an awesome thing being back and being in the same place where I grew up.
Q: What are some things that you learned from your father and legendary coaches Ted Davidson and Bill Dotson that you’ve applied since you took over in 2018?
A: We do a bunch of things that they’ve done in the past from coach Dotson to coach Davidson to my dad. We run some of the practices the same and there’s a lot of stuff that we do that we took from them. We haven’t changed a lot but we’ve learned a bunch from those coaches that were here for a long time.
Q: It’s still early in the season but based on what you’ve seen from your team, can the Rams win a third state title since you’ve taken over the program?
A: Well I think we’re going to have a chance to compete with whoever we play and we have to continue to get better. The goal for us is to always play our best football at the end of the year. We play some really good teams in the last part of our schedule and then when we get into the playoffs. We do think we have a chance and will be able to compete.
Q: What will it take for this Wreckin’ Rams team to continue their dominance and beat the Comeaux Spartans on Friday?
A: We have to prepare well. We always do a good job preparing for the game on Mondays and Tuesdays. The goal is to continue to prepare well and play every play as hard as we can and I think we’ll do that.
The Acadiana High Wreckin’ Rams will go on the road this Friday to play the Comeaux Spartans. The pregame will start at 6:45, kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m., and it will all be heard on MeTV 97.7 FM and 1330 AM.