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The Ruston (LA) varsity football team won Friday's home playoff game against Westgate (New Iberia, LA) by a score of 20-18.

Game Details: Ruston High School

This game is a part of the "2023 LHSAA Football Playoffs (Louisiana) - Division I Non-Select" tournament.

Q1Q2Q3Q4Final
Westgate307818
Ruston776020
Final score provided by L. Pirnie.
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Game Story

Louisiana High School Football - Ruston sneaks past Westgate

November 17, 2023: New Iberia, LA 70560

The Ruston Bearcats (Ruston, LA) football edged the host Westgate Tigers (New Iberia, LA), 20-18 in Friday's non-league bout.

In their next game, the Bearcats face the Walker Wildcats (Walker, LA) in a non-league bout, on Friday, November 24. Ruston will attempt to move on its 10-1 season record. The Wildcats enter the bout with a 10-2 record after their 28-2 non-league win over Northshore (Slidell, LA).

Louis PirnieTigers Reporter
Ken SmithBearcats Reporter
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  1. Check In

    0 - 0 The scorer has checked in. Westgate 0, Ruston 0
    Posted @ 6:39p
  2. Game Attendance

    Attendance At least 1,000
    Posted @ 6:39p
  3. Field Conditions

    Field Conditions Dry
    Posted @ 6:39p
  4. Weather Conditions

    Weather Conditions Fair
    Posted @ 6:39p
  5. 0 - 0

    Start of Game

    Ruston1st Quarter
    Ruston kicking off to Westgate.
    Posted @ 6:59p
  6. 0 - 0

    Failed Onside Kick

    Westgate1st Quarter ~11 minutes to go
    Westgate recovered a failed onside kick by Ruston and has the ball on Ruston's 48-yard line. Westgate 0, Ruston 0
    Posted @ 7:01p
  7. 3 - 0

    Field Goal

    Westgate1st Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Westgate - #46 Jake Thibodeaux kicks a 33 Yd Field Goal. Westgate 3, Ruston 0
    Posted @ 7:06p
  8. 3 - 0

    Possession Update - Kickoff

    Ruston1st Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Westgate kicked off to Ruston. Ruston has the ball on Westgate's 43-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 0
    Posted @ 7:08p
  9. 3 - 6

    Rushing Touchdown

    Ruston1st Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Ruston - 43 Yd Rushing TD. Westgate 3, Ruston 6
    Posted @ 7:08p
  10. 3 - 7

    Made Point After

    Ruston1st Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Ruston - #99 PAT Good. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:09p
  11. 3 - 7

    Failed Onside Kick

    Westgate1st Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Westgate recovered a failed onside kick by Ruston and has the ball on Ruston's 48-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:11p
  12. 3 - 7

    Punt

    Ruston1st Quarter ~6 minutes to go
    Westgate has punted to Ruston. Ruston has the ball on their own 36-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:15p
  13. 3 - 7

    Punt

    Westgate1st Quarter ~3 minutes to go
    Ruston has punted to Westgate. Westgate has the ball on their own 43-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:20p
  14. 3 - 7

    Turnover on Downs

    Ruston1st Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Westgate has turned possession over on downs. Ruston has the ball on their own 38-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:25p
  15. 3 - 7

    Punt

    Westgate1st Quarter Under a minute
    Ruston has punted to Westgate. Westgate has the ball on their own 32-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:27p
  16. 3 - 7

    Punt

    Ruston1st Quarter Under a minute
    Westgate has punted to Ruston. Ruston has the ball on Westgate's 9-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:32p
  17. 3 - 7

    End of 1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter
    Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:32p
  18. 3 - 7

    Turnover on Downs

    Westgate2nd Quarter ~10 minutes to go
    Ruston has turned possession over on downs. Westgate has the ball on their own 4-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:39p
  19. 3 - 7

    Punt

    Ruston2nd Quarter ~5 minutes to go
    Westgate has punted to Ruston. Ruston has the ball on Westgate's 41-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 7
    Posted @ 7:48p
  20. 3 - 13

    Passing Touchdown

    Ruston2nd Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Ruston - 39 Yd pass completed for a TD. Westgate 3, Ruston 13
    Posted @ 7:50p
  21. 3 - 14

    Made Point After

    Ruston2nd Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Ruston - #99 PAT Good. Westgate 3, Ruston 14
    Posted @ 7:51p
  22. 3 - 14

    Possession Update - Kickoff

    Westgate2nd Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Ruston kicked off to Westgate. Westgate has the ball on their own 45-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 14
    Posted @ 7:52p
  23. 3 - 14

    Punt

    Ruston2nd Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Westgate has punted to Ruston. Ruston has the ball on their own 14-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 14
    Posted @ 7:56p
  24. 3 - 14

    Turnover on Downs

    Westgate2nd Quarter Under a minute
    Ruston has turned possession over on downs. Westgate has the ball on their own 6-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 14
    Posted @ 8:06p
  25. 3 - 14

    Halftime

    Halftime
    Westgate 3, Ruston 14
    We noticed it's halftime, please enjoy this video while you wait for the action to resume.
    Posted @ 8:12p
  26. 3 - 14

    Start of 3rd Quarter

    Westgate3rd Quarter
    Westgate to kick off to Ruston.
    Posted @ 8:44p
  27. 3 - 14

    Possession Update - Kickoff

    Westgate3rd Quarter ~11 minutes to go
    Ruston kicked off to Westgate. Westgate has the ball on their own 20-yard line. Westgate 3, Ruston 14
    Posted @ 8:45p
  28. 3 - 20

    Passing Touchdown

    Ruston3rd Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Ruston - 20 Yd pass completed for a TD. Westgate 3, Ruston 20
    Posted @ 9:09p
  29. 3 - 20

    Missed Point After

    Ruston3rd Quarter ~9 minutes to go
    Ruston - PAT Missed. Westgate 3, Ruston 20
    Posted @ 9:09p
  30. 9 - 20

    Rushing Touchdown

    Westgate3rd Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Westgate - 20 Yd Rushing TD. Westgate 9, Ruston 20
    Posted @ 9:10p
  31. 10 - 20

    Made Point After

    Westgate3rd Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Westgate - #46 Jake Thibodeaux PAT Good. Westgate 10, Ruston 20
    Posted @ 9:10p
  32. 10 - 20

    End of 3rd Quarter

    4th Quarter
    Westgate 10, Ruston 20
    Posted @ 9:10p
  33. 12 - 20

    Safety

    Westgate4th Quarter ~11 minutes to go
    Westgate - Safety. Westgate 12, Ruston 20
    Posted @ 9:11p
  34. 18 - 20

    Rushing Touchdown

    Westgate4th Quarter ~6 minutes to go
    Westgate - #10 Dy'traevous "spida" lively with a 2 Yd Rushing TD. Westgate 18, Ruston 20
    Posted @ 9:21p
  35. 18 - 20

    End of Game

    Final
    Westgate 18, Ruston 20
    Posted @ 9:44p

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Rankings & Records

Westgate (23-24)

LAClass
3511
OverallDistrictHomeAwayWin %District %PFPA
7-52-35-22-3.583.400316259

Ruston (23-24)

LAClass
21
OverallDistrictHomeAwayNeutralWin %District %PFPA
14-05-08-05-01-01.0001.000475214

Team Scoring Averages

Q1Q2Q3Q4Final
Westgate
6.57.07.45.826.3
Ruston
8.215.28.24.533.9

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Ruston Videos

Team Stat Comparison

WestgateRuston
0.3Points Per Game-

Team Leaders

WestgateRustonNational Avg.
#46 Jake Thibodeaux3.0Points Per Game
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2.1

Common Opponents

SchoolCommon Opp. Rec.SchoolCommon Opp. Rec.
Westgate0-1Ruston1-0
DateAwayHomeResultDateAwayHomeResult
10/20/23Lafayette Christian AcademyWestgate(L) 42-119/22/23Lafayette Christian AcademyRuston(W) 29-26

Record Breakdown

Westgate (23-24)

Ruston (23-24)

7-5
Overall
14-0
2-3
League
5-0
4-1
Non-League
5-0
0-1
Head to Head
1-0
0-1
Common Opponent
1-0
5-2
Home
8-0
2-3
Away
5-0
0-0
Neutral
1-0
1-1
Playoff
4-0
7-5
In-State
13-0
0-0
Out-of-State
1-0