Bayou Bowl IX is in the books. The Bridge City Cardinals put together a late game drive that ended when quarterback Josh Lemoine hit receiver Dustin Breaux near the endzone to win Bayou Bowl IX in the final six seconds of the game.

With the game locked 7-7 as time clicked away, the Cardinal put together a quick drive, killing the clock twice, before sealing the deal and claiming the Buzzie Gunn Trophy that will reside now at Bridge City High School for the remainder of the school year.

With 1:49 remaining in the third quarter the Cardinals scored when Lemoine hit receiver Jerry Landry at midfield. Devin Bertrand’s extra point put the Cardinals ahead 7-0.

The Bobcats answered back with 10:34 on the clock when runningback Chase Parker dove into the endzone from the one yard line. The PAT was good.

The Cardinals and Bobcats exchanged punches without breaking the stalemate in what seemed like a bout leading in to the first overtime match in Bayou Bowl history.

The Cardinals, however, drove deep into Bobcat territory in 43 nail biting seconds that ended when Breaux crossed the goal line. Bertrand’s kick was good.

The Bobcats took the kick returned and the game ended one play later when a deep pass was broke up in the endzone by the Cardinal secondary,

Before the game BCISD superintendent Dr. Jamey Harrison addressed fans thanking OFISD superintendent Phillip Welch for support in helping the district after Hurricane Ike. T-Shirts read “Bayou Bowl IX- A Community United” meaning the Bridge City and Orangefield communities united in the storm’s aftermath.