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Crusaders ousts defending champs from playoffs with 28-0 triumph

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  • Brother Martin Football
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  • 11/20/16 6:51pm

Brother Martin won the rubber match of a series of three years worth of playoff encounters with Catholic of Baton Rouge while also denying the Bears a shot of repeating as state champions with a 28-0 win over previously unbeaten Catholic in the Division I quarterfinals Friday in Baton Rouge. The Crusaders, the No. 6 seed, will return to the Baton Rouge area to take on Scotlandville in the semifinals. Scotlandville, the No. 2 seed, advanced with... Keep Reading

Rummel’s season ends with playoff loss to league rival Curtis

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  • 11/20/16 6:25pm

A missed opportunity by Rummel turned into a golden moment for John Curtis as the Catholic League rivals battled in the Division I quarterfinals Friday at Zephyr Field. Clinging to a 20-19 lead, the Raiders had a chance to stretch the advantage to four points at the end of the third quarter but Connor Perret missed a 28-yard field goal. Three plays later, Collin Guggenheim raced 43 yards for a touchdown. The freshman quarterback hooked up... Keep Reading

Quick scores help doom Holy Cross in 59-9 loss to Evangel Christian

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  • 11/14/16 4:58pm

For Holy Cross, it was pretty much over after the opening kickoff. Evangel Christian’s Orlando Puryear returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown and it was all downhill from there for Holy Cross in the Tigers’ 59-9 loss in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Friday night in Shreveport. Holy Cross, the No. 12 seed, ended its season at 3-8. Evangel, the No. 5 seed, advanced to play at St. Paul... Keep Reading

St. Aug gets another shot at Scotlandville after playoff win

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  • St. Augustine Football
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  • 11/14/16 6:45am

St. Augustine quarterback Justice McCoy accounted for four touchdowns in the Purple Knights’ 27-15 triumph over Byrd in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Friday at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Purple Knights, the No. 7 seed, advanced to take on Scotlandville. The Hornets, the No. 2 seed, had an opening-round bye. Byrd ended its season 4-7. St. Augustine, 7-4, will face Scotlandville in a rematch. The Purple Knights lost to the Hornets 36-20 in... Keep Reading

Big second quarter sparks Crusaders to 42-0 victory

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  • Brother Martin Football
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  • 11/14/16 6:33am

Brother Martin used a 28-point second quarter to exploded past McKinley 42-0 in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Friday at Zephyr Field. The Crusaders, the No. 6 seed, advanced to take on Catholic of Baton Rouge. Catholic, the No. 3 seed, had a first-round bye. McKinley, which ended its season 4-7, was the No. 11 seed. Brother Martin and Catholic will meet in the quarterfinals for the third year in a row. The Crusaders’... Keep Reading

Long season for Shaw Eagles ends with 44-14 loss to Covington Lions

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  • 11/14/16 6:17am

St. Paul’s quarterback Johntae McDowell tossed four touchdown passes as the Wolves eliminated Shaw with a 44-14 win over the Eagles in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Friday in Covington. The Eagles, the 13 seed, saw their season end at 1-10. St. Paul’s, the No. 4 seed, will face No. 5 Evangel, a 59-9 winner over Holy Cross, the No. 12 seed. St. Paul’s scored on its first three possessions... Keep Reading

Rummel Raiders opens playoffs with 24-10 triumph over Jesuit

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  • 11/12/16 11:18pm

Rummel did most of its scoring in a 21-point second quarter to eliminate Catholic League rival Jesuit 24-10 in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Saturday at Joe Yenni Stadium. The Raiders, the No. 8, will face another Catholic League foe, John Curtis, in the quarterfinals. Curtis, the No. 1 seed, had an opening-round bye. Jesuit, the No. 9 seed, ended its season at 5-6. Rummel and Jesuit met for the third straight year in the... Keep Reading

Rummel swimmer Vanderbrook headed to Indiana

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  • 11/11/16 2:12pm

Rummel standout swimmer Thomas Vanderbrook has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Indiana University choosing the Hoosiers over LSU and Texas A&M. In each of the past two seasons, Vanderbrook has won the Division I State Championship in both the 200 IM and 100 Backstroke. His winning time in the 200 IM last season as a junior set the state record. This season Vanderbrook set the Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Swimming Championships meet record in the 200 IM... Keep Reading

Curtis pitcher signs with Southern

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  • 11/11/16 1:17pm

By Bill Curl John Curtis baseball player Austin Haensel will continue his career at Southern University in 2017.  Heading into his senior season at Curtis, Haensel signed with the Jaguars today in a ceremony in the school atrium. A pitcher/utility player, Haensel is expected to be the staff ace for Coach Jeff Curtis’s team next spring, when the Patriots defend their first-ever Catholic League title.  He was 4-0 on the mound... Keep Reading

Jesuit takes on Rummel in rematch to open Division I playoffs

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  • Brother Martin Football, Holy Cross Football, Jesuit Football, Rummel Football, Shaw Football, St. Augustine Football
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  • 11/6/16 3:51pm

Although seven of the schools in the 13-team Division I playoffs are from District 9-5A, there will be only one Catholic League rematch in the open round. Jesuit, as the No. 9 seed, will be at No. 8 Rummel on Friday to start the playoffs. The Raiders edged Jesuit 17-10 in Week 7 of the regular season. The winner of the Jesuit-Rummel game advances to face top-seeded John Curtis, which received an opening-round bye. The unbeaten Patriots... Keep Reading