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Jesuit Rummel rematch highlights 2nd round of playoffs

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  • Brother Martin Football, Holy Cross Football, Jesuit Football, Rummel Football
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  • 11/17/15 10:37am

Top-seeded Rummel (9-1) will play host to 8th seed Jesuit (5-6) Friday at Joe Yenni Stadium as the Catholic League headliner for the second round of the Division I State Playoffs. The Raiders defeated the Blue Jays 28-14 on October 17th when the two met in the regular season. Rummel had a first-round bye while Jesuit knocked off Shaw 35-21 in the opening round. No.3 seed Brother Martin (8-2) will host No. 6 Catholic Friday at... Keep Reading

Three Catholic League teams in Division I Semifinals

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  • Brother Martin Football, Jesuit Football, Rummel Football
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  • 11/28/14 8:12am

And then there were three.  Brother Martin, Jesuit, and undefeated Rummel are all a win away from advancing to the Division I State Championship setting up an eventful weekend at Tad Gormely Stadium.  The No.5 seed Crusaders (10-2) are up first as they host No.1 seed John Curtis (9-1). The winner advances to the Division I State Championship to face the winner of Saturday's showdown between No. 6 seed Jesuit (10-2) and No.2... Keep Reading

Catholic League play resumes this weekend

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  • Brother Martin Football, Holy Cross Football, Jesuit Football, Rummel Football, Shaw Football, St. Augustine Football
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  • 10/8/14 4:49pm

It’s that time of the year again. Mano-a-mano. Or in this case, Catholic League vs Catholic League. For the next five weeks, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays will simply not be the same.  For the next month it will be a clash of District 9-5A titans. Combined the six teams that make up the Catholic League went 25-4 in non-district play. Two teams are undefeated through five weeks; the other four only... Keep Reading

Rummel Raiders practice at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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  • 12/12/13 12:34am

On the night before a historic LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic, Rummel led the way. The Raiders were the first of the 18 teams that will battle for a state title over the next three days to take pictures, practice, and to conduct media interviews. Making their second straight trip to the state championship, their third in the past five years, the Raiders are starting to know their way around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Going through its... Keep Reading

Rummel prepares for Byrd in Division I state championship

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  • 12/8/13 12:54pm

C.E. Byrd High of Shreveport, whose corridors opened to students for the first time in 1925, has accumulated seven state football championships in its lengthy history. But all of them could probably use a bit of spit and polish. The last trophy was presented to the school in 1949, an athletic highlight that was followed by a 64-year drought that the Yellow Jackets hope to terminate Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 p.m. As the first Shreveport/Bossier... Keep Reading

St. Aug and Rummel prepare for heavyweight rematch

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  • Rummel Football, St. Augustine Football
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  • 11/27/13 1:47pm

The reigning Catholic League champion and runner-up are on a mission Saturday night.             For District 9-5A champion St. Augustine, it’s winning the school’s first football state championship since 1979. Its opponent, Archbishop Rummel, is the defending Class 5A championship with a quest to hold on to that title.             But will the 7 p.m. game at Joe Yenni... Keep Reading

Holy Cross prepares for semifinal showdown with Byrd

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  • 11/26/13 3:08pm

Holy Cross Coach Barry Wilson has been preparing his team for Friday night’s Division I semi-finals game against Byrd by reminding his players “speed kills”. “That’s what worries us,” Wilson adds about his Friday opponent.  “This is a very athletic team, a team with a lot of speed. Speed kills and we’ve got to be ready.” The Tigers (8-2 and the No. 6... Keep Reading

Shaw faces another playoff road test at Byrd

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  • 11/22/13 9:31am

Following Shaw’s 21-14 overtime road playoff win over St. Paul’s, Eagles coach Scott Bairnsfather said that he had never been more proud of a defensive performance than he was with Shaw’s effort that night. If Shaw hopes to advance into the Division I semifinals, the Eagles defense may have to play even better tonight. No. 10 seed Shaw (5-6) will play at high-scoring No. 2 seed Byrd (9-1) tonight in Shreveport. ... Keep Reading

Holy Cross prepares for playoff opener at Catholic

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  • 11/21/13 4:36pm

Holy Cross and its Select Division I opponent on Friday have a few things in common. Both have 8-2 records going into the quarterfinal round game at Olympia Stadium in Baton Rouge. Both have lost to their only common opponent, Archbishop Rummel – Catholic by a 32-7 count on Sept. 28 and the Tigers by a 28-0 score on Nov. 2.   Both had the advantage of a bye in the regional round last week.    ... Keep Reading

St. Aug and Jesuit prepare for playoff clash

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  • Jesuit Football, St. Augustine Football
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  • 11/21/13 4:20pm

Jesuit football Coach Wayde Keiser does not temper his thoughts about the challenge his football team faces Friday night when the Jays meet the state’s top-ranked team, St. Augustine, in a Division I state playoff game. “This is a huge challenge,” Keiser said. “They are not only the best team in the city; they’re the best team in the state and possibly the best team in the country.... Keep Reading