26 Jan 2005

Catholic High Receives 2004 BellSouth Sportsmanship Award

Catholic High School is the recipient for the third year in a row of the BellSouth Sportsmanship Award.

Given since 1999 by BellSouth in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Area Football Officials, the award recognizes the team that maintains the highest level of sportsmanship as determined by the Baton Rouge Area Football Association. All 43 high school football teams in a seven-parish area are eligible for the award, and all five classifications are included in the judging for the award.

Football officials grade each game played during the year according to a list of 15 items pertaining to sportsmanship. At the end of the season the team with the highest score wins the award.

The football team, coaches and administration will be honored at an awards banquet and the school will receive a trophy to keep for a year. Additionally, each player receives a sportsmanship patch for his letter jacket and the head coach is given a plaque honoring him and his team.