30 Mar 2017

CHS Bayou Hazard Win Earns Spot In National Championship Tournament

The Bayou Hazard Ultimate Frisbee team representing Catholic High School, captured the Terminus tournament in Atlanta, Georgia, last weekend. Terminus is one of the premier youth tournaments in the southeast.

Listed below are the results for Bayou Hazard:

15-6 over STEM Academy of Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
14-9 over #23 The Paideia School (Decatur, GA)
14-7 over #13 Grady High School (Atlanta, GA)
12-5 over Woodward Academy (Atlanta, GA)
12-5 over Lambert High School (Suwanee, GA)
9-5 over #13 Grady High School (Atlanta, GA)

The story of the weekend was the calm confidence for Catholic High. The Bears only trailed twice (1-0 and 2-1) in the title game against Grady. In every other game, the Bears scored first and never relinquished the lead. Coach Michael Aguilar noted, “It was obvious that our players were plugged into our various game plans and strategies, and were ready to execute from the first pull.” 

The two biggest players for Bayou Hazard this weekend were senior Parker Hanks and junior Landen Gremillion. Both were strong downfield players who were able to consistently shut down their defensive matchups, generate blocks and turn 50/50 jump balls into 90/10 jump balls in the Bears’ favor. Here is a clip featuring the skills put on display by CHS.  

The victory boosted Bayou Hazard’s ranking in the polls up three spots to #12. Check out the latest High School Ultimate Frisbee power rankings here. The win also earned the Harzard an invitation to the 2017 High School National Championship Tournament. Check out the announcement here.

The Bears next competition is this Sunday, April 2, at Grizzly Field, when they compete in the Acadiana Division Championship (part of the Louisiana State Championship Competition structure). Games are being held at Catholic, and the Bears will play at 3:00, 4:10 and 5:20 p.m.

The CHS regular season record on the year is 11-1, with the only loss coming to #7 Holy Family Catholic by one goal at the Deep Freeze Tournament in Chattanooga in February.

Photo by April Gremillion