Football Bears Drops to Second in District Standings
The Bears dropped their game against Dutchtown, in a battle of the unbeatens in 5-5A, by a score of 42-7. The Bears took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but never scored again versus the Griffins.
The loss dropped the Bears to second in the district standings and needs a win at McKinley, along with a St. Amant victory over Dutchtown, to share the 5-5A district title. A win by the Bears on Friday would ensure a first round playoff bye for the gridders and will await the LHSAA pairings to be announced on Sunday morning.
The Panthers are 3-6 and are coming off a hard fought loss to East Ascension, 16-0. The Panthers had close losses in pre-district to Denham Springs and Central prior to competitive defeats to St. Amant and Dutchtown.
Robert Signater is in his eighth year at the helm of the McKinley program. The Panthers last made the post-season in 2013, losing in the first round to East Ascension. McKinley is led on defense by senior defensive end Tavis Williams (#45) and junior linebacker Anthony Raby (#34). Receivers Taurus Wilson and Rae’Quan Powell, running back Marcus Hills and quarterback Christian Smith highlight the offense.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
OFFENSE – Junior offensive guard Jacob Martin has been the most consistent performer on the offensive line this year. Martin has graded out the highest among the o-linemen for the season and has earned the coveted “brick”, given to the top lineman of the week.
DEFENSE – Junior defensive end Aaron Moffitt racked up numerous hurries on the Dutchtown quarterback.
SPECIAL TEAMS – Senior punter/kickoff specialist Daniel Guilbeau ran 57 yards for a touchdown on a fake punt, booted a 61 yard punt that was downed at the two yard line, and kicked a touchback.
The CHS vs. McKinley game will be Thursday, November 5 at McKinley.
Junior Varsity and Freshman Football
The Catholic sub-varsity football teams captured victories over Dutchtown last week. The 9th grade football team kicked things off on Tuesday, October 27 with a 13-0 victory over the Griffins. Quarterback Cameron Dartez scored on a 16-yard keeper and completed a pass to Brandon Hubicz for the other score. The freshmen Bears ran their record to 7-1 on the season.
The JV Bears traveled to Dutchtown on Wednesday, October 28 and defeated the Griffins 17-7. Sophomore quarterbacks Grant Segar and Brady Hebert each ran for a touchdown and sophomore kicker Preston Stafford sealed the win with late fourth quarter field goal. The JV is 5-3-1 on the season.
Both teams close out their seasons next week versus McKinley.