Football Bears Shutout St. Michael in Jamboree
The CHS Bears used a relentless defensive effort and explosive plays from the offense to shutout the St. Michael Warriors 24-0 in the jamboree action last Friday night.
The Bears scored on four of their five drives with touchdowns coming from seniors Parker Smith and Beau Griffon. Junior receiver Forrest Roy scored the other touchdown. Junior quarterbacks Cameron Dartez and Jonathan Mestayer each threw a scoring pass versus the Warriors. Preston Stafford was perfect on three extra point attempts and the senior drilled a 41-yard field goal as well. Senior Patrick Mensah electrified the Memorial Stadium crowd with three long punt returns for the Bears.
The defensive front of seniors Paul Brown, Peyton Harris and Jordan Davenport led the way for the shutout of the Warriors. Junior Elijah Reames and sophomore Connor Finucane were also major contributors for the defensive front stalwarts that helped limit the Warriors to fewer than 40 yards of offense in two quarters of football.
The JV Bears defeated St. Michael in the day’s first action with a 26-0 victory.
The competition gets steep this Friday, Sept. 1, as the Bears open the regular season on the road against Parkview Baptist. The Eagles were the state runners-up last season in Division II after winning the state title in 2015.
Parkview continues to run the triple option offense and a three man front defense – both staples of the long standing traditions of the south Baton Rouge power. Parkview fell to U-High in its jamboree, 3-0.
Arrive early to grab your seat as the first game for the Bears under new head coach, Gabe Fertitta, promises to be an exciting and physical contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.