The Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Prep Classic will last three days beginning on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Here’s a breakdown of Day 1:
12:00: Oak Grove vs Kentwood
These spectacular three days will kick off with Oak Grove squaring off against Kentwood in the 1A Class championship.
Oak Grove comes into the matchup as the No. 1 seed and owns a perfect 13-0 record. With that record, Oak Grove has won 13 games in each of the last two years.
This season, Oak Grove has registered four shutouts, including two during the playoff run. Last week, they held West St. John off the scoreboard, winning 30-0 in the semifinals.
Kentwood possesses a 14-2 record this season. As the No. 3 seed, Kentwood beat second-seeded Haynesville, 20-14, in the semifinals last week.
3:30: LaFayette Christian vs Ascension Catholic
The Division IV Championship will kick off next with LaFayette Christian facing Ascension Catholic, which is a rematch of last year. No. 4-seeded LaFayette Christian sits at 13-0 and beat No. 1 Southern Lab, 35-20, in the semifinals.
At No. 3, Ascension Catholic has one loss but was actually a higher seed in the playoffs than LaFayette Christian. Ascension Catholic is 12-1 and defeated Vermilion Catholic, 37-13, in the semifinals.
7:00: Notre Dame vs Catholic New Iberia
The final game of the first day will be No. 1 Notre Dame versus sixth-seeded Catholic New Iberia in the Division III title game.
Catholic New Iberia is the most improbable championship participant in the 2018 LHSAA Prep Classic on Day 1. As the sixth seed, Catholic New Iberia defeated No. 2-seeded Metairie Park Country Day, 57-54, in the semifinals.
Notre Dame comes in with a perfect 14-0 record and defeated No. 5 Newman, 48-21, in the semifinals.
Players to Watch
WR Trey Palmer – Kentwood
A 4-star prospect, Palmer will be the best player on the field in any game on Thursday. 247Sports ranks him the No. 5 Louisiana player in the 2019 recruiting class.
Palmer committed to LSU in August.
..Ain’t no place like homee💛💜 , 700% COMMITTED🐯 pic.twitter.com/2It3okoz9F
— ⁷ 祝福 (@Treythekiid7) August 1, 2018
QB Peter LeBlanc – Catholic New Iberia
He’s fallen a couple spots on the overall rankings, but LeBlanc is still the No. 76 prospect in Louisiana for the 2019 class. Standing at 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, LeBlanc is a 3-star recruit.
He committed to Louisiana at Lafayette in July.
— Peter LeBlanc (@peterleblanc29) July 17, 2018
DT Dillion Davis – Ascension Catholic
A 3-star recruit, Davis will be chasing LeBlanc and is right behind him as the No. 77 Louisiana player in the 2019 class. He has reportedly received 12 offers, most notably from Louisiana Lafayette and Middle Tennessee State.
Blessed and excited to receive an offer from Middle Tennessee State University !! pic.twitter.com/vD59Ztr4EA
— Dillion Davis 9⃣™ (@dillion_davis9) May 31, 2018
RB Noah Bourgeois – Notre Dame
Bourgeois averaged 5.5 yards per carry as a junior, but in his final high school season, he was even better. In 2018, he’s rushed for 1,529 yards and 23 touchdowns, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.
RB Otis Moore – Oak Grove
One of two juniors on our list, Moore only had 95 carries, but he rushed for a whopping 13.9 yards per attempt. He posted 1,397 total yards and 21 touchdowns.
RB Logan Gabriel – LaFayette Christian
Gabriel, a junior, is coming off a huge game. LaFayette Christian upset No. 1-seeded Southern Lab behind Gabriel’s 245 rushing yards and two touchdowns, both of which were more than 60 yards. He posted four runs of more than 25 yards last week.
How to Watch
Watch Oak Grove vs. Kentwood at 12 pm CT, LaFayette Christian vs. Ascension Catholic at 3:30 pm CT and Notre Dame vs. Catholic New Iberia at 7 pm CT Live on CST.