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LHSAA Prep Classic State Football Championships Preview (Dec. 13-14)

Six high school football teams will win championships in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this weekend, and you can watch all the action on Cox Sports Television, starting on Friday at noon.

#7 Catholic Pointe-Coupee vs. #5 Ouachita Christian (Division 4)

The top four seeds in this division lost in the quarterfinals. Ouachita Christian outscored Country Day 56-41 to get to the title game. Instead of playing this game in Monroe, OCS asked if they could play in the Superdome and the LHSAA granted that request.

The Eagles are seeking their seventh state title. They’ve won eleven in a row since a week two road loss to Sterlington. They are averaging 52 points a game on offense in the postseason. Six-foot-four, 200-pound quarterback Hunter Herring who has thrown for 1,630 yards and 24 touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 952 yards and 21 touchdowns.

The Hornets of Catholic Pointe-Coupee defeated Southern Lab 21-8 to reach a state title game for the first time since 1978. That’s when they won the Class 1A championship. This year’s team has allowed one touchdown in the postseason.

Offensively, the Hornets will not throw the football much, instead, they’ll rely on a run game led by slotback Matthew Langlois. Quarterback Aiden Vosburg, fullback Collin Grezaffi and slotback Nick Carriere also factor into the run game.

Watch Catholic Pointe-Coupee vs. Ouachita Christian – Friday, Dec. 13th at 12:00 pm CT on Cox Sports TV (Cox Ch. 1037 in Louisiana. Other regions check local listings). 

#2 Many vs. #1 Ferriday (Class 2A)

Out of the six games played this weekend, this is the only one-versus two matchup. Ferriday last won a state championship in 1956 and they are making their first appearance in a title game since 1994.

QB Kobe Dillon has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards. A lot of quick passes will go to Elijah White, who has 42 receptions and 10 touchdowns on the season. Dillon is also a 1,000-yard rusher and so is Byron Milligan.

The Many Tigers are seeking their second state title in school history and first since 2014. They will look to chew up yards on the ground. Terrence Williams and Stuffy Wisemen have rushed for a combined 3,500 yards and 55 touchdowns.

Watch Many vs. Ferriday – Friday, Dec. 13th at 3:30 pm CT on Cox Sports TV (Cox Ch. 1037 in Louisiana. Other regions check local listings). 

#23 Jennings vs. #1 St. James (Class 3A)

St. James is seeking its first state championship in 40 years and fifth overall, while the Bulldogs are the Cinderella of the prep classic, winning three of their four playoff games by just one point. Jennings is looking for its first state title since 1992 and third overall.

St. James is undefeated thanks to the play of quarterback Shamar Smith, who has thrown and rushed for over 1,000 yards. Running back and Navy commit Sean Lebeouf has 1,503 yards and 17 TDs. He had a 202-yard rushing performance in a quarterfinal win over Brusly. The defense is allowing just nine points a game.

Jennings has traditionally been a running team, but Bub Willridge has thrown for 1,617 yards, 23 touchdowns and three interceptions. Trevor Etienne and Jalen Lewis have rushed for over 3,000 yards and 45 touchdowns. Etienne is also a threat in the passing game, along with Jacorien Palfrey, who has 8 TD catches.

Watch Jennings vs. St. James – Friday, Dec. 13th at 7:00 pm CT on Cox Sports TV (Cox Ch. 1037 in Louisiana. Other regions check local listings). 

#4 Oak Grove vs. #3 White Castle (Class 1A)

Oak Grove is in the dome for a second straight year. They lost last year in the 1A title game to Kentwood. The Tigers blanked Logansport 41-0 in the semis and they are seeking they’re seeking a fifth state title and first since 2001. White Castle is in the title game for the first time since 2010 after beating Oberlin 42-25.

In three playoff games, Oak Grove’s option attack has produced 149 points. Senior TB Otis Moore and senior fullback Ron Craten are the top two ball carriers.

White Castle is 9-3 and led by quarterback Javier Batiste, who is also a playmaker on defense. Batiste had two interceptions in the semifinal win over Oberlin.

Watch Oak Grove vs. White Castle – Saturday, Dec. 14th at 12:00 pm CT on Cox Sports TV (Cox Ch. 1037 in Louisiana. Other regions check local listings). 

#20 Warren Easton vs #3 Edna Karr (Class 4A)

This is a rematch of last year’s 4A title game won by Edna Karr 28-20. The Cougars have won the last three 4A championship games and they’ve defeated Warren Easton six times in a row. The Eagles have not won a state title since 1942.

Karr is led by senior quarterback Leonard Kelly who threw for 305 yards and rushed for two touchdowns in the semifinal win over Neville. On defense, the Cougars are led by cornerback Jamie Vance and linebacker Dylan Smith.

Easton running back Ashaad Clayton is committed to Colorado but wants to win a state title before he heads west. Clayton has been nearly unstoppable in the postseason, rushing for 949 yards and 16 touchdowns in four games.

Watch Warren Easton vs. Edna Carr – Saturday, Dec. 14th at 3:30 pm CT on Cox Sports TV (Cox Ch. 1037 in Louisiana. Other regions check local listings).

#7 Destrehan vs. #1 Acadiana (Class 5A)

Acadiana is in the Dome for the first time since 2014 when they beat Destrehan 23-7 for its fourth state championship in school history. The Wildcats will play for a state title for a seventh time on Saturday night. They last won a title in 2008 and they are seeking their fifth state championship in football in school history.

Acadiana is undefeated as its veer offense has been nearly unstoppable this year. Dillan Monette broke Alley Broussard’s record this season for career rushing yards at Acadiana. Monette’s running mate in the backfield is Lucky Brooks. Both players are committed to Army. Quarterback Keontae Williams has also been good and the defense is led by Thaos Figaro, who has 14 sacks and 23 TFLs.

The Wreckin Rams defense will try to stop Destrehan RB Kyle Edwards, who has rushed for 1,736 yards and 27 TDs. Edwards is rated as the 16th best player in the state and he’s committed to Alabama. Defensive tackle Noah Taliancich is committed to Tulane. Jaden Harding has six picks and four forced fumbles.

Watch Destrehan vs. Acadiana – Saturday, Dec. 14th at 7:00 pm CT on Cox Sports TV (Cox Ch. 1037 in Louisiana. Other regions check local listings).