Eagles will play Gueydan for homecoming Friday

Central Catholic’s Tyler Hoffpauir fights for yardage against Metairie Park Country Day last week. The Eagles will return to action Friday when they host Gueydan for homecoming.

By GEOFF STOUTE

MORGAN CITY — Central Catholic will celebrate Homecoming this week when the Eagles take on Gueydan High School.


The Eagles will be looking to bounce back from a tough loss to Metairie-Park Country Day last week as Central Catholic fell 41-7 to the then-10th ranked team in Class 1A.


In the loss, which snapped a three-game winning streak, Central Catholic fell behind 27-0 after the first quarter.


While the Eagles limited the Cajuns’ big plays in the next three quarters, Central Catholic was unable to get anything going on offense as quarterback Nick Case was pressured by Country Day’s defense and running back Stefano Guarisco was shut down by the Cajuns.


In the loss, Case threw three interceptions.


The lone bright spot for the Eagles offensively came when Case connected with Guarisco on a pass that the speedy Central Catholic weapon converted into a 44-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.


The loss snapped a three-game streak for the Eagles.


This week, Central Catholic will face a Gueydan squad that coach David Fuhrer said appears to be the same as they have been in the past, running a double-wing offense as well as a 40 defense.


However, one difference for the Bears this season, Fuhrer said, is they don’t have the big back they had before.


“They’re young,” Fuhrer said. “They have a couple good-sized kids but not like they’ve been in the past.”


Still, Fuhrer expects the Bears to compete.


With homecoming this week adds another dimension for the Eagles, and while Fuhrer said the week provides “big distractions,” he said that he has been telling his team they still have a football game to play and can’t lose focus.


He said this week practices have been good.


Friday’s kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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