Central Catholic and Vermilion Catholic will meet on the gridiron Friday in a top 3 Class 1A showdown. According to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s latest, unofficial power rankings, Central Catholic is ranked No. 1 in Division IV (Class 1A select), while Vermilion Catholic is ranked third. Above, Central Catholic’s Chris Singleton carries the ball during last week’s win against Highland Baptist. In his first varsity start, Singleton, a freshman, rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown. (The Daily Review/Courtney Long)
Central Catholic’s Randi Brown shoots between Vermilion Catholic’s Ellen Langlinais, left, and Katie Frith. Brown had 18 points as the Lady Ealges, Class 1A’s top-ranked squad according to the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association power rankings, topped Vermilion Catholic, Class 1A’s third-ranked squad, 53-35. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
Early on in its marquee matchup with Vermilion Catholic, Central Catholic did exactly what the team had talked about not doing against the No. 3 ranked squad from Abbeville.
Central Catholic’s Jalen Johnson sacks St. Martin’s Episcopal quarterback Desmond McGovern during the Eagles’ 49-0 win in the bi-district round of the Division 4 playoffs. The Eagles’ defense has been especially good the last two weeks and will need another solid performance Friday when they travel to Abbeville to face top seed and District 7-1A foe Vermilion Catholic in regional round action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (The Daily Review/Valerie LeBlanc)
In a battle of Eagles Friday, Central Catholic will be looking to silence the Screaming Eagles.