All four Tri-City area football teams competed in Central Catholic High School's annual 7-on-7 Tournament Saturday at the Central Catholic practice field. Central Catholic finished 4-0, while Berwick was 3-1, Patterson, 2-0-1 and Morgan City, 2-0. In the top photo, a Central Catholic defender intercepts a pass, while in the right photo, a Patterson receiver tries to catch a pass while Berwick defenders close in. (The Daily Review/Photos by Geoff Stoute)
A Morgan City quarterback throws a pass during Saturday's action against Franklin High. Morgan City won the contest, 18-17. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
A Berwick lineman works against a lineman from Central Catholic during Saturday's 7-on-7 action at Central Catholic. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
CCHS finishes 4-0 at its 7-on-7 tournament
Several local football teams were on display at the annual Central Catholic 7-on-7 Tournament Saturday at the school’s practice field.
In addition to the Eagles, the eight-team field included Morgan C i t y, B e r w i c k , Patterson, Franklin, Jeanerette, West St. Mary and White Castle.
“We had some games that were super competitive, like our game with White Castle and B e r w i c k a n d Patterson,” Central Catholic Coach Tommy Minton said. “It was good competition, and you could watch the kids push themselves for the first time in some cases.”
Central Catholic finished 4-0 with wins against West St. Mary, 24-5; Jeanerette, 28-2; White Castle, 25-2; and Franklin, 28-14.
“I was extremely pleased with the way we played,” Minton said. “It’s the first time in my career that I went 4-0 in a tournament and the defense didn’t surrender a point.”
Patterson went 2-0-1, with one game rained out. Patterson beat Berwick, 30-25, and Jeanerette, 26-6, while the ‘Jacks’ tied Franklin at 17 all.
“We looked good considering we didn’t do much in the June, because of the weather,” Patterson Coach Ryan Stewart said. “We were not going to go (to the tournament), but our kids wanted to compete, so badly that we said OK.”
Stewart said he had a few players flash during the completion.
“Sophomore quarterback Drew Lucas threw the ball well, and he made good reads with ball,” Stewart said. “Randy Paul Jr. and De Richard and Ben Allen all had good catches. Defensively, we were very basic, only played one coverage, but senior safety (K. Jones) played big in the middle of the defense.”
Berwick finished 3-1, beating Franklin, 29-6; Jeanerette, 14-10; and West St. Mary, 26-10; while falling to Patterson, 30-25.
Morgan City finished 2-0 in the two games it requested. The Tigers beat West St. Mary, 14-12, and Franklin, 18-17.
Berwick Coach Eric Holden and Morgan City Coach Eric Howard were not available for comment Sunday about their teams’ performances.
West St. Mary finished 1-3 with its win coming against White Castle, 13-5. Jeanerette was also 1-3. Its win came against White Castle, 19-11, while Franklin went winless at 0-3-1, tying Patterson, 17-all.
White Castle also was winless at 0-3 with a rain out.
“Everything went as scheduled, and we only postponed one game and it was pretty late,” Minton said. “I think all teams got some work here and are better for coming out and competing. We had nearly all the teams in the parish here except two, and they had prior commitments.”