Catholic High Football Season Overview

Bryant Windham, Staff Writer

The Catholic High football team has come to be known as one of the most dominant programs in the state. With numerous state titles and consecutive trips to the state title game, the Bears always have high expectations coming into their season. This year, the Bears really didn’t know what to expect since the practices were different because of COVID. Even without normal practices, the team has high hopes of making it to the state title game for the fourth consecutive year.

Through the first four weeks of the season, the Bears have looked like a solid team despite their record of two wins and two losses. In their wins, and even their losses, the team has looked put-together and strong. The two losses happened back to back, coming from Edna Carr and St. Thomas Moore, who are known to be solid teams like Catholic. In both of these games, the Bears lost by a small margin, losing by three points to St. Thomas Moore and one point to Edna Carr. Along with the already odd season, the Bears have had two game changes, where instead of playing St. Amant, the team played Ruston, and instead of playing Woodlawn, the team faced off against Acadiana. These changes only added to the stressful season, with Ruston being a team that is known to be on the same level as the Bears, and Acadiana being the number one team in the state. Even with this added stress, the Bears came out on top in both of these prominent games. On top of this already odd season due to COVID, the Bears have had to change games, where instead of playing Woodlawn, the team played Acadiana, and instead of playing Dutchtown, the team made up their game with Woodlawn. Senior leader, Brody Turnley, said: “Our football team has the potential to do great things with the guidance of the coaches, and once we get back into the swing of things, we should have a very solid season.” As it turns out, he was right and the Bears start their playoff run tonight, seeking vengeance against the team that ended the Bears’ championship dream last year, Rummel.