The much anticipated 2015 football schedule has been finalized. Click here to see the full schedule!
The non-district slate, as always, is one of the most challenging in the state. The Patriots open the season with a highly touted 5A opponent, the Landry-Walker Charging Buccaneers. The Patriots will travel to the westbank of New Orleans in Algiers at Behrman Stadium for its game. Next, the Patriots will play in the Landers Auto Battle on the Border in Shreveport. The site of the game is the historic Independence Bowl. The Patriots will face the Shades Valley Mounties from Alabama, who defeated Acadiana High (last year’s 5A state champion) in the same event. The last non-district game is against state power Parkview Baptist in Baton Rouge. This game will be a feature game in the Baton Rouge area as the Eagles are always a state 3A title contender.
The Patriots will play in district 9-5A, the historic “Catholic League” for the first time in school history. The league dates back to the early 1900’s. Every team in the league is, obviously, a formidable opponent. Archbishop Rummel, the Patriots week 9 opponent, is ranked as high as #22 in the nation and is ranked several pre-season polls. Brother Martin returns a high powered team, which the Patriots beat in last year’s Division I semi-finals. Jesuit is last year’s reigning Division I state champion. The Blue Jays defeated the Patriots 17-14. Holy Cross is led by several Division I football players, most notably Kyle Meyers and Tre Turner. St. Augustine has defeated the Patriots in each of the last two seasons and always has exceptional talent. Archbishop Shaw has one of the most explosive running backs in the state in Trey Ragas and will be difficult to stop with their dual threat returning quarterback Matt Keller.
The Patriots will compete in the Division I playoffs after competing in that same division for the first time last season. Due to the separation of public and private schools in the playoffs, mandated by the LHSAA and it’s voting principals, the Division I playoffs will consist of all Distict 9-5A teams along with St. Paul, Catholic (Baton Rouge) and Evangel. There will only be 10 qualifying teams in the Division I playoffs. The rounds will consist of teams seeded 7-10 (4 teams) playing in round 1. The two winners of those two games will join a bracket of seeds 1-6, forming an 8 team, single elimination playoff format starting with the quarter finals and ending with the state championship game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 4th.