If you are a fan of the John Curtis Patriots, you’re in for a great ride, just in the next couple of months.
For starters, the boys and girls basketball teams are both off to a great start. They are both getting recognition and respect in the local media. This week, Coach Mike Krajcer’s boys team was ranked #1 in the city by NOLA.com and #3 by the Advocate. Coach Barbara Farris’ girls team was ranked #2 by the Advocate (no girls rankings posted on NOLA.com).
The boys didn’t hurt themselves a bit this week, with a double-OT victory over Jesuit and a 27-point win over Holy Cross. Same for the girls, with a 26-point victory over Karr.
Get out your calendar:
Feb. 1 is National College Football Letter of Intent Signing Day. Always a special day at Curtis; we’ll learn about the college choices of some of our super seniors.
Wrestling winds up the season with the State Championships Feb. 10-11 in Bossier City. The young men on Coach John Kendricks’ team continue to move up in a state that features some outstanding high school wrestlers.
The AllState Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Indoor Track Championships will be on Feb. 18. Look for another strong performance by Coach Preston Curtis’ team in Baton Rouge
There is still much work to be done, but while you’re marking your calendar, the girls’ state basketball championships will be in Hammond Feb. 27-Mar. 4, and boys’ basketball championships will be in Lake Charles Mar. 6-11.
The current sultry weather serves as a reminder that the baseball and softball seasons are just around the corner for a spring filled with anticipation.
April 27-29 is time for the NFL draft. We’re all excited about learning where Malachi Dupre will start his pro career. Good luck, Malachi, you’re one of the best.
As a footnote, Jan. 25-27 will be the LHSAA Annual Meetings in Baton Rouge. I hate to end this on a bummer, but anything good that comes out of this meeting (read; select vs. non-select) will be a surprise. They can’t, and won’t, get it right.