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Patriots News · Event Recap: Week of November 4 – November 10

Saturday, Nov 4th

Boys Varsity Wrestling
Warrior Open
Boys Varsity Football
@ Archbishop Shaw High School

Sunday, Nov 5th

No event results

Monday, Nov 6th

No event results

Tuesday, Nov 7th

No event results

Wednesday, Nov 8th

Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Cabrini High School

Thursday, Nov 9th

No event results

Friday, Nov 10th

No event results

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Multiple Teams · Patriots Finish On Top of Both Local Polls





Team                         W-L   Dist.   PF       PA

John Curtis               9-1       6-0      364     188

St. Augustine            6-3      4-2      202    140

Brother Martin        6-4      4-2      182      206

Holy Cross                5-5       4-2      183      160

Rummel                    5-4      2-4      280     196

Jesuit                         2-8      1-5       210      290

Shaw                          0-10    0-6      60       332



Prep football final 2017 metro-area rankings: Curtis, De La Salle finish No. 1

Posted November 08, 2017 at 05:00 AM | Updated November 08, 2017 at 10:40 AM


By Jim Derry | The Times-Picayune final 2017 prep football rankings

Each week throughout the 2017 prep football season, Jim Derry of the | The Times-Picayune has ranked the top 10 local large schools football teams (Classes 5A and 4A), as well as the top five small schools (Classes 3A, 2A and 1A).

Below are the final rankings of the year, as well as their upcoming playoff opponent and Jim’s reasoning for why they are where they are. As always, feel free to offer your thoughts in the comment stream. (But please be respectful.)




1 | John Curtis | Rec: 9-1 | Last week: 1

Last week’s result: defeated Shaw, 35-0

This week’s opponent: bye in the first round of the Division I playoffs

The question now will be will anyone other than Evangel even be able to give the Patriots a real challenge. Maybe Scotlandville? They might as well start working on the Eagles now.

2 | Karr | Rec: 9-1 | Last week: 4

3 | Covington | Rec: 10-0 | Last week: 3

 4 | Warren Easton | Rec: 7-2 | Last week: 2

Last week’s result: lost to No. 2 Karr, 40-6

This week’s opponent: vs. Carencro (3-6) in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs at Pan American on Friday, 7:30 p.m.

All last week’s loss did was A) make the Eagles fighting mad, and B) give Coach Jerry Phillips a whole lot to show his team they aren’t the super humans they thought they were. Put it to good use and focus on getting a rematch with Karr in the semifinals.

5 | Lakeshore | Rec: 10-0 | Last week: 5

 6 | Hahnville | Rec: 8-2 | Last week: 6

7 | Landry-Walker | Rec: 7-3 | Last week: 7

Last week’s result: defeated Chalmette, 41-16

This week’s opponent: vs. Walker (6-4) in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs at Behrman on Friday, 7 p.m.

Charging Bucs fans are already giving me grief for picking Acadiana to win Class 5A, but hey, what am I worth to you guys if I don’t put a little fuel on the fire? Seriously, I know y’all are good, but that’s the toughest half of any bracket in any classification. Good luck

8 | McDonogh 35 | Rec: 7-3 | Last week: 8

9 | Destrehan | Rec: 8-2 | Last week: 9

.10 | Brother Martin | Rec: 6-4 | Last week: 10

This week’s opponent: vs. McKinley (4-6) in the first round of the Division I playoffs at Yulman Stadium on Friday, 7 p.m.

Mark Bonis is certainly in the running for Coach of the Year for the job he has done with this team after a 1-4 start. Although the Crusaders are mostly a young bunch, they have senior leaders where they need them, and seeing them make it as far as the semifinals would not be a surprise. I know one thing: they would welcome a rematch at Scotlandville next week.




Large School Super 10

  1. John Curtis (9-1) 1

Last week: Beat Shaw 35-0

The buzz: Patriots finish off second straight undefeated season in Catholic League

Up next: Nov. 17 vs. St. Paul’s-Holy Cross winne

2. Edna Karr (9-1) 3

3.  Covington (10-0) 4

4. Warren Easton (7-2) 2

Last week: Lost to Karr 40-6

The buzz: Eagles offense held to 121 yards in first half in loss to nemesis

Up next: Friday vs. Carencro

5.  Lakeshore (10-0) 

6  Landry-Walker (7-3) 6

Last week: Beat Chalmette 41-16

The buzz: Reigning 5A champs take 7-game winning streak into playoffs after 0-3 start

Up next: Friday vs. Walker

7  Hahnville (8-2)

8.  McDonogh 35 (7-3)

9.  Destrehan (8-2) 9 Top 10 rankings.

Here are your final Top 10 rankings heading into the state playoffs:

Class 5A
1) West Monroe (10-0)
2) Evangel (7-1)
3) John Curtis (8-1)
4) Covington (10-0)
5) Acadiana (9-1)
6) Barbe (9-1)
7) Landry-Walker (7-3)
8) Sulphur (7-2)
9) St. Amant (9-1)
(tie) 10) Ruston (7-2)
(tie) 10) Zachary (8-2)


5A WEEK 10
Rank Team Rec 1st Pts Last
1 West Monroe 10-0 8 116 1
2 John Curtis 9-1 2 111 2
3 Evangel 7-1 1 103 3
4 Covington 10-0 89 4
5 Acadiana 9-1 75 6
6 Barbe 9-1 70 7
7 Zachary 8-2 58 7
8 Scotlandville 8-1 46 9
9 St. Amant 9-1 35 NR
10 Ruston 7-2 29 10


How Jim Derry voted

1, John Curtis. 2, Evangel. 3, West Monroe. 4, Covington; 5, Barbe. 6, Hahnville. 7, Scotlandville. 8, Acadiana. 9, Landry-Walker. 10, St. Amant. 11, Ruston. 12, East Ascension.

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Multiple Teams · How to Watch Holy Cross-St. Paul’s

With the Patriots drawing a bye in the first round of the playoffs, this weekend presents a great opportunity to get out and see some other topnotch high school action.


If you would like to keep an eye on our next opponent, the game between Holy Cross and St, Paul’s will be streamed live on


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Crescent City Sports to live stream Holy Cross-St. Paul’s football playoff game Friday

A first-round matchup in the Division I Louisiana high school football playoffs between Holy Cross and St. Paul’s will be streamed live on Friday night.

The live stream from Hunter Stadium in Covington will begin at 6:50 p.m., with kickoff at 7. Lenny Vangilder and Wayde Keiser will describe the action.

The meeting between the Tigers (5-5) and Wolves (6-4) is the first since 2006.

St. Paul’s is the No. 7 seed in Division I, while Holy Cross is seeded 10th. The teams have two common opponents during the season, with each defeating Jesuit and losing to Covington.

Friday’s winner advances to face No. 2 seed John Curtis in the Division I quarterfinals next Friday.

Crescent City Sports will feature live streaming of no fewer than 30 high school sporting events throughout the 2017-18 school year.

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Multiple Teams · Look Back to Title Race; Ahead to Playoffs

Playing football in the Catholic League….what a blast for Patriot fans.


Not just for the championships, but for the competitive nature of the games and the abundant enthusiasm of the fans.


Back-to-back championships….Two undefeated seasons…..Winning by two games in a six-game schedule both years….. A winning streak of 13 games…..A winning record over all six opponents in our first three years in the league.




Friday Night Frights


Think it was a walk in the park?  Just take a good look behind the standings and scores in this recently concluded season.  Two of the Patriots’ district victories went right down to the last two minutes of the game, and in two of the others. Curtis had to suppress second-half rallies by the opponents.


Leading St. Augustine by two points with 1:51 remaining in the game, Curtis made a fourth down gamble pay off to help secure a 31-22 victory.  Curtis pulled away to a 35-14 lead over Rummel, but the Raiders cut it to one score, 42-34, before Curtis snuffed out their last drive with 35 seconds left.


Curtis stifled a Jesuit rally that chopped a 35-0 lead to two scores and the Patriots won going away, 56-28.  Holy Cross pulled within six points in the fourth quarter before Curtis reeled off 16 points to win that one, 35-16.


Tough Competition


The old adage that the Catholic League teams spend all season beating each other up certainly held true this year, (except for Curtis).  Consider…..


Brother Martin, rated by some to challenge the Patriots defense of their 2016 title, lost to St. Augustine and Curtis then came back to win their last four district games.


Holy Cross got off to a surprising3-0 start that included an upset over district favorite Rummel, but the Tigers ran aground against Brother Martin and Curtis.


Jesuit started off with a disappointing 0-4 record before garnering their only district win against Shaw.


Ranked by most writers as the preseason favorite to win the district, Rummel ran afoul in two their first four games, then they  lost to Curtis and St. Augustine.


St. Augustine came into the Curtis game on a 3-0 roll, then lost on successive weekends to Curtis and Holy Cross.


Shaw’s 0-6 district finish was pretty much as expected, but the big news coming from the West Bank was the planning of a beautiful new on-campus stadium, providing a major boost to the future of the Eagles as well as offering an exciting new venue for Catholic League competition.


…..all of which makes the Patriots’ success even more impressive.


Prime Time


It is feasible for Curtis, if it wins through, could play all three playoff games against Catholic League opponents.  It would take a few serious upsets but remember, seven of the 13 teams in Select Division I are from the Catholic League.  This is the sheerest of sheer speculation, but here’s how it could play out:


#10 seed Holy Cross beats #7 St. Paul’s in the first round;

#6 Brother Martin beats #11 McKinley in the first round;

#2 Curtis beats Holy Cross in the quarterfinals;

#6 Brother Martin beats #3 Scotlandville in the quarterfinals;

Curtis beats Brother Martin in the semifinals;

Meanwhile, in the opposite bracket, one of four Catholic League teams (#5 St. Augustine, #9 Rummel, #12 Jesuit, #13 Shaw) wins through to play Curtis in the championship game.


Now back to the serious business of winning ‘em one at a time.


Jesuit and St. Aug are the only two Catholic League teams playing each other in the first round.  Other games involving district 9-5A teams have Rummel on the road against C.E. Byrd, Shaw at Catholic-BR, Holy Cross at St. Paul’s, and Brother Martin at home vs. McKinley.


Who’s Number One


The ultimate goal for Curtis was to finish with one of the top two seeds to assure home field advantage in both the quarterfinals and (if victorious) the semifinal.


Evangel took the #1 seed, edging Curtis by one-tenths of a point in the final power rankings.  Evangel  had 14.70 points; Curtis was next at 14.60.  Scotlandville was third at 13.83.


Curtis (9-1) and Evangel (7-1) both won their districts with 6-0 records.  The Eagles had a higher strength factor with 10.75 points compared to 10.20 for Curtis and 9.22 for Scotlandville.


Evangel competes in district 1-5A with Airline (7-2 this season), Byrd (5-4), Captain Shreve (4-6), Haughton (7-3), Parkway (5-5), and Southwood (0-10).  The Eagles’ two non-district games were against nationally recognized opponents, East St. Louis, IL Evangel won, 14-6) and Allen, TX (lost, 28-7).


The Patriots’ four non-district opponents all made the playoffs:

Landry Walker (7-3) #14 seed in Nonselect Class 5A, begins defense of its Class 5A Championship at home vs. #19 Walker

Parkview Baptist (7-3) #5 seed in Select Division II, opens at home vs. #12 Lusher Charter

Warren Easton (7-2) #4 in Nonselect Class A , opens t home vs. #29 Carencro

Grayson, GA (9-1) no seedings, brackets are filled by districts; Grayson will begin defense of its Class AAAAAAA (Georgia’s largest) at home vs. Norcross.




DOCS  JCFB17 Catholic League

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Patriots News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 6 – November 12

Here’s a preview of this week’s events for John Curtis Christian High School, November 6 – November 12


November 06, 2017

No events happening


November 07, 2017

No events happening


November 08, 2017

5:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Cabrini High School


November 09, 2017

No events happening


November 10, 2017

No events happening


November 11, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Wrestling
Mandeville Open


November 12, 2017

No events happening


Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!

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Multiple Teams · Patriots to Play Holy Cross-St.Paul’s winner

Having earned a bye to the quarterfinals, John Curtis will play the winner of the first round matchup between Holy Cross and St. Paul’s in the 2017 LHSAA Select Division I  playoffs. The Patriots will be the home team; the game will be played on Friday, Nov. 17.


Curtis received the bye after finishing second in power points among the teams in the 13-team bracket.

The #2 seed also assures Curtis the home field if they win their quarterfinal matchup.  In that part of the bracket, the Brother Martin-McKinley winner will play Scotlandville and the winner of that game will move on to the semifinals.


Evangel  received the#1 seed and will be at home vs. the C.E. Bryd-Rummel  first round winner.


The complete seedings and pairings:


First round games Nov. 9-11


Evangel, Curtis and Scotlandville all have byes.

#13 Archbishop Shaw at #4 Catholic-B.R.

#12 Jesuit at #5 St. Augustine

#11 McKinley at #6 Brother Martin

#10 Holy Cross at #7 St. Paul’s

#9 Archbishop Rummel at #8 C. E. Byrd


Quarterfinals Nov. 16-18


Rummel-C.E. Byrd winner at #1 Evangel Christian

St. Paul’s –Holy Cross winner at #2 John Curtis

Brother Martin-Mckinley winner at #3 Scotlandville

Catholic-B.R. winner vs. St. Augustine-Jesuit winner*

*lowest seeded team to host


Semifinals Nov. 23-25


Quarterfinal winners (lowest seeded team to host)

Teams in top of bracket:  #1 Evangel, #4 Catholic-B.R., #5 St. Augustine, #8 C.E. Byrd, #9 Archbishop Rummel, #12 Jesuit, #13 Archbishop Shaw.

Teams in bottom of bracket:  #2 John Curtis, #3 Scotlandville, #6 Brother Martin, #7 St. Paul’s, #8, #10 Holy Cross, #11 McKinley.


Select Division I State Championship

Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic

12 Noon, Saturday, Dec. 9


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Multiple Teams · Just My Opinion 11-5-17

Just My Opinion

By Bill Curl, 11-5-17

This column reflects opinions of the writer; it does not necessarily represent opinions of John Curtis Christian School.  Bill Curl has been associated with John Curtis, primarily as a parent and fan, since the early 70’s.

A look back….to back:

With the 2017 regular season and Catholic League Championship in our rear view mirror, let’s take a good look back.

In the spring of 2015, we learned that John Curtis is taking a giant leap forward, moving up to Class 5A and joining the historic Catholic League.  Some very interesting questions, which have lingered for years, were about to be answered:

A. Could Curtis play with the “big boys,” standing up under the rigors of week-to-week Catholic League competition?

B. Should Curtis make the move, considering the impact on sports other than football?

C. Would Curtis be welcomed into the district or treated like an unwanted orphan?

We’ll look at some of the answers, using another line of questioning:


Who would have thought the Patriots would go 16-2 in their first three football seasons in the Catholic League?

Who could have dreamed that Curtis would have perfect (6-0) seasons in district play in years 2 and 3?

Who should have anticipated a current 13-game district winning streak that stretches all the way back to the last regular season in year 1?

Who would have guessed that in the first 3 years of district play, the Patriots would take the series advantage over all of the other six teams (read: 3-0 vs. Jesuit, St. Augustine, Holy Cross and Shaw, and 2-1 vs. Brother Martin and Rummel)?

There’s more:

  • Curtis was 10 points shy of sweeping all 18 district 9-5A games in the first three seasons, with the only losses coming by three to Brother Martin in overtime and by seven to Rummel, both in 2015.
  • Coach J.T. Curtis was 19-4 vs. Catholic League teams in games played through 2014, a winning percentage of 82.3%.  Curtis has improved on that mark, going 17-3 (85.0%), including playoff games, since joining the district in 2015.
  • Of the 280 minutes played in the six district games, Curtis only trailed for a tick over the equivalent of one quarter (actually, 13½  minutes), all in the St. Augustine game.
  • Curtis scored first in all six games.
  • The Patriots outscored the six Catholic League opponents by a cumulative total of 75-10 in the first quarter.

Getting back to our line of questions:


The answer to this question is best expressed by Coach Jeff Curtis’s baseball team, which battled through the Catholic League season undefeated (12-0) last spring.  The League prides itself on great baseball, too.


This one may be more important than wins and losses.  The reaction of the coaches and administrators of the other Catholic League schools, and the action of their athletes and fans, has been extremely positive.  While the competition has been intense, the principles of respect and sportsmanship have prevailed.

One last look at the Shaw game:

The Curtis coaches hoped for an early lead so they could start mixing in second and third-team guys.  They got it, taking a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, and the heavy traffic between the sideline and the huddle began.

The Patriots put up those 28 points in the first nine minutes.  That’s an average of a touchdown every two minutes and 15 seconds. None of the three offensive scores came cheaply, with drives traversing 64, 50 and 62 yards.   Meanwhile, the Curtis ”D” held Shaw to total net gains of six, zero, four and seven total yards on their first four possessions.

Mother Nature must love high school football as we were again afforded magnificent weather, which has been the case all season.

–Bill Curl

The above column was written late Saturday night after the Shaw game.  Coincidentally, Mike Strom’s column in the Sunday Advocate (and an extended version on the paper’s website,, offered a similar perspective, adding some exceptional quotes.  Strom’s column follows:

Back to back: John Curtis football quickly finds foothold in Catholic League

BY MIKE STROM | Special to The Advocate

NOV 4, 2017 – 8:42 PM


In the pantheon of John Curtis football accomplishments, winning two consecutive Catholic League championships may pale in comparison to the 26 state crowns the Patriots have won.

But the feat is not one to be discounted either. Surely not by the Patriots, who culminated a second consecutive undefeated run through District 9-5A play Saturday with a 35-0 victory against Shaw at Hoss Memtsas Stadium.

“It’s certainly (rates) at the top,’’ coach J.T. Curtis said. “You’re looking at a league with such a long history, and anybody who’s been in this community going back into the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s knows that this competition has been highly contested for a long time. So to have an opportunity to compete and to win is certainly an honor.’’

The victory against Shaw was Curtis’ 13th straight in league play dating to its first season as a member in 2015, when the River Ridge school joined the Catholic League in response to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s splitting of the playoffs into private and public school factions.

Although that magnanimous gesture has not produced the desired results, it has ratcheted an already intense level of competition to new off-the-charts heights.

“As good as the district has been, it’s made it that much better to have that type of competition (added to) the League,’’ said Brother Martin’s Mark Bonis, who is among five head coaches who have played and coached in the Catholic League. “It’s raised the bar even higher in the Catholic League.

“When you have (added) another program of national prominence in your district, it speaks volumes for the Catholic League. This league is one of the best there is. So to win it and win it twice is doing something.’’

Not that Curtis’ achievement is unprecedented.

The Patriots, 9-1 overall and projected as the top seed when the Division I playoff bracket is released Sunday, are the ninth Catholic League member to win consecutive football championships since the league’s inception in 1955. Winning back-to-back titles has been done 21 times.

Rummel and Jesuit won five and four consecutive titles from 1999-2003 and 1957-60, respectively. St. Augustine (1977-79), Shaw (twice, 1989-91 and 1996-98) and Rummel (2005-07) also have won three consecutive championships.

The addition of John Curtis’ name to the group of repeat champions that also includes Holy Cross, Brother Martin, De La Salle and now-defunct Redemptorist is not a shock to the Patriots’ peers.

“It wasn’t like they came into the league as a bottom-dweller,’’ Rummel coach Jay Roth said. “They came in as one of the top programs in the country. So for them to have success, I’m not surprised one bit.

“I know everybody has enjoyed the competition. All the games are competitive and well-played, so I don’t think anybody is complaining about their two-year run, that’s for sure. I think everybody welcomed Curtis with open arms.”

The coaches’ rub lies with the LHSAA, whose public school entities have maintained the split of the state playoffs and forced the 13 Class 5A schools in the Division I pool to feed off one another rather than experiencing the cross-sectional competition of years past.

“I think what everybody is upset about — and I think Curtis would say the same thing — is that (the merger) was supposed to be, ‘Let’s put Curtis in (the Catholic League) and then hopefully we’ll get back to 5A football, 32 (public and private) teams in the playoff field in 5A,” Roth said.

“The (state’s) other principals haven’t followed. That was the whole idea of doing this. That was the whole idea why Curtis agreed to go into the Catholic League, and it was the whole idea why the Catholic League agreed to take them in was to try to solve things. And that hasn’t happened.

“But with that being said, it’s still a great, competitive league from top to bottom.’’

J.T. Curtis echoed Roth’s sentiments.

“Jay’s point is well-taken,’’ he said. “And if this (split) is truly about two teams (Curtis and Evangel) — and this is what was talked about for a long time — we wouldn’t be in this situation today. But (the divide) really goes much deeper than that.

“I think it goes to a feeling of, ‘We want to win, and whatever that takes we’ll manipulate or maneuver the situation to where we can win rather than let’s compete and the best team win.’ I think anybody who looks at it from an objective perspective has got to recognize that that’s what’s happened.”

With that said, none of their peers are ready to anoint the Patriots as perennial Catholic League champions. Not yet anyway.

Look at the league’s track record, they say, along with its quality of players and coaching that historically have limited champions to cyclical runs.

Look back to Curtis’ first year in the district in 2015, when the Patriots compiled a 4-2 district record to tie Brother Martin for second place behind unbeaten Rummel. The Raiders also beat the Patriots in the Division I state semifinals.

Look at the previous season, in which sixth-seeded Jesuit upset top-seeded Curtis 17-14 in the state finals after the Patriots opted to play up into the Division I bracket.

And consider as well that despite its two-year run, the majority of Curtis’ district games have been hotly contested.

“Anybody that’s been coaching for a while will tell you that it’s not surprising to see (Curtis) doing as well as they have because of the quality of players that they have and the quality of coaching that they have,’’ Jesuit coach Mark Songy said. “And that’s a credit to those guys.

“But I don’t think (Curtis was) surprised in the least when they got into the league and they found it’s going to be a fight every week. Nobody rolls over. Everyone is well-coached. Each team has a certain number of players that can hurt you.

“I just think it’s quality football when you go watch any Catholic League game. The Catholic League still is life as we’ve become accustomed to it and really since it’s existed. That’s what you expect.”

“They’ve won two district championships in a row, but I don’t think that’s highly unusual with good programs,’’ St. Augustine coach Al Jones said. “They’re doing a good job, and we need to do a better job.

“I think it all comes around. That’s the good thing about this district and this league. It cycles. Sometimes you’re up and sometimes you’re down. It’s Curtis’ turn right now. Somebody else is going to come up again.

“No team surprises me with what they’re able to accomplish in this district. Not to simplify anything that they’re doing, because they’re winning, but it’s not like they’re walking away with things either. It’s all good football.”

Although a solid line of highly competitive traditionalists remain inside the league, no one is begrudging the Patriots their just due as they begin pursuit of their first state championship since 2013.

“To me this is where they belong,” Brother Martin’s Bonis said. “People may disagree with that statement. But where else should they be? Based on the rules … on the quality of programs in the league and our geographical (area) and the fact that this is arguably one of the best districts around the state, it makes for an ideal fit. I don’t see where else they would go.”

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Multiple Teams · Back to Back 9-5A Perfection Complete; Curtis 35, Shaw 0






John Curtis put the ribbon on a second consecutive perfect season in Catholic League competition with a 35-0 win over Shaw Saturday at Hoss Memtsas Stadium.


The win finalized a 6-0 district record in 2017 and extended the Patriots’ victory streak, stretching back to 2015, to 13 Catholic League games.  Curtis is now 16-2 in its first three seasons in the highly competitive district (9-5A).  The Patriots,  now 9-1 this season overall, are 20-5 in all games since moving up to Class 5A.


By virtue of a high rating in the LHSAA’s Select Division I power points, Curtis will have a bye in the first round of the playoffs, which begin next week.  The Patriots will find out about their first opponent Sunday when the final seeds and pairings are announced.  The top two seeded teams will have home field advantage in the quarterfinals and with a win would also be at home for the semifinals.  Media speculation has Curtis seeded #2 and playing the winner of the first round game between Holy Cross and St. Paul’s.


In Saturday’s contest, Curtis scored on its first three offensive possessions, mixed in with an interception return for a TD, all in the first nine minutes.


Quarterback Anthony Guggenheim scored from eight yards out and flipped scoring passes of 44 yards to Jashaun Williams and three yards to Tyrone Legette.

Corey Wren matched Guggenheim’s 44-yard touchdown with one covering the same distance.  The defense’s shutout was highlighted by Jayden Barfield’s pick six.


The early lead gave the Curtis coaches an opportunity to provide valuable experience to several of the younger players.


On the game’s first possession, Curtis whisked 64 yards down the field in five plays.  Guggenheim started it with a 10-yard run and finished with the TD throw to Williams.  The sophomore receiver took it in at the 25 and raced into the end zone with 2:45 gone in the game.


After holding to a three-and-out on the Eagles’ opening drive, Curtis took over at the 50.  Guggenheim connected on a 23-yard pass to Tyrone Legette, Malik Wells ran for 13 yards, and quarterback ran for six in the first three plays of the march.


That set up a first and goal at the Shaw eight.  Guggenheim took the next snap and found a hole behind the right side of his offensive line and scored the game’s second TD.  The four play, 50 yard drive required just 1:05 of game time and ended with 7:44 remaining in the first quarter.


On the ensuing possession, Shaw was penned in at its own 14.  On second and 10    from there, on an attempted screen pass over the middle went awry when Barfield snagged the ball and raced 15 yards past the startled Eagles.  The score came just 20 seconds of game time after Guggenheim’s TD.


The defense provided another three-and-out and the Curtis offense took over on their own 42.  A 16-yard Guggenheim pass to Pierce moved it to the Shaw 44.  Wren then turned the corner on a sweep and jetted 44 yards down the right sideline to pay dirt.


Just like that, it was 28-0, Curtis.  At that point in the game, with 3:46 remaining in the opening quarter, Curtis had outgained the Eagles, 175 yards to six.


A six yard pass from Guggenheim to Pierce fueled the final scoring drive.  It covered 71 yards in nine plays.  From the three, Legette caught a perfectly executed Guggenheim lob in the right corner of end zone.


The TD was one of just 35 total plays by the two teams in the second half after the coaches agreed to a running clock after the break.


It was the Patriots’ 10th win in 11 games in the rivalry with Shaw, which dates back to 1991.  Curtis has swept all three contests since joining the Catholic League.

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Patriots News · Event Recap: Week of October 28 – November 3

Saturday, Oct 28th

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Sunday, Oct 29th

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Monday, Oct 30th

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Tuesday, Oct 31st

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Wednesday, Nov 1st

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Thursday, Nov 2nd

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Friday, Nov 3rd

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Multiple Teams · Standings, Polls thru 11-2-17


Standings & Polls Updated 11-2-17

DISTRICT 9-5A Standings

Team W-L Dist. PF PA

John Curtis 8-1 5-0 329 188

Holy Cross 5-4 4-2 170 146

St. Augustine 5-3 3-2 182 123

Brother Martin 5-4 3-2 159 189

Rummel 5-3 2-3 263 176

Jesuit 2-7 1-4 193 267

Shaw 0-9 0-5 60 297


Last Week’s Scores (all 2017 Curtis Opponents)

*John Curtis 42, Rummel 34

*Brother Martin 41, Shaw 7

*Holy Cross 17, St. Augustine 6

Destrehan 27, Jesuit 10

Landry Walker 44, West Jefferson 15

Parkview 35,  St. Michael 0

Warren Easton 42, McDonogh #35 8

Grayson, GA 38, Rockdale County 0


This Week’s Games

Warren Easton (7-1) vs. Karr, Thursday, Tad Gormley Stadium

*Jesuit (2-7) vs. Brother Martin (5-4), Friday, Tad Gormley Stadium

*St. Augustine (5-3) at Rummel (5-3), Friday, 7 p.m., Shrine on Airline

Holy Cross (5-4) at Live Oak, Friday

Landry Walker (6-3)  at Chalmette, Friday

Parkview Baptist (6-3) at Woodlawn-BR, Friday, 7 p.m.

Grayson, GA (8-1) at South Gwinnette, Friday

*John Curtis (8-1) at Shaw (0-9), Saturday, 11 a.m., Hoss Memtsas Stadium

*District 9-5A games


LHSAA Sports Writers Poll – Class 5A


5A WEEK 10
Rank Team Rec 1st Pts Last
1 West Monroe 9-0 7 115 1
2 John Curtis 8-1 2 109 2
3 Evangel 6-1 1 104 3
4 Covington 9-0 88 5
5 Acadiana 8-1 70 7
6 Barbe 8-1 67 6
7 Zachary 7-2 58 8
8 East Ascension 8-1 52 NR
9 Scotlandville 7-1 44 4
10 Ruston 6-2 28 10


Times-Picayune/ Metro Top 10

Large Schools


1 | John Curtis | Rec: 8-1 | Last week: 1

Last week’s result: defeated Rummel, 42-34

This week’s opponent: vs. Shaw (0-9) Hoss Memtsas on Saturday at 11 a.m.

For the second consecutive season, the Patriots will finish undefeated in Catholic League play, and their last in-state loss came to Evangel in the Division I semifinals last November. Think they’re already looking forward to a possible rematch in a month or so?





John Curtis, De La Salle continue stay at top of Super 10 rankings

  1. John Curtis (8-1) 1


Last week: Beat Rummel 42-34

The buzz: Patriots win Catholic League second straight year

Up next: Saturday vs. Shaw (Memtsas)


  1. Warren Easton (7-1) 2

Last week: Beat McDonogh 35 42-8

The buzz: Eagles have given up 24 total points past four weeks

Up next: Thursday vs. Karr (Gormley)


  1. Landry-Walker (6-3) 8

Last week: Beat West Jefferson 44-15

The buzz: Charging Bucs have won six straight after losing to top three ranked Super 10 teams