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Multiple Teams · Curtis-Shaw Kickoff at 11 am Saturday


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Shaw Game Kickoff at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hoss Memtsas Stadium

 

The Curtis-Shaw game Saturday will have the unusual kickoff time of 11 a.m.  The game will be played at Hoss Memtsas (West Jefferson) Stadium.

 

The Patriots will be trying to wrap up their second straight perfect season in Catholic League play.  Curtis is also seeking to extend its 12-game winning streak in regular season district 9-5A play.  The streak started with a rain soaked  27-11 win over Shaw in the finale of the 2015 district season, the first year in the Catholic League for Curtis.   That game was also played at Hoss Memtsas.

 

Curtis has also won its last five games over the Eagles.  The Patriots own a 9-1 lead in the rivalry, which dates back to 1991.  Curtis defeated Shaw last year, 36-17, at Zephyr Stadium.

 

This is the second trek to the West Bank for the 2017 Patriots.  Curtis defeated Landry-Walker, 27-18, in the season opener at Behrmann Stadium.

 

It is the first Patriot kickoff scheduled in the morning in recent memory.  The regular season game against Rummel in 2015 was originally slated for a 2:30 p.m. start but was moved up to 11 a.m.late in the week of the game because weather forecasts warned of severe weather in the afternoon..  Curtis played a Saturday morning game in 1979, when it defeated Patterson, 28-0, for the State Championship.  It was the first game in the history of the LHSAA Superdome Classic.  Four games were played that day.

 

Curtis vs. Shaw

Last year:  Curtis won 36-17

Series: Curtis leads 9-1, dating back to 1991

2016 W 36-17

2015 W 27-11

2002 W 38-7

2001 W 14-7

1998 W 31-27

1997 L 18-28

1996 W 13-3—J.T. Curtis 300thCareer Victory

1995 W 14-7

1992 W 30-27

1991 W 41-0


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Multiple Teams · Guggenheim Named Player of the Week



John Curtis’ Collin Guggenheim, Warren Easton’s Damani Burrell earn Player of the Week honors

New Orleans Advocate 10-31-17

 

 

Top of Form

Bottom of Form

Offensive Player of the Week

Collin Guggenheim

John Curtis

Guggenheim, a 6-foot, 190-pound sophomore quarterback, accounted for 275 yards and three touchdowns in Curtis’ 42-34 victory over Rummel. Guggenheim rushed 13 times for 123 yards and two TDs (2 and 31 yards) and also completed 9 of 11 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown (57 yards).

Curtis, which won its second straight Catholic League title with the win, plays Shaw on Saturday.


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Girls Junior Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · Morgan Making Headlines at Tulane


Former Curtis great Kolby Morgan is making headlines at Tulane:

 

Morgan will be called upon to lead the way for Tulane women’s basketball team

By Darrell Williams Special to the Advocate

 

 

Kolby Morgan doesn’t want to get blinded by her personal goals.

As Morgan enters her senior season of Tulane women’s basketball, she is 626 points shy of breaking Grace Daly’s career-leading 2,259 point total. That appears reachable, as Morgan scored 632 (19.2 ppg) as a junior last season.

“It would be mean achieving a big goal,” said Morgan, a shooting guard who is in sixth place on the Tulane scoring list with 1,634 points. “It would be a big accomplishment for me. I’ve worked hard for it.”

However, although coach Lisa Stockton’s Green Wave needs Morgan to continue to be its big-time scorer, her leadership will be needed just as much. Unlike last season, when point guard Leslie Vorpahl and Morgan entered the season as All-American Athletic Conference players, this season Morgan will have to go without Vorpahl, the team’s vocal leader, and is the team’s only returning all-conference player.

The Wave has three freshmen, a junior-college transfer and four promising juniors who playd a lot last season and are looking to take the next step. Morgan has to show the way, which appears challenging.

“In practices, I’m more vocal, but I’ve always been the leader by example — grab a key rebound, get a key stop on defense, drive for a big basket, get a put-back,” she said. “I’ve seen that I will need to be patient, and I’m not close to that just yet. You just want to win so bad.”

For the third consecutive season, Morgan’s role will change with the Wave. After averaging 12.2 points as a freshman starter and becoming the first player in the program’s history to be selected all-conference, she was asked to score more as a sophomore. She averaged 17.2 points that season.

Center Chinwe Duru and power forward Tierra Jones were graduated after that season. Morgan was asked to rebound more, and she averaged a team-leading 5.5 per game, in addition to being the AAC’s fourth-leading scorer. And, she was a strong defender, always taking on opponents’ the top perimeter player.

“After a real good freshman year, the pressure was on her as a sophomore,” Stockton said. “But she took all the things we gave her into the summer, developed her game and had a even better sophomore year.

“Right before her junior year, she did the same thing and had one of the best single seasons of a player I’ve coached. Now, she’s put herself in position to have an even better year.”

Morgan’s role will change again somewhat in her final go-round. This season, she will play more at point guard while sophomore Kayla Manuirirangi and freshman Kaila Anderson mature and develop.

Morgan said she doesn’t think it will take away from her scoring. Rather, it will help it.

“If I get more assists, it will get other people involved, so the help-side (defense) won’t be as packed,” she said. “My goal is to become a complete player, and developing as a passer and making more assists is part of that.”

And, it will be excellent training for her future. Vorpahl is playing professional in Romania. Morgan is sure to play pro ball, barring injury. She looks upward, puts her hands to her heart and says she would “love” to play in the WNBA, but “will play wherever.”

At 5-foot-8, point guard or a spot as a combo guard playing the point as well as shooting guard likely is her ticket to the pros, where shooting guards are often 6 feet or taller.

Morgan said her thoughts are not that far ahead, however. She was selected second-team all-conference in the preseason coaches’ poll, and Tulane, which was fifth in conference play last season, was picked to finish sixth.

“They picked SMU ahead of us, and we’ve beaten them every time,” she said. “But my thoughts are with this team, which I think can do well. This team has a swagger. It’s the most athletic team I’ve been on here, and it’s the tallest.”

Stockton said she won’t choose her starting five until next week, but center Ksenija Madzarevic is 6-5, center/power forward Harlynn Wyatt 6-2 and guard/small forward Tene Thompson is 5-11. Sierra Cheatham, a 6-foot freshman guard from Houston, certainly will be in the mix, if not a starter.

“We have length, and we need to focus on defense,” Morgan said,. “That length should help us be better defensively and bounding. The offense will be the easy part. If we play good defense, we’ll get baskets on the break.”

Stockton said she doesn’t “want to put that on her” as far as Morgan becoming the program’s career-leading scorer, saying having to average more than 20 points a game is a lot. However, of the five players ahead of her on the list, Daly averaged that figure her senior year, and Stacy Gaudet, at No. 2, scored 21.4 and 21.8 her final two years. Carmen Jones at No. 3 averaged 24.6 as a senior and No. 4 Keisha Johnson 20.1.

Morgan has definitely trended to average that amount, and as the only big-time scorer on the team, the Green Wave likely will need her to do it.


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Multiple Teams · Just My Opinion 10-31-17


Just My Opinion   by Bill Curl   10-31-17

 

SUPER ATMOSPHERE

 

What a wonderful atmosphere at the Shrine on Airline Friday night…Curtis fans were in a festive mood, anticipating a big game against archrival Rummel while savoring the Patriots’ second straight Catholic League Championship….the weather was gorgeous for this time of the year; 72 degrees at kickoff with an impending front waiting ‘til later….the Shrine glowed brilliantly in the warm Metairie night…. Friday night lights at their best….plus it was senior night, with all of the celebratory hoopla… ….then came the game, full of action from start to finish…cap it off with a Patriot victory…does it get any better than that?

 

It’s great to be a Patriot fan.

 

ON THE LINE VS. SHAW

 

While we have the Catholic League Championship wrapped up, there is still plenty of reason for Patriot fans to be in Hoss Memtsas Stadium this Friday night.  The countdown:

 

  1. See the 2017 Patriots, one of the most exciting teams in recent history, in action in their regular season finale.

 

  1. Be there as Curtis tries to close out back-to-back perfect records in Catholic League play.

 

  1. Don’t miss the Patriots’ bid to extend their 12-game regular season winning streak against Catholic League foes (13 if you include last year’s playoff win over Rummel).

 

  1. Look to carry momentum—for the team and the fans—and get pumped up for the playoffs.

 

  1. Last, but not least, see if Curtis can maintain its hold on #1 in the Select Division I power rankings (which determine seeds for the playoff brackets).

 

Note—the latest Division I power rankings show Curtis leading with 15.20 points, followed closely by Evangel with 14.78, Catholic-BR with 14,08, and Scotlandville with 13.52.  The top two teams will have the “home” side of the bracket through the quarterfinals and semifinals after a bye in the first round.

 

REWINDING RUMMEL

 

Fittingly, on Senior night, a number of Seniors enjoyed career-best statistical performances.  Darryan Washington had an all-time best of 123 yards rushing and matched his best mark with three touchdowns.  Cade Comeaux’s six solo tackles matched his best and he registered his second interception.  Cade Beloso’s interception was his first.  Jay Curtis made 11 tackles and got the huge sack at the end.  And here’s a tip of the JC cap to the guys in the trenches and those who don’t often get their names in the paper.  You have all made invaluable contributions to the success of this team.

 

Passing efficiency played a major role in the win over Rummel.  Collin Guggenheim competed nine of 12 passes, accounting for 133 of the Patriots’ 433 yards of total offense.   This phase of the Curtis offense is not your garden variety third-and-long passing game; all but three of Guggenheim’s 12 passes came on first or second down.  The big 56-yarder to Glenn Beal, which put Curtis up to stay, 21-14, came on a first down play.

 

It takes more than touchdowns and turnovers to win a football game.  But you already know that.  Here are a few things about the Rummel game that you might not know.  This is purely from a fan’s untrained eyes, but here goes:

 

  • Darryan Washington showed the power that goes along with his speed on the game’s first touchdown, breaking tackles the line of scrimmage before racing 32 yards for the score.
  • QB Collin Guggenheim showed that he, too, can be a work horse on the second Curtis scoring drive. Facing a second and eight at the Raider 16, he pushed the pile eight yards on a quarterback sneak to set up the score.
  • Guggenheim proved to be a master of deception when he took a snap from under center, bent over and hid behind his big line, then quickly rose up and flipped a pass to Glenn Beal for 56 yards and a lead the Patriots would not relinquish, 21-14.
  • Beal caught that pass at the Rummel 40, with no white-shirted Raider in the neighborhood. Wasn’t that a sight, watching the 255-pound tight end rumbling goalward?
  • On Cade Comeaux’s interception, 6-4, 265-pound sophomore defensive lineman Angelo Anderson blasted up the middle and disrupted the play, resulting in the errant throw.
  • The hustle play of the night may have been the effort by place kicker Austin McCready who fought off blockers at the end of an 85-yard return, bringing down the Raider ball carrier short of the goal at the six-yard line. That resulted in a missed Rummel field goal, preserving a 28-14 Curtis lead at the time.
  • On that Rummel possession, following the kickoff return, Brandon Davis had a key third down pass breakup in the corner of the end zone, turning the Raiders away with no points after the misfired field goal.
  • The flag that wiped out Troy Taylor’s 55-yard reception may have been a misfiring by the refs as well, called a chop block in an allowable area of the field.
  • McCready’soaring 43-yard punt that was downed on the Rummel 30 flipped the field; Cade Beloso’s interception of a screen pass came three plays later
  • Beloso did his best Anthony Davis impersonation, leaping high to pluck that off one out of the night air in the midst of three startled Raiders.
  • On the first play after the interception, another big time Guggenheim fake came on the 34-yard play that stretched the lead to 35-14. He took the snap, did a 360-degree spin and headed left when all of the Raiders were heading right.  The lone Rummel would-be tackler was disposed of by Rory Thompson, and Guggenheim was off and running.
  • After a Raider touchdown–spurred by a mid-air fumble recovery—tightened the lead to eight points, the Patriot offense went to work. While the 11-play drive did not produce any points, it melted six minutes off the clock, from 9:37 to 3:33 remaining in the game.
  • The final Rummel drive started at their own nine-yard line, running an amazing 16 plays. With the Curtis defense protecting against the big play, the Raiders were content to pick up bits and pieces. But they could advance no closer than the JC 42 before they ran out of gas and out of time.
  • On third down on that drive, the Rummel QB bent over slightly to field a low snap. When he looked up, all he could see was two big nines on the jersey of Jay Curtis bearing down on him.  This was the penultimate bear hug.  The hit was so hard Jay’s helmet went airborne.
  • Rummel had one last play on fourth and one. When Comeaux swatted the pass harmlessly to the turf, it was time to shake hands.

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · JC Volleyball Opens Playoffs Tues.


The John Curtis Lady Patriots will open the 2017 LHSAA Division IV Volleyball Tournament with a home match against St.Thomas Aquinas Tuesday night (Oct.31) at the high school gym on the Curtis campus.  First serve is at 5 p.m.

 

Curtis comes in with the #12 seed in Division IV; St. Thomas Aquinas is seeded #21.  Tuesday night’s winner will travel to #5 Isidore Newman Thursday night.  The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Volleyball Championships will be Nov.9-11 at the Pontchartrain Cener in Kenner.

 

Seniors Peyton Picou, Rachel Drake and Lexie Dufour, and Remi Hebert, Junior Milaya Ruffin, and Sophomores Rylee Fabacher Camryn Costanza form the nucleus of the Lady Patriots.

 

Picou leads the team with 170 kills.  Fabacher has set the pace with 382 digs and has the most service aces, 56.  Costanza has 23 blocks to lead that category.


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Patriots News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 30 – November 5


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for John Curtis Christian High School, October 30 – November 5

MONDAY

October 30, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 31, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

November 01, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 02, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 03, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football
@ Archbishop Shaw High School
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Archbishop Shaw High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

November 04, 2017

2:30 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Archbishop Shaw High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

November 05, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Patriots News · Event Recap: Week of October 21 – October 27


Saturday, Oct 21st

Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Holy Cross High School
N/A

Sunday, Oct 22nd

No event results

Monday, Oct 23rd

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 24th

No event results

Wednesday, Oct 25th

Girls Varsity Cross Country
District Meet
th Place
Boys Varsity Cross Country
District Meet
th Place

Thursday, Oct 26th

Boys Freshman Football
vs. Archbishop Rummel School-Boys
N/A

Friday, Oct 27th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Archbishop Rummel School-Boys
N/A

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Multiple Teams · Patriots Win Catholic League, Down Rummel, 42-34


John Curtis wrapped up sole possession of the 2017 Catholic League championship with a 42-34 triumph over archrival Rummel Friday night at the Shrine on Airline.

Curtis claimed back-to-back Championships in just three years in the district.  The Patriots will wind up the regular season at Shaw next Saturday at 11 a.m.

The victory over Rummel carried Curtis to a two-game lead over the field with one game remaining.  It also extended its winning streak in regular season competition against Catholic League foes to 12 games (13, including a playoff win over Rummel last year). Curtis now owns a 3-2 advantage in the rivalry against the Raiders, winning the last three confrontations.

Scoring touchdowns on four consecutive possessions, Curtis took a 28-14 halftime lead on a beautiful night at the Shrine.  The Patriots seemed to be cruising after scoring again in the third quarter to make it 35-14.

But wait, this is Catholic League football where nothing comes easy.  Curtis had to fight off a furious Raider comeback.  Rummel was never able to take the lead, but the Raiders loomed within striking distance—that final eight-point margin—over the final 10 minutes.  It wasn’t over until the Patriots snuffed out the last Rummel drive, which came as close as the Curtis 42, with 35 seconds left.

The Patriots built the lead on big plays and lightning-strike drives:

  • For openers, Darryan Washington broke tackles at the line of scrimmage on a 32-yard TD scamper on the fifth play of an 88-yard drive that took just 1:20. Curtis led, 7-0.
  • On the next possession, Washington reached pay dirt again, this time on a two–yard punch over the right side of his offensive line, capping a 75-yard drive to make it 14-7. Guggenheim had the big play in the drive, busting through the middle on a 56-yard run on third down.
  • The Patriots needed just two plays to cover 87 yards on the next drive to take the lead for keeps, 21-14. Malik Wells started it with a 32 yard run around the right side, followed by a 56-yard TD pass from Guggenheim to a wide open Glenn Beal. Beal snagged the pass at the Raider 35 and rumbled the rest of the way for the TD.
  • Curtis scored on its fourth straight possession following an interception by Cade Comeaux. The Patriots needed just three plays, with Guggenheim covering the final four yards of terrain, to take a 28-14 lead into the locker room.
  • Curtis added another TD early in the third quarter after plucking a Rummel screen pass and running it back to the Rummel 34. On the first play, Guggenheim’s fake had all 11 Raiders going right while he ran left, going untouched to the promised land.  Curtis was on top, 35-14.
  • A pair of Rummel TDs cut the lead to 35-27 after blocking a PAT kick, then the Patriots needed just two plays to retaliate.  First, Guggenheim pulled off another superb fake with a 360-degree spin to set up a 52-yard run that ended on the Rummel 31.  That man Washington was obliged to finish off the remaining 31 yards on the next play, cutting back over the middle to stretch it to 42-27.
  • Rummel had one more TD in its bag. Trailing byeight, the Raiders moved across the 50 in their final thrust.   A nine-yard sack by Jay Curtis resulted in a fourth and 17 at the Curtis 42 with under a minute remaining.  When the last Rummel pass fell harmlessly to the turf, the Patriot fans started their victory celebration.

Guggenheim rushed 13 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots totaled 292 yards on the ground. Guggenheim also completed 9 of 11 passes for 152 yards and one TD without being intercepted.

Washington’s three TDs came on a 15-play, 131-yard night.  The Patriots’ team pounded out 292 rushing yards.


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Multiple Teams · How to Follow Curtis-Rummel Game


Holy Cross’s win over St. Augustine Thursday night assured Curtis of at least a tie for the Catholic League Championship.

 

That just takes the excitement for tonight’s Curtis-Rummel game up another notch for Curtis fans.  The Patriots will be out to wrap up another outright claim to the title and to extend their 11-game winning streak in Catholic League regular season competition.  Rummel will be seeking the role of spoiler.

 

Tonight’s winner will take bragging rights for the advantage in the rivalry, currently tied at two wins apiece.  CrescentCitySports.com said it succinctly:

“We start another busy Friday with a district showdown between new heated rivals.”

 

Once again, the weather forecast is superb, with 72 degrees at kickoff and a minimal chance(15%) of precipitation.  Get out and see this one—bring the whole family.

 

If you just can’t get to the Shrine on Airline, there are numerous ways you can keep tabs on the action:

 

Streaming live on The Cube, right here on www.johncurtispatriots.com, with former Patriot greats Kevin Fayard and Danny Wimprine calling the action.

 

Live telecast on the CST High School Showcase, Channel 1037 in most areas, with Kenny Berthelot on the play-by-play.

 

Live webcast on Crescent City Sports, http://crescentcitysports.com/live-game-streams/

 

 

Updates on Ken Trahan’s Original Prep Report on WGSO radio, 990-am, from 7 to 11 p.m.

 

Updates on Double Coverage on WWL 870-am, from 8 to 11 p.m. with Kristian Garic and Seth Dunlap.

 

Updates on line at http://crescentcitysports.com,  http://highschoolsports.nola.com/   and http://www.theadvocate.com/prepscores

 

And after the game:

 

Friday Night Football on CW TV cable channel 13) at 11:00 p.m. and WGNO-TV/ABC-26 (cable channel  11) at 12:06 a.m. with Ed Daniels and Coach J. T. Curtis.

 

Fourth Down Friday on WWL-TV (cable Channel 3) at approximately 10:15 pm.  with Garland Gillen and Chris Hagan.

 

Fox-8 Football Friday on Fox-8 TV (cable channel 9) at approximately 10:30  p.m., following the World Series and the 10 p.m. news, with Sean Fazende.


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Multiple Teams · Curtis-Rummel on CST


 

Crescent City Sports to produce first prep football telecast – Rummel vs. John Curtis on CST

View a map of Cox Sports Television affiliates here: http://coxsportstv.com/affiliates/
You can also watch the LIVESTREAM at http://www.johncurtispatriots.com!

 

Crescent City Sports will produce its first-ever high school football telecast when District 9-5A rivals Archbishop Rummel and John Curtis face off at the Shrine on Airline Friday night.

The game, produced in partnership with Cox Sports Television, will be televised live on CST and air on CrescentCitySports.com beginning at 7 p.m. CDT. Ken Berthelot and Wayde Keiser will describe the action.

The matchup features the two teams which have combined to win the last three Catholic League championships. The Patriots (7-1, 4-0) can clinch a share of their second consecutive district title with a win Friday, while the Raiders (5-2, 2-2) need a victory to keep their district title hopes alive.

The teams met twice in the 1960s and did not play again until two years ago this week, when they faced off for the first time as district rivals. Interestingly, this will be the fifth meeting in 24 months between the schools.

In 2015, Rummel won in the regular season and again in the Division I semifinals. Curtis returned the favor in 2016 with victories in both the regular season and the state quarterfinals.

Crescent City Sports, which made its TV production debut earlier this month with a Southland Conference football game between Abilene Christian and Nicholls, plans to ramp up its television coverage throughout 2017-18 to complement live streaming of no fewer than 30 high school sporting events throughout the year on CrescentCitySports.com.

However, the game, as always can also be streamed at http://www.johncurtispatriots.com where you can hear championship voice Kevin Fayard on play by play with Danny Wimprine doing the color commentating.