By LEE BRECHEEN, Special to the Journal
It’s here! This weekend, the high school State Championship games will take place at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.
As always, I am super excited — like many fans, parents and coaches — to be able to watch these games and can’t believe the season is almost over.
Let’s get started: I will give my two cents with predictions on each game being played – starting today and continuing Friday and Saturday.
Division I Non-Select: I am taking Ruston over Destrehan in this one as I think QB Jaden Osbourne and the Bearcats’ defense will be too much for the Wildcats. Should be a great game. Both teams are super talented — I just think Ruston has its best team in over 25 years.
Division II Non-Select: North Desoto will take on a very talented Lutcher team. I am taking North Desoto because I believe the Griffins’ offense – with a very good run and pass game — will be the difference in the end.
Division III Non-Select: Wow, what a game it should be when Many takes on Union Parish. It might be the quickest game played as both teams run and don’t pass much. I give the edge to Many in a close game because I think the Tigers have the better team overall.
Division IV Non-Select: Oak Grove takes on Homer in a classic battle of North Louisiana teams. I will go with Oak Grove in a close game as the Tigers’ offense will be difficult to defend in the end.
Division I Select: Brother Martin will play John Curtis in a battle between two of New Orleans’ great programs. I have seen both teams play quite a few times in the last two years and I just think Brother Martin is due a title in a close game among two teams from the same district.
Division II Select: Two teams from the same area will be meeting when St. Thomas More plays Lafayette Christian. This will be a long game as both teams love to throw the football. I will go with St. Thomas More in a close game.
Division III Select: Dunham plays St. Charles Catholic. I think Dunham has the better team and I’ll stay with the Tigers as the champs since I picked them back in August to go to the title game.
Division IV Select: Vermillion Catholic plays Ouachita Christian — two teams who have met in many semifinal games in the past and finally play in a state title game. I like Ouachita Christian — OCS as it’s called in Monroe – because I think the Eagles will control the clock with their run game.
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