Central Catholic Eagles
No. 3 seed Central Catholic escaped an upset bid by No. 14 seed Delhi Charter with a come-from-behind 12-8 victory in Division IV (Class 1A select) first-round action Friday in Morgan City. Central Catholic took the lead for good with less than 2 minutes remaining when quarterback Blake Byrne connected with wide receiver Matthew Barbier for a 51-yard touchdown strike. Above, Byrne throws during earlier action in the game. (The Daily Review/ Michelle Blanc)
In a defensive struggle, the No. 3 seed Central Catholic Eagles had one more play in them than the No. 14 seed Delhi Charter School Gators in Friday’s Division IV first-round playoff game.
No. 3 Central Catholic will host No. 14 Delhi Charter in the first round of the Division IV playoffs Friday in Morgan City. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Above, Central Catholic’s DD Gant, left, and Demarcus Mitchell tackle Gueydan’s Malik Criner during Central Catholic’s 41-16 win last week. (The Daily Review/Courtney Long)
No. 3 Central Catholic will open the Division IV postseason Friday when it hosts No. 14 Delhi Charter.
The Central Catholic Eagles will host Metairie Park Country Day for homecoming Friday. The matchup pits two teams ranked in the top 10 in Division IV power rankings as Central Catholic is ranked No. 3 and Country Day, No. 7. Above, Central Catholic’s Matthew Vorenkamp, left, and Sage Thibodeaux take down Lafayette Christian quarterback Bryce Badon during the Eagles’ 17-7 victory a week ago. (The Daily Review/Courtney Long)