VC wins Div. IV title
Senior running back Mike Campbell had three rushing touchdowns as Vermilion Catholic earned a record-breaking 63-18 victory over St. Fredrick's in the 2013 LHSAA Division IV State Championship Game Saturday afternoon in the Superdome.
Briefly falling behind after a 26-yard field goal by Seth Christian, Vermilion Catholic (14-0) scored 42 of the next 49 points as Brennan Gallet connected with Connor Menard for a 63-yard touchdown and Campbell for a seven-yard touchdown reception. Campbell would later add touchdown runs of 62 yards and three yards to push the Screaming Eagles' lead to 28-3.
The Division IV crown is the first state championship for Vermilion Catholic since the school won a Class 1A crown in 2003.
After St. Fredrick's (10-5) cut the lead to 28-10 on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Christian to Peyton Braswell, Gallet connected with Emile Trahan for touchdown receptions of 43 and 89 yards.
A six-yard touchdown run by Campbell and a seven-yard touchdown reception by Tyler Derouen pushed the lead to 56-10. Later, Drake Broussard returned a fumble 26 yards for a touchdown, pushing the Screaming Eagles past the 62-point record reached by South Plaquemines in 2008 and Calvary Baptist earlier this week in the Division III championship game.