Central Catholic High School's Taylor Blanchard, right, battles a Vermilion Catholic player for the opening tip during the teams' contest Friday in Morgan City. No. 9 Central Catholic will open the Division IV postseason at home Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against district foe and No. 24 seed Highland Baptist. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)
The bad news for Central Catholic entering this season was that it lost three senior leaders from a season ago, including leading scorer and all-state performer Ja’len Johnson.