Walker Howard St. Thomas More

Posted On: 10/22/20 8:34 AM

Catholic (Baton Rouge) and St. Thomas More came down to the wire yet again Friday.

The Bears survived a trip to Lafayette last fall on a game-winning field goal as time expired. And with the Cougars visiting Baton Rouge this year, the two state championship hopefuls were once again trading the lead late.

And for the first time in six years, STM managed to come out on top behind the video-game performances from 2022 quarterback prospect Walker Howard and 2021 wide receiver Jack BechJackBech6'3" | WRSt. Thomas More | 2021StateLA.

2021 Recruiting Class

Jack BechJackBech6'3" | WRSt. Thomas More | 2021StateLA — 6-3, 215 WR — St. Thomas More

The Vanderbilt commitment was one of Louisiana’s best pass-catchers as a junior. And after an offseason of simultaneously bulking up about 20 pounds and improving his speed, Bech has taken his game to another level. He started the scoring with a 63-yard touchdown on which he broke a tackle on a short screen play and accelerated away from the defense and up the sideline to pay dirt, then punctuated a 196-yard night with a leaping catch over a defender in the back corner of the end zone for a second score. Bech’s name is gaining steam among Louisiana media,

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