George Hart III
George Hart III

Posted On: 11/27/20 11:44 AM

Even with dozens of teams home because of COVID-19 quarantines, the final week of Louisiana high school football’s regular season provided several entertaining matchups.

And the headliner in Baton Rouge was actually a rescheduling of a previously cancelled District 5-5A matchup that resurrected when two other league members had to shut down because of the virus.

Catholic (Baton Rouge) has dominated the series with Woodlawn (Baton Rouge) for years and appeared poised to do so again as the Bears pulled out to a 27-7 lead after the first drive of the third quarter.

But the Panthers came alive after halftime, shook of the rust from their own two-week hiatus and battled back to with 34-27 in the final minutes before running out of time.

The final margin was the teams’ closest since 2008.

And the resilience of Woodlawn’s talented junior and sophomore classes gives reason for optimism the coming years could provide further entertainment in a cross-town series not typically known for it.

Here were several of the key performers from each side as the teams transition to the postseason.

 

2021 Recruiting Class

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The senior running back would

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