Walker Howard

Posted On: 12/30/20 12:26 AM

De La Salle entered Monday’s game knowing ball and clock control would be critical to competing with St. Thomas More.

The high-powered Cougars had rolled past the Cavaliers, 58-10, in the teams’ title game matchup last December.

Senior running backs Montrell JohnsonMontrellJohnson5'11" | RBDe La Salle | 2021StateLA and Byron Phillips helped execute those efforts well enough to keep within striking distance late despite a record-setting aerial connection between Walker Howard and Jack BechJackBech6'3" | WRSt. Thomas More | 2021StateLA on the other side.

But a dropped snap left De La Salle behind the chains on a red zone drive, and a fourth-down pass was eventually batted away before it could potentially reach its intended destination.

And St. Thomas More managed to secure its second straight championship and third in five years.

2021 Recruiting Class

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

The LSU signee ended his high school career, already with some records in tow, with yet another absurd performance that set Turpin Stadium and the Twitter world abuzz. Bech hauled in 10 passes for a Division II state championship record 232 yards and two touchdowns, including several highlight-reel catches.

Bryce BoullionBryceBoullion6'1" | LBSt. Thomas More | 2021StateLA — 6-1,

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