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St. Thomas More High School senior TE Luke Howard will lead the number one seed Cougars into the Division II playoffs (Property of LAFM)

Road To State: LHSAA Division II First Round Playoff Preview

Road To The State: LHSAA Division II First Round Playoff Preview

by Jace LeJeune and Lee Brecheen

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and I am not talking about the holidays. I am talking about the LHSAA Playoffs, which start this week. The playoffs are always unique in the sense that is unlike the regular season as you lose, there is another week to play. In the playoffs, there is no tomorrow because if you lose, you go home. Through all the classifications and all of the teams in the playoffs, there is one goal in mind and that is to be one of nine teams in the end holding a state championship trophy in the end. For the third year in a row, we got you covered as for the next couple of weeks, we will go through all of the private and public matchups from 1A all the way to 5A each and every week leading up to the All-State Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic from December 13th-14th. Louisiana Football Magazine’s recruiting expert Lee Brecheen and editor Jace LeJeune give their insight on which teams will survive and continue their march to the State Championship. Today, we preview the Division II playoff bracket.

 

#1 St. Thomas More Cougars (8-2)-Bye

 

#8 E.D. White Cardinals (5-5) vs. #9 Evangel Christian Academy Eagles (5-4)

Jace’s Pick: Evangel Christian Academy

Lee’s Pick: Evangel Christian Academy

 

#5 St. Louis Catholic Saints (7-2) vs. #12 St. Michael the Archangel Warriors (6-4)

Jace’s Pick: St. Louis Catholic

Lee’s Pick: St. Louis Catholic

 

#4 Loyola College Prep Flyers (8-2) vs. #13 Thomas Jefferson Jaguars (4-6)

Jace’s Pick: Loyola College Prep

Lee’s Pick: Loyola College Prep

 

#3 University Lab Cubs (7-4) vs. #14 Lusher Charter Lions (4-5)

Jace’s Pick: University Lab

Lee’s Pick: University Lab

 

#6 Archbishop Hannan Hawks (4-6) vs. #11 Vandebilt Catholic Terriers (6-4)

Jace’s Pick: Archbishop Hannan

Lee’s Pick: Archbishop Hannan

 

#7 Parkview Baptist Eagles (5-5) vs. #10 Teurlings Catholic Rebels (6-4)

Jace’s Pick: Teurlings Catholic

Lee’s Pick: Parkview Baptist

 

#2 De La Salle Cavaliers (6-4)-Bye

 

Jace’s Championship Prediction: St. Thomas More is the best team in the bracket and one of the best in the entire state. I just don’t really see a team that can challenge them. I do believe that De La Salle is the second best team in the bracket, but for this Division II bracket, it seems that the number one seed most likely to win the championship is the Cougars.”

Lee’s Bracket Breakdown:St. Thomas More is going to win the championship, but I do think that they will be challenged in the championship by De La Salle. The Cavaliers faced a very tough schedule this season and are battle tested.”

 

 

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About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is majoring in Journalism. This is Jace's third year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.