Gear up for week ten of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Thursday Night Football Game of the Week
Welcome back for another week of high school football. We have made it to the last week of the regular season and the last week for our Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Thursday Night Football Game of the Week. This past week, we had another great district matchup between the Archbishop Shaw Eagles and the St. Augustine Purple Knights from Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. Both teams came into the contest winless in the Catholic League, but their fight and determination said otherwise. The Purple Knights held just a 7-0 lead at halftime because of a tenacious Eagle defense that came up with numerous red zone stops and goal line stands throughout the game. The Eagle offense never got untracked, passing for -2 yards and gaining less than 100 yards total offense. With help from its offense, defense, and special teams, St. Augustine was able to cruise to a 20-0 victory. St. Augustine counted on a number of explosive plays on offense and barreling runs from its three-headed monster backfield to go with a blocked punt for a touchdown in the second half. The Purple Knights earned its first Catholic League win and moved to 5-4 on the season with Shaw dropping to 2-7.
Heading into week ten, we have a 10-4A matchup that features the Helen Cox Cougars (2-7) and the defending 4A state champion Edna Karr Cougars (6-2). Kickoff is set for 7pm at Behrman Stadium in Algiers.
Helen Cox is coming off a tough 19-7 loss against Landry-Walker and a 16-14 loss to Belle Chasse just days before. Cox has battled injuries to marquee players and has struggled to win a district game this season. The bright spot in 2019 has been a week 5 victory over Carver. The Jefferson Parish Cougars is hoping to use their resiliency in its last two games as an advantage on Thursday night.
Cox’s task will be tough on Thursday as they face Edna Karr, who is on a four game winning streak and looking to end this season on a high note. Karr played a tough pre-district schedule with the likes of John Curtis, Catholic of Baton Rouge, Warren Easton, McDonogh 35, and Wossman. The Orleans Parish Cougars have used this approach to prepare them for their district foes and for their post-season road to the Dome.
With playoffs a week away, we look forward to seeing if Cox can fight its way to victory and into the playoffs against the three-time defending state champions in Edna Karr.
We look forward to seeing these teams leave it all on the field tonight as they play their last regular season game of 2019.
To get ready for tonight’s match-up, download the LHSAA Live app on your electronic devices to stay updated. The broadcast team for Thursday’s “Game of the Week” are LHSCA Director Eric Held as the color analyst; Ken Trahan, owner of Crescent City Sports, as the play by play announcer; and Kate Adams, the director of communication and media relations at the LHSAA on the sideline. Be sure to tune in live every Thursday at 7pm for live streaming and updates on prep sports.