Crescent City Sports “Rivalry Series” to air on CST beginning Sept. 7
NEW ORLEANS – Crescent City Sports will produce a five-game television package of high school football rivalry matchups featuring neighborhood and district rivals beginning this week on Cox Sports Television.
All five games will air live on CST, the New Orleans-based regional sports network which is available to more than four million viewers, with video streaming at CrescentCitySports.com.
The Crescent City Sports “Rivalry Series” schedule opens Friday, Sept. 7, as St. James Parish rivals face off when Lutcher plays host to St. James. Separated by the Mississippi River, Lutcher and St. James are the only two high schools in St. James Parish. After a decade without playing, the teams landed in the same district in 2015 and met both in the regular season and for the Class 3A state championship. St. James won last year’s game 13-7 to snap a three-game Lutcher series winning streak.
The longest-standing rivalry in Louisiana renews Friday, Sept. 28, when Catholic League rivals Holy Cross and Jesuit meet for the 99th time at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Blue Jays hold a 56-40-1 series lead; one meeting was ruled “no contest.” Holy Cross won last year’s meeting 31-17, the sixth straight win by the home team in the series. The Tigers are looking for back-to-back wins in the series for the first time since 1986.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, two of the top teams in District 6-5A face off when Slidell travels to Ponchatoula. Both teams return key starters and figure to be vastly improved in 2018, so much that this game could well decide the district championship. Slidell won last year’s meeting 28-14.
The “Rivalry Series” features a pair of games on the penultimate weekend of the regular season, beginning on Friday, Oct. 26, when District 10-3A favorites De La Salle and St. Charles Catholic face off at Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium. Both the Cavaliers and Comets have reached a state championship game in the last two seasons. In their first year as district rivals last year, De La Salle won 28-0 in LaPlace en route to an unbeaten regular season.
The following day, one of the area’s newest rivalries renews when John Curtis Christian and Archbishop Rummel meet at Joe Yenni Stadium. It’s a matchup of schools who have combined to win the last four District 9-5A titles. The Patriots defeated the Raiders 42-34 last season to clinch the league title. J.T. Curtis is the second-winningest coach in the history of high school football in America, while Rummel’s Jay Roth is the winningest coach in Catholic League history.
CST and Crescent City Sports, a New Orleans area sports media company founded in 2017, are partnering on live television broadcasts of high school and college events for the second consecutive year.
Crescent City Sports “Rivalry Series” on CST Game Schedule
Friday, Sept. 7 – St. James at Lutcher, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28 – Holy Cross vs. Jesuit, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4 – Slidell at Ponchatoula, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26 – St. Charles Catholic vs. De La Salle, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27 – John Curtis Christian vs. Archbishop Rummel, 2 p.m.
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