Crescent City Sports has three prep football live streams this weekend
NEW ORLEANS – After Hurricane Ida delayed the start of the high school football season in the New Orleans area, Crescent City Sports begins its extensive live streaming coverage for the 2021-22 school year with three matchups this weekend.
CCS will have the rivalry matchup between Holy Cross and Chalmette Friday at 7 p.m. from Bobby Nuss Stadium, followed by a pair of games Saturday from Tad Gormley Stadium – a 2 p.m. matchup of teams who have reached state championship games in back-to-back seasons as De La Salle hosts St. Charles Catholic, followed by a 7 p.m. game with St. Augustine playing host to perennial Class 5A power Zachary. Coverage on CrescentCitySports.com will begin either 10 or 15 minutes before the scheduled kickoff.
Holy Cross and Chalmette were longtime neighborhood and Catholic League rivals, and they continue to face off each year at the home of the Owls. Though the teams have met in Week 3 in recent years, COVID-19 and now Ida have turned this matchup into the season opener for both teams for the second consecutive year.
The Tigers won 56-7 a year ago, the largest margin of victory by either school in series history.
De La Salle and St. Charles Catholic were originally scheduled to play Friday in LaPlace, but Ida forced the teams to switch hosts and push the scheduled kickoff back 19 hours. The Cavaliers reached the Division II final a year ago – their third championship game appearance in the last four years – while St. Charles Catholic got to the Division III title game to face Lafayette Christian for the second year in a row. De La Salle won last year’s meeting, also seen on CCS, 21-0.
De La Salle is ranked fifth in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 3A poll, while St. Charles Catholic is eighth in the LSWA’s Class 2A rankings.
In addition to the live stream on CCS, the Cavaliers-Comets game will be simulcast on NASH ICON 106.1 FM.
St. Augustine and Zachary are meeting for the second consecutive year. The teams opened last season in Zachary, with the Broncos prevailing 41-32. New Orleans-area fans will get a look at Zachary junior Eli Holstein, the seventh-ranked quarterback prospect in the Class of 2023 in the 247 composite ratings. Holstein accounted for three touchdowns and passed for 214 yards against St. Aug a year ago.
While the Purple Knights open their season on Saturday, the Broncos have played – and won – twice. Zachary is ranked No. 2 in the LSWA Class 5A poll.
The Crescent City Sports team is in its 11th season of producing live broadcasts for television and internet, having produced more than 340 live streams since 2012, and is continuing its extensive commitment to prep sports coverage on its website for 2021-22. Additionally, in cooperation with Cox Sports Television, CCS will also produce additional events that will both be televised on CST and streamed on the site.
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…