Crescent City Sports to live stream Lafayette Christian-De La Salle football playoff Friday
NEW ORLEANS – Two teams familiar with recent success in December will face off in a Division II select quarterfinal on the night after Thanksgiving in a game that will be broadcast live on Crescent City Sports.
Lafayette Christian, which has won four titles and played in five consecutive title games, and De La Salle, which has reached the title game three times over the last five years, meet at Hoss Memtsas Stadium in Harvey.
CCS’ live streaming coverage will begin at 6:50 p.m., with kickoff at 7. Lenny Vangilder and Wayde Keiser will describe the action.
Both schools’ administrations made the decision to play up to Class 4A beginning this fall, and both teams have been tested leading into Friday’s matchup.
The sixth-seeded Knights (8-3) went through a gauntlet of perhaps the state’s toughest district in any classification, facing St. Thomas More, Teurlings Catholic and Westgate in District 4-4A, and that came on the back end of a non-district schedule that included Ruston, Acadiana, Jesuit and Woodlawn.
The third-seeded Cavaliers (11-0) went unscathed through a challenging non-district schedule that included a defending state champion in St. Charles Catholic, Class 5A opponents St. Paul’s, East Ascension and Holy Cross and two opponents from Mississippi.
The matchup showcases a pair of explosive players on offense. LCA quarterback JuJuan Johnson has accounted for 3,454 yards of offense and 38 touchdowns, while De La Salle running back P.J. Martin has rushed for 2,043 yards and 29 touchdowns – both school records.
The LCA-De La Salle winner faces the Archbishop Shaw-Teurlings Catholic winner in the semifinals next week.
The Crescent City Sports team is in its 12th season of producing live broadcasts for television and internet, having produced more than 400 live streams since 2012, and is continuing its extensive commitment to prep sports coverage on its website for 2022-23.
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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;…