Rummel-Holy Cross football to air live Saturday afternoon on 106.1 FM

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RRummel offense vs Shaw

The Archbishop Rummel vs. Holy Cross football game in the first week of Catholic League play at Joe Yenni Stadium will air live on NASH ICON 106.1 FM and on the worldwide web at

Coverage begins with the pre-game show Saturday at 1:45 p.m. with kickoff slated for 2 p.m.

Cumulus New Orleans Sports Director Ken Trahan will have the call of the game along with former St. Charles Catholic head coach Frank Monica providing analysis. Darrell Ashley will have sideline reports.

The Raiders (3-0) are ranked seventh in the state in the most recent Class 5A state rankings.

Rummel is led by senior quarterback Casey Avrard, who has completed 23 of 41 passes for 401 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions and has rushed 88 yards for a score.

Raiders junior running back Jaidyn Martin has 317 yards rushing on 61 carries with four touchdowns and has three catches for 85 yards and a score. Ruben Ramirez, also a junior, has nine catches for 173 yards and a touchdown. Rummel averages 30 points per game.

Defensively, Rummel features junior linebacker Robert Vaughn, who leads the Raiders with 47 tackles and junior defensive back Darrius Davis, who has 43 tackles. LSU commit Ashton Stamps is very good in the deep as well and has 45 tackles with an interception. The Raiders allow 18 points per game.

Rummel has earned solid victories over Ouachita Parish, Neville and Archbishop Shaw in non-district play.

Holy Cross (2-1) is led by junior quarterback Cole Canatella, who has completed 18 of 32 passes for 296 yards and six touchdowns with just one interception and has rushed for 58 yards. The Tigers average 40.3 points per game.

Sophomore running back C.L. Johnson has 41 carries for 309 yards and three touchdowns while junior wide receivers Koby Young and Krosse Johnson have been outstanding. Young had nine catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns while Johnson has four catches for 155 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensively, the Tigers are led by junior linebacker Trent Santos, who leads the team with 31 tackles while senior lineman Lance Williams is a force. Holy Cross allows 23 points per game.

Holy Cross has victories over Holy Cross High of San Antonio and Chalmette and lost 28-22 to De La Salle.

Last season, Holy Cross defeated Rummel, 28-21.

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