Friday, March 5, 2010

Class 5A Quarterfinal Predictions and Preview

Pat Swilling(left and the St. Aug trio of Javan Felix(right), Sydie London(bottom left) and Elridge Moore(bottom right) will get it on tonight in quarterfinal action
The Catholic League is back as St. Augustine will travel to Brother Martin for a classic quarterfinal playoff game between the top seed Purple Knights and the 8 seed Crusaders. Led by senior Elridge Moore and sophomore sensations Javan Felix and Sydie London, St. Aug looks to get back to the Cajun Dome for the first time since 2004 when they loss to DJ Augustin and guess who, Brother Martin. BM will look to Patrick Swilling Jr. to take control and lead his team to the win and back to the dome for the first time since they won the 2005  state title before Hurricane Katrina hit six months later. The second game of the top part of the bracket features 4 seed Sulphur traveling 5 seed Hammond who is coming off a big road win at 21 seed Southwood. Sulphur is lead by 6'3" senior Chip Armelin while Coach Brent Grigas and Hammond will rely on junior Mark Bridgewater and Dominick McCoy.

Xavier Blackburn of St. Thomas More(left) and Dominick Scelfo of Jesuit(right) will
take on each other in quarterfinal action tonight

J-Jay Thomas(left) and Levie Wright(right) of Scotlandville will lead their
team in the quarterfinals tonight vs. Covington
On the bottom side, we have another all-Catholic battle as 14 seed St. Thomas More of Lafayette travels to New Orleans to play 6 seed Jesuit. STM of Coach Danny Broussard is coming off a huge win over defending Champ Ouacita on the road while Jesuit went on the road as well and defeated 22 seed Catholic High. Xavier Blackburn and Will Norman will lead STM while Coach Chris Jennings' team will be lead by Cornell University committ Dominick Scelfo and Brady Hadden. The last 5A game of note is 2 seed Scotlandville with Stephen F Austin signee J-Jay Thomas and junior Levie Wright hosting 23 seed Covington.

Class 5A Quarterfinal Predictions

1 seed St. Augustine over 8 seed Brother Martin
5 seed Hammond over 4 seed Sulphur
6 seed Jesuit over 14 seed St. Thomas More
2 seed Scotlandville over 23 seed Covington

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