NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Carver Rams made some history in New Orleans East this season. They took home their first district title in 14 years. The program has been steadily rebuilding since Katrina, and looks to be returning to their glory days.
“This is definitely a great group of kids. These guys are resilient. They’ve been here since day one, the trailer days. They’ve experienced being in one trailer. Most of these guys are junior and seniors. They’ve been through the tough times. Their hard work is finally paying off,” said Carver Head Coach Byron Addison.
Carver will have a tough road trip in front of them tonight, playing at Belle Chasse. The Cardinals racked up eight wins this season, Carver notched seven W’s.
“Belle Chasse is a good program. When you watch them on film they’re so disciplined. They have a lot of size. We’re fast, they’re strong. Our job is to play smart, minimize the mistakes,” said Addison.
“Offensively we got to keep the ball. We got to run the ball, chew the clock up. Carver is so explosive, so fast. Try to keep them in front of us. They get behind us, they’re going to score. They can throw the ball, and they can run,” said Belle Chasse Head Coach Steve Meyers.
For the Belle Chasse Cardinals, this their best season in ten years. In 2008, they went all the way to the Dome, beating Shaw for the Class 4A Championship.
“We’re excited. The school, the community. We got Ralph Jones, who has over 1,300 yards rushing. It should be a good game come Friday,” said Meyers.