NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - In an epic thriller at Yulman Stadium, Archbishop Rummel defeated Catholic, 14-10, to win the state championship in Division one. Donovan Kaufman was named Most Outstanding Player after leading the Raiders with a rushing touchdown, a fumble recovery, kickoff return for a touchdown and the game-sealing interception.
The Bears took the lead late the fourth quarter, 10-7 when Jackson Thomas connected with Joshua Parker for a 43-yard touchdown. The lead didn’t last long as Kaufman took the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for the go-ahead score. On the following drive, Kaufman picked off Thomas’ pass to seal the victory.
This is the Raiders first state title since 2014.