METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Catholic League history will be made Friday night with Zephyr Field hosting football for the first time. Brother Martin and Curtis will get the honors of christening the setup, and all involved can't wait for the big day.
"I really can't believe it's finally here, it's gone by so fast. I'm excited, I can't wait for Friday night, and see it all happen. We got so many things going on. It's something the kids will never forget," said Zephyrs general manager Cookie Rojas.
"Where we're playing, opening up for the first time, it's going to be a unique experience," said John Curtis head coach J.T. Curtis. "It's on national television, everyone has a little more excitement about it. I think it's just normal. It's a new and different place. I think they're going to do some things that are really exciting for the fans. They're going to do their 'Friday night fireworks,' which is really different. I know our people are excited, and anticipate on being there."
The Crusaders are fired up about playing at Zephyr Field, but they also need to focus on fixing their leaky defense. Brother Martin gave up 55 points to Karr in a loss last week.
"I talk about it all the time, it's always a process. Learning from our mistakes, getting better, that's the whole thing for us," said Brother Martin head coach Mark Bonis. By the end of the season we have reached our optimum potential. In the Karr game, they did a good job of utilizing their speed, their athleticism, spacing the field out. It's a different type of football game going against Curtis."
The Brother Martin-John Curtis match-up will be one of game to be host at Zephyr Field. The organization wants this to be a year-to-year thing, but the Catholic League is taking a wait-and-see approach on this new setup.