Replay: Edna Karr vs Catholic B.R. – Friday, Nov. 25 @ 7pm PT
Watch a replay of the 2022 LHSAA Football Playoff Bracket – Division I Select Quarterfinals: #7 Edna Karr Cougars vs #2 Catholic B.R. Bears from Friday, November 25, 2022.
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YurView Louisiana has televised some big games over the years, Friday night’s game has the potential to top them all. As two of the best programs in Louisiana, Edna Karr and Catholic High, face off in the quarterfinals at historic Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge.
Karr has won six state championships in school history, four since 2016, while Catholic has won four state titles since 2015 and are the defending champs in Division One select.
It took an unfortunate circumstance for these two teams to meet in the quarterfinals, instead of in the state championship game. Karr had to forfeit its first three games because they used an ineligible player.
But the Cougars crushed their opponents during the regular season, easily winning the Catholic League title in their first time playing in the rugged district. They outscored Catholic League opponents 249 to 58 in six contests.
There are a lot of great quarterbacks in Louisiana, Arch Manning at Newman, Eli Holstein at Zachary and Rickie Collins at Woodlawn, but Karr’s A-J Samuel gets overlooked.
— AJ Samuel 🖖🏾🛸 (@AJSamuel15) December 14, 2021
He’s had a special season leading the Cougars, throwing multiple touchdown passes in every game. He’s also a great runner.
At wide receiver, Karr features three-year starter Kylen Lampton and Makhi Paris has been a great addition as he transferred over from De La Salle. Paris had a big game last week in the come-from-behind playoff win against Scotlandville, with four catches for 96 yards.
The running game is very strong too. Deantre Jackson is a home-run hitter, while co-captain Chris Vasquez can pick up the tough yards.
Karr’s defense features TCU commitment Jonathan Bax at defensive end, safety Michael Richard, who is committed to Louisiana Tech, and three-star cornerback Ryan Robinson, who will have his hands full on Friday night.
Catholic High Junior quarterback Daniel Beale has taken his game to another level this season. He has thrown for 2,260 yards and 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
— Shelton Sampson Jr. (@sampson_shelton) August 6, 2022
Five-star wide receiver and LSU commitment Shelton Sampson has 15 touchdown receptions and he’s caught 73 passes for 1,042. Sampson is having one of the best seasons a wide receiver in Louisiana has ever had after battling hand injuries in the early part of this year and last year. He’s the all-time leading receiver at Catholic High.
Wide receiver Daniel Harden is a good compliment. Harden has scholarship offers to play football and baseball. He’s caught 38 passes for 495 yards and ten touchdowns. Harden caught the winning touchdown pass in a 30-28 victory over Woodlawn earlier this year on the final play.
The Bears running game is strong too. Barry Remo has rushed for nearly 12,000 yards and 13 touchdowns and Ryland Parker has played well lately, rushing for 591 yards and five touchdowns.
On defense, the secondary was a question mark heading into the season, but they’ve been outstanding as Catholic High has shut out two opponents in recent weeks, including Rummel in last week’s playoff win.
Blane Bradford is just a freshman, but he’s been phenomenal and his older brother, Jacob Bradford, who is a sophomore, has two interceptions.
Harold Lawson is a tackling machine at linebacker and on the line, Judd Royea and Josh Johnson are difficult for opposing offensive lines to handle.
Special teams could play a big role. Catholic kicker Landon Carter won a game earlier this season by kicking the game-winning field goal to beat Zachary in the regular season finale.
Karr has the return men like Bryant Sanchez and Kyleen Lampton who have returned kicks for touchdowns and Catholic’s Jacob Bradford and Bradley Wright have also returned kicks for scores.
This game has everything you would want. Big-time recruits, excellent head coaches, championship programs, and high school kids who love the Friday night lights.
It should be an epic game and you’ll see it on YurView Louisiana (Cox Channel 4) or stream it at yurview.com (top of page).