For the second time in just three weeks, St. Augustine and Holy Cross will square off in Louisiana. This time, a berth into the Division I quarterfinals is on the line.
The game will be broadcast live on Yurview Louisiana for customers of Cox Communications and will also stream live on Yurview.com.
Regular Season Rematch
Just two weeks ago, Holy Cross edged St. Augustine, 24-20, behind two touchdowns from sophomore running back Jaden Handy. If St. Augustine wants to advance to the quarterfinals, they’ll have to play better in the team’s second trip to Holy Cross field.
During the regular season, Holy Cross was the superior team, as they finished with an 8-3 record. After beating St. Augustine, Holy Cross knocked off Live Oak last Thursday and are riding a two-game winning streak heading into the playoffs.
Also last week, St. Augustine fell to Archbishop Rummel, 38-14, so St. Augustine comes into the postseason on a two-game losing streak. St. Augustine finished 5-5 but has lost three of the last five games.
Holy Cross and St. Augustine are the No. 7 and 10 seeds, respectably, in the Louisiana Division I class. The winner of the Holy Cross-St. Augustine matchup will face No. 2 seeded Catholic B.R.
Check out the Division I playoff bracket here.
Players to Watch
RB Jaden Handy – Holy Cross
Holy Cross averages more than 5.0 yards per carry, and that’s due to three dominant runners. But it’s the youngest back, sophomore Jaden Handy, that leads the team with more than 700 yards on the ground.
This season, Handy has recorded three 100-yard rushing days. In addition to two touchdowns, he rushed for 92 yards against St. Augustine two weeks ago.
OLB Taiwan Berryhill – St. Augustine
A 3-star prospect, Berryhill is the No. 19 ranked Louisiana prospect in the 2020 class. He’s also rated the No. 34 outside linebacker and is a top 450 overall player in the nation.
St. Augustine will probably need a couple dynamic defensive plays from Berryhill to pull off the upset.
2020 DE/OLB 6’2” 200 Taiwan Berryhill @jr_berryhill St. Augustine High School (LA)(3.2 GPA) receives a big time offer and his first offer from #Tennessee 🔶⚪️#GoVols 🍊 #SEC
Highlights: https://t.co/BrzOv0xKla https://t.co/7YVH15vkZ5
— Infinity1 (@justamom48XOS) April 26, 2018
How to Watch
Watch St. Augustine vs Holy Cross on November 9th on Yurview Louisiana for customers of Cox Communications or live on YurView.com.