Archbishop Rummel is the 2019 Louisiana Division I champ. Friday, the Raiders, ranked No. 15 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, beat No. 45 Catholic (Baton Rouge) 14-10 for its first state title since 2013.
The championship game was a defensive battle with Catholic taking a 3-0 lead into the fourth quarter. Early in the 4th, safety Donovan Kaufman line-up in the backfield and gave Rummel a 7-3 lead from the wildcat formation.
A goal line is finally broken with 10:50 to play…— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) December 7, 2019
And it’s Rummel safety Donovan Kaufman, in at running back.
Touchdown Raiders. 7-3. pic.twitter.com/KyVKS6vL0W
With a little more than three minutes to play, Catholic regained the lead when Josh Parker scored on a screen pass.
On the ensuing kickoff, it was Kaufman again.
Rummel finishes a perfect 13-0, while Catholic, which has played in four of the last five state championships, ends 12-1.