No. 15 Archbishop Rummel wins Louisiana Division I championship on 4th quarter comeback against No. 45 Catholic (Baton Rouge)

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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.

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.

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