On Sunday, the Catholic Bears showed it’s not how you start the season, but how you end it. After a 1-2 start to the 2020 season, the Bears, ranked No. 39 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water, beat No. 92 C.E. Bears 35-12 to capture the Division I state championship. It’s the Bears’ third state championship in the last six years.
Tre’ Benson, who was Catholic’s Most Outstanding Player, grabbed four receptions for 140 yards that included a 78-yard touchdown pass. Freshman quarterback Daniel Beale completed 11-of-17 passes for 220 yards with two touchdowns.
Daniel Beale.— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) December 28, 2020
About 78 yards.
Bears lead, 14-0, in the second. pic.twitter.com/jwhWTY5lM6
Congratulations to Division I Most Outstanding Player, Tre Benson pic.twitter.com/L7DUgcjtpX— LHSAA (@LHSAAsports) December 28, 2020
Catholic finishes 9-2, while Byrd loses its first game to finish 10-1.