Top 100: No. 39 Catholic (Baton Rouge) beats No. 92 C.E. Byrd for Louisiana Division I championship

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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.

Catholic finishes 9-2, while Byrd loses its first game to finish 10-1.

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