Top 100 – No. 41 St. Thomas More beats No. 101 De La Salle for second straight Louisiana high school football state championship

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St. Thomas More, ranked No. 41 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water, is now a two-time defending Division II state champ after beating De La Salle 35-28. It was a rematch of the 2019 championship game that STM won in a 58-10 blowout.

After a 7-7 start, STM opened-up a 21-7 second quarter lead by scoring two touchdowns in ten seconds.

DLS, ranked No. 101 in our national rankings, dominated time of possession 17:21 to 6:39 in the first half, but trailed 21-14. The Cavaliers then tied it up on the first play of the fourth quarter.

St. Thomas More regained the lead at 27-21, but missed the extra point with 11:40 remaining in regulation. DLS then took its first lead at 28-27.

STM scored the game-winning touchdown with just under four minutes to play.

St. Thomas More finishes a perfect 10-0, while De La Salle ends 2020 with a 9-1 mark.

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