How they got here
CALVARY BAPTIST had a regional bye, beat No. 10 Opelousas Catholic 45-0 in the quarterfinals, and beat No. 6 Catholic-New Iberia 34-33 in the semifinals.
ARCHBISHOP HANNAN beat No. 13 Westminster Christian 61-20 in the regionals, beat No. 12 Pope John Paul II 42-14 in the quarterfinals, and beat No. 1 Episcopal 12-7 in the semifinals.
CALVARY BAPTIST: None; ARCHBISHOP HANNAN: None.
Last time in the state final
Neither team has appeared in a state championship game.
Storyline: David vs. Goliath?
That’s what Hannan coach Pat Lambert said. Two of Calvary’s losses came to teams (Parkway, Byrd,) still alive in the postseason. The other two setbacks were against powers West Monroe and St. Thomas More. Hannan proved, however, it can play the upset card. Just ask Episcopal.
CALVARY BAPTIST: Let quarterback Shea Patterson and the rest of the offense loose. The Cavaliers have no weaknesses at the skill positions and are battle-tested. The defense plays big too.
ARCHBISHOP HANNAN: Calvary is physically bigger than Hannan. But if quarterback Korey Zeigler has enough time to manuever, the Hawks could be in business. The defense will have to swarm to the ball to counter Calvary’s potent offense.
CALVARY BAPTIST: Sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson verbally committed to Arizona — as a freshman. Now, Clemson and a host of others have shown interest. The 6-2, 190-pound signal-caller has thrown for 2,370 yards and 31 touchdowns. ... His favorite target has been wide receiver Shun Brown. The junior has caught 41 balls for 966 yards and 13 scores. … Junior running back Orlando Bradford, who has been offered by Tennessee, has 877 yards rushing and 356 receiving with 17 total TDs. … Air Force was in Shreveport on Tuesday to look at Zach Cosin, a linebacker who has 92 tackles. ... ARCHBISHOP HANNAN: Senior quarterback Korey Zeigler is a dual threat with 1,800 yards passing for 20 touchdowns, and 750 rushing yards for 12 more scores. ... Senior linebacker/strong safety Zack Casteluccio has 90 solo tackles, five interceptions, and two blocked punts. … Senior linebacker/receiver Bruce DiMartino has 78 solo tackles and four TDs. … Senior Jack Witte has amassed 75 solo tackles this season and is a team leader, Lambert said.
ROD WALKER’S WINNER:
Patterson shines and battle-tested Cavaliers make their Dome debut succesful.
CALVARY 28, HANNAN 14