Whether you were Uptown or in Metairie on Friday night, you heard similar words.

At Tulane's Yulman Stadium, there were maroon clad De La Salle fans and players hugging and screaming "We're going to the Dome!"

Meanwhile at the Shrine on Airline, it was J.T. Curtis addressing his Curtis Patriots and finishing it off with "We're going back to the Dome Baby."

For De La Salle, the Dome has been like a foreign country that they have always wanted to visit, but couldn't get there.

For Curtis, the building has been more like a second home.

Both schools made their reservations there on Friday night.

De La Salle beat St. Thomas More to advance to the Division II championship game to play U-High on Dec. 8.

John Curtis beat Scotlandville and will play Catholic High for the Division I crown the following day.

It'll be Catholic League past and present.

De La Salle left the Catholic League in 2003.

Curtis joined the league in 2015.

Both school's success this season shouldn't come as a surprise.

Both have been ranked No. 1 all season long in The New Orleans Advocate's Super 10: Curtis in the Large School rankings and De La Salle in the small schools.

Both will represent the 504 area code and take on teams from the 225 (Baton Rouge) for the title. 

Neither team has lost to a team from Louisiana.

Well, De La Salle hasn't lost to anyone period. The Cavaliers are 11-0.

Curtis is 11-1, reeling off 10 straight victories after its lone loss to Grayson, Ga. in Week 2.

Both put the word "run" in the phrase title run.

Running the football is their bread and butter, as was evident on Friday night.

Curtis quarterback Collin Guggenheim threw just three passes.

De La Salle signal caller Julien Gums one-upped him, throwing four passes.

But while there are some similarities, there is also that one big difference.

Curtis has a trophy case full of hardware, 26 state championships in all.

De La Salle doesn't have any.

In fact, the Cavs haven't even played in a state championship game since 1961, just eight years before J.T. Curtis took over the Patriots on his way to becoming the nation's second winningest high school coach of all time.

Or if you really want to put it in perspective, how about this?

De La Salle coach Ryan Manale is 37 years old.

Curtis is making its 36th trip to the state championship game.

By Curtis standards - they last played in the Dome in 2014 - this is considered a drought too. 

The Patriots' senior class now has a chance to keep an amazing streak going. Dating back to 1974, every senior class at Curtis has won at least one state title. 

De La Salle is trying to make a little history of their own. If you believe in signs, this just may be De La Salle's year to end its football title drought.

Back in March, De La Salle's basketball team beat St. Thomas More in the semifinals and U-High in the title game. That's the same path the football team will have traveled for a football title.

"There is not a better alumni base that deserves this than this group," said De La Salle athletic director Tony Bonura. "They've been through a lot. They better get ready at the Dome because De La Salle nation is going to show up."

The next day, Patriot nation will show up as well. 

De La Salle and Curtis are going to the Dome, baby!

Follow Rod Walker on Twitter, @rwalkeradvocate.