Catholic Panthers

District 8-2A · New Iberia, LA

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Players To Watch

William RussellATH6-02064.8Sr
Javon BrownRB/DL6-22534.7Jr
Drew DesormeauxOL/DL6-02615.3Jr
James JonesOL/DL6-32635.4Jr
Denym MasonRB/LB5-111934.68Jr

Last 5 Seasons

YearClassWinsLossesPlayoff Finish
20182A122State Runner-Up
20172A121State Champion

About the Team

Head Coach: Scott Wattigny, 3rd season (45-32 overall, 10-11 at Catholic)

Returning Lettermen: 15

Returning Offensive Starters: 4

Returning Defensive Starters: 3

Lettermen Lost: 24

State Champions: 1962, 2017

State Runner-Up: 2014, 2018

Playoff Appearances: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1976, 1989, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021


Team roster

Catholic High will look to go through a rebuilding transition with inexperienced talent that will need to step up quickly and carry the team this year.

Although the Panthers possess a small senior class, it's a group comprised of committed guys who want to see the program succeed.

A demanding non-district schedule with showdowns against Vermilion Catholic, Parkview Baptist, Erath, Leesville and Eunice will prepare Catholic for a competitive district slate.

The Panthers will have many players going both ways, so being conditioned at the start of the season is imperative for their early success, and will have to catch some breaks with guys not getting injured throughout the season.