by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
J.T. Curtis Inches Closer To National Wins Record
In a thrilling showdown on Friday night, John Curtis’ commanding 41-21 victory over their Catholic League rival, Jesuit, not only marked another impressive win for the team but also inched their revered head coach, J.T. Curtis, tantalizingly closer to an all-time record.
With unwavering dedication spanning an incredible 55 seasons, Coach Curtis has now tallied an astonishing 618 career victories, leaving him just three wins shy of tying the hallowed all-time high school football career wins record. The anticipation is building as football fans across the nation eagerly await Coach Curtis’ impending milestone.
But it’s the prospect of those four elusive victories beyond that holds the key to etching his name into history. Should Curtis secure four more wins, he will surpass the legendary John McKissick from South Carolina, whose illustrious career boasts an astonishing 621 wins. As the race to immortality continues, Coach Curtis stands at the precipice of etching his legacy as one of the greatest high school football coaches of all time. The football world watches with bated breath as each game brings him closer to this historic achievement.
St. Louis’s Graham Montet Shines On Offense & Defense While Landon Daughdril Nails 52-Yard FG
Under the Friday night lights, the stage was set for an epic showdown as the St. Louis Catholic High School Saints clashed with the previously undefeated Kinder Yellow Jackets. In this electrifying district battle, the Saints emerged victorious with a resounding 45-20 win, and two standout players etched their names into the annals of high school football history.
Graham Montet, a true two-way marvel, was nothing short of sensational. This gridiron virtuoso not only found the end zone twice with his powerful rushing game, accumulating an impressive 66 yards and two touchdowns on offense, but also transformed into a defensive stalwart when it mattered most. Montet’s defensive contribution was equally impressive, tallying six tackles and a remarkable fumble return. His performance left a lasting impact on both sides of the ball and left the Yellow Jackets bewildered in his wake.
But the spotlight didn’t belong solely to Montet on this unforgettable night. Placekicker Landon Daughdril unleashed a monstrous 52-yard field goal, leaving the crowd in awe and the Saints’ faithful in ecstasy. To put Daughdril’s remarkable feat into perspective, the state record for field goals stands at a jaw-dropping 59 yards, a distinction shared by legends like Ouachita Christian’s Keith Andrews and St. Thomas More’s Lucas Murphy. Daughdril’s thunderous kick may have fallen just short of the state record, but it soared into the hearts of Saints fans as they witnessed a moment of pure precision and power.
The St. Louis Catholic Saints have not only secured a pivotal district win but have also etched their names into the history books. Montet’s two-way brilliance and Daughdril’s awe-inspiring boot will be remembered for years to come. As Friday night’s victory reverberates throughout the community, it’s clear that these Saints are destined for greatness, with their eyes set firmly on the championship horizon.
Eat. Sleep. Keep The Streak.
Destrehan’s undefeated streak grew to 18 consecutive games Friday night.
The Wildcats’ previous loss came at the hands of eventual state title winner Zachary on Dec. 3, 2021 as the Broncos downed Destrehan, 34-13.
Louisiana’s Longest Winning & Losing Streaks
Consecutive Wins (as of 2023 – Week 4)
18 – Destrehan
14 – St. Thomas More
13 – Ouachita Christian
11 – St. Charles
7 – John Curtis
Consecutive On-Field Losses (15 or more games)
25 – Pickering (def. Oakdale, 46-37 • Nov. 20, 2020)
20 – West St. Mary (def. Jeanerette, 26-0 • Oct. 1, 2021)
19 – Plain Dealing (def. Ringgold, 38-6 • Oct. 8, 2021)
16 – Crescent City (def. Cohen, 12-6 • Oct. 3, 2015)
16 – Comeaux (def. New Iberia, 30-28 • Oct. 22, 2021)
15 – Pine Prairie (def. Ville Platte, 54-12 • Oct. 29, 2021)
How The LSWA Top Ten Fared – Week 4
- John Curtis (3-0) beat Jesuit, 41-21
- Edna Karr (3-0) plays Saturday
- Destrehan (4-0) beat Hahnville, 47-11
- Zachary (3-0) beat McKinley, 54-6
- Ruston (4-0) beat Lafayette Christian, 29-26
- Carencro (4-0) beat Sulphur, 57-14
- Catholic-Baton Rouge (2-2) lost to St. Thomas More, 35-28
- West Monroe (4-0) beat Scotlandville, 30-12
- Acadiana (3-1) beat Lafayette, 63-12
- St. Augustine (2-1) plays Saturday
Others receiving votes: Airline (4-0) beat Benton, 60-35, East St. John (4-0) beat Thibodaux, 49-14, Dutchtown (3-0) did not play, Southside (3-1) beat New Iberia, 49-26, Brother Martin (3-1) beat Ouachita Parish, 31-14, Mandeville (2-2) lost to Northshore, 23-16.
- St. Thomas More (4-0) beat Catholic-Baton Rouge, 35-28
- Lafayette Christian (3-1) lost to Ruston, 29-26
- Neville (4-0) beat North Caddo, 53-0
- Westgate (4-0) beat St. Martinville, 49-32
- Warren Easton (1-3) beat B.T. Washington-NO, 28-6
- North DeSoto (3-1) beat Minden, 51-0
- Lutcher (2-1) beat Vandebilt Catholic, 18-0
- West Feliciana (3-1) beat Tara, 41-14
- Teurlings Catholic (3-1) beat Notre Dame, 34-14
- Opelousas (2-2) lost to St. Amant, 28-22
Others receiving votes: Leesville (2-2) lost to Catholic-New Iberia, 31-14, Archbishop Shaw (2-2) beat Bonnabel, 34-0, Evangel Christian (2-2) beat Bossier, 49-0, Cecilia (3-1) beat Crowley, 65-14, Tioga (4-0) beat Marksville, 42-14, Vandebilt Catholic (2-2) lost to Lutcher, 18-0, Plaquemine (3-1) beat Istrouma, 20-15, De La Salle (1-3) lost to St. Charles, 32-14.
- University (3-1) beat Helix Mentorship, 55-0
- St. James (3-1) beat Assumption, 33-20
- E.D. White (4-0) beat Woodlawn-Baton Rouge, 57-7
- Sterlington (3-1) beat Carroll, 46-6
- Madison Prep (2-2) lost to Parkview Baptist, 28-21
- Jena (4-0) beat Winnfield, 32-20
- Union Parish (2-2) beat Bastrop, 41-14
- Parkview Baptist (3-1) beat Madison Prep, 28-21
- John F. Kennedy (3-1) won via forfeit
- St. Louis (3-1) beat Kinder, 45-20
Others receiving votes: Amite (2-1) beat Country Day, 39-0, Carroll (3-1) lost to Sterlington, 46-6, Bogalusa (2-2) lost to John Ehret, 49-39, Lake Charles Prep (2-2) beat South Beauregard, 20-14, Iota (3-1) beat Ville Platte, 49-8, Iowa (2-2) beat Jennings, 35-28, Kinder (3-1) lost to St. Louis, 45-20, Marksville (3-1) lost to Tioga, 42-14, Wossman (3-1) lost to Calvary Baptist, 21-6.
- Calvary Baptist (4-0) beat Wossman, 21-6
- St. Charles (4-0) beat De La Salle, 32-14
- Newman (4-0) beat Many, 49-31
- Notre Dame (2-2) lost to Teurlings Catholic, 34-14
- Dunham (3-1) beat Ascension Catholic, 29-28
- Oak Grove (2-2) beat Rayville, 63-26
- Many (2-2) lost to Newman, 49-31
- Episcopal-Baton Rouge (3-1) beat Port Allen, 55-19
- Northlake Christian (4-0) beat Hannan, 23-10
- Loreauville (3-1) beat North Vermilion, 17-10
Others receiving votes: Catholic-New Iberia (3-1) beat Leesville, 31-14, Ascension Episcopal (2-2) lost to Breaux Bridge, 51-16, Oakdale (4-0) beat Grand Lake, 44-38, South Plaquemines (2-2) beat Sarah Reed, 57-13.
- Ouachita Christian (4-0) beat Tensas, 59-0
- Kentwood (3-1) lost to Walker, 30-8
- Vermilion Catholic (4-0) beat Erath, 38-14
- Southern Lab (2-1) beat Opelousas Catholic, 60-35
- Homer (4-0) beat Magnolia Charter, 48-12
- St. Martin’s (3-0) did not play
- Riverside Academy (3-1) beat Houma Christian, 40-7
- Haynesville (4-0) beat Glenbrook Academy, 34-14
- Ascension Catholic (3-1) lost to Dunham, 29-28
- St. Mary’s (4-0) beat DeQuincy, 21-12
Others receiving votes: Glenbrook Academy (3-1) lost to Haynesville, 34-14, Logansport (3-1) beat Mansfield, 32-24, St. Frederick (2-2) beat Delhi Charter, 43-8.