Players To Watch
Last 5 Seasons
About the Team
Head Coach: Thomas David, 7th season
2022 Lettermen Returning: 8
2022 Offensive Starters Returning: 8
2022 Defensive Starters Returning: 8
Lettermen Lost: 3
State Champions: 1974
State Runner-Up: 2005
Playoff Appearances: 1956, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Stadium: Donald Gardner Stadium
Turf Type: Natural Grass
Opelousas Catholic returns almost its entire squad from last fall and will look to build on last year's success.
Offensively, junior Mark Collins returns under center for the Vikings while senior John Michael Jarrell and Chris Brown are expected to share the running duties. Cole Lafleur, Jake Veazey and Josh Deville will provide depth in the trenches to allow head coach Thomas David's spread offense room to score points as needed.
For the defense, the three aforementioned linemen are expected to make an impact in a stronger district this season while Collins and Jarrell lead the secondary. In total, eight starters remain from last season's nine-win campaign.
The Vikings have scheduled some staunch competition to prepare themselves for district play as they welcome defending Division IV champion Southern Lab (Week 4) to town as well as a season opening tilt against Oak Grove. Other non-district action includes games at Ascension Catholic and Port Barre in addition to another home game against Holy Savior Menard.