Jesuit (28-0-2) the Number 1 seed, has outscored playoff opponents 20-1, while extending the nations best unbeaten streak to 92 games. Jesuit has given up 1 goal in its last 16 games and has outscored opponents 127-6 this season. To make it to this final game Jesuit beat Natch. Central 9-0, then Caddo Magnet 4-0, then Brother Martin 3-0, and finally Dutchtown 4-1. This will be Jesuit's 15th trip to the Finals, where they have won 9 times.
St. Paul's (29-2-0), the Number 2 seed, has outscored playoff opponents 19-2. St. Paul’s has outscored opponents on the season a total of 131-9. One of their two losses was 1-0 to Jesuit in the Finals of the St. Paul's Holiday Invitational Tournament. To make it to the Championship, St. Paul's defeated South Terrebonne 7-0, then Barbe 6-1, then St. Amant 3-0, and finally Lafayette 3-1. This will be St. Paul's 6th trip to the final and they have won three Division II state titles.
This game will be a rematch of the St. Paul's Tournament final which was an epic battle of the two top ranked teams.
Time and location: Saturday night at 7 PM in Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, LA.
Regarding the scrum in the waning moments of the JHS v Dutchtown game, it wasn't really a free for all. The scrum was created when most players quickly conregated to help pull apart and calm the few guys who initiated the fun. A player from each team got a yellow. Although they could have received a red, I was pleased that the referee showed restraint and a recognition that emotions were high.
This is the finals matchup I have been hoping for all season. The Wolves are a solid team and it will be a good game. Go Jays.
Post by futbolfiend on Feb 20, 2011 19:54:11 GMT -6
I just found out I'm coming to NO for some club friendlies on Sunday so I get to see this epic final in person. Can't wait. Funny thing about matchups, I thought Laffy would be the team to give Jesuit the best run for their money and looks like SPS took care of that issue with room to spare.. Still I think Cabos neutralizes Adrian to a degree but this game comes down to the backline, SPS's is extremely good, Jesuits is almost inhuman I have it Jays 3-1 over the Wolves but close til late
Overheard this at Dallas Cup "No one ever fails at football [soccer], they just find their true level..............
This will be a great game but you have to go with te Js. If you were betting your house on it who would you pick? I don't think anyone would go against the Jays. The Wolves are an exceptional team this year so do not expect a blowout and an upset definitely is possible. Also do people out there really think Cabos is overrated? He's been a force on the Js since he was a freshman. I know this is a team game but the play of Adrian and Cabos will have huge impacts for there teams. I think both are great players an I mean no disrespect to anyone when I say this but Cabos is still top dog in Louisiana soccer and in my opinion wi be regardless the outcome of this game. The kid tore his ACL last year and has come back an must have somewhere around 20-25 goals and 25-30 assist leading the Js in both categories for the past 2 seasons. Anyone who has ever torn an ACL or knows anything about knees knows how special of a task it is for a kid to comeback and do what he's done. Also he didn't play in the finals last year so I'm sure thatll be a little extra motivation. I'll have you know I'm pulling for the Wolves though, always root for the underdog and Adrian is a sick player as well not taking anything away from the kid he truely is MONSTER. Adrian Cabos ad Randel together in club must be unreal best of luck to both teams
2-0 Jesuit. While we would love to see D7 win it all, Jesuit looks at this point of the season to be an unstoppable force. Also, Cabos, of the three players discussed, seems to play his best soccer in the toughest games. The same seems to be true for the entire Jesuit team. They will be beat eventually, just dont see it happening this year.
Post by statechamp02 on Feb 20, 2011 23:10:25 GMT -6
If Jesuit doesn't lose this game.. I think they will have another unbeaten season next season. St pauls and Lafayette won't be AS GOOD as they are this year. I'm not saying they won't be good but they both will be losing really really good players. Jesuit will also be losing a few but I still see them being able to handle st pauls amd Lafayette