Lafayette, LA (KADN) — STM is (5-1) and refocused after a loss to Catholic from Baton Rouge a couple weeks ago. The team has bounced back to score 56 points in a win over Franklinton and 71 points in a win over Westgate. The Cougars now understand how to play to the final whistle.
“We’ve been pretty consistent throughout the year about getting ready for games throughout the year and trying to get better on the practice field,” STM Head Coach Jim Hightower said. “I don’t know that has changed much. We know what it is to play a four-quarter game now. We played a tough, hard-fought game all the way down to the end and that can’t help but make you better.”
Teurlings Catholic blew a 12 point lead against STM last year, but coach Dane Charpentier believes the rosters have turned over too much for that to matter. His team is (3-3) and he knows this game is critical even if they were not rivals.
” I don’t know about a breakpoint but it’s a district game and one of our team goals is always to win the district championship,” Charpentier said. “It really goes through Friday night. Whoever wins Friday night is really in the driver’s seat to win the district so it is really just a part of working on our team goals.”