Rummel defeats Byrd 23-22 in Division I; Curtis, Calvary Baptist also win titles

Rummel won a state championship for the second year in a row on Thursday.

The Raiders trailed for most of the Division I state championship before rallying for a 23-22 victory against Byrd in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Dominic Haggerty scored on a 73-yard touchdown run to give Byrd a 6-0 lead in the first quarter of the Division I state championship game against Rummel.

Rummel came back to take a 7-6 lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Keith Fulton in the second quarter.

Byrd led 12-7 when Kirkland McCulloch intercepted a pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown with 10:29 left in the second quarter.

Rummel cut the lead to 12-10 when Justin Mourain hit a 27-yard field goal with 4:17 left in the first half.

Byrd led 19-10 after a 1-yard touchdown run by Tyler Howard with 21 seconds remaining.

Rummel scored on the first drive of the third quarter when Chase Fourcade threw an 86-yard touchdown pass to Steven Dunbar to make the score 19-16. The extra-point kick was blocked.

Byrd's Jake Wyss hit a 41-yard field goal to make the score 22-16 in the third quarter.

But Rummel came back to take a 23-23 lead on a 22-yard touchdown run by Ivan Phipps with 8:03 left in the game.

Division III

Calvary Baptist running back Orlando Bradford rushed for 227 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Cavaliers to a 62-7 victory against Hannan in the Division III state championship game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Calvary Baptist (9-4) outscored Hannan 41-0 in the first half.

Bradford started the scorign with a 26-yard touchdown run that made the score 6-0. He had two other touchdowns on a 53-yard run and a 2-yard run on consecutive possessions that made the score 34-0 in the second quarter.

Calvary Baptist quarterback Shea Patterson finished the first-half scoring with a 67-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Kennedy with 2:53 left in the second quarter.

Hannan (11-3) was outgained 372-69 in the first half.

Division II

John Curtis defeated University 32-0 to win the Division II state championship.

John Curtis, behind one running and one receiving touchdown from running back Raekwon James, led 13-0 at halftime.

The Patriots increased their lead to 19-0 when quarterback Myles Washington scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Curtis running back George Moreira had a 2-yard touchdown plug with 8:38 left in the fourth quarter. Abby Touzet threw an incompletion on the two-point conversion pass to keep the score 25-0.

Patriots running back Tyrone Chevalier scored on a 79-yard touchdown run with one minute remaining to make the score 32-0.