PHOTOS: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, DEC. 8

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZAThe dominance of the John Curtis and Evangel football programs is one reason school officials are considering dividing schools into select and nonselect schools for the LHSAA playoffs. Curtis beat Evangel for its 25th state title last season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Evangel Christian Academy's quarter back Dakota Duron throws a pass in the first quarter against John Curtis Christian School during the Class 2A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School's #33, Sherman Badie , left, runs past Evangel Christian Academy's #3, Trent Taylor, right, to score a touchdown during the Class 2A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

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  • Advocate file photo by RUSTY COSTANZAEvangel Christian’s Trent Taylor tries to get past John Curtis’ Adam Saucier during last 
season’s Class 2A state championship game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- during the Class 2A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School's #3, Kerry Buckley, breaks the tackle of Evangel Christian Academy's #16, Jalon Blackshire, right, to score a touchdown in the first quarter of action during the Class 2A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Evangel Christian Academy's #7, Dakota Duron, front, is hit by John Curtis Christian School's #48, Fred Beauford, left, as he released the ball during the Class 2A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Duron did not return to the game after the hit. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School's #23, Richard Allen, left, breaks up a pass intended for Evangel Christian Academy's #1, Jared Cornelius, right, during the Class 2A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School's #15, Malachi Dupre, top, is upended after a reception as he is hit by Evangel Christian Academy's #3, Trent Taylor, during the Class 2A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School's Malachi Dupre (15) is upended after a reception as he is hit by Evangel Christian Academy's Trent Taylor, (3) during the Class 2A Championship at the 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School assistant coach Johnny Curtis yells at a referee during the Class 2A championship at the 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School's Myles Washington (34), tackles Evangel Christian Academy's Jared Cornelius (1), during the Class 2A Championship at the 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christan School's Tevin Horton (5), runs past the attempted tackle of Evangel Christian Academy's Auston Gilcrease (8) during the Class 2A Championship at the 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School celebrates beating Evangel Christian Academy, 35-13 in the Class 2A Championship at the 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School celebrates beating Evangel Christian Academy, 35-13 at the Class 2A Championship at the 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School players celebrate with fans after beating Evangel Christian Academy 35-13 at the Class 2A Championship at the 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA John Curtis J.T. Curtis:“Our group is going to be extremely competitive, and a pretty good state champion is going to come out of it,” Curtis said. “But it won’t be the same. It certainly won’t be representative of the quality of football played in this state. I’m sorry that they are going in that direction.”

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- John Curtis Christian School celebrates beating Evangel Christian Academy, 35-13 in the Class 2A Championship at the 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Notre Dame High School's Nicholas Benoit (80), is tackled by Parkview Baptist's Andre Davis (4), during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Notre Dame's Gavin Bourgeois (18), grabs the mask of Parkview Baptist's Hezekiah Randolph (1), to take Randolph down after a 45 yard pass reception during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Parkview Baptist's Hezekiah Randolph (1), rumbles over a defender on his way to score a touchdown as Notre Dame's Hunter Stelly (35), tries to take him down during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Notre Dame's Gavin Bourgeois (18), attempts to tackle Parkview Baptist's Hezekiah Randolph (1), after a 45 yard pass reception during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. On the right is Notre Dame's Clint Faul (10).

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Notre Dame's Gavin Bourgeois (18), and Clint Faul (10), attempt to tackle Parkview Baptist's Hezekiah Randolph (1), after a 45 yard pass reception during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Parkview Baptist's Hezekiah Randolph (1), breaks the tackle of Notre Dame's Caleb Lambousy (14), during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Parkview Baptist's Hezekiah Randolph (1), breaks the tackle of Notre Dame's Caleb Lambousy (14), during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Parkview Baptist head coach Kenny Guillot runs on the field to call time out during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Notre Dame's quarterback Brad Stoma throws a pass against Parkview Baptist during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Parkview Baptist's Erik Martinez (15), runs past Notre Dame's Gavin Bourgeois (18), during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Notre Dame's Luke Broussard (1), is tackled by Parkview Baptist's Dillon Harris (9), during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Parkview Baptist's Conner Hodgeson (20), is tackled by Notre Dame's Hunter Stelly (35) and Matt Venable (24), during the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Parkview Baptsist football players hold up the framed jersey of Samuel Wimberly, a team mate who passed away in February due to heart complications, after beating Notre Dame 42-7 to win the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff file photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Parkview Baptist celebrates their 42-7 victory over Notre Dame to win the Class 3A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Barbe's #4, Callen Smith, left, and #25, Khoury Kraus, bottom, tackle Archbishop Rummel High School's #21, Keith Fulton, center, during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School's #85, Steven Dunbar, left, stiff arms Barbe's #32, Nick Abshire, right, during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School's #21, Keith Fulton, left, and #50, Zachary Bernard, right, celebrate a Fulton touchdown against Barbe during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- BArbe's #18, Trey Quinn, left, escapes the grasp of Archbishop Rummel High School's #66, Stanley Franklin, bottom, during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School's #21, Keith Fulton, scores a touchdown over Barbe's #32, Nick Abshire, bottom, during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School's #80, Cethan Carter, left, as Barbe's #32, Nick Abshire, right, is upended during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School's #80, Cethan Carter, scores a touchdown over the back of Barbe's #5, Sam Fowlkes, during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School head coach Jay Roth, left, celebrates Rummel's first ever state football championship with quarterback Damian Williams, bottom, and corner back Henri Toliver, center, during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School's #80, Cethan Carter, center, runs though the tackles of BArbe's during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School's #85, Steven Dunbar, right, celebrates with teammate #80, Cethan Carter, after Dunbar scored a touchdown against Barbe during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Archbishop Rummel High School's #80, Cethan Carter, left, as Barbe's #32, Nick Abshire, right, is upended during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. On the left is Barbe's #22, Keelyn Jackson. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Barbe High School's quarterback #3, Kennon Fontenot, top, is tackled by Archbishop Rummel High School's #26, Dontrell Bennett, bottom, during the Class 5A championship in 2012 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo shot in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/RUSTY COSTANZA /

  • Advocate file photo by RUSTY COSTANZA Barbe High School's quarterback Kennon Fontenot, right, scrambles against Rummel during the Class 5A championship in 2012 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.