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Road to the Dome: Powerhouses St. Thomas More and University meet in Division II final

#3 St. Thomas More vs. #1 University Lab
Friday, 12/7 at 3:30 p.m.

LAFAYETTE (KATC) — St. Thomas More has it’s work cut out in the dome this week, as the Cougars face University Lab Friday.

On the field this season the two ripped through their opponents. STM’s Junior Quarterback Caleb Holstein and senior running back Will Cryer broke a number of school records. STM scored 704 points, the most in Division II. It’s easy to see why STM is here.

If you want to know how University got here, just pull up a Louisiana top-prospects list. Linebacker Christian Harris is an Alabama commit. Linebacker Bryton Constantin is committed to Clemson. Listed as an athlete, but played linebacker Makiya Tongue is committed to Georgia. Defensive back Jordan Clark is an Arizona State commit. You can see where I’m going. University has seven senior Division I committed player.

“They are extremely talented, 25-game win streak, number 10 national ranking, about 8-10 guys who are SEC caliber players. We know we have our hands full,” said STM head coach Jim Hightower.

STM and University have been as good as anyone in Division II since the split. Over the past six years St. Thomas More has a 61-13 record, and will play in the dome for the third time in four years. The Cougars won the 2016 championship, beating University in the semifinals. In the same time period, University has a 66-8 record, with tiles in 2014 and 2017.

 

Andrew Clay

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