Vermilion Catholic Screamin' Eagles
Head Coach: Broc Prejean
2019 Record: 10-2 (DIV quarterfinals)
Notes: Third head coach in four years
It's another new head coach at Vermilion Catholic. Broc Prejean, a former St. Thomas More assistant, is the Eagles' third head coach in four years, but change will be minimal.
"My expectation is that we will be fast," he said. "We talk about the 40 second clock is our advantage. We want the refs to slow us down. We want to see if we can make a ref pass out with how fast our tempo goes."
A faster tempo and simplified running scheme are minimal adjustments for a team that has enjoyed great success. Over the past three years VC has won 30 games and averaged 36 points per game. Prejean inherits a Super 16 quarterback in Drew Lege, who has thrown for 50 touchdowns and more than 5,000 yards as a starter the past two years.
A new coach, though, brings uncertainties to a program, but Leger said those have subsided.
"Going into a year when you know there is a new coach, the feeling of uncertainty can be overwhelming, especially in your senior season coming out," he said. "Once again I thought coach Broc did a great job coming in, taking control and making us feel like a family."
"One of the things that fired me up that he was an alumni," said wide receiver Saul Dartez. "He's been in our shoes, he know how valuable this field is and winning."
In 2003 Prejean won a state title as a member of the Screamin' Eagles.
Last year VC lost 21-19 to Country Day in the Division IV quarterfinals.
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