The thought of bringing home four state titles in one's high school career is a dream that isn't too far in the distance for the seniors at LCA.
“The people before us paved the way, and we don’t want to mess that up. It’s our senior year. So, of course, we want that 4 peat," said senior linebacker Trent Hypolite.
The Knights will best tested Monday, as they face St. Charles Catholic, the same team they soared past 41-14 to win their third straight state championship last season.
Fast forward a year later, LCA's offense is averaging 40 points per game and jumped out to a 21-point lead by halftime during the semifinals against Newman.
LCA able to continue their success without the LSU commit, who plays a big role for the Knights on both sides of the ball.
With the uncertainty of Ryans's return, it will be up to the remaining seniors looking to end the last game of their career as the '4-peat' champions.
First, head coach Jacarde Carter says they have to win in areas they lost when they faced St. Charles last season.
“We definitely got to take care of the quarterback running game and special teams," said Jacarde Carter. "Their kick return was big for them last year. They also faked a punt. I feel like they won in the special teams. So, that’s something we’ve got to sharpen upon."
“I feel like the special teams for their kick returns won. They would get a good kick return and get good field leverage on us," said Trent Hypolite.
The big game between number 5 LCA and number 2 St. Charles Catholic will take place at Turpin Stadium on Monday, kick-off set for 3 p.m.