BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The first year of head coach Hudson Fuller at Catholic High started off rough, to say the least. The Bears began the season 1-3 (although the loss to Warren Easton’s became a forfeit), with the only win coming against Picayune, a Mississippi powerhouse.
Fuller’s squad is heading to the Caesar Superdome for the first time since 2021 and riding a nine-game winning streak.
“Just kind of a testament to the trust of the players and coaches, our parents, and our administrators trusting the plan to keep getting better each day. It didn’t happen overnight, but they were able to trust the process,” said Fuller.
That trust led to a booming offense that averaged over 40 points per game during that nine-game stretch. Not too long ago, Fuller served as an offensive coordinator at Catholic under Gabe Fertitta from 2017-19. Now his system is back in place with an entirely different group of kids reaping success.
“The biggest thing has just been our consistency and making sure that we stay in front of the chains and stay in rhythm as an offense. It’s really awesome to see them get better and improve their knowledge of the offense, improve from week to week, and those things turn into results,” Fuller said.
The Bears face No. 8 Acadiana in the LHSAA 2023 Division I Select Championship on Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Rams have yet to score more than 30 points in this year’s playoffs but have held every opponent to under 25.