High School Sports

Rockachaws welcome Tigers for special 'Battle for the Crab Trap' showdown

BAY ST. LOUIS -- For the 46th time, the Rockachaws of St. Stanislaus and the Bay High Tigers will meet in the "Battle for the Crab Trap." The Rockachaws will host the Tigers at 7 p.m. Friday. Both teams enter the game with 3-3 records.

"The name has been around since sometime in the 90s, "SSC athletics director Stace McRaney said. "It's like the game between LSU and Arkansas which they call the 'Golden Boot.' It's a big game for both schools."

McRaney said the rivalry between the schools has grown over the years, especially since Bay High joined Division 8-4A.

"This is now a huge division game," McRaney said. "It has always been a rivalry game because it's between crosstown schools. But it has become a bigger game since Bay High went to 4A. It's a heavily attended game. There were lots of people last year when Bay High hosted us and there will be a lot of people at Friday's game."

SSC leads the series 26-19 and the Rock-a-Chaws have been victorious the past two years.

The Rockachaws at a glance

Coach Bill Conides and the Rockachaws are 1-0 in division play after defeating Vancleave 47-29 last week.

On offense, SSC has scored 136 points in its last four games.

Sophomore running back Cahill Marlowe leads the team in rushing with 374 yards on 70 carries with two touchdowns.

Record-setting junior quarterback Myles Brennan has completed 148 of 246 passes for 2,216 yards with 18 touchdowns. He has also scored three rushing touchdowns, picking up 178 yards on 31 carries.

Defensively, senior strong safety Mason Favre leads the team with 69 recorded tackles.

Tigers at a glance

Coach Jeff Hopgood and his Tigers will be looking to avenge last week's division opening 21-0 loss at home to Pass Christian.

Senior back Keishaun Pullom leads the Tigers in rushing as he has rushed for 674 yards this season, averaging 9.4 yards per carry.

Sophomore back Justin McKee is right behind Pullom, averaging more than seven yards per carry.

Senior Linebacker Korey Cuevas has recorded 31 solo tackles and assisted the Tigers with 34 tackles and he has one interception.

100 Years of SSC football

The Rockahaws will also celebrate 100 years of SSC football Friday night.

"We are inviting any alumni football players to come to the game," McRaney said. "At halftime, we will honor the All-Century First Team and ask the ones that are present to be recognized."

Among those being honored is Felix "Doc" Blanchard, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1945.

Former SSC quarterback Dylan Favre, who helped the Rock-a-Chaws to a state championship in 2009, will also be recognized. Earlier this year, Favre helped lead Team USA to the gold medal in the World Championships of American Football.