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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Kudos for Curtis

USA Today named its All-USA team and its All-USA coach on Wednesday.

The coach is a familiar name in this state - J.T. Curtis of John Curtis High School in River Ridge.

It is quite appropriate that Curtis earned the honor this year. It was a year in which his team played its first full season in the New Orleans area since 2004. Hurricane Katrina shortened the team's 2005 season and scattered players.

The Patriots went undefeated in winning the Class 2A state title this year and knocked off a Hoover (Ala.) team that was ranked No. 1 at the time.

While there are a lot of people who have been critical of the Patriots' program and success in the past, what Curtis has done after Katrina - two more state titles - is certainly worthy of the honor.


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