PATRIOT PRIDE ON THE HARDWOOD
The John Curtis football team isn't the only squad on campus that consistently competes for state championships.
The girls basketball team has won three state 2A championships since 2008 and has appeared in back-to-back finals under head coach Barbara Farris.
The Patriots won the championship in 2012 and lost to St Thomas Aquinas in last year's 2A final in Monroe.
Curtis is led by a steller backcourt. Kolby Morgan, younger sister of LSU's Malik Morgan, signed with Tulane University. She pairs with two year starter Tia Charles to form one of the best backcourts in the state.
Even though Morgan has signed Division I, Farris thinks that Kolby stills has "tremendous upside."
The Patriots also have size in twins Farryn and Carsyn Wallow, a pair of six footers.
Farris believes her team still has a need though. "We need a third scoring option," said Farris.
That could come from guard Detorian Henderson, who suffered a torn ACL in last year's championship game loss to St Thomas Aquinas. "She has a quick release," said Farris. "She is a great shooter."
The Patriots have played a tough early season schedule. They lost to Destrehan, and Mount Carmel, and defeated 4A champion Salmen in the St Charles Parish tournament.
Farris brought an outstanding basketball resume to John Curtis Christian school. She starred at St Martin's Episcopal and was named to the Conference-USA first team her junior season. She posted 34 double doubles at Tulane University.
Farris played with the Detroit Shock in the WNBA from 2000-2005 and also played professionally in France, Spain and Korea.
Now in the role of a coach, Farris is excited about the quality of the teams in the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic.
"We will be facing great competition," said Farris.
John Curtis is a definite contender in the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic.