Posted On: 07/13/19 6:49 PM
My next installation of the Section Strength series extends to Class 3A. This class seems to change a lot every two years when the section lines in the state are redrawn. There are many borderline schools that can either raise or drop classes in this particular class. This was another tough class to determine the 'strongest' section. In the end, I decided that Section 1 would be the one that I will indicate in this article.
Rochester Lourdes Eagles
The Eagles had a perfect 2018 season at 14-0 claiming the 2018 Prep Bowl. Averaging 35 points a game offensively and giving up 8 on defense. Rochester Lourdes seems to run the simple I-formation, but they run it to perfection based on their record and that they have been the 3 time defending Section 1 champion. They also have a solid defense as well judging by the point ratio. The Eagles will have a lot to replace for the 2019 season, the player that stood out to me was:
Defensive Back- Graham Hopkins, intensity, flies around the field and delivers a huge hit to make his tackles.
The Eagles finished the season 8-3, averaging 25 points a game on