Young enjoys Egg Bowl

2014 LB Kenny Young (John Curtis Christian) was offered by the Ole Miss Rebels in October, and he trekked to Oxford yesterday with teammate Duke Riley to watch the Rebels defeat Mississippi State...

Kenny Young liked what he saw Saturday at Ole Miss.

"It was my first time to visit and it went well," Young said. "The coaches showed a lot of love. I met Coach (Hugh) Freeze. I talked with him and Coach (Grant) Heard and Coach (Tom) Allen.

"I had a great talk and great conversation with the coaches. I also got to talk with the players. No. 4, (Denzel) Nkemdiche, is very good. He balled out."

Young's overall reaction to Oxford?

"It's a nice environment with a beautiful campus," he said. "I enjoyed it. The game was very exciting. Ole Miss came out and played hard."

John Curtis Christian is ranked second nationally by this network. The Patriots (12-0) extended their winning streak to 26 games with a 62-10 quarterfinal rout of Riverside Academy Friday in Kenner.

"We have another step-up week this week," Young said. "Our defense has a huge loss with Eric Thomas (Tulane MLB commit) out, and I'm trying to do anything to help my team.

"I had nine tackles Friday and Duke had 11."

Young is fourth on the team (behind only Riley, Thomas and DL Cyle Cortez) with 66 tackles.

Curtis is allowing less than four points per game with six shutouts. Only two opponents have scored double-digits: Carver (14 points) and Riverside's 10.

The top-seeded Patriots host No. 4 Springfield (12-1) in the semis.

The winner advances to face either Evangel Christian or University Lab for the Class 2A championship.

Curtis seeks its 25th state title. It's also the 50-year anniversary for the River Ridge program.

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