Catholic rolls to win over Denham Springs

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Catholic High senior running back Derrius Guice (20) carries the ball down the field to score a touchdown Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, during their game at Denham Springs High School.

Catholic High running back Derrius Guice rolled up more than 200 all-purpose yards for the third straight week as the Bears defeated Denham Springs 35-13 in a nondistrict tilt here Friday night. The versatile senior ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts. He also caught three passes for 120… Continue reading →

Cee Jay Powell, Livonia top Port Allen

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Livonia quarterback Cee Jay Powell (6) carries the ball against Port Allen, Friday, Sept. 19, in Livonia.

Livonia High School dominated Port Allen early, putting the visiting Pelicans in a massive deficit and eventually running away with a 46-22 victory on the Wildcats’ home turf on Friday night. While the Pelicans had their eyes focused on Livonia senior running back Malcolm Dedrick, Cee Jay Powell snuck out of the backfield… Continue reading →

‘Timing is a big part’

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Jesuit's wide receiver Kalija  Lipscomb hauls in a pass and scores a first quarter touchdown as Central's free safety Chandler Hollingsworth tries to stop him at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, La. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Jesuit quarterback Trey LaForge said “timing is a big part of (the Blue Jays) offense.” Sharp timing produced four LaForge-to-Kalija Lipscomb touchdowns for Jesuit and a quandary for Central on Friday at Tad Gormley Stadium as the Jays pulled away to a 35-6 win. LaForge hooked up with Lipscomb each time on a fast developing pattern… Continue reading →

Depth, defense lead Episcopal to 20-10 win over Country Day

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Episcopal Back TJ Wisham is tackled by Country Day defenders on Friday night.

Country Day’s Trey Harrell returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and both teams gained big yardage on the ground. But in the end, it was two Ds — depth and defense — that carried Episcopal to a 20-10 win over Metairie Park Country Day at Episcopal’s Memorial Stadium on Friday. Episcopal’s T.J. Wisham carried 22… Continue reading →

St. Michael downs Live Oak

St. Michael the Archangel senior quarterback Jeffrey Vaccaro was the catalyst on two momentum-changing plays — one in each half — that went a long way in helping to keep his team undefeated. Vaccaro’s 69-yard sprint set up a short touchdown that provided a lift before halftime and his 29-yard completion… Continue reading →

Pineville edges Walker

Despite a frantic fourth-quarter push from Walker highlighted by a pair of trick plays, a late touchdown propelled Pineville to a 29-26 win on the road. “That was just kind of a weird game,” Pineville coach Robbie Martin said. “Other than a couple of plays, our kids played hard all night, and I’m very proud of them.”… Continue reading →

Destrehan takes down Dutchtown 20-10

Friday night’s game between Destrehan and Dutchtown might not have been a rivalry game between two district foes, but it surely felt like it. The Griffins (1-2) gave the No. 4 team in the New Orleans Advocate Large Schools Super 10 all it could handle on its home field, but Destrehan (3-0) leaned on its star players… Continue reading →

St. Amant answers, tops H.L. Bourgeois

Looking at the scoreboard at the end of Friday night’s game at The Pit, it would be nearly impossible to think St. Amant ever trailed in its matchup with H.L. Bourgeois. It took the Gators about one-third of the game to gain solid traction against the Braves — but once they did, it was all St. Amant.… Continue reading →

Broadmoor offense takes Belaire to task

Senior running back Brodrick Dellihue rushed for a career-high 230 yards on just 16 carries and scored three touchdowns to power Broadmoor to its first victory of the season. Senior quarterback Earl Butler tossed two scoring passes to 6-foot-4 junior receiver Brian Smith and also ran for an 8-yard score as Broadmoor routed visiting Belaire 49-6 on… Continue reading →

Josh Perry lifts Amite past Southern Lab

Southern Lab had six turnovers. Amite failed to convert on three scoring chances deep in the red zone. Enter Josh Perry — the difference-maker. Perry led Class 3A Amite to a 20-16 nondistrict win over 1A Southern Lab on Friday night at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium. Perry scored on a 62-yard interception… Continue reading →

Plaquemine rebounds to overtake Woodlawn 35-21

For the first 12 minutes of Friday night’s game at Woodlawn, the Plaquemine football team looked like it may have been left behind. The Green Devils trailed by double-digits twice in the first quarter but rebounded nicely to take a 35-21 win and continue a perfect 3-0 start to the 2014 season. A defense that made… Continue reading →

Zachary routs East Feliciana 49-8

It took the Zachary offense a full half before it found a groove against East Feliciana, but with the Broncos playing near flawless defense, it didn’t matter. After squandering three first-half possessions deep in Tigers’ territory, Zachary turned on the jets in the second half and went on to rout East Feliciana 49-8.… Continue reading →

Prep football report for Friday. Sept. 19

Thursday’s scores C.E. Byrd 42, Calvary Baptist Academy 13 E.D. White 32, Central Catholic 6 Kaplan 32, Westminster Christian 6 Kinder 47, Oakdale 20 Mangham 54, Caldwell Parish 14 Northwood-Shreveport 55, Bossier… Continue reading →

Church Point rallies past Cecilia

CHURCH POINT — A halftime roll of the dice proved to be an effective gamble for Church Point High on Friday night. The Bears successfully executed an onside kick to start the second half, which helped swing the momentum in a 40-36 Church Point victory over Cecilia. Ninth-ranked Church Point trailed 14-0 with seven… Continue reading →

Sacred Heart dominates Gueydan

A battle between winless teams ended with Sacred Heart flexing its muscles in a 35-12 victory over Gueydan on Friday night. The Trojans’ size and speed seemed to be too much for the Bears, and that was evident from the start of the game. “We are the second smallest 1A school in the state,” Gueydan coach… Continue reading →

Teurlings hangs on to win

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Teurlings' Ike Hidalgo (84) makes a leaping catch while being pursued by the Pioneers' Jacques Thibodeaux (7) and Pete Brown (11) on Friday Sept. 19, 2014 at Teurlings.

LAFAYETTE — Down 17 points in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook said his Pioneers couldn’t have looked any worse against Teurlings Catholic. “Nothing went our way, and every penalty went against us,” Cook said. “(Teurlings) made plays and there was nothing we could really hang our hat on.” Teurlings was dominant,… Continue reading →

State roundup: Teurlings holds on for win over Notre Dame

LAFAYETTE — Down 17 points in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook said his Pioneers couldn’t have looked any worse against Teurlings Catholic. “Nothing went our way, and every penalty went against us,” Cook said. “(Teurlings) made plays and there was nothing we could really hang our hat on.” Teurlings was dominant, but the Pios had two… Continue reading →

Roundup: No. 9 Rayne corrals rival Abbeville 32-9

RAYNE — Jaylon Reed threw three touchdowns passes as Rayne, the ninth-ranked team in Class 4A, remained undefeated with a 32-9 victory over Abbeville on Friday night. Reed threw 53-yard and 14 yard scoring passes to Trevon Fontentot and a 9-yard TD pass to Troy Breaux. Deontry Wilridge also scored on a pair of short TD runs as the… Continue reading →

Hahnville slips by Landry-Walker in another 3-OT thriller

For the second straight week, Hahnville went into triple overtime. They didn’t let this one slip away. Hahnville stopped Landry-Walker on fourth down from the 4-yard line to escape Behrman Stadium with a thrilling and controversial 45-39 victory. Class 5A Hahnville bounced back after last week’s triple-overtime loss to Rummel. Landry-Walker, the No. 4-ranked team in Class 4A, fell… Continue reading →

Larry Moore, Patrick Green lead McKinley by Opelousas

It was not the most elaborate of game plans for McKinley High School. Run Larry Moore, then run Patrick Green. Repeat. In the end, that would simply be all the Panthers would need on a homecoming Friday night to blow by the visiting Opelousas Tigers, 42-0. The duo combined for 203 rushing yards and five… Continue reading →

St. Thomas More too much for Carencro

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye -- STM runnng back (4) Trevor Beque stiff arms Carencro's line backer (27) Xavier Brooks to gain the first at Cougar Staduim on Friday night Sept. 19, 2014.

There’s only one possible explanation for the connection that St. Thomas More quarterback William Bellamy and wide receiver Tiger Bech displayed in the Cougars’ 56-21 win against visiting Carencro. Sure, the two spent a ton of time with each other this summer working on their timing at various camps across Louisiana, but there’s something deeper there.… Continue reading →

Depth, defense lead Episcopal to 20-10 win over Country Day

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Episcopal Back TJ Wisham is tackled by Country Day defenders on Friday night.

Country Day’s Trey Harrell returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and both teams gained big yardage on the ground. But in the end, it was two Ds — depth and defense — that carried Episcopal to a 20-10 win over Metairie Park Country Day at Episcopal’s Memorial Stadium on Friday. Episcopal’s T.J. Wisham carried 22… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge area Class 5A, 4A capsules

H.L. Bourgeois at St. Amant 7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School RECORDS: H.L. Bourgeois 1-1; St. Amant 1-1 LAST WEEK: H.L. Bourgeois beat Ellender 26-22; St. Amant beat Higgins 41-0. PLAYERS TO WATCH: HLB: QB Todd Adkins, RB Ritney Coleman, OL Caleb Adams, DT Tre’von Nolan; ST. AMANT: QB Tyler Dixon, WR C Ian Watts, WR… Continue reading →

Livonia hosting Port Allen in Westside battle

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Head Coach for the Livonia Wildcats, Guy Mistretta is seen during Thursday night's jamboree at Clark Field.

First-year Livonia football coach Guy Mistretta understood that with bordering parishes Friday’s clash with Port Allen would bring about heightened emotions. Little did Mistretta realize the close proximity until recently when running back Malcom Dedrick informed him of his special situation. “The side of the street Malcolm lives on is the Livonia side,” Mistretta said of… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge area Class 3A, 2A, 1A capsules

Albany at Springfield 7 p.m. at Springfield High RECORDS: Albany 0-2; Springfield 2-0 LAST WEEK: Albany lost to St. Thomas Aquinas 26-21; Springfield beat Walker 43-42. Amite at Southern Lab 7 p.m. at RECORDS: Amite 1-1; Southern Lab 0-2. LAST WEEK: Amite lost to Ponchatoula 55-6; Southern Lab lost to University 19-6. PLAYERS TO WATCH: AMITE: WR/DB Devanta… Continue reading →

St. Joseph’s tops St. Amant

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND --  St. Joseph's Kelly McDuff sends the ball over the net against St. Amant on Thursday at St. Amant.

The last time the teams met was the Division I semifinals in November. St. Joseph’s Academy won that one and went on to win the Division I state title. It was more of the same in some ways as SJA notched a 3-0 victory over St. Amant in the nondistrict contest played Thursday night at the… Continue reading →

Parkview chalks up volleyball win

Brusly picked a bad day to play less than their best, and Parkview brought some great defense into a matchup of two hot teams in Division III, District 4, volleyball Thursday. Parkview (9-0, 2-0 in district) jumped out quickly against the Panthers and never slowed down as they registered a 25-11, 25-11 and 25-13 win. “The… Continue reading →

Acadiana football capsules

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Comeaux quarterback Tanarious Achan runs the ball against Alexandria last week. CHS, which is 2-0, travels to Breaux Bridge on Friday night.

All games 7 p.m. Friday’s capsules Comeaux (2-0) at Breaux Bridge (1-1) Last year: Breaux Bridge won 20-6. The buzz: Comeaux gets a tough test against a Breaux Bridge team in damage control, after a 51-21 loss at Notre Dame last Thursday. Breaux Bridge will pay special attention to its coverage teams this week in defending against Spartans’ return… Continue reading →

St. Thomas More downs Comeaux in volleyball

Going into the third game against Comeaux’s volleyball team Thursday, homestanding St. Thomas More needed a change in momentum. The Cougars looked solid in the first game, winning 25-19. But they never led in the second game, ultimately losing 22-25. Standing in a circle on the sideline after the second game, the Cougars began… Continue reading →

Prep report for Thursday, Sept. 19

Football Thursday’s scores C.E. Byrd 42, Calvary Baptist Academy 13 E.D. White 32, Central Catholic 6 Kaplan 32, Westminster Christian 6 Kinder 47, Oakdale 20 Mangham 54, Caldwell Parish 14 Oberlin 26, Rosepine 24 Riverdale 28, King 7 Shreveport Northwood 55, Bossier 7 Woodlawn (SH) 48, B.T. Washington 16 Week 3 Schedule Games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise… Continue reading →

A few minutes with ... Terry Bozeman III

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Walker quarterback Terry Bozeman is tackled by Dutchtown's Alonzo Craighton (9) and Randell Lomas (87) in the Dutchtown jamboree. Bozeman is the top passer among Baton Rouge area quarterback with 553 yards and seven touchdowns.

Walker quarterback Terry Bozeman III, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound junior, is a first-year starter who completed 16 of 30 passes for 413 yards and six touchdowns in a 43-42 double overtime loss to Springfield last Friday. Bozeman’s yardage total ranks second among Louisiana’s single-game leaders released by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Through two games, Bozeman has 553 passing yards… Continue reading →

State football leaders

State statistical leaders Here are Louisiana’s high school football statistical leaders through seven weeks of the regular season as submitted by local newspapers from across the state and compiled by Ron Brocato. Season… Continue reading →

Prep report for Wednesday, Sept. 17

Volleyball Belaire 3, Plaquemine 1 Belaire 25 19 25 25 Plaquemine 10 19 16 13 Team leaders: BELAIRE: Denetria Ren (6 kills,18 assists,6 digs,1 ace), Weddin Roberts (16 assists, 8 digs, 2 aces); PLAQUEMINE: Mia Johnson (7 kills,7 digs), Heather Honor (2 digs, 17 assists), Darylniece Tillman (13 kills). Team records: Belaire 4-9; Plaquemine 7-4. Central Catholic 3, Runnels 2 Central Catholic 25 21 25 11 15 Runnels 18 25 23 25 7 Team leaders: CENTRAL… Continue reading →

Kaplan, Westminster trying to solve offensive woes

KAPLAN — When Westminster Christian Academy hosts Kaplan High on Thursday night, the teams may not be putting on a thrilling offensive show. Through two games, the Pirates and the Crusaders have combined for nine points. In fact, all nine points have come from WCA, but history shows Kaplan may get on the board Thursday.… Continue reading →

Acadiana football report

Thursday’s capsules Games at 7 p.m. Kaplan at Westminster Last year: Kaplan won 51-0 The buzz: Both teams have been mostly lethargic on offense, with WCA scoring just nine points and Kaplan yet to score. Last season saw the Pirates pour it on in a 51-0 win against the Crusaders. Kaplan defensive end Jalen Bates had an interception in… Continue reading →

Comeaux’s Hunter Register makes his mark on offense, defense, special teams

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Comeaux's Hunter Register: “Teams have been doubling and triple-teaming me, and that’s opened things up for the running game, which is good. I’m getting pretty used to it now. I’m not really frustrated by it. We’re still winning, and it’s allowing for other people to get open for us, so it’s all good.'

With opposing football teams going to extremes to try and keep the ball out of the hands of Comeaux’s Hunter Register the two-way standout resorted to a bit of ingenuity to impact his most recent game in a different manner. Having already returned three kickoffs and punts for touchdowns in two games, Register credited his position on… Continue reading →

Episcopal volleyball coach Briget Melancon sees team blossom after 6-0 start

Photo provided by MTS Photography  --  Episcopal volleyball coach Briget Melancon said about recent wins over Dutchtown and Newman: 'They needed this. They needed to know that they are capable. I think they’re finally starting to believe they can handle all these teams.'

Episcopal’s skill, experience and drive have synchronized, and the Knights’ are 6-0 to start this season. Episcopal added five-set wins over reigning Division IV state champions Newman and Class 5A Dutchtown to its résumé within the past week and solidified confidence within the team while confirming what coach Briget Melancon saw in the offseason. “They needed… Continue reading →