Overall, the first official week of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association was a decent one.
Lightning delays kept football games from starting on time at several sites Friday night. So we got our first bad weather games out of the way. I’ll take that over a hurricane-related delay any day.
Upon further review, I give the LHSAA a passing grade for its actions on the week, though I’m sure some will disagree.
Looks like we might finally be over some of the emotion that follow the principals’ Jan. 2012 vote to split the football playoffs. Now the key is agreeing on some ideas/concepts that unite schools, which will be challenging.
Two familiar faces, football coach Lawrence Brown and basketball coach Chauncey Moore, are now in different places.
Brown is now the defensive line coach at his alma mater, St. Augustine in New Orleans.
A year ago, Brown led Pointe Coupee Central to its second straight 1A playoff berth and was The Advocate’s All-Metro Coach of the Year for Classes 3A and below.
St. Michael the Archangel baseball standout Austin Edens has committed to Samford University located in Birmingham, Ala.
Edens earned All-Metro, All-District 6-4A and Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association All-State honors as a junior after hitting .457 with 15 doubles, eight home runs and 38 RBIs in 32 games.
As a pitcher, Edens was 4-2 with two saves and a 1.28 earned run average. He carries a 3.98 grade point average and will receive athletic and academic scholarships.
Parkview Baptist seeks ninth-grade boys basketball games for 2013-14.
St. John-Plaquemine and its alumni association will honor former coaches, football players, pep squad members, cheerleaders and dance team members at its Friday game with Episcopal at CoPac Stadium.
Special recognition will be given to the schools first football team, the 1953 squad. A reception will be held in the school’s old band room at 5:30 p.m. All alumni are invited to attend.
Former Dutchtown High soccer player Adam Pittman, of Mississippi College, was voted the American Southwest Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.
A freshman goalkeeper, Pittman earned all-tournament honors at the Sonny Carter Invitational and also had five saves in a win over Oglethorpe.
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