Photos: Ascension in Focus for Sept. 20, 2012

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Alexis Wallace, 16, left, walks Spiderman, a.k.a. Dylan Guedry, 17, to class after lunch on Superhero Day at St. Amant High School on Sept. 12. Students sported different costumes for each theme day - including App Day, Salad Dressing Day and Throwback Thursday - of Spirit Week.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Aaron Smith, left, reacts to student Orey Klein, right, dressed as Iron Man on Superhero Day on Sept. 12. Students sported different costumes for each day to celebrate Spirit Week and homecoming.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Tyler Savoy as Super Gator and Dillon Duplessis as the Green Lantern, from left, chat in the St. Amant High School office on Superhero Day, Sept. 12.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School's freshman football team climbs aboard a fire truck before the school's homecoming parade on Thursday, Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Brooke Trabeau, 17, throws beads to the crowd during St. Amant High School's homecoming parade on Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School football players prepare to roll out on a firetruck for the school's homecoming parade on Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Taylor Poche, 17, tosses beads to spectators gathered along La. 431 for St. Amant High School's homecoming parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Firetrucks roll down La. 431 during St. Amant High School's homecoming parade on Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Holly Dicharry, 17, gives away flowers during St. Amant High School's homecoming parade on Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Brock Gilbert, 9, second from left, and Camden Gilbert, 6, center, clutch bagfuls of candy during St. Amant High School's homecoming parade on Thursday, Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- The volleyball team rolls in the St. Amant High School's homecoming parade on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. The team's trailer, decked out with a volleyball net, took first place in this year's float contest.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Blaine Thibodeaux, 16, waves a Gator flag on the floor of St. Amant High School's Gold Dome during the school's homecoming pep rally.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Kasey Nielson, 17, Taylor Poche, 17, and Brooke Trabeau, 17, from left, react to a skit during St. Amant High School's homecoming pep rally on Sept. 13. Students gathered in the school's Gold Dome after a homecoming parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Aliyah Malancon, 17, Alex Lavigne, 17, and Hannah Howell, 18, from left, react to a skit during St. Amant High School's homecoming pep rally.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Sydnie Bertrand, 18, Holly Dicharry, 17, Whitney Honore, 17, and Sydni Jones, 17, from left, react to a skit during St. Amant High School's homecoming pep rally on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Randi St. Pierre, 17, Laken Picou, 17, and Aliyah Malancon, 17, from left, react to a skit during St. Amant High School's homecoming pep rally on Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Senior Sydni Jones, 17, right, is crowned as homecoming queen on Sept. 13 in St. Amant High School's Gold Dome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- 2012 St. Amant High School homecoming queen Sydni Jones, 17, right, is hugged by 2011 queen Porsché Darville, center, after being crowned on Sept. 13 in St. Amant High School's Gold Dome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Senior Sydni Jones, 17, right, is escorted across the gym floor by Athletic Director David Oliver after being crowned homecoming queen in St. Amant High School's Gold Dome on Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School seniors Dakota Nickens (71), Brandon Guillory, Larissa Bourgeois and Kade Siears, all 17, from left, belt out the school's alma mater with the student body at the end of a homecoming pep rally on Sept. 13.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Conductor Sheily Bell rehearses with the Baton Rouge Concert Band at Dutchtown High School in Geismar on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Mark Courter, center, plays trumpet while rehearsing with the Baton Rouge Concert Band at Dutchtown High School in Geismar on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU - Baton Rouge Concert Band President Bond Lux blows his saxophone while rehearsing with fellow band members at Dutchtown High School in Geismar on Sept. 11.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Conductor Sheily Bell rehearses with the Baton Rouge Concert Band at Dutchtown High School in Geismar on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Wayne Ballew, Alan Honeysucker, and Gary Bankston, from left, rehearse with the Baton Rouge Concert Band at Dutchtown High School in Geismar on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Conductor Sheily Bell rehearses with the Baton Rouge Concert Band at Dutchtown High School in Geismar on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUDutchtown coach Benny Saia: 'With that said, there are still challenges out there. Last year, we got caught in the trap of thinking every was OK, and Woodlawn outplayed us and should have beat us. We need to approach every game with intensity and focus.'

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  • Advocate staff photos by ADAM LAUDutchtown’s Torrance Mosley outruns Sulphur’s Austin Land after catching a long touchdown pass in 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dutchtown's Corey McBride (6), celebrates a long touchdown run during their game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dutchtown's Shelby Christy (1), left, fakes out Sulphur's Tylon Harmon (5) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dutchtown's Austen Brown (34) and Shelby Christy (1), from left, celebrate after Christy's early touchdown reception against Sulphur during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dutchtown's Shelby Christy dashes across the field after making a reception during their game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU Dutchtown quarterback Mason Nickens has passed for 492 yards in the balanced Griffins offense.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Sulphur’s Brian Walker, bottom, fumbles the ball as Dutchtown’s Chris Collins, left, and Tevin Reed, right, try to get to the ball.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Leaping Griffin - Dutchtown's Marquillis Holden makes a leaping touchdown catch while double-teamed by Sulphur's Will Redd, left, and Joel Peterson. The Griffins won 49-17 Friday night.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dutchtown quarterback Mason Nickens (#15), right, rushes past Sulphur's Joel Peterson (#32), center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dutchtown's Shelby Christy (1), left, has a touchdown pass swatted away by Sulphur's Will Redd (15), right, during a high school football game at Dutchtown High School in Geismar.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dutchtown's Dakota Brown (81) right, is pursued by Sulphur's defense.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dutchtown wide receiver Cameron Joshua outruns Sulphur's defense during the second half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Prairieville Broncos' Stephen Aguillard (12), left, breaks tackles from Live Oak Eagles' Josiah Harrouch (88) and C.J. Davis (21), from left, during a C team Southern Louisiana Youth Football Association game at Central Middle School on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Camden Lewis, 4, or 'Coach Cam' as he is called by the Prairieville Broncos, points downfield along with C Team head coach Craig Turner, right, before the team's Saturday match-up against the Live Oak Eagles at Central Middle School. Still two years shy of playing football himself, Camden does his best to support the team by emulating Prairieville coaches and staff.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Taylor Stephens, 6, center, performs at halftime with fellow cheerleaders during the Prairieville Broncos' B team match-up against the Live Oak Eagles. The B team cheerleaders are coached by Cydney Walters, who cheered in both high school and college.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Prairieville Broncos' Lathan Bourgeois (32), right, breaks a tackle by the Live Oak Eagles' Brock Magee (6), left, during a B team game Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Lexie Norwood, 9, center, performs at halftime with fellow cheerleaders during the Prairieville Broncos' B team match-up against the Live Oak Eagles at Central Middle School Saturday. B team cheerleader coach Cydney Walters said her squad has members age 5 to 12.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Live Oaks Eagles' CJ Davis catches a pass during during a C-Team SLYFA match-up Saturday against the Prairieville Broncos at Central Middle School in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Live Oak Eagles' Brock Magee kicks for the extra point against the Prairieville Broncos Saturday during a B-Team SLYFA match-up at Central Middle School in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Live Oak Eagles' Darian Ricard rushes against the Prairieville Broncos Saturday during a B-Team SLYFA match-up at Central Middle School in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Live Oak Eagles' Reid Broussard, left, runs around Prairieville Broncos' Kevin Trahan for a touchdown Saturday during a C-Team SLYFA match-up at Central Middle School in Gonzales.

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