Episcopal blanks previously unbeaten Northeast

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Episcopal's David Wade (center) attempts to move past two Northeast defenders Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, during their home game against the Vikings. Buy this photo

Consecutive losses had Episcopal with its back against the wall, but Friday night it showed why it deserved the No. 10 ranking in Class 2A. Coupling a stifling run defense with a power ground attack, Episcopal surprised previously unbeaten Northeast 31-0 at Episcopal. T.J. Wisham ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns to lead Episcopal, which… Continue reading →

Roundup: Big plays carry Kentwood by Madison Prep

KENTWOOD — Stuck in a tight game in the second half, Kentwood needed a big play to help overcome a sloppy night against Madison Prep. Instead, the fourth-ranked Kangaroos got two. Shyheim Carter connected with Tyrone Brumfield on a 47-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, and Jaleel Hampton followed with a 78-yard fourth-quarter interception return… Continue reading →

Acadiana roundup: Crowley, Livonia roll to wins

RAYNE — Ty’Von Griffin ran for 290 yards and scored all five touchdowns as Crowley knocked off eighth-ranked Rayne 33-21 in a District 4-4A game Friday night. Griffin scored on runs of 25. 5, 2 71 and 4 yards as Gents (6-2, 4-1) jumped out to a 26-0 halftime lead and held off a late Rayne rally. Jaylon Reed… Continue reading →

William Bellamy helps St. Thomas More bounce back strong

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP St. Thomas More running back Deuce Wallace (2) gets a block from offensive lineman Cole Kreger (78) against  Northside during their game at Vikings Stadium Friday Oct. 24, 2014 in Lafayette La. Buy this photo

St. Thomas More needed a big shot in the arm after its devastating loss last weekend to crosstown rival Teurlings Catholic. The Cougars got that in a big way Friday night, from the arm of quarterback William Bellamy. The STM junior threw four touchdown passes in the first half, helping build a big halftime lead,… Continue reading →

Sulphur outlasts Lafayette 42-35

A few bursts by Sulphur High School running back Derrick Guillory helped the Tors overcome a couple of special efforts by Lafayette High on Friday night. Guillory ran for 212 yards and three touchdowns as Sulphur held on for a 42-35 victory over the Lions, who recovered a pair of onside kicks in the loss. “Our… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge prep football

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Port Allen's Ken Broussard fights for yardage as he is stopped by Parkview defenders Nelson Smith (1) and Michael Tarwarter. Buy this photo

Images from the Baton Rouge area prep football on Friday Oct, 24, 2014.… Continue reading →

LHSAA search committee chairman Todd Guice says there’s no set timeline to pick a new executive director

Ouachita Parish High School Principal Todd Guice promises that the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s search for a new executive director will follow preset guidelines. Guice, who is chairman of the seven-member search committee, also dismissed any notions that a possible successor to Kenny Henderson has been targeted. “We have not had any discussions about who… Continue reading →

The Advocate's High School Football Scoreboard Powered by SportsNola.com

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- St. Thomas More Cougars taking the field at Cougar Stadium on Friday night October 17, 2014.

Get the latest scores and updates on high school football games in south Louisiana on The Advocate's High School Football Scoreboard Powered by SportsNola.com. Click here to see the results. Continue reading →

Video: The Baton Rouge Advocate's High School Football Game of the Week

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Plaquemine's players hoist their helmets high during the playing of the National Anthem prior to kickoff against Brusly, Friday, Sept. 12, in Brusly. Buy this photo

Advocate sportswriter Robin Fambrough previews the Baton Rouge Advocate's High School Football Game of the Week (Lutcher vs. Plaquemine). Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Search for new LHSAA executive director to begin immediately; Kenny Henderson out

Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson listens to a speaker during LHSAA's annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

Kenny Henderson’s seven-year tenure as head of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association ended in about one minute. That’s how long it took Thursday for LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic to read a statement that brought an abrupt end to Henderson’s run as executive director of the state’s governing body for high school sports.… Continue reading →

Plaquemine set for key clash with Lutcher

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND --  Plaquemine quarterback D'Morea Wicks Buy this photo

A year ago, Plaquemine High bucked District 6-4A tradition to notch a signature victory over Lutcher High en route to the Class 4A quarterfinals. Can Lutcher return the favor a year later? That’s a major question as local teams in Class 5A-4A go into Week 8 of the high school football season. “We expect Lutcher to… Continue reading →

Northeast focused on Episcopal

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Northeast's quarterback Marqueon Minor (1) throws the ball down the field Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 during their game against Dunham at the Dunham School Stadium.

Northeast football coach David Masterson gathered his team earlier this week before the start of practice with a stern message. With Northeast (6-0, 2-0) holding onto a share of the District 6-2A lead with East Feliciana (4-2, 2-0) heading into Friday’s 7 p.m. road game at No. 10 Episcopal (4-2, 0-2), Masterson wanted his team’s attention squarely… Continue reading →

Class 5A, 4A capsules

Belaire at Redemptorist 7 p.m. at RHS’ Majella Field RECORDS: Belaire 2-5; Redemptorist 1-6 LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Plaquemine 54-16; Redemptorist beat Sci Academy 48-0 PLAYERS TO WATCH: BELAIRE: WR/RB Dequan Hicks, RB Fred Ramsey, LB Alex Brown, DB Pertrell Palmer; REDEMPTORIST: QB Michael Williams, DB Kaleb Battle, WR Tyler Mason. NOTEWORTHY: A nondistrict game for 4A… Continue reading →

Class 3A, 2A, 1A football capsules

Ascension Catholic at West St. John 7 p.m. West St. John RECORDS: Ascension Catholic 6-1, 2-0 District 8-1A; West St. John 5-2, 2-0 LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic beat Ascension Christian 62-7; West St. John beat East Iberville 80-8 PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: QB DC Mattingly, FB/LB James Martin, WR Cleveland Fefie, LB Cole Amedee; WEST ST. JOHN: Bradley… Continue reading →

Silliman’s Jozie Milton to play in all-star game

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  Silliman's Jozie Milton

Silliman Institute hosts Ben’s Ford on Friday night in Clinton to close regular-season play in District 6-2A of the Mississippi Association for Independent Schools. Everyone knows that South Carolina commitment Jozie Milton is one of the main attractions for the 7-2 Wildcats. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Milton will be the center of attention before the game begins.… Continue reading →

Dunham, Episcopal hosting volleyball tournaments this weekend

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Episcopal's Erika Grant sends the ball over her shoulders back to U-High on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Episcopal High School.

The Dunham Volleyball Classic and the 39th Episcopal Invitational volleyball tournament highlight the weekend sports schedule for local and area schools. Pool play for the 18-team Dunham tourney begins Friday at 4 p.m. at the Team Sportsplex located on Perkins Road. The eight-team Episcopal tourney begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. The two tourneys come… Continue reading →

Prep report for Thursday, Oct. 23

Football scores, schedule Games start at 7 p.m. Thursday C.E. Byrd 24, Parkway 17, OT Carencro 28, New Iberia 24 Central Catholic 17, Lafayette Christian 7 Fair Park 20, Loyola College Prep 9 Landry-Walker 23, McDonogh 35 13 Mangham 47, Ouachita Christian 21 Riverdale 48, Pearl River 0 Ruston 17, Ouachita Parish 14 Teurlings Catholic 37, St. Martinville… Continue reading →

Acadiana’s offensive style hasn’t change, but is hard to stop

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP Acadiana High running back Malik Eugene (24) breaks the tackle of a Lafayette High defender during their game at Bill Dotson Stadium  in Scott, La., Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Photo by Buy this photo

“Editor’s note: This story was changed on Oct. 23 , 2014 to correct the name of Acadiana’s quarterback to Myles Hutchinson. Acadiana High’s formula for years now hasn’t changed and teams still can’t seem to figure it out. Last week against Sulphur, Acadiana got two rushing touchdowns from Malik Eugene and… Continue reading →

Acadiana football capsules

All games begin at 7 p.m. Sam Houston (5-2, 2-2) at Acadiana (4-3, 3-1) Last year: Acadiana won 35-17. The buzz: A key game in competitive 3-5A. Sam Houston sped to an auspicious start this season but has had difficulties once league play began. For Acadiana it has been the opposite. The Rams are the league leaders with several… Continue reading →

Tyler Gaspard’s TD pass lifts Carencro past New Iberia 28-24

NEW IBERIA — Trailing 24-21 with under four minutes left to play, Carencro senior quarterback Tyler Gaspard remained poised and found running back Tyreik Campbell in the end zone on 2-yard pass, propelling the Golden Bears to their sixth win of the season with a 28-24 victory Thursday. Despite another competitive effort against a… Continue reading →

St. Thomas More volleyball team coasts to easy victory

St. Thomas More’s volleyball team was dominant at home Thursday in a 25-9, 25-4, 25-4 victory over Opelousas Catholic. It was a match that was over almost as quickly as it had begun. In the first game, the Lady Cougars leaped out to a 5-0 lead, in part because of a strong serve game and… Continue reading →

Consistency nets St. Amant win over Dutchtown

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND --  St. Amant's Kourtney Gremillion sets the ball against Dutchtown on Wednesday at the Gold Dome.

ST. AMANT — St. Amant coach Allison Leake was looking for consistency Wednesday night when the Gators hosted Dutchtown for a key Division I, District 3 volleyball match, and she liked what she saw. Led by Kourtney Gremillion’s eight kills and 15 assists, St. Amant held on to sole possession of first place with a… Continue reading →

Youth, tough luck plague Walker

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Walker  coach Dwayne Severio: 'It doesn’t matter whether you play Friday, Saturday or Sunday, the team that executes the best usually wins.We’ve had some games where we’ve been able to execute our offense and put up some points. Defensively, we’ve played well in spots.' Buy this photo

It’s no secret that lots of attention is heaped on high school football teams that are winning. Rolling up victories makes it easy to grab headlines and make video highlights. So where does that leave a team like winless Walker High? Caught between a rock and another hard place? Or caught up in trying to… Continue reading →

Football coaches might modify jamboree format

Preseason football jamborees are as much a part of Louisiana’s high school football landscape as popcorn and hotdogs But the Louisiana Football Coaches Association has a suggestion that could change that and benefit the Louisiana High School Athletic Association/Louisiana High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Redemptorist coach Terence Williams said the coaches would like to see the LHSAA… Continue reading →

State football leaders

Here are Louisiana’s high school football statistical leaders through seven weeks of the regular season as submitted by newspapers from across the state and compiled by Ron Brocato. Season 193-1,650, Marcus Lemoine, Elton, 19 TDs 222-1,550, Derrick Guillory, Sulphur,… Continue reading →

Bennett Pecot comes back from knee injury to help Catholic-New Iberia start 7-0

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Bennett Pecot (3) running for the touchdown in a game earlier this year at Catholic High in New Iberia.

There’s nothing about No. 2 Catholic High of New Iberia’s 7-0 run this season senior safety Bennett Pecot takes for granted. Not after nearly losing his entire junior season to injury. That Catholic High takes a 2-0 league mark into Friday’s District 5-2A showdown at No. 6 Opelousas Catholic (7-0, 2-0) is another opportunity Pecot… Continue reading →

Teurlings Catholic tops Notre Dame

Up two games and leading 19-11 in the third game, the Teurlings Catholic volleyball team looked like it had the victory locked up. But a seven-point run by Notre Dame spelled trouble for the Lady Rebels, who went on to lose the third game. It was a tough moment for Teurlings’ graduating players, who were celebrating senior… Continue reading →

New Iberia looks to move forward against Carencro

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Carencro's Tyriek Campell runs into Cecilia's Keldrick Zeno earlier this season.

NEW IBERIA — A 1-6 overall record in the District 3-5A standings can be tough to look at for those around the New Iberia Senior High football program. However, the Yellow Jackets are trying to have a different mindset before their pivotal district matchup against Carencro on Thursday. “It has been… Continue reading →

Prep report for Wednesday, Oct. 22

Volleyball Broadmoor 3, Baker 0 Baker 3 6 9 Broadmoor 25 25 25 Team leaders: BROADMOOR: Summer Jefferson (8 kills, 2 digs, 8 aces), Daijah Patterson (4 kills, 16 assists, 3 aces), Kallie Johnson (7 kills, 3 aces), Samira Irvin (7 kills); BAKER: D. Fisher (8 digs), C. Bell (3 assists, 3 blocks), M. Davis (5 digs). Team records: Broadmoor 13-17, 4-6 Division II, District… Continue reading →

Future of LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson could be decided this week

Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson listens to a speaker during LHSAA's annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

Questions about the future of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association have revolved around its public vs. private schools issues for two years. The future of its executive director, Kenny Henderson, could be decided this week. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic-Morgan City did not name Henderson but said Tuesday that an announcement involving the… Continue reading →

University High regroups for win over Episcopal

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND --  University High's Brittany Broussard gets a dig against Episcopal on Tuesday at U-High.

For a while it looked as though Episcopal might spoil University High’s senior night celebration when the volleyball powers met at U-High on Tuesday with the Division IV, District 2 title on the line. The Knights rode six aces and a late 6-0 run to take the first set before the Cubs regrouped and took the second… Continue reading →

Versatile Chase Day major cog for Dunham

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Dunham's Chase Day tries to break away Northeast's Andre Snowden on Oct. 3 at Dunham.

The Dunham School’s Chase Day always had maroon running through his veins. Both of his parents went to the Louisiana-Monroe and when he was in middle school, then-Warhawks baseball coach Jeff Schexnaider predicted Day would one day wear a maroon and gold jersey. Four years of high school later and Day fulfilled that prophecy by committing… Continue reading →

In the spotlight: Zach Capello, Kirkland Mawae

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Ascension Catholic's Zach Capello

Cross Country Zach Capello, Ascension Catholic By the numbers: Capello finished second in the large schools boys division at the Varsity Sports Walker Shootout meet last weekend. He completed the three-mile course in a time of 15 minutes, 34.25 seconds. What the numbers mean: When a Class 1A competitor opts to compete against those from the largest schools there’s… Continue reading →

Prep report for Tuesday, Oct. 21

Cross country polls Louisiana Track & Field Coaches Cross Country polls. First-place votes in parentheses. Boys Class 5A-3A 1. John Curtis (10)100. 2. Jesuit 85. 3. Parkway 72. 4. Catholic-BR 70. 5. Brother Martin 63. 6. St. Paul’s 59. 7. Shaw 37. 8. Rummel 23. 9. Benton 8. 10. Fontainebleau and St. Michael 7. Also receiving votes: Assumption,… Continue reading →

Carencro’s Tyler Gaspard flourishes in expanded role

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye --   Carencro's quarterback Tyler Gaspard

CARENCRO — The formula for the Carencro Bears early in the season was a heavy dose of Tyriek Campbell on the ground behind a powerful offensive line. Campbell delivered 546 yards and six touchdowns before going down with an ankle injury two weeks ago. Campbell was out only one game, but his absence allowed quarterback… Continue reading →

Patience pays off for Lafayette volleyball team

When the Lafayette High School volleyball squad faced a bit of an uphill climb on Tuesday afternoon at home, a little bit of patience calmed things down. Lafayette held a 2-1 lead (in games) over Sulphur when the Tors raced out to a 7-1 advantage in the fourth game. Lafayette coach Cathy Poole decided not to pull… Continue reading →

Youthful White Castle sitting at No. 10 in Class 1A poll

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  White Castle's head football coach Lamar Thomas directs practice Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

This season’s only blemish on White Castle’s record — a 35-12 setback against Class 3A Donaldsonville — has helped to serve as a learning tool for the youthful Bulldogs. Not only has White Castle rebounded with four consecutive victories, including two over higher classification teams, but the early-season taste of defeat has helped the Bulldogs develop in… Continue reading →

LSWA Prep Football Polls

Class 5A Team Rec. Pts. Pvs. 1. Rummel (10) 7-0 120 1 2. Destrehan 7-0 105 2 3. Ponchatoula 7-0 97 4 4. Byrd 7-0 94 3 5. Jesuit 6-1 73 6 6. Catholic-BR 6-1 69 5 7. Brother Martin 7-0 58 8 8. Parkway 6-1 53 7 9. Zachary 6-1 36 9 10. West Monroe 5-2 29 10 Others receiving points: Thibodaux 25, Haughton 13,Acadiana 5, Barbe 1, St. Paul’s 1. Class… Continue reading →

The Advocate’s Prep Football Top 10s

Classes 5A-4A 1. Catholic High (6-1): It was close, but the fifth-ranked Bears are the only unbeaten 5-5A team after edging Dutchtown last week. 2. Zachary (6-1): The Broncos of 5-5A also had a close call, but snuck past Central by a single point. 3. St. Michael the Archangel (7-0): Critics can… Continue reading →

St. Joseph’s sweeps Zachary in volleyball

St. Joseph’s Academy rolled to a 3-0 volleyball sweep of visiting Zachary on Monday night before a festive, pink crowd at SJA. It was SJA’s “Geaux Pink Game”, and proceeds from this and other functions will benefit the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. SJA defeated Zachary 25-9, 25-17 and 25-22. SJA improved to 30-2… Continue reading →

The Advocate’s Prep Volleyball Top 5s

Divisions I-II 1. St. Joseph’s Academy (30-2): The Division I Redstickers lost to Mount Carmel in the Cabrini tourney but still are BR’s best team. 2. St. Amant (20-10): The Division I Gators made it to the semifinals at the Cabrini tourney before losing to Mount Carmel, also very notable. 3. St.… Continue reading →

In The Spotlight

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  University High's Dylan Moses

Football Dylan Moses University LB/RB By the numbers: Moses finished with 11 tackles and returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown in the Cubs’ win over Port Allen. The sophomore had multiple tackles for loss and also scored on a 12-yard run. What the numbers mean: Consider the… Continue reading →

Opelousas Catholic sixth in 2A poll

When they cracked the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Top 10 poll for the first time last week at No. 10 in the Class 2A rankings, there wasn’t much, if any, idle chatter over the development in the Opelousas Catholic locker room. The Vikings simply went out, registered their first shutout of the year in a 42-0 District… Continue reading →

The Acadiana Advocate’s Prep Football Top 5s

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- STM running back Trevor Begue (4) catching a touchdown pass in the game with Teurlings Catholic at Cougar Stadium on Friday night October 17, 2014.

Big schools (5A-4A) Team (Record) Pvs. 1. Teurlings (5-1) 2 The Rebels sure looked out of it when they were down 43-17 midway through the third quarter against the state’s top-ranked 4A team in St. Thomas More. But a rally for the ages pulled them ahead early in the fourth quarter and a stunned Cougars… Continue reading →

District 6-4A showdown: Lutcher, 1-1 in league play, travels to 1-0 Plaquemine

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Plaquemine's Louis Conerly runs the ball against Brusly last month. The Green Devils host Lutcher in a key District 6-4A game Friday. Buy this photo

Preseason predictions are typically about as valuable as a cup of coffee — provided that you have the money to buy that coffee. For example, the District 6-4A race was supposed to be all about a Week 8 showdown between Plaquemine (6-1, 1-0) and Lutcher (4-3, 1-1). The seventh-ranked Green Devils do host the Bulldogs… Continue reading →