Advocate staff report
July 15, 2012
Final preparations are being made for the 2012 Bayou Bowl all-star football game that is set for 7 p.m. on June 16 in Baytown, Texas.
A team of 40 Louisiana players sanctioned by the Louisiana High School Coaches Association will compete against a Texas team consisting of Houston area players.
Players report to Baytown on Tuesday to begin practice. Donaldsonville High coach Terence Williams is the head coach of the Louisiana squad.
Two practices are scheduled for Tuesday after the teams report. Three more practices are scheduled for Wednesday.
Baton Rouge players listed on the current Louisiana roster include Parkview Baptist linebacker Brody Burkhalter, Woodlawn receiver Jamaal Lofton, the Donaldsonville trio of receiver Devon Breaux, defensive back Tre’ Brown and linebacker Courtland Joshua, East Ascension running back Jamarcus Jarvis, McKinley receiver Cody Swain and offensive lineman Garrick Mayweather, Denham Springs offensive lineman Austin Loup and St. Amant offensive lineman Kendell Williams.
Two Lutcher players, running back Daniel Taylor and offensive lineman Dane George, are part of the team along with Kentwood defensive back Harlan Miller and Loranger defensive back Johnathan King.
The Louisiana coaching staff also includes Lutcher assistant Troy Borne (special teams), Donaldsonville assistant Jay Dykes (offensive line) and Kentwood assistant Scott Shaffett (linebackers).
Former Dutchtown High pitcher Jacob Waguespack was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 37th round of last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Waguespack is an Ole Miss signee who recorded an 8-2 record with a 87 strikeouts in 57.33 innings.
The Advocate mailed out copies of its football questionnaire to schools throughout South Louisiana during the past week.
Coaches are asked to fill out a questionnaire and submit it by mail or fax by July 15. The fax number is (225) 388-0318.
There is also an online questionnaire that can be used at any time. Find the questionnaire at theadvocate.com. It is located on the left side of the high school sports page.
Walker High’s Shannon Romito was awarded one of two $2,500 scholarships by JC Fodale Energy Services by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association during its summer meeting last week. John Pickett of Vinton was the boys Fodale winner.
Piccadilly also awarded two $2,500 scholarships, one to Farmerville’s Jordan Rodgers and the other to Benton’s Chase Fortner. Lake Arthur’s Sabrina Benoit and Morgan City’s Drake Leonard each claimed a $1,500 Fuzzy Brown scholarship.
All scholarship winners will be honored during the LHSCA Coaches Clinic set for July 17-19 at the Crowne Plaza.
Christian Life Academy basketball player Joe David Wilkerson was one of 10 State Farm $1,000 scholarship award winners. The others were Assumption’s Alli Blanchard (volleyball), Castor’s Taylor Jinks (girls basketball), East Beauregard’s Jade Johnson (softball), Singer’s Laken Farris (girls track), Hahnville’s Brandi Soignier (at-large), Central Lafourche’s Andrew Roussell (football), Sterlington’s Jake Auger (baseball), Cedar Creek’s John McCallum (boys track) and E.D. White’s Benton Troxclair (boys at-large).
Morgan City’s Tae’Lor Hawkins and South Beauregard’s Timothy Wilcox each claimed a $1,000 Musemeche Photography scholarship.
Winners of the $1,000 scholarships from the LHSCA were South Terrebonnne’s Alora McCormick, Leesville’s McKenna Goodwin, Marksville’s John Dunbar IV and Catholic-New Iberia’s Ryan Menard.
Sam Houston High pitcher Baylee Corbello was selected as Louisiana’s Gatorade Softball Player of the Year.
Corbello led SHHS to the Class 5A title, compiling a 23-4 record with a 0.86 earned run average and 337 strikeouts. She is now eligible to win the national Gatorade award.
Live Oak High seeks an assistant football coach-assistant baseball coach for 2012-13. Applicants must be certified to teach French or chemistry. Call LOHS Athletic Director Tut Musemeche at (225) 405-4728.
McKinley High soccer player Billy Buchanan signed with William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Miss. Buchanan earned All-Metro honors as a senior, allowing 18 goals with 145 saves.
Compiled by Robin Fambrough