Prairie View football coach Heishma Northern and one of his players, Johnta Hebert, were both honored before the Kipp Renaissance-Glen Oaks game Friday night at Glen Oaks.
Both Northern and Hebert, the 2012 SWAC Freshman of the Year, are Glen Oaks graduates.
Glen Oaks claimed a 32-22 victory over Kipp Renaissance, a New Orleans-based school housed in the same building with Sarah Reed. Kipp has applied for membership to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association for 2014-15 and is therefore eligible to play its member schools.
Kipp Renaissance has replaced Sarah Reed, which dropped football late last month. Another Baton Rouge team, Parkview Baptist, will host Kipp this week.
It’s statistics time
The Advocate and other newspapers across the state will begin compiling a list of statewide high school football leaders this week.
We’re asking schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge to submit their two-game leaders for rushing, passing, receiving and scoring. Top single-game performances also are sought.
There is a link to an online form on the high schools page of our website at www.theadvocate.com. Information for New Orleans can be emailed to Rod Walker at email@example.com and for Baton Rouge to Robin Fambrough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brossette moving up
University High running back Nick Brossette, an LSU commitment, continues his move toward Louisiana’s all-time rushing record held by current LSU player Kenny Hilliard.
By rushing for 133 yards on 21 carries in the first half of the Cubs’ 55-14 win over Southern Lab, the junior cracked the 5,000 yards barrier.
Brossette now has 5,017 yards. Hilliard set the record with 8,661 yards during his career at Patterson High.
Rader joins Griffins
Mixed martial arts fighter Charlie Rader has been hired as the new nonfaculty wrestling coach at Dutchtown.
Before getting into MMA and personal training, Rader was a state champion wrestler for Andrew Jackson High. He had a 10-1 record as an MMA amateur and is 18-7 as a pro.