University High offensive lineman Drew Moore committed to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette over the weekend.
Moore plans to play guard for the top-ranked Cubs and becomes the second UHS senior lineman to commit to a college, joining LSU commitment Garrett Brumfield.
The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Moore picked the Cajuns over a host of state schools that also included Southern, McNeese and Southeastern Louisiana.
Moore said he narrowed his final choices to ULL, McNeese and Prairie View. He plans to major in engineering or computer science.
“ULL was the right choice for me because they have a great, exciting program going and they have a good school as far as academics is concerned,” he said. “Every time I went there for a game or visited, ULL just felt like home to me. Being in Lafayette is also a plus because there’s always something to do or something going on. Also it’s not too far from home.”
Bethany playing in LCSAA
Bethany Christian is again offering a high school sports program. But instead of playing in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, the school is competing in the Louisiana Christian Schools Athletic Association.
The school is offering volleyball this fall and will have boys and girls basketball during the winter months. Bethany opted for an intramural program and dropped its LHSAA sports program after 2009-10.
The school’s athletic director, Jesse Moland, is the volleyball coach, and the Lions had a 10-1 record last week. Charles Duplechain is the boys basketball coach, and longtime Hosanna Christian coach Pat Doise is the girls basketball coach. Plans for spring sports are pending.
Central Hall of Fame
Central High will induct the school’s 1977 state champion softball team into its Athletic Hall of Fame as part of Friday’s football game with Zachary.
The team, coached by Shirley and Kenneth Browning, also had several players who were part of the 1976-77 girls basketball team that won a state title.
Team members were: Dawn D. Ash (David), Patty C. Buzbee (Hayden), Lisa A. Corrick (Jones), Dawn M. Davies (Killian), Robbi Y. Gore (McCants), Jami L. Gremillion (Glaser), Louise E. Henderson (Leverett), Lorraine McCaa, Jeanne D. Olive, Karrie L. Paxton (Burks), Teri E. Stoewer (Hruska) and Stephanie D. Turner (Flores). Jeannette McCaa (Nauta) and Gail Shaffer (Baugnon) were team managers.
Ryan Theriot was recognized at Thursday’s Broadmoor High homecoming football game with Live Oak.
Theriot won the World Series with the San Francisco Giants last season. He was an all-state baseball player at Broadmoor before starring at LSU.
Red Stick nominations
Nominations for the U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star football game are being accepted. High school football coaches in the Baton Rouge area are asked to nominate their top seniors for the game, which will be played Dec. 22. The nomination deadline is Oct. 23.
Nomination information on the Red Stick Bowl is posted atUSArmyRedStickBowl.org. Contact organizer Barrett Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.