The Final Score Archives

Video: The Mississippi State at LSU Pregame Show

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- UL-M quarterback Pete Thomas (14) is pressured in the pocket by LSU defensive tackle Quentin Thomas (95) and linebacker Deion Jones (45) during the first half of the teams' game,  Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger previews the Mississippi State at No. 8 LSU SEC opener from Tiger Stadium. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Saints notes: Roger Goodell avoids Bountygate question

Associated Press photo by BILL HABER -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton yells from the sideline during an Aug. 28 preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.

At his Friday news conference in New York, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell avoided a question comparing the fairness of his ruling in the Saints’ Bountygate scandal and the league office’s mishandling of the Ray Rice case. Two years ago, Goodell ruled that the Saints’ “ignorance” of the pay-to-injure saga was not a suitable defense.… Continue reading →

The Advocate’s LSU-Mississippi State predictions

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles leads the team out to the field for the first half of the UL-M game,  Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

The streak might hit 15, but don’t expect a blowout this go around. LSU has beaten Mississippi State 14 straight times and 21 of 22 dating to 1991. The Bulldogs have what coach Les Miles called the “most complete” team since he’s been in Baton Rouge. Meanwhile, LSU has struggled to find a consistent passing game,… Continue reading →

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee will be key at Duke

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee passes against Georgia Tech at the Yulman Stadium on Sept. 6.

To have any chance to upset Duke on the road, Tulane needs the good Tanner Lee at quarterback rather than that other version. Lee, a redshirt freshman, has been alternately spectacular and mistake-prone in the Green Wave’s 1-2 start. His eight touchdown passes put him on pace for 32 by the end of… Continue reading →

Jesuit passing combination sparks victory over Central

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Central wide receiver Terrell Chatmanis stood up after catching a pass by Jesuit's Dillion Knight, top, and Daniel Degrange on Friday at Tad Gormley.

Jesuit quarterback Trey LaForge said “timing is a big part of (the Blue Jays) offense.” Sharp timing produced four LaForge to Kalija Lipscomb touchdowns for Jesuit and a quandary for Central on Friday at Tad Gormley Stadium as the Jays pulled away to a 35-6 win. LaForge hooked up with Lipscomb each time on a fast… Continue reading →

Evonte Williams lifts Bonnabel past East Jefferson

Bonnabel High School linebacker Evonte Williams was asked after a practice this past summer which team he was looking forward to playing most this season. Perhaps not so surprisingly, Williams emphatically responded “East Jeff!” The Warriors are the Bruins’ rivals and had routed Bonnabel last season on the way to the Class 4A state title. Williams… Continue reading →

Teen found shot outside stadium after East Jefferson-Bonnabel game

A 19-year-old man was found shot in the arm outside Yenni Stadium on Friday night after a football game between East Jefferson and Bonnabel high schools. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said the victim, whose name he did not have, was transported to University Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. “The guy who was… Continue reading →

John Curtis too much for East St. John

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  John Curtis running back Dontae Jones (22) scores a touchdown as East St. John's Victor Marinez (45) and and Jazz Clayton (42) give chase during a football game at Muss Bertolino Playground in Kenner on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

John Curtis utilized the run to dominate East St. John, its stable of running backs leading a 45-13 nondistrict victory Friday night at Muss Bertolino Stadium. Led by senior Myles Washington, the Patriots proved to be too much for East St. John, also a run-first offense. After countering Curtis’ opening scoring drive, the Wildcats allowed 35 points… Continue reading →

St. Augustine takes hard-fought win over Covington

Making his return to the high school he graduated from and coached at, St. Augustine coach Cyril Crutchfield came away victorious in a hard-fought 34-27 win over Covington on Friday night. “I told my kids all week long that I was born and raised here and I know what type of product they (Covington) have out on… Continue reading →

Holy Cross holds off Chalmette rally

Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR --Holy Cross running back Will Turner, center, tries to spin away from Chalmette's Austin Bergeron, left,  on Friday night at Chalmette's Bobby Nuss Stadium.

The Chalmette Owls were stopped inside the Holy Cross 35-yard line as time expired to give the Tigers a hard fought 21-14 victory in a nondistrict game at Bobby Nuss Stadium in Chalmette. It was the Tigers’ 31st victory in the 45 games played between the rivals. Holy Cross (2-1) led 21-7 and was driving… Continue reading →

Destrehan pulls away from Dutchtown

Friday night’s game between Destrehan and Dutchtown might not have been a rivalry game between two district foes, but it surely felt like it. The Griffins (1-2) gave the No. 4 team in the New Orleans Advocate Large Schools Super 10 all it could handle on its home field, but Destrehan (3-0) leaned on its star players… Continue reading →

Local roundup: Matt Keller, Shaw bounce South Lafourche

GALLIANO — Matt Keller threw four touchdowns as Archbishop Shaw put up 42 points in the first half en route to a 56-14 win over South Lafourche on Friday night. Keller hit Bryson Simmons on scoring passes of 59, 22 and 30 yards and threw a 68-yard touchdown strike to Jordon Ortega. Trey… Continue reading →

Turnovers help Riverside top West St. John

West St. John proved to be a nearly perfect host for Friday night’s River Parishes showdown against cross-river rival Riverside Academy. The jambalaya was spicy, the wings were hot and the Rams were generous. West St. John turned the ball over five times, giving Riverside two interceptions and three fumbles, as well as a short field for… Continue reading →

Ehret clamps down on Fontainebleau for 34-8 win

After a tough loss last week, John Ehret found itself back in the win column Friday night at Fontainebleau. Ehret scored early and often in a 34-8 nondistrict win at the Fontainebleau “Dawg Pound” in Mandeville. The defense set the stage for Ehret (2-1), which had interceptions by Taris Shanell and Mike Divinty, and forced three fumbles… Continue reading →

Country Day falls at Episcopal of Baton Rouge

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Episcopal Back TJ Wisham is tackled by Country Day defenders on Friday night.

Country Day’s Trey Harrell returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and both teams gained big yardage on the ground. But in the end, it was two D’s — depth and defense — that carried Episcopal of Baton Rouge to a 20-10 win over Metairie Park Country Day at Episcopal’s Memorial Stadium on Friday. Episcopal’s T.J.… Continue reading →

Duke says it won’t look past Tulane

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke insists it won’t get caught looking past Tulane. There won’t be any peeking ahead to next week’s game at Miami, because coach David Cutcliffe says his Blue Devils have improved but aren’t yet good enough to overlook anyone. Duke (3-0) expects to have its full focus on the Green Wave… Continue reading →