Rummel beats Acadiana in battle of defending champs

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Archbishop Rummel's Michael Mosely (23) grabs on to the shirt of Acaciana's Jayrin Wilson (2) during a football game at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

There would be no showdown between Rummel and Acadiana, both teams defending state champions, on Saturday night at Yenni Stadium. Rummel all but put an end to that with a big first half, and backed by its defense, finished off the Wreckin’ Rams in the second half in taking a convincing 34-9 victory. The win was… Continue reading →

East St. John gets $1,000 donation from local film

It was a big game week for East St. John as the Wildcats prepared to take on perennial powerhouse John Curtis on Friday. But coach Phil Banko and the senior members of his football team were willing to give a little of their practice time to receive a special recognition. Representatives from the locally filmed and… Continue reading →

Darnell Williams leads McMain past Franklin

McMain High School broke open a scoreless game with two touchdowns late in the first half and shut out Franklin 20-0 win on Saturday night at Pan American Stadium. Darnell Williams tossed two touchdowns to Jamairyn Wallace and ran for another as the Mustangs improved to 2-1 while Franklin fell to 0-3. After both offenses struggled… Continue reading →

Prep football report

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  John Curtis running back Myles Washington (34) pushes off of East St. John's Ahmani Martin (44) during a football game at Muss Bertolino Playground in Kenner on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Thursday’s scores C.E. Byrd 42, Calvary Baptist Academy 13 E.D. White 32, Central Catholic 6 Kaplan 32, Westminster Christian 6 Kinder 47, Oakdale 20 Mangham 54, Caldwell Parish 14 Northwood-Shreveport 55, Bossier 7 Oberlin 26, Rosepine 24 Riverdale 28, King 7 Woodlawn-Shreve 48, B.T. Washington 16 Friday’s scores Adams Christian, Miss. 46, Cenla Christian 14 Airline 28, Franklin Parish… Continue reading →

Late roundup: Brother Martin avenges loss

It was supposed to be a showdown between two teams ranked in The New Orleans Advocate Large School Super 10. It turned out being an easy victory for visiting Brother Martin, which remained perfect on the season Friday night with a 41-20 win over Franklinton. Jake Broggi threw three touchdown passes to lead the Crusaders (3-0),… Continue reading →

Volleyball, swimming report

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Mount Carmel's Katie Kampen, right, hits the ball past St. Scholastica's Emma Estapa on Wednesday at Mt. Carmel.

Volleyball schedule John Curtis 3, Cabrini 0 John Curtis, 25, 25, 25, Cabrini, 18, 22, 14 Team leaders: JOHN CURTIS: Tatiana Bell (8 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs), Layne Estes (9 blocks, 2 kills), Reaghan Fabacher (11 assists, 4 digs); CABRINI: Miranda Kelley (5 kills, 8 digs), Baliley Hepting (8 assists, 3 digs, 1 ace), Joey Aslandor (11 assists)… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Thomas Jefferson tops Haynes to remain undefeated

Friday night’s matchup of Thomas Jefferson and Haynes Academy paired undefeated teams at West Jefferson’s Hoss Memtsas Stadium. Someone had to exit with a loss, and that ended up being Haynes as Thomas Jefferson cruised to a 23-6 victory to improve to 3-0. Thomas Jefferson rolled into halftime, holding a 13-0 lead thanks to clutch passing… 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 →

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 →

Saturday’s New Orleans Prep Football Capsules

Acadiana (1-1) vs. Rummel (2-0) WHERE: Yenni LAST WEEK: Acadiana lost to Shades Valley (Alabama) 39-21; Rummel beat Hahnville 37-31 in 3 OTs LAST YEAR: Acadiana won 42-28 Battle of two teams who made it to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and won state titles last season, with Acadiana winning 5A… Continue reading →

Prep report for Friday, Sept. 19

Thursday’s scores C.E. Byrd 42, Calvary Baptist Academy 13 E.D. White 32, Central Catholic 6 Kaplan 32, Westminster Christian 6 Kinder 47, Oakdale 20 Mangham 54, Caldwell Parish 14 Northwood-Shreveport 55, Bossier… Continue reading →

State roundup: St. Thomas More pulls away from Carencro

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye -- STM runnng back (4) Trevor Beque stiff arms Carencro's line backer (27) Xavier Brooks to gain the first at Cougar Staduim on Friday night Sept. 19, 2014.

There’s only one possible explanation for the connection St. Thomas More quarterback William Bellamy and wide receiver Tiger Bech displayed in the Cougars’ 56-21 win against visiting Carencro. Sure, the two spent a ton of time with each other this summer working on their timing at various camps across Louisiana, but there’s something deeper there. “We’re cousins,” said Bellamy,… Continue reading →

Donte Jackson leads Riverdale past Grace King

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Riverdale High School's Donte Jackson, left, eludes the grasp of Grace King High School's Leronta Butler, right, during a football game at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Donte Jackson didn’t take long to make an impression on Brett Bonnaffons when Bonnaffons took over the Riverdale job last season. An assistant coach popped in a tape of Jackson, and Bonnaffons was in awe right away. “I started calling college coaches right and told them they need to come check out No. 1,” Bonnaffons recalled.… Continue reading →

Holy Cross knows it must limit Chalmette’s big plays

No big plays — that’s the Friday night goal of Holy Cross’ defense against rival Chalmette at Bobby Nuss Stadium. It won’t be easy. A fourth quarter full of effort. Flying to the football. Capitalizing on all Chalmette offensive mistakes (if there are any). “We can’t let them make big plays — 25 or more… Continue reading →

Friday’s prep football capsules

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Hahnville High School's Bradley Aucoin, runs the ball against Archbishop Rummel High School during a game at Hahnville High School in Hahnville on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Higgins (0-2) at Ponchatoula (2-0) Last week: Lost 46-0 to St. Amant; Ponchatoula beat Amite 55-6. Last year: Ponchatoula won 28-7. The buzz: The Hurricane is looking for its first win under first-year coach Craig Laborde. Georgia Tech commit Christian Campbell leads the Green Wave, ranked No. 4 in the LSWA’s Class 5A rankings. Holy Cross (1-1)… Continue reading →


Football Thursday’s scores C.E. Byrd 42, Calvary Baptist Academy 13 E.D. White 32, Central Catholic 6 Kaplan 32, Westminster Christian 6 Oberlin 26, Rosepine 24 Riverdale 28, King 7 Friday’s games All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted Carver vs. Easton, 3:30 p.m. St. Martin’s at Ben Franklin, 4 p.m. St. Augustine at Covington Hahnville vs. Landry-Walker… Continue reading →