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Rummel’s depth overpowers University High, 24-7

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --   U High's quarterback DJ White gets pass Archbishop Rummel's LB Shahid Reece during Friday's night game at Gill Stadium.

Depth and physicality are usually cited as the key differences between football in Class 5A as opposed to 3A. Second-ranked Archbishop Rummel accentuated those points with a 24-7 victory over top-ranked University High of 3A on Friday night at Boss Field/Gill Stadium. The 5A Raiders (1-0), ranked 21st nationally by MaxPreps, methodically wore down the Cubs… Continue reading →

Mandeville tops Holy Cross, 24-20

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Mandeville's Guy LeCompte Jr., right, catches a touchdown against Holy Cross' Trevor Riley during the first quarter Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Mandeville.

It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but Mandeville did enough to beat Holy Cross 24-20 in a season-opening, nondistrict game Friday at their own Sidney Theriot Stadium. The Skippers totaled 265 yards of offense and committed eight penalties. But when they needed a big play, they got it. The winning score came with 2:08 remaining… Continue reading →

Newman beats McMain in offensive battle

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Lead by their quarterback Darnell Williams (1) McMain comes charging onto the field before a game at Newman in New Orleans, La. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

On a night quarterbacks lit up the scoreboard for 82 points, it was the hands of a lineman and defensive back that enabled Newman to survive with a 46-36 nondistrict win over McMain on Friday night at Michael Lupin Field. The game matched two top-five teams (Newman No. 3, McMain No. 5) in the New Orleans Advocate… Continue reading →

St. Paul’s defense, quarterback Kenny Sears overpower Karr 34-7

The St. Paul’s Wolves defense forced 10 punts and had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, to throttle visiting Karr 34-7 in the season opener Friday night. “Hats off to my defense, they played a great game” Wolves coach Ken Sears said. “We were playing fast and really running to the ball. To contain an… Continue reading →

Behind Jake Broggi, Brother Martin tops Plaquemine 58-34

PLAQUEMINE — Brother Martin quarterback Jake Broggi entered his senior season as a three-year starter for the Crusaders. He made sure to get his final season off to a exciting start. Broggi threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns on 15-for-24 passing in a 58-34 win at Plaquemine on Friday night, almost all of… Continue reading →

Methodical Country Day rolls past Lusher

In the moments after his team’s season-opening 40-7 rout of Lusher, Country Day coach Joe Chango wouldn’t admit he was totally happy with the Cajuns’ victory. About the only thing that went wrong for Country Day on Friday? Cramping. “That’s a bad concern for us because of our numbers,” Chango said. “We’ve got to make sure… Continue reading →

Covington defense major cog in victory over Franklinton

Paced by a stout defense, which held the Franklinton offense to a single score, Covington knocked off the Demons 14-6 in the season opener Friday night. “Our defense was outstanding, but it took a complete team effort out here (Friday night) against a good Franklinton team,” Lions coach Greg Salter said. “We were able to capitalize… Continue reading →

Destrehan halts Slidell comeback

All was going pretty much according to the script for Destrehan and Slidell on Friday. The Wildcats, ranked No. 9 statewide in Class 5A, had established their offensive dominance in the first half and added a crushing 40-yard fumble return by C.J. Prieto to go up 26-0 four minutes in the third quarter. But that’s… Continue reading →

West St. John holds off St. James in thriller

Never let it be said that West St. John and St. James play boring football games. Despite giving the St. James Wildcats opportunity after opportunity, West St. John managed, somehow, to take a 12-6 victory over its River Parishes rival, giving Rams’ first-year head coach Brandon Walters his first win and keeping the Railroad Classic trophy… Continue reading →

Lutcher rallies past Dutchtown, 20-19

DUTCHTOWN — After sweating for more than two hours, Lutcher High football coach Tim Detillier was brought to tears. The admiration Detillier had for his team’s 20-19 comeback victory over Dutchtown was evident during an emotional postgame speech, having to stop several times to compose himself in the middle of a joyous huddle. “I’m… Continue reading →

Football report

Thursday’s scores Ascension Catholic 53, Catholic-Pointe Coupee 25 B.T. Washington 25, Fair Park 16 Belaire 24, Glen Oaks 12 Central Catholic 54, St. John 27 De La Salle 44, Lake Area New Tech 14 Haynes Academy 9, Pope John Paul II 3 Huntington 22, Mansfield 21 Jennings 41, Kinder 40 North Vermilion 28, Hanson Memorial 0 Vermilion Catholic 35,… Continue reading →

Report: Franklin Parish High football player dies after injury during game Friday night

. A Franklin Parish High School football player died after he was injured in a game Friday night, according to a KTVE/KARD report. The team's coach, Aaron Dietrich, told KNOE that sophomore Tyrell Cameron was injured after he was hit during a punt return in the fourth quarter in the season-opening game.… Continue reading →

Teurlings charges back to a victory over Calvary

LAFAYETTE — Teurlings Catholic quarterback Cole Kelley accounted for four touchdowns in the first three quarters, but the Rebels needed another facet to overhaul a strong Calvary Baptist squad Friday night. Noah Harris more than filled the bill. Harris ran for 141 yards and three second-half touchdowns, and his solid effort helped boost the… Continue reading →

State roundup: Hahnville gets past Woodlawn 24-14

In a tightly contested defensive struggle that saw plenty of turnovers on both sides, Hahnville opened its season with a 24-14 win over Woodlawn on Friday night at Panther Stadium. The Tigers were far from perfect. Hahnville turned the ball over four times and allowed nearly 150 rushing yards in the second half, but the defense forced enough… Continue reading →

John Ehret overcomes loss of quarterback Baham to beat Riverside

When starting quarterback Caron Baham left Friday’s game against Riverside Academy with a knee injury after the fifth play, Ehret’s defense was there. The Patriots defense was there at the end to preserve a 29-28 victory at Hoss Memtsas Stadium. “Our guys in our senior class … have been here since my first year,”… Continue reading →

Helen Cox rides strong second half to 24-10 victory over Riverdale

Helen Cox coach Willie Brooks described the 2014 season as one of the most “devastating of my career.” “I wouldn’t wish that on any program in America,” Brooks said. The Cougars lost 11 starters to injury during the season, and their only win came on a forfeit by the now-defunct Miller-McCoy Academy. After… Continue reading →

Wild Week 1! See final scores from Louisiana high school football games

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The Advocate and The New Orleans Advocate are expanding their coverage of Louisiana high school football this season by offering fans a one-stop shop of live information from the area’s biggest games... Continue reading →

Warren Easton defense leads the way as the Eagles top Jesuit 26-21

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Warren Easton's Terrance Sylvester eludes the grasp of Jesuit's Jakirai Wiley in the first quarter during a game at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tony Hull has had to listen all offseason to the naysayers reminding him how much his Warren Easton team lost from last year’s squad. No more Deshawn Capers-Smith. No more Tyron Johnson. No problem. In the Eagles’ first test of the season, the defense picked up the slack as Easton beat… Continue reading →

LHSAA committee rules Marquise Darensbourg can play at East St. John starting Oct. 1

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- ESJ defensive lineman, DeMarco Kirklin attempts to sack Destrehan quarterback, Marquise Darensbourg in the first quarter at the East St. John vs Destrehan football game in Reserve on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

There was a compromise for East St. John quarterback Marquise Darensbourg when all was said and done. The LHSAA’s executive committee granted Darensbourg, a Destrehan transfer, eligibility starting Oct. 1 at East St. John after a lengthy discussion during Thursday’s executive committee meeting at the LHSAA office in Baton Rouge. “I’m just happy I get… Continue reading →

David Carter’s rushing, stout defense propel West Jeff past Grace King

David Carter gained 189 yards on 18 carries, and West Jefferson’s defense dominated the line of scrimmage as the Buccanners pounded overmatched Grace King 42-10 at Hoss Memtsas Stadium on Thursday night. The victory is the first for Cyril Crutchfield as West Jefferson’s head coach. Grace King (0-1) is a member of District 8-5A but is not… Continue reading →

De La Salle wins 44-14, finds new playmaker in Quincy Cage

It seems as if the De La Salle offense will be just fine without the presence of Cole Lewis. With the Cavaliers losing their 1,400-yard running back due to graduation, they knew they would have to establish a new identity on offense. They had no problem getting that new offense up and running in… Continue reading →

Playoff atmosphere: Pope John Paul II downs Mandeville in volleyball

Despite being only the second match of the season for both teams, Thursday’s Pope John Paul II and Mandeville matchup had a postseason feel. The second-ranked team in the Advocate Sweet 16 for small schools, the Jaguars defeated Mandeville, the seventh-ranked team in the large school poll 25-20, 27-25 and 25-15. Marlena Cutura led… Continue reading →

Former Destrehan quarterback Marquise Darensbourg will get to play part of season at East St. John High, LHSAA decides

. A lengthy discussion led to a compromise that will allow quarterback Marquise Darensbourg to play part of the 2015 season at East St. John High. The LHSAA executive committee considered a variety of options along the way during the Thursday hearing at the LHSAA office. At one point, motions were made to both overturn and uphold LHSAA Executive Director… Continue reading →

Walker: Inexperience something Jesuit, Warren Easton have in common

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Jesuit's Peter Hontas is tackled by a pair of McDonogh 35 defenders during a scrimmage last month.

In a perfect football world, they would have played last year during both schools’ magical seasons. But we get the next best thing. Warren Easton and Jesuit will help kick off the high school football season when they battle for neighborhood bragging rights on Thursday night at 7 at Tad Gormley Stadium.… Continue reading →

Rod Walker’s football picks

Walker’s winners The New Orleans Advocate sportswriter Rod Walker’s weekly high school football picks. Winners in bold. 2014 season: 336 correct, 86 misses (79.4 percent) Thursday Lake Area vs. De La Salle (Pan Am), 7… Continue reading →

Prep report for Wednesday, Sept. 2

Volleyball Academy of Our Lady 3, Higgins 0 Academy of Our Lady 25 25 25 Higgins 7 4 6 Team leaders: ACADEMY OF OUR LADY: Jill Chaisson (12 aces), Adde Baldwin (6 kills), Kaylee Dufrene (17 assists), Hailee Richard (7 digs); HIGGINS: Sharcoria Wilson (2 kills), Genesis Delacruz (3 blocks), Aalyah Butler (3 assists). Team records: Academy of Our… Continue reading →

Academy of Our Lady packs house in its new facility

Academy of Our Lady volleyball fans

The volleyball season got into full swing Tuesday across the city. But in Marrero, it was much more than just the season opener. It was more like a good ole’ house warming party for Academy of Our Lady. The Penguins opened their season in their sparkling-new gym in Marrero with a… Continue reading →