After its first win, Karr football team gives back with Saturday morning cleanup

Photo provided by Brice Brown -- Karr football players pose for a selfie with District C Councilmember Nadine M. Ramsey after helping to clean up the neighborhood between Behrman Highway and Tullis Drive on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.

Two days after Karr picked up its first win of the football season, the team went right back to work. At 3332 Huntlee Drive, that includes community service. The Cougars football players spent Saturday morning alongside District C Councilmember Nadine M. Ramsey helping to clean up the neighborhood between Behrman Highway and Tullis Drive.… Continue reading →

Hannan beats Ursuline to win Hannan Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament

Archbishop Hannan’s volleyball team has played impressively this season. But Saturday, in the championship match of their Hannan Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament, the Hawks soared to new heights. The match was stretched to three sets, but Hannan defeated Ursuline 25-15, 23-25, 15-10. Both teams are listed in the New Orleans Advocate’s Small School rankings. The… Continue reading →

Prep report

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Takulve Williams (7) dodges around Bailey Nuss (14) for a first down in the first half of the Brother Martin vs. St. Augustine high school football game at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.

Week 5 football scores Saturday Crescent City 12, Cohen 6 Rummel 49, Shaw 14 St. Augustine 47, Brother Martin 44 Friday Abbeville 14, North Vermilion 7 Acadiana 32, Sulphur 30 Airline 56, Captain Shreve 21 Albany 56, North Central 8 Alexandria 35, Ouachita Christian 28 Arcadia 24, Homer 14 Ascension Christian School 28, Houma Christian 27… Continue reading →

Walker: Cohen loses again, but Green Hornets won’t stop trying

Advocate staff photo by ROD WALKERCohen College Prep coach Perry McCarty talks to his team during Saturday's game against Crescent City at Tad Gormley Stadium.

You win some. You lose some. At least that’s the way the football gods are SUPPOSED to ration out Ws and Ls. But as Cohen College Prep’s Freddie McGee can tell you, that’s not always the case. McGee, a senior receiver and defensive end, and his teammates have never won a high school football… Continue reading →

Claire Crosby, Devyn Keith take individual titles on record day at St. Joseph’s cross country meet

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --   John Curtis' Devyn Keith finish strong in first place at the St. Joseph's Cross Country meet at Highland Road Park on Saturday morning.

It’s all about running the fastest times whenever there’s a high-profile cross country meet. Never underestimate the importance of being in the right place at the right time. Claire Crosby and Devyn Keith certainly won’t. Mandeville’s Crosby and John Curtis’ Keith were the leaders on a record-setting day at the St. Joseph’s Academy… Continue reading →

Percy Young leads Crescent City past Cohen

Behind Percy Young, the Crescent City Pioneers pulled off their first win of the season Saturday afternoon — while Cohen’s losing streak continued. Young scored both touchdowns and intercepted three passes as Crescent City improved to 1-4 with a 12-6 victory over Cohen College Prep at Tad Gormley Stadium. The loss dropped Cohen, which hasn’t… Continue reading →

Rod Walker: Fields of dreams? Holy Cross freshman quarterback creates fresh memories in 28-21 thriller over Jesuit

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Jesuit defensive lineman Zack Robert stops Holy Cross running back Will "Tre" Turner as they play in Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

Chandler Fields is just a freshman, not quite old enough to remember all the guys from the 2005 team clad in gold T-shirts cheering him on from the Tad Gormley sidelines Friday night. Fields, the 5-foot-10, 175 pound Holy Cross quarterback, was only five when those guys beat Jesuit 10 years ago in the Hurricane Katrina-interrupted… Continue reading →

Holy Cross topples Jesuit 28-21 in double overtime

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Holy Cross defensive back C. J. White blocks the field goal of Jesuit kicker /crew Jacobs as they play during the second quarter  in Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Denny McGinnis holds.

After 95 meetings between the teams, Holy Cross might record Friday night’s 28-21 double overtime win against Jesuit as one “with a little magic.” The pixie dust came from Bret Carter’s leaping catch over two defenders in the end zone near the sideline kept the Tigers alive on a fourth down-and-11 play and allowed Holy Cross to… Continue reading →

Wilson leads Roneagles’ fourth quarter rally for 27-20 district win over Rams 35-27

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- McDonogh 35 quarterback cuts through an opening as he is chased by Carver's Dexter Rhodes (25), Eddie Percy (54) and Alvin Brown III (55) as they play in Pan American Stadium in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

Friday night’s matchup between Carver and McDonogh 35 placed the final two undefeated teams in District 9-4A in a matchup of the preseason favorites against the early-season Cinderella story. The Roneagles (5-0, 2-0 in 9-4A) brought Carver’s early-season magical start to a screeching halt with 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to come away with a… Continue reading →

Jase Griffin, Country Day roll to 63-0 win over Pope John Paul II

Country Day came into Friday’s nondistrict game against Pope John Paul II having outscored its first four opponents by a 217-28 margin. The incredible run continued against the Jaguars. Country Day raced to a 49-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 63-0 win on PJP’s homecoming night at Lester Latino Field in Slidell. Jase Griffin… Continue reading →

Kerry Johnson, Masen Mitchel power Chalmette past East Jefferson 19-7

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- East Jefferson's Rashaad Johnson (5) is brought down by Chalmette's Mikael Blaise (6) in the first quarter of the East Jefferson vs. Chalmette high school football game at Joseph S. Yenni Stadium in Metairie on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

Speedster Kerry Johnson got Chalmette off to a quick start Friday against East Jefferson. Grinder Masen Mitchell finished them off. The Owls took a 19-7 victory at Joe Yenni Stadium, ruining the Warriors’ homecoming festivities in winning their second consecutive District 8-5A game. “Kerry is a fast guy, and he’s capable of making big plays for… Continue reading →

Newman rides Miles Lapeyre’s passing, strong defense to victory

Advocate photo by ZACH BRIEN  Newman defensive end Patrick Hovet tackles Vandebilt Catholic running back Brennan Rodgers on Friday night in New Orleans.

Not every win goes according to plan. But even the ugliest ones count the same. After an inauspicious start, Newman scored five unanswered touchdowns starting late in the first quarter on en route to a 35-7 victory against Vandebilt Catholic in a nondistrict game Friday night at Michael Lupin Field. Junior quarterback Miles Lapeyre threw for… Continue reading →

De La Salle cruises to 5-0 with 48-0 victory over McMain

There were no surprises Friday night at Victory Field at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park. Undefeated De La Salle came into the matchup as the favorite against winless McMain, and the Cavaliers were dominant en route to a 48-0 victory in the District 9-3A matchup. De La Salle (5-0) moved the ball up and down… Continue reading →

Another slow start dooms Hahnville in loss to St. Thomas More

LAFAYETTE — It’s becoming a bad habit for Hahnville’s Tigers, getting off to a slow start and digging a big early hole. A lot of teams, though, would have found themselves behind Friday night, with the start that St. Thomas More had in its final nondistrict game of the season. The fifth-ranked Cougars scored… Continue reading →

Wildcat suits Woodlawn’s Taj Sullivan just fine in win over West St. John

River Parishes native that he is, Woodlawn High School coach Daniel Luquet knew his football team would be in for a tough battle Friday night against traditional powerhouse West St. John. So, with his offense mired in mediocrity early, Luquet, a former Destrehan Wildcat, went back to his roots. Luquet moved senior star wide receiver Taj Sullivan… Continue reading →

St. James holds off Lusher 14-8 for its 4th win

St. James came into Friday night’s game riding a three-game winning streak after its opening-week loss to West Jefferson. But the Wildcats got all they could handle and more from Lusher. Still, St. James prevailed 14-8 at Brees Family Field thanks to some key plays by the defense. “We have to find an identity on… Continue reading →

St. Paul’s blows past Hammond 51-8 in District 6-5A play

St. Paul’s proved to have an uncanny ability to make an opponent pay for its mistakes in a 51-8 victory at Hammond in a District 6-5A contest Friday. At the midpoint of the season, and with the toughest part of the schedule to come, the first half was a welcome sign that the Wolves are on target.… Continue reading →

Hannan rallies over St. Helena

When you give up 24 points in the opening quarter on only four offensive plays, you are not suppose to win football games. Don’t tell that to Archbishop Hannan. In the highlight of coach Scott Wattigny’s five-game career at the helm, Hannan came back to defeat St. Helena 31-24 Friday night in District 9-2A action.… Continue reading →

Roundup: Walker continues turnaround, beats Assumption

WALKER — The Walker football team had not faced a deficit — or the hint of a threat — during its four straight blowouts to start the non-district season. Then came Friday night’s visit by fellow unbeaten Assumption and four lead changes through two quarters. The Wildcats responded as well as anyone in the home crowd could have hoped,… Continue reading →

Easton cruises past Sophie B. Wright

Warren Easton has put up points in bunches over the past two weeks and the trend continued against Sophie B. Wright on Thursday night at Victory Field at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park. The Eagles totaled 111 points against McMain and Belle Chasse in Weeks 3 and 4 and blanked Sophie B. Wright 45-0 for their… Continue reading →

Brandon Akkawi rushes for three touchdowns in Fontainebleau’s victory over Northshore

Brandon Akkawi rushed for 210 yards on 29 carries and three touchdowns to lead the Fontainebleau Bulldogs to a 36-26 victory over the Northshore Panthers in a District 6-5A game at Northshore. The Bulldogs (3-2, 1-1) led 22-19 with 8:41 left in the game. Northshore attempted a tying 41-yard field goal, but the attempt was blocked by… Continue reading →

Brumfield-led Covington blasts Slidell

The sports rivalry between Covington High and Slidell High is one of the oldest in south Louisiana. On Thursday evening, the Lions made an emphatic statement that they (for now at least) are the rulers of said football rivalry. Covington jumped to a 31-7 lead before halftime, thanks in large part to Devin Brumfield’s 226 rushing… Continue reading →

Haynes strikes in various ways in win over Pearl River

Haynes Academy showed an ability to strike quickly and be patient in a 27-14 victory at Pearl River. It took the Yellow Jackets just two plays to move 86 yards on its first possession. The Yellow Jackets amassed 287 yards total offense. Quarterback Charlie Magaw hit Blayde Bott for a 76-yard gain on the first play… Continue reading →

John Ehret starts slow, then mows down Higgins 55-0

The Ehret Patriots started off too slowly by coach Corey Lambert’s standards, not taking advantage of all their opportunities in the first quarter Thursday against Higgins. That changed in the second quarter. Ehret burried the Hurricanes in a 34-point avalanche on its way to 55-0 District 8-5A victory night at Hoss Memtsas Stadium. Ehret (4-1, 2-0)… Continue reading →

Friday’s prep football capsules

Belle Chasse (3-1, 0-1) at Lake Area (1-3, 0-1) Last week: Belle Chasse lost to Warren Easton, 49-14; Lake Area lost to McDonogh 35, 34-14 Last season: Did not play The Buzz: District 9-4A game. First-ever football meeting between schools. Belle Chasse is aiming to move to 4-1 for the… Continue reading →