WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Sports Sports en-us Copyright 2018, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 21 Sep 2018 HH:09:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Week 3 Fan Choice Winner: Luke Lunsford http://www.wbrz.com/news/week-3-fan-choice-winner-luke-lunsford/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/week-3-fan-choice-winner-luke-lunsford/ Sports Wed, 19 Sep 2018 8:42:38 PM Reggie Chatman Week 3 Fan Choice Winner: Luke Lunsford

BATON ROUGE- Junior quarterback Luke Lunsford helped Dehamn Springs score 24 unanswered points  in the final 13 minutes to pull off a comeback win against Fontainebleau last week.

"Even when we were down by 16 points last week, the kids knew they had a chance because 12 was behind them," said Denham Springs head coach Bill Conides. "As a head coach, I just try to stay steady and cool and calm and Luke was able to do the same thing and I think the players fed off of that."

Lunsford finished the day with 4 total touchdowns and 300 yards passing to bring his team to 2-1 on the year in his 3rd ever start.

"I wasn't even caught up in the stats because we were trailing for most of the game. I was doing what I had to do to win and make sure the team was successful," said Lunsford

Coach Conides is in his second year as head coach for the Yellow Jackets and said he's really enjoyed bringing Lunsford under his wing.

Conides is also know for the mentorship he did with LSU quarterback Myles Brennan.

"I would say they have the same kind of leadership skills to where they want the spotlight on them. They want the pressure on them. They want to be the guy with the ball in their hands on the last play of the game," said Conides. "I would say in terms of decision making, I would say Luke is a little bit better. But ultimately, I feel blessed to have been a part of both of their development."

" I would love to be Myles Brennan. He's a huge role model for me. No moment is to big for him and that is what I've taken on. Just calm yourself. Silence the crowd and just take one step at a time to win a game," said Lunsford.

In his first 3 varsity starts, Lunsford has helped lead the offense to a combined 120 points in three games, which has helped him already earn an offer from the Univerity of Alabama at Birmingham.

If his offensive production continues,  Coach Conides believes the offers will continue to get better for his talented passer.

Denham Springs takes on Belaire at home on Friday.

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QB turned receiver Kendall Catalon looks to build on early success http://www.wbrz.com/news/qb-turned-receiver-kendall-catalon-looks-to-build-on-early-success/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/qb-turned-receiver-kendall-catalon-looks-to-build-on-early-success/ Sports Tue, 18 Sep 2018 9:10:34 PM Reggie Chatman QB turned receiver Kendall Catalon looks to build on early success

BATON ROUGE- After a 3 touchdown game against Langston last weekend, sophomore captain Kendall Catalon has made a name for himself in the jaguars offense.

The former high school  quarterback turned receiver has become a versatile weapon in the passing game that Coach Dawson Odums says he loves to take advantage of in open field.

" He is one of the better football players on our team. Great attitude. He's a former quarterback so we utilize him in different roles. You must know where he is at at all times," said Odums.  "He's a guy that is looking for the endzone. Every time he touches the football, he's trying to score and I really think that excitement feeds on to the rest of our team."

"I try to practice everyday like it's a game rep. Like it's live. Putting a lot of attention on me can get other people open. Our objective of course is to get the ball and score to help my team win," said Catalon. "I know our [offensive coordinator] Coach [Chennis] Berry wants one-on-one matchups just to get me open. Make the quarterback read easy."

"Sometimes I like to take risks, but I didn't get the opportunity to take a risk yet. But I know that if my team is down, or my team is up and we need a big play, I will probably take that risk so I can help my team win."

Against Alabama A&M, Catalon doesn't believe people knowing his name will change his role in the offense at all and that it will be business as usual going forward.

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Southern energized ahead of SWAC opener http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-energized-ahead-of-swac-opener/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-energized-ahead-of-swac-opener/ Sports Tue, 18 Sep 2018 8:55:11 PM Reggie Chatman Southern energized ahead of SWAC opener

BATON ROUGE- After watching his team have a sluggish start in all three games so far this season, Coach Dawson Odums decided to change up the practice regiment and gave his players Monday off from on the field work.

As a result, he says that there was plenty of energy at practice today ahead of their SWAC opener on Saturday.

"You saw a team that was able to get rest and recover because it is tough and challenging, but I liked the energy for our Tuesday practice," said Odums. "Hopefully we can have that same energy Wednesday, because Tuesday and Wednesday are our work days. Then we start cutting the schedule back closer to game day."

"Energy is getting really better today. Practice was good. Our focus was there. Attention to detail. We know when it comes to conference or SWAC play, it is all or nothing," said sophomore wide receiver Kendall Catalon. "New rule is whoever has the most wins goes to the Celebration Bowl and our mindset is we are in the playoffs now. We can't lose anymore games."

"At practice it is much more higher now. Now that conference is here, we all have to pick it up. You can tell when you come out there on practice, tomorrow. Today was full pads. Tomorrow will be full pads. It's a big energy out there on the field. So we are just all ready to play," said defensive lineman Simeon Houston.

Houston also said that the goal is to get a ring this season and that's what is on the team's mind.  Southern will have to have a different level of focus, and cut down the penalties and mental mistakes on the road when they face Alabama A&M.

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Saints sloppy in 21-18 win over Browns http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-sloppy-in-21-18-win-over-browns/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-sloppy-in-21-18-win-over-browns/ Sports Sun, 16 Sep 2018 5:01:37 PM Brett Martel Saints sloppy in 21-18 win over Browns
NEW ORLEANS - Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal for New Orleans with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final seconds, and the Saints held on for a 21-18 victory that extended the Browns' winless streak to 19 games.
Gonzalez also missed two extra points, one week after his potential winning field goal was blocked in a season-opening tie with Pittsburgh.
Cleveland (0-1-1) carried a two-score lead into the final nine minutes before its latest collapse.
Receiver Michael Thomas had two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Saints (1-1), who scored 40 points in a Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay, but didn't find the end zone against Cleveland until 8:41 remained in the game.
Thomas' 2-yard catch cut Cleveland's lead to 12-10.
Marcus Williams' interception of Tyrod Taylor with just less than five minutes remaining set up Thomas' leaping 5-yard touchdown catch with 2:40 to go, and Alvin Kamara's run for a 2-point conversion put the Saints up 18-12.
That conversion made all the difference after Taylor found Antonio Callaway with a 47-yard, all-or-nothing heave on fourth-and-5 with 1:16 to go. Gonzalez missed a point-after kick for the second time, and Drew Brees' 42-yard completion to Ted Ginn Jr. set up Lutz' go-ahead kick.
Kamara was a bright spot in a largely frustrating day for New Orleans' offense, gaining 99 yards from scrimmage, including 53 on six catches.
The Browns, who forced six turnovers against Pittsburgh in Week 1, recovered two more fumbles in New Orleans when Thomas and Ginn were both stripped after receptions.
Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi sacked Brees twice and would have had a third drive-stalling sack early in the fourth quarter if Derrick Kindred hadn't been called for illegal contact. The drive-extending penalty led to New Orleans' first TD in what became an 18-point final quarter for the Saints.
Browns: Safety Damarious Randall received treatment on the field after being in on a tackle in the second quarter.
Saints: Tommylee Lewis received treatment for what the club described as a knee injury after a big hit during a punt return in the second quarter. He was listed as questionable to return to the game. ... Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins left in the fourth quarter after taking a hit to the head.
Browns: Host the New York Jets on Thursday night.
Saints: Visit Atlanta on Sunday.

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Saints offense struggles in first half against Browns http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-offense-struggles-in-first-half-against-browns/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-offense-struggles-in-first-half-against-browns/ Sports Sun, 16 Sep 2018 1:40:16 PM Michael Cauble Saints offense struggles in first half against Browns

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints struggled in their first half of play against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in the Superdome.

Offensive miscues and turnovers plagued what was expected to be one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL.  Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed a wide-open tight end Ben Watson on the Saints best scoring chance and the team had to settle for a field goal.  Later in the game the Will Lutz missed a 44 yard field goal.

The Saints five offensive possessions went fumble, field goal, fumble, missed field goal, punt.

Cleveland led 6-3 at half. 

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AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin tumbles from top 10 http://www.wbrz.com/news/ap-top-25-lsu-jumps-to-no-6-wisconsin-tumbles-from-top-10/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/ap-top-25-lsu-jumps-to-no-6-wisconsin-tumbles-from-top-10/ Sports Sun, 16 Sep 2018 1:17:22 PM RALPH D. RUSSO AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin tumbles from top 10
LSU has surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin has tumbled to 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team.
LSU has now gone from No. 25 to start the season to No. 6 in three weeks.
Top-ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1 on Sunday , receiving a season-high 58 first-place votes from the media panel. Clemson slipped out of the No. 2 spot for the first time this season. Georgia moved up a spot to second behind the Crimson Tide, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the ranking. Clemson is third with three first-place votes, followed by No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Oklahoma.

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Southern holds off Langston, not Mother Nature for first win http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-holds-off-langston-not-mother-nature-for-first-win/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-holds-off-langston-not-mother-nature-for-first-win/ Sports Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:56:13 PM Michael Cauble Southern holds off Langston, not Mother Nature for first win

The Southern Jaguars remain undefeated on their home turf, even if Mother Nature had something to say about the length of their home opener in Mumford Stadium on Saturday night.

The Jaguars were up 33-18 over visiting Langston when both schools decided to cut short the first Pete Richardson Classic after several lightning delays suspended play.

Southern had a number of big plays on offense including a pair of 40+ yard touchdown tosses from John Lampley who finished 9 of 15 for 121 yards passing and three touchdowns.  Lampley was also the Jags leading rusher as he carried the ball 14 times for 147 yards with a long of 61 yards.

Southern receiver Kendall Catalon had three touchdowns on the night, two receiving and one from the wildcat formation for a four yard rushing score.

The Jags improve to 1-2 on the season and will now travel to Mobile to face Alabama A&M in the Gulf Coast Challenge in Ladd Peebles Stadium to start SWAC play.

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Louisiana High School Football Scores - Week 3 http://www.wbrz.com/news/louisiana-high-school-football-scores-week-3/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/louisiana-high-school-football-scores-week-3/ Sports Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:18:14 PM Associated Press Louisiana High School Football Scores - Week 3
Abbeville 50, Jeanerette 20
Acadiana 20, Carencro 13
Albany 44, Springfield 20
Alexandria 52, Peabody 13
Amite 41, McComb, Miss. 14
Archbishop Hannan 59, Pope John Paul II 0
Archbishop Rummel 37, Riverside Academy 34
Ascension Episcopal 22, North Vermilion 21
Barbe 51, St. Louis 14
Basile 13, Sacred Heart 6
Bastrop 41, Calvary Baptist Academy 6
Belle Chasse 52, Higgins 0
Benton 27, Tioga 17
Bolton 52, Lena Northwood 0
Breaux Bridge 27, Kinder 13
Brookhaven Aca., Miss. 54, Ben's Ford 26
Brother Martin 37, Hahnville 20
Brusly 39, Belaire 0
Bunkie 24, Buckeye 7
CBHS, Tenn. 31, Saint Paul's 24
Caldwell Parish 45, Grant 20
Carroll 60, Lincoln Preparatory School 7
Cecilia 49, Crowley 34
Cedar Creek 61, Arcadia 26
Centerville 22, Delcambre 16
Central Lafourche 38, South Lafourche 6
Church Point 30, Kaplan 24
Clinton Christian Academy, Miss. 22, Union Christian Academy 18
Country Day 48, Baton Rouge Episcopal 21
Covenant Christian Academy 39, Hamilton Christian Academy 0
D'Arbonne Woods 12, Drew Central, Ark. 0
Denham Springs 37, Fontainebleau 29
Donaldsonville 32, Port Allen 0
Dutchtown 19, Covington 16
E.D. White 28, St. James 27
East Ascension 35, Thibodaux 0
East Beauregard 42, Merryville 31
Easton 37, Landry/Walker 34
Eunice 36, Rayne 14
Ferriday 21, LaGrange 20
G.W. Carver 52, McMain 0
General Trass (Lake Providence) 40, Delta Charter 26
Grand Lake 31, Highland Baptist 8
H.L. Bourgeois 34, Ellender 7
Hammond 24, Salmen 0
Hanson Memorial 40, Westminster Christian 6
Haynesville 33, Junction City, Ark. 0
Holy Cross 35, Chalmette 7
Holy Savior Menard 21, Avoyelles 6
Houma Christian 39, Ascension Christian School 22
Iota 42, Lake Arthur 21
Jennings 42, DeRidder 21
Jesuit 35, Central 19
John Curtis Christian 21, Parkview Baptist 0
John Ehret 37, Destrehan 35
Jonesboro-Hodge 57, Winnfield 32
Karr 34, De La Salle 7
Kentwood 40, East Feliciana 20
Lafayette 51, Patterson 32
Lafayette Christian Academy 63, Franklin 0
Lake Charles College Prep 47, Northside 12
Lakeshore 28, Hancock, Miss. 7
Lakeside 34, Beekman 6
Leesville 35, Westlake 7
Live Oak 35, West Feliciana 0
Logansport 41, Bossier 0
Loyola College Prep 41, St. Frederick Catholic 23
Lutcher 42, Marksville 12
Mangham 28, Pickering 14
McDonogh #35 16, East St. John 14
McKinley 16, Baker 14
Morgan City 60, North Central 6
Natchitoches Central 44, Southwood 6
Neville 17, Ouachita Parish 14
New Iberia Catholic 63, St. Thomas Aquinas 7
North Caddo 34, St. Mary's 14
North DeSoto 20, Many 7
Northshore 13, Biloxi, Miss. 10, OT
Northwest 39, West St. Mary 12
Notre Dame 28, Teurlings Catholic 14
Oak Forest 44, Bowling Green 43
Oak Grove 20, Sterlington 14
Opelousas 36, Vinton 13
Opelousas Catholic 18, Port Barre 13
Ouachita Christian 41, Delhi Charter 12
Parkway 30, Pulaski Academy, Ark. 22
Pine Prairie 34, Beau Chene 7
Pineville 45, West Ouachita 23
Pointe Coupee Catholic 41, St. John 20
Ponchatoula 54, Loranger 20
Red River 9, Mansfield 6
Resurrection Catholic, Miss. 14, Northlake Christian 6
Riverdale 48, South Plaquemines 12
Riverdale Academy 10, Christian Collegiate, Miss. 6
Rosepine 43, Elton 20
Ruston 36, Airline 19
Sam Houston 42, Iowa 20
Scotlandville 20, Southern Lab 6
Shreveport Northwood 43, Plain Dealing 0
Sicily Island 12, LaSalle 6
Slaughter 30, Tara 6
South Beauregard 30, DeQuincy 13
South Terrebonne 36, Berwick 28
St. Amant 32, West Jefferson 15
St. Charles Catholic 21, Wilkinson County, Miss. 6
St. Edmund Catholic 27, Mamou 0
St. Martin's 31, Ecole Classique 0
St. Martinville 28, Comeaux 21
St. Thomas More 59, Plaquemine 28
Sulphur 16, C.E. Byrd 13
Tallulah 82, Prentiss Christian, Miss. 34
Tensas 44, Ringgold 6
Tensas Academy 48, Rebul Aca., Miss. 0
Terrebonne 41, Assumption 6
Union Parish 48, Rayville 14
University (Lab) 41, Baton Rouge Catholic 21
Vermilion Catholic 34, Erath 11
Vidalia 15, Homer 14
Walker 40, Slidell 38
Washington-Marion 58, Ville Platte 8
Welsh 55, Loreauville 6
West Monroe 56, Wossman 14
West St. John 40, Bonnabel 20
Westgate 7, New Iberia 3
White Castle 42, Glen Oaks 14
Wilkinson County Christian Academy, Miss. 30, Claiborne 0
Woodlawn (BR) 30, Broadmoor 12
Zachary 35, Madison Prep 0

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Fenway fan hit in head by Devon Travis' thrown bat http://www.wbrz.com/news/fenway-fan-hit-in-head-by-devon-travis-thrown-bat/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/fenway-fan-hit-in-head-by-devon-travis-thrown-bat/ Sports Wed, 12 Sep 2018 8:42:00 PM Associated Press Fenway fan hit in head by Devon Travis' thrown bat

BOSTON (AP) - A man sitting in the box seats at Wednesday night's Red Sox game was hit on the forehead by a bat that slipped out of Devon Travis' hands in the eighth inning.

The bat cleared the netting along the baseline and landed about 15 rows up in the box seats, about midway between third base and home plate. Security scrambled for towels and a stretcher was brought to take the man.

The man received a big cheer from the crowd when he stood up. Holding a towel to his head in his right hand, he pumped his left fist to acknowledge the applause. He walked to the stretcher and sat on it and was wheeled away.

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Week 2 Fan Choice Winner: Adam Blanchard http://www.wbrz.com/news/week-2-fan-choice-winner-adam-blanchard/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/week-2-fan-choice-winner-adam-blanchard/ Sports Wed, 12 Sep 2018 6:43:41 PM Reggie Chatman Week 2 Fan Choice Winner: Adam Blanchard

BATON ROUGE- After leading St. John to it's first win in three seasons in week one, Adam Blanchard followed up with a four touchdown performance against Merryville last Friday.

Throwing for 262 yards in a win got him nominated and from there his community rallied to make him our fan choice winner for week 2.

"A lot of people from my school. My mom told a bunch of people at her work. I texted a bunch of people that I knew. Bunch of my cousins. Old teammates," said Blanchard. "It was a dream come true. I never thought it would happen. I've been dreaming about it since I was in high school."

"When everyone gets on board for something, for another individual, you can tell it speaks volumes about their character. For me it was really nice to see," said head coach Eric Holden.

Blanchard's performance could be something we see more often considering how much the offense has changed this season.

First year head coach Eric Holden has implemented a spread attack that he says his quarterback has adapted to well.

"He came in and he's a student man. He gets in. He's watching film. He's always in my office asking questions saying Coach what if we did this? Would this work. He's asking all the right questions," said Holden.

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LSU offensive line attention growing heading into Auburn http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-offensive-line-attention-growing-heading-into-auburn/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-offensive-line-attention-growing-heading-into-auburn/ Sports Mon, 10 Sep 2018 6:17:34 PM Mike Gaither LSU offensive line attention growing heading into Auburn

BATON ROUGE - Heading into game week with No. 7 Auburn, LSU's offensive line has been the center of discussion. Last week against Southeastern the Tigers struggled to pass protect with starter left tackle Saahdiq Charles out of action. 

"There will be a lot of things we have to face this week," said Orgeron at Monday's weekly news conference. First of all, we have to fix ourselves. "There's some things that we can't fix. There's some technical errors that we can fix, getting Saahdiq back will help us."

Through two games LSU has allowed nine total sacks which ranks 6th worst in the FBS. On Monday Orgeron said he plans on shuffling the line.

"Moving Austin to right tackle to give Badara some help. Remember, he's a junior college player. This is his first time in full action," admitted Orgeron. "We believe he's going to be a good player. He was thrown into the action and he did do some good things, but he also did make some mistakes."

Lots of chatter was made of LSU using max formations against Southeastern, which resulted in limited production from the two wide receiver sets. In the second half the Tigers only had 78 total yards of offense.

"It can't be put on all the protection, I think we need to catch the ball, we need to get rid of the ball, we need to get open more, we need to be more creative in what we're doing and I think we're gonna do that," said Orgeron."

The Tigers opened as 10-point underdogs to Auburn for Saturday's matchup between the two SEC West programs.

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Saints' defense humiliated in 48-40 loss to Buccaneers in home opener http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-defense-humiliated-in-48-40-loss-to-buccaneers-in-home-opener/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-defense-humiliated-in-48-40-loss-to-buccaneers-in-home-opener/ Sports Sun, 9 Sep 2018 1:38:23 PM Associated Press Saints' defense humiliated in 48-40 loss to Buccaneers in home opener
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ryan Fitzpatrick highlighted a 417-yard, four-touchdown performance with two scoring strikes of more than 50 yards, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stunned the New Orleans Saints 48-40 on Sunday.
Starting for the suspended Jameis Winston, Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 28 passes without an interception and also ran for a short touchdown, bowling over free safety Marcus Williams on his way into the end zone.
Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, the 2017 defensive rookie of the year, had arguably the worst performance of his career trying to cover receiver Mike Evans, who caught seven passes for 147 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown that put the Bucs up 41-24 late in the third quarter.
DeSean Jackson caught scoring passes of 58 and 36 yards to highlight his five-catch, 146-yard day before leaving with a concussion.
After Jackson's second TD catch over the middle, Fitzpatrick backpedaled giddily for about 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage before thrusting his arm upward in celebration, seemingly oblivious of the roughing-the-passer penalty called on defensive tackle David Onyemata moments after Fitzpatrick had released the ball.
Fitzpatrick also threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin.
The Saints, coming off a playoff appearance and hosting a team that won only five games last season, were among the more heavily favored teams in Week 1. They put together a frantic offensive flurry in the fourth quarter. Kamara scored on a 1-yard run and again on a 7-yard catch. Both were followed by 2-point conversions, cutting the Saints' deficit to eight points with 3:31 to go. On third-and-11, Fitzpatrick needed to make one more play - and did. He scrambled to his left for 12 yards at the two-minute warning. With New Orleans out of timeouts, Fitzpatrick was able to run out the clock.
Drew Brees was 37 of45 for 439 yards and three TDs for the Saints. Alvin Kamara, the 2017 offensive rookie of the year, caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown to go with two touchdown runs. Receiver Michael Thomas caught a franchise single-game record 16 passes for 180 yards and a TD, but turned the ball over on a fumble across midfield in the third quarter.
Tampa Bay scored on six of its first seven possessions and the only drive of the first half that did not produce points was when the Bucs ran out the final 55 seconds before halftime. Tampa Bay did not punt until their eighth drive ended with Fitzpatrick overthrowing an open receiver on third down, about halfway through the third quarter.
The Saints punted only once in the first half, and were only one score down after Thomas' 6-yard touchdown catch made it 31-24 shortly before halftime.
With Mark Ingram serving a four-game suspension for use of a banned substance, the Saints brought in running back Mike Gillislee after he was cut by New England. In his Saints debut, Gillislee fumbled in the second quarter on a hit by Vernon Hargreaves. Cornerback Justin Evans scooped up the loose ball and ran it back for a 34-yard TD.
The Saints were fortunate to give up only a field goal after Onyemata and defensive end Marcus Davenport were flagged for roughing the passer on back-to-back plays in the third quarter. Onyemata was penalized under a renewed emphasis on forbidding defensive players from driving quarterbacks into the ground with the full weight of their bodies. It was his first of two roughing penalties in then game. Davenport, the Saints' first-round draft choice, struck Fitzpatrick's helmet with his own.
Buccaneers: Hargreaves was helped to the locker room with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.
Saints: New Orleans did not announce any injuries.
Buccaneers: Host Philadelphia on Sunday.
Saints: Host Cleveland on Sunday.

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College football top-25 scoreboard http://www.wbrz.com/news/college-football-top-25-scoreboard/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/college-football-top-25-scoreboard/ Sports Sat, 8 Sep 2018 11:45:21 PM Mike Gaither College football top-25 scoreboard
No. 18 Mississippi State 31, Kansas State 10 -- 
No. 5 Wisconsin 45, New Mexico 14 -- 
No. 21 Michigan 49, Western Michigan 3 -- 
No. 6 Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21 -- 
No. 3 Georgia 41, No. 24 South Carolina 17 -- 
No. 1 Alabama 57, Arkansas State 7 -- 
No. 4 Ohio State 52, Rutgers 3 -- 
Iowa 13, Iowa State 3 -- 
No. 2 Clemson, 28 Texas A&M 26 -- 
No. 13 Penn State 51, Pittsburgh 6 -- 
No. 10 Stanford 17, No. 17 USC 3 -- 
No. 15 Michigan State at Arizona State -- 
Southeastern La. 0, No. 11 LSU 31 -- 

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Louisiana Tech routs Southern, 54-17 http://www.wbrz.com/news/louisiana-tech-routs-southern-54-17/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/louisiana-tech-routs-southern-54-17/ Sports Sat, 8 Sep 2018 11:06:53 PM Associated Press Louisiana Tech routs Southern, 54-17
RUSTON, La. (AP) - J'Mar Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third and Jaqwis Dancy ran for two more as Louisiana Tech ran up more than 600 yards of offense to rout Southern 54-17 on Saturday night.
Louisiana Tech celebrated 50 years in Joe Aillet Stadium in the home opener.
The Bulldogs (2-0) scored on their first three possessions of the game, putting together drives of 79-, 36- and 94 yards. Only a second-quarter fumble kept them from scoring on all six first-half possessions.
Smith completed 24 of 37 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns. He carried five times for 54 yards, including a 19-yard dash around the right side for a first-quarter touchdown. Three quarterbacks combined to complete 27 of 42 passes for 427 yards.
Dancy had five carries for 67 yards and the Bulldogs ground game produced 186 yards on 33 carries.
John Lampley was 17 of 24 for 179 yards and a touchdown for Southern (0-2).

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Tigers score early, look ugly late as LSU outlasts Southeastern 31-0 http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-score-early-look-ugly-late-as-lsu-outlasts-southeastern-31-0/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-score-early-look-ugly-late-as-lsu-outlasts-southeastern-31-0/ Sports Sat, 8 Sep 2018 6:14:24 PM Reggie Chatman Tigers score early, look ugly late as LSU outlasts Southeastern 31-0

BATON ROUGE- Coming off of a win over Miami, the LSU Tiger football team was back in action in Tiger Stadium Saturday night against Southeastern.

After going three and out on their first drive, LSU gets on the board in the first quarter with a touchdown throw from Joe Burrow to JaMarr Chase to put LSU up 7-0 with 7:15 left in the first quarter.

The touchdown was set up by a Southeastern fumble forced by Devin White. Andre Anthony recovered on the Southeastern 34.

On LSU's next drive, Joe Burrow showed what he could do on the ground. 

On the 4th play of the drive, Burrow scrambled for 13 yards to the Southeastern 8 yard line for the first down. 

Burrow would finish the 7 play, 46 yard drive with a 1 yard touchdown run to give LSU a 14-0 lead with 3:20 to go in the 1st.

At the beginning of the 2nd quarter, LSU kicker Cole Tracy would build on his 4 for 4 performance against Miami by hitting a 50 yard field goal to extend LSU's lead to 17. 

With under 5 minutes to play in the half, LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips was ejected from the game with 4:14 to play for targeting Southeastern quarterback Chason Vigil. 

On the last play of the first half, Stephen Sullivan hauled down a 40 yard hail mary throw from Joe Burrow for a touchdown.

LSU lead 24-0 at halftime.

Southeastern had their best chance to score thwarted late in the fourth quarter by LSU safety JaCoby Stevens who scooped up a fumble and returned it 64 yards. That set up Clyde Edwards-Helaire's 7 yard touchdown run to end the game.  

The Tigers shutout Southeastern 31-0. 

Final Game Stats:

LSU QB Joe Burrow: 10-20, 151 YD, 2 TD, 1 rushing TD

SLU QB Chason Vigil: 23-33, 189 YD, 1 INT

LSU RB Nick Brossette: 19 ATT, 137 YD

SLU RB Darren Johnson: 8 ATT, 32 YD

Total Yards: SLU 254 YD - LSU 335 YD

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Southern preparing for another former West Feliciana talent in week 2 http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-preparing-for-another-former-west-feliciana-talent-in-week-2/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-preparing-for-another-former-west-feliciana-talent-in-week-2/ Sports Sat, 8 Sep 2018 2:45:10 PM Reggie Chatman Southern preparing for another former West Feliciana talent in week 2
BATON ROUGE- Last week, Southern went up against a top ranked TCU defense that included a first team All Big-12 selection Ben Banogu who gave the offensive line problems all day.
This week against LA Tech, things won't get much easier as they can expect a heavy dose of former West Feliciana defensive end Jaylon Ferguson who was once a recruit Coach Dawson Odums sought after in high school.
" He's as advertised. Whatever they write about him is true. That's exactly how he plays. We actually recruited him and we know him and know he has done a great job," said Odums. "Really one of the leaders of their team The go-to guy on defense."
" When he turns it on and play, he can be tough. So our guys know him. Some of the guys played against him in school, so they're understand what they're up against. He is one of the better defensive football players in the country," said Odums.

Another former West Feliciana product in Derius Davis scored two touchdowns against Southern last week, so Ferguson is just another local product that will be a problem for Southern this year.

"This is a place that everyone wants to recruit. That's becausde we have talent here. We try to keep those kids here, home, in the state of Louisiana, but they do venture out," said Odums. "When you play against some of the other teams, you're going to get a chance to see that. This is an in state game so you expect to see a lot of friends or familiar faces that you've seen before." 

Ferguson ranks as one of the top 5 active career leaders in sacks per game, so Coach Odums' offensive line will have to learn from the TCU game to keep him off of quarterback John Lampley on Saturday if they want to pull the upset.

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Week 2 Louisiana High School Football Scores http://www.wbrz.com/news/week-2-louisiana-high-school-football-scores/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/week-2-louisiana-high-school-football-scores/ Sports Sat, 8 Sep 2018 12:16:57 PM Associated Press Week 2 Louisiana High School Football Scores
Acadiana 28, Ruston 21
Albany 34, Independence 20
Alexandria 26, Benton 7
Amite 41, Loranger 6
Archbishop Hannan 34, Central Catholic 14
Ascension Episcopal 57, Pointe Coupee Catholic 54
Assumption 44, Patterson 22
Avoyelles 42, Bunkie 7
Barbe 44, Riverside Academy 0
Basile 36, Mamou 0
Bastrop 18, Airline 13
Baton Rouge Catholic 31, Zachary 30
Baton Rouge Episcopal 28, St. Thomas Aquinas 21
Beau Chene 9, Port Barre 0
Belle Chasse 12, Archbishop Shaw 10
Ben Franklin 41, Ascension Christian School 24
Bolton 14, Plain Dealing 6
Bowling Green 19, Wayne Aca., Miss. 0
Brusly 47, Northlake Christian 7
Buckeye 7, Holy Savior Menard 0
Caldwell Parish 42, LaSalle 0
Captain Shreve 31, Woodlawn (SH) 0
Carencro 41, New Iberia 0
Cedar Creek 37, D'Arbonne Woods 12
Centerville 31, Ridgewood 0
Central Lafourche 22, G.W. Carver 20
Central Private 33, Porter's Chapel Aca., Miss. 6
Centreville Aca., Miss. 40, Ben's Ford 0
Chalmette 50, Bogalusa 20
Church Point 54, Abbeville 14
Copiah Aca., Miss. 29, River Oaks 21
Country Day 48, Bonnabel 27
Covenant Christian Academy 26, The Church Academy 0
Crowley 45, Westlake 6
DeQuincy 41, Grant 0
DeRidder 45, Washington-Marion 44
Delhi 40, Vidalia 27
Delhi Charter 28, Madison 6
Delta Charter 27, Lincoln Preparatory School 0
Destrehan 31, St. Charles Catholic 3
Donaldsonville 26, White Castle 8
Dunham 50, Baker 26
Dutchtown 16, Central 13
E.D. White 35, Erath 24
East Ascension 33, Parkview Baptist 23
East Beauregard 32, Elton 18
East Iberville 22, Hamilton Christian Academy 14
East St. John 41, West Jefferson 6
Ellender 43, King 0
Eunice 33, Jennings 23
Fontainebleau 35, Franklinton 19
Franklin Parish 22, Ferriday 19
General Trass (Lake Providence) 40, Tensas 0
Gueydan 40, Grand Lake 18
Hammond 14, Woodlawn (BR) 10
Haughton 40, B.T. Washington 14
Haynesville 14, Minden 2
Holy Cross 24, Covington 0
Homer 26, Beekman 12
Houma Christian 24, Westminster Christian 12
Iota 44, Oakdale 7
Jena 41, Rayville 0
Jesuit 34, Saint Paul's 24
John Ehret 26, Hahnville 0
Kaplan 18, Welsh 7
Karr 40, Landry/Walker 0
Kentwood 31, Sumner 13
Kinder 15, Iowa 9
Lafayette Christian Academy 56, Loreauville 0
Lake Arthur 46, Pickering 7
Lakeshore 34, East Jefferson 0
Lakeside 60, Montgomery 42
Leesville 13, South Beauregard 0
Lena Northwood 22, Ringgold 12
Live Oak 20, Mandeville 14
Livonia 21, West Feliciana 17
Logansport 44, Lakeview 28
Loyola College Prep 33, West Ouachita 21
Many 49, Marksville 0
McMain 27, Lusher Charter 3
Natchitoches Central 48, Green Oaks 21
Neville 27, Warren Central, Miss. 10
New Iberia Catholic 42, St. Louis 14
Newman 68, Thomas Jefferson 7
North Caddo 35, Bossier 12
North DeSoto 42, North Webster 7
North Vermilion 30, Franklin 12
Northeast 42, Belaire 28
Northshore 7, Salmen 0
Northwest 34, Berwick 31
Notre Dame 40, Breaux Bridge 28
Oak Forest 19, Silliman 7
Oberlin 26, Delcambre 0
Opelousas 44, West St. Mary 0
Ouachita Parish 39, Sulphur 14
Pearl River 38, Sci Academy 0
Pine 30, Varnado 6
Pineville 28, Peabody 14
Plaquemine 42, Port Allen 12
Ponchatoula 64, Denham Springs 63
Pope John Paul II 17, St. Patrick, Miss. 6
Prairie View 28, Tensas Academy 6
Sacred Heart 10, St. Edmund Catholic 3
Sam Houston 47, Cecilia 30
Scotlandville 22, Madison Prep 11
Shreveport Northwood 38, Richwood 8
Slidell 39, Lake Area New Tech Early College 7
Springfield 22, W.L. Cohen 12
St. Amant 10, Helen Cox 9
St. Frederick Catholic 38, Mangham 8
St. Helena Central 37, East Feliciana 16
St. James 29, Lutcher 26
St. John 33, Merryville 15
St. Martin's 28, Fisher 14
St. Martinville 47, Lafayette 27
St. Michael 33, KIPP Renaissance 10
St. Thomas More 70, Comeaux 13
Sterlington 22, Ouachita Christian 20
Terrebonne 34, South Terrebonne 17
Teurlings Catholic 29, LaGrange 12
Thibodaux 35, South Lafourche 10
Union Aca., Miss. 36, Claiborne 16
Union Parish 20, Calvary Baptist Academy 16
University (Lab) 42, Southern Lab 14
Vandebilt Catholic 13, H.L. Bourgeois 7, OT
Vermilion Catholic 26, Opelousas Catholic 23
Ville Platte 28, Pine Prairie 13
Vinton 57, Highland Baptist 13
West Monroe 31, McGill-Toolen, Ala. 24, OT
West St. John 26, South Plaquemines 6
Westgate 53, Jeanerette 6
Winnfield 40, St. Mary's 0
Red River vs. Arcadia, ccd.

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Tom Benson to be inducted into Ring of Honor at Saints season opener http://www.wbrz.com/news/tom-benson-to-be-inducted-into-ring-of-honor-at-saints-season-opener/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tom-benson-to-be-inducted-into-ring-of-honor-at-saints-season-opener/ Sports Fri, 7 Sep 2018 7:52:36 PM Jordan Whittington Tom Benson to be inducted into Ring of Honor at Saints season opener

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that its late owner Tom Benson will be inducted into the Ring of Honor at Sunday's season opener.

Benson purchased the club in 1985 and served as its owner for thirty-three years. He was largely responsible for turning the club from an annual source of disappointment to regular contenders in the NFL postseason, finally earning the city its first Super Bowl win in 2010.

Gayle Benson took over as owner of the New Orleans Saints back in March when Benson passed away.

He joins Morten Andersen, Rickey Jackson, Archie Manning, and William Roaf in the Ring of Honor.

The induction will take place during halftime at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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LSU looks to improve after a poor 2nd half versus Miami http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-looks-to-improve-after-a-poor-2nd-half-versus-miami/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-looks-to-improve-after-a-poor-2nd-half-versus-miami/ Sports Thu, 6 Sep 2018 10:39:30 PM Reggie Chatman LSU looks to improve after a poor 2nd half versus Miami

BATON ROUGE- After putting up 27 points and being almost 50-50 between run and pass in the first half, LSU's offense reverted back to its rush heavy roots.

In the second half, the offense only threw the ball 5 times for 39 yards as opposed to the 16 times for 101 yards in the first 30 minutes.

"First half, we moved the ball really well. Not so much in the second half," said quarterback Joe Burrow. "Our defense was playing so well and we had so many points that it really didn't matter and we kind of just eased our way into the first game."

"I definitely think we put things in cruise control. I know we can't do that going on in the season. We're going to work on it and we're going to get better at it," said running back Nick Brossette.

LSU also got complacent on the defensive side of the ball, as Dave Aranda squad gave up 14 second half points on after a strong first half.

"Big thing Coach Aranda talked about is finishing games," said safety Grant Delpit.  "I feel like we can do a better job of that. We came out strong in the first half, but I feel like we can do a better job finishing as a unit"

Last week, Miami quarterback Malik Rosier threw for 259 yards, so LSU's secondary will have to buckle down this week with Southeastern quarterback Chason Virgil coming to town after throwing for 358 yards and 4 touchdowns against ULM last week.

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Week 1 Fan Choice Winner: Cameron Dartez http://www.wbrz.com/news/week-1-fan-choice-winner-cameron-dartez/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/week-1-fan-choice-winner-cameron-dartez/ Sports Wed, 5 Sep 2018 6:41:06 PM Reggie Chatman Week 1 Fan Choice Winner: Cameron Dartez

BATON ROUGE- After leading his team to a championship in his first year as starting quarterback, Cameron Dartez started his senior season with a bang.

Dartez finished the day with 3 touchdowns passing and 2 rushing in a week one win over Parkview Baptist.

"We're really proud of him and his leadership ability," said Catholic High head coach Gabe Fertitta. "Of course he worked  tirelessly in the weight room. In the meeting room, film study, to be able to do the things he did on Friday night."

The 6-foot-1 dual threat quarterback says leading by example is something he hopes will continue to bring the team success this year.

"Just knowing that I have to be a leader on the field and that the other 10 guys in the huddle are looking up to me," said Dartez. "I have to always stay steady. Never get too up or too down."

Dartez and Coach Fertitta are connected, considering that when Fertitta took over as head coach in 2016, Dartez stepped up to be the new leader of the offense.

Now with a year under their belt and a championship trophy, they'll be a formidable 1-2 combo this season.

"I tend to be a little bit more fiery and upbeat and jumping up and down and going crazy. Cameron is the foil to that. He very calm. He's never way up. He's never way down. He's just kind of even keel," said Fertitta.

This week the Bears will have another tough test as they host the 5a state champion Zachary Broncos on Friday.

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