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Friday's Scores:

Abbeville 22, North Vermilion 21

Acadiana 35, Sulphur 28

Airline 21, Captain Shreve 0

Albany 62, North Central 8

Amite 38, Livonia 14

Arcadia 46, Homer 26

Ascension Catholic 16, White Castle 14

Ascension Christian School 34, Houma Christian 20

Ascension Episcopal 42, Gueydan 6

Avoyelles 20, Vidalia 13

B.T. Washington 28, Madison 18

Baker 36, Glen Oaks 18

Barbe 33, New Iberia 14

Bastrop 21, Richwood 20

Baton Rouge Catholic 31, Teurlings Catholic 14

Baton Rouge Episcopal 50, Capitol 14

Baton Rouge Episcopal 50, Capitol 14

Beau Chene 25, St. Edmund Catholic 6

Benton 28, North DeSoto 7

Briarfield 66, Rebul Aca., Miss. 6

Bunkie 33, Montgomery 14

Carencro 35, Breaux Bridge 14

Carroll 36, General Trass (Lake Providence) 6

Cecilia 25, Lafayette 3

Cedar Creek 51, Ringgold 0

Central 17, McKinley 15

Chalmette 40, East Jefferson 7

Christian Life Academy 20, Northeast 12

Comeaux 32, Sam Houston 28

Copiah Aca., Miss. 37, Silliman 0

Country Day 55, Pope John Paul II 23

Covenant Christian Academy 28, Pointe Coupee Catholic 21

Crowley 27, DeQuincy 0

Delhi 41, Tensas 24

Delhi Charter 32, Beekman 0

Denham Springs 21, St. Michael 18

DeRidder 30, Westlake 14

Destrehan 44, Terrebonne 0

Dunham 63, Mentorship Academy 7

E.D. White 42, Franklin 16

East Beauregard 38, South Cameron 14

Ellender 41, St. Martinville 27

Elton 29, Hamilton Christian Academy 19

Erath 55, Berwick 36

Fair Park 20, Shreveport Northwood 14

Ferriday 26, Washington-Marion 7

Franklinton 42, Church Point 27

Grant 44, Lena Northwood 14

H.L. Bourgeois 42, Central Lafourche 35

Hahnville 43, St. Thomas More 42

Haughton 44, Southwood 14

Haynesville 40, Plain Dealing 8

Iowa 41, Leesville 27

Jena 48, Winnfield 14

Jesuit 38, Holy Cross 0

John Ehret 43, Higgins 14

Kaplan 45, Patterson 20

Kinder 55, Iota 6

King 45, Fisher 24

Lake Area New Tech Early College 20, Belle Chasse 7

Lake Charles College Prep 29, Grand Lake 13

Lakeview 42, LaSalle 14

Landry/Walker 59, Bonnabel 0

Logansport 33, Mansfield 27

Loyola College Prep 48, Sterlington 28

Lutcher 55, KIPP Renaissance 0

Madison Prep 56, East Feliciana 6

Many 31, Jonesboro-Hodge 13

Marksville 28, Peabody 19

McMain 34, De La Salle 16

Minden 34, Huntington 18

Natchitoches Central 33, Franklin Parish 30

New Iberia Catholic 62, Delcambre 6

North Webster 23, North Caddo 21

Northlake Christian 22, Pine 17

Northwest 56, False River Academy 14

Notre Dame 44, Loreauville 22

Oak Grove 47, Sicily Island 6

Oberlin 32, Merryville 6

Opelousas 7, Ville Platte 6

Opelousas Catholic 41, Sacred Heart-Ville Platte 21

Ouachita Christian 22, Alexandria 12

Parkview Baptist 42, Brusly 7

Pickering 26, Mangham 15

Pineville 16, St. Louis 13

Plaquemine 29, South Lafourche 13

Port Barre 13, Basile 7

Rayne 28, Eunice 27

Rayville 34, Block 6

Red River 24, Green Oaks 21

Ruston 28, Wossman 0

Saint Paul's 63, Hammond 0

Sci Academy 31, Clark 0

Scotlandville 36, Ouachita Parish 14

Sharkey-Issaquena Aca., Miss. 38, Tensas Academy 14

South Beauregard 38, Vinton 16

South Plaquemines 20, Varnado 14

Southern Lab 47, St. John 0

St. Amant 52, South Terrebonne 7

St. Charles Catholic 22, East Ascension 0

St. Frederick Catholic 45, Delta Charter 20

St. Helena Central 46, Archbishop Hannan 0

St. James 57, Lusher Charter 21

St. Martin's 48, Ecole Classique 0

St. Mary's 62, Lakeside 20

St. Thomas Aquinas 19, Springfield 11

Tara 22, Pine Prairie 14

Thibodaux 38, East St. John 28

Tioga 20, Holy Savior Menard 12

Union Parish 43, Calvary Baptist Academy 40

University (Lab) 31, Port Allen 28

Vandebilt Catholic 46, Newman 41

Vermilion Catholic 40, Hanson Memorial 12

Walker 62, Assumption 16

Welsh 49, Rosepine 6

West Feliciana 42, Donaldsonville 8

West Monroe 61, Ridgeway, Tenn. 36

West Ouachita 39, Caldwell Parish 19

West St. John 32, Woodlawn (BR) 7

West St. Mary 34, Jeanerette 30

Westgate 28, Northside 6

Westminster Christian 20, Morgan City 14

Zachary 33, Dutchtown 7

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Baker Buffaloes to return to their field in a special homecoming http://www.wbrz.com/news/baker-buffaloes-to-return-to-their-field-in-a-special-homecoming/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/baker-buffaloes-to-return-to-their-field-in-a-special-homecoming/ Sports Fri, 30 Sep 2016 6:11:03 PM Danielle Jackson Baker Buffaloes to return to their field in a special homecoming

BAKER – With the flooded mess cleared from Baker High School’s football field, the homecoming game is set to kick off tonight at 7 p.m.

Music, floats and cheerleaders filled the streets of Groom Road in Baker Friday to celebrate a very special homecoming.

Last month’s historic flooding ripped Baker High School to pieces. Now they are putting those pieces back together. Friday’s focus: celebration.

“I personally went through the flood,” Kirshika George said. “And just having the homecoming, everybody’s excited and so we are kind of putting that to our past and looking toward the future, rebuilding the city of Baker.”

Superintendent Herman Brister and several city leaders led the parade and threw candy to the crowd.

Before the parade, students, teachers and parents decorated the school’s float.

The parade not only symbolizes homecoming, but to bring normalcy back to this community.

The Buffaloes will take the field tonight. The team says it plans to win and claim victory for the city of Baker.

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LSU rolls out Geaux Coach Oeaux swag for Mizzou game http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-rolls-out-geaux-coach-oeaux-swag-for-mizzou-game/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-rolls-out-geaux-coach-oeaux-swag-for-mizzou-game/ Sports Fri, 30 Sep 2016 5:28:17 PM Kevin Dupuy LSU rolls out Geaux Coach Oeaux swag for Mizzou game

BATON ROUGE – Gearing up for Saturday’s match against the University of Missouri Tigers, LSU rolled out new items backing new interim football head coach Ed Orgeron.

Orgeron was named interim head coach after Les Miles was dismissed Sunday afternoon.

Coach Orgeron fans can pick up a t-shirt printed with “Geaux Coach Oeaux” for just $24.99 at the LSU Sports Shop near Tiger Stadium.

Orgeron has asked fans to come out to Saturday’s game against Mizzou to show the players support because “they deserve the success and energy the fans bring them.” He went on to announce several new coaching changes and appointments, including long-time collegiate defensive line coach Pete Jenkins.

Orgeron said the team “went crazy” when they heard the news about Jenkins’ return.

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Southern Conference to keep championships in North Carolina http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-conference-to-keep-championships-in-north-carolina/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-conference-to-keep-championships-in-north-carolina/ Sports Fri, 30 Sep 2016 9:49:01 AM APNewsNow Southern Conference to keep championships in North Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Southern Conference will keep four league championships in North Carolina despite the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference withdrawing championships because of the state law restricting rights of LGBT people.

The league said in a statement Friday it would honor commitments for these championships: men's soccer in Greensboro, men's and women's basketball in Asheville and men's golf in Pinehurst.

The league said its presidents and chancellors "reaffirmed their resolute opposition to legislation that discriminates against any individual." It added that it would monitor developments about North Carolina's law, which requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.

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Prolific Brees retains high hopes for 0-3 Saints http://www.wbrz.com/news/prolific-brees-retains-high-hopes-for-0-3-saints/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/prolific-brees-retains-high-hopes-for-0-3-saints/ Sports Fri, 30 Sep 2016 3:16:33 AM APNewsNow Prolific Brees retains high hopes for 0-3 Saints

METAIRIE - Drew Brees doesn't appear angry about the fact that his NFL-leading production has been wasted by the New Orleans Saints' 0-3 start.

For now, he's trying to compartmentalize.

"I've always been a big believer in, if you focus on the process, the result takes care of itself," Brees said after practice Wednesday. "Sometimes, if you get too caught up with the result, that affects your preparation process and it affects what should be your good, sound decision-making.

"So I have a great process in place throughout the week - my routine, what I do to take care of my body, to take care of my mind, to prepare myself to go out and play my best. And that's all that I can do - try to put the guys around me in the best position to succeed as well, and if that's good enough to win, then that's good enough to win."

So far, it hasn't been good enough, although it has been close. New Orleans lost its first two games by four points combined. The Saints then put up 32 points against Atlanta on Monday night, only to give up 45 - the lowlights being a pair of turnovers the Falcons converted into touchdowns, accounting for Atlanta's victory margin.

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Fans' Choice Winner Week 5: Walker RB Tristan Taylor http://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-winner-week-5-walker-rb-tristan-taylor/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-winner-week-5-walker-rb-tristan-taylor/ Sports Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:33:26 AM Brandon Saho Fans' Choice Winner Week 5: Walker RB Tristan Taylor

WALKER -  Tristan Taylor is making a name for himself on the field at Walker High School and he's WBRZ's Fans' Choice Winner for Week 5.

The Wildcats' running back comes from a football family whose been successful on the field and supportive in the stands.

"I love it. I can't get enough support, I love having all of my family out to watch me and I love playing well for them," said Taylor.

His coach, Brandon Lawley, notices the support in the stands, "His parents are going to be here and you can here them hollering and you can hear people in the crowd saying ther's someone behind me, that must've been Tristan's parents being real loud."

Family is what taught Taylor to love and play football. His two cousins, Brandon and Curtis Taylor, played at LSU and in the NFL.

Now it's his turn to make the family proud. He did that by putting on a show Friday night, rushing for 80 yards on 11 carries and 4 touchdowns that helped his team beat Broadmoor 56-12.

"If we would have had one more captain he would have won it, he's really respected for an underclassman. Great in the classroom, never complains, always has great energy, and wants to get better, and that shows on Friday night." Lawley said about the junior running back.

"Unfinished business, that's what we go by it's our motto. We've been expected to win these first 4 games, we're going to carry it into the district. That's our unfinished business, the district." added Taylor.

District play will have to wait, Friday night the Wildcats meet Assumption before their first district game with Central next week.

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Cleared of charges, Godchaux returns to practice Wednesday http://www.wbrz.com/news/cleared-of-charges-godchaux-returns-to-practice-wednesday/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/cleared-of-charges-godchaux-returns-to-practice-wednesday/ Sports Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:44:09 AM Trey Schmaltz Cleared of charges, Godchaux returns to practice Wednesday

BATON ROUGE - With charges dropped against him, Davon Godchaux will return to practice with the Tigers Wednesday.

Godchaux, the football team's starting defensive tackle, was suspended from the team following his arrest Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies booked Godchaux into jail after his girlfriend reported the two got into a fight at his apartment in a gated, off-campus complex. The woman said he grabbed her, and shoved her around. But, the district attorney said the story didn't add up and dropped the charges the day after the arrest. The woman faces a court summons related to the altercation.

Interim head coach Ed Orgeron said he is glad the charges have been dropped. Orgeron talked about the situation in Wednesday morning's SEC media call.

"We'll take it day-by-day. We'll make sure we have all of the information available before we make any other decisions, but he will be with the team today," he said.

Geaux 24/7, a sports website, reported Wednesday after the call Orgeron would not confirm if Godchaux would play Saturday against Missouri. Godchaux missed both Monday and Tuesday practices.

Godchaux was arrested hours before Orgeron made his first public comments since being named successor to fired coach Les Miles Sunday.


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Baker High Buffaloes return to their home field Friday http://www.wbrz.com/news/baker-high-buffaloes-return-to-their-home-field-friday/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/baker-high-buffaloes-return-to-their-home-field-friday/ Sports Wed, 28 Sep 2016 1:32:53 PM Kevin Dupuy Baker High Buffaloes return to their home field Friday

BAKER – The Baker High School Buffaloes is set to play on its home field for the first time since August’s historic flooding Friday.

Kickoff against Glen Oaks High School is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

School officials say the campus sustained heavy damage in the catastrophic flooding. The flood water damaged the field, locker room and scoreboard.

“This will be a great experience for our students, faculty and fans who will get some sense of normalcy by attending a football game at their home field,” Principal Traci Morgan said. “And, I think it’s an added bonus for the students and parents because its homecoming.”

Baker High School classes were relocated to Baker Middle School. School officials say students will remain there through at least January.

The Buffaloes played their first home game at its opponent’s field earlier this month.

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Saints fall to Falcons 45-32 in "Domecoming" anniversary game http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-fall-to-falcons-45-32-in-domecoming-anniversary-game/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-fall-to-falcons-45-32-in-domecoming-anniversary-game/ Sports Mon, 26 Sep 2016 9:24:06 PM Chris Price Saints fall to Falcons 45-32 in

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints were hoping to ride the wave of emotion from a home crowd celebrating the ten year anniversary of the "Domecoming", instead the Atlanta Falcons reversed the outcome of that prior game that kicked off the return of Saints football to New Orleans.

Atlanta's offense ate up a depleted Saints defense and rolled to the 45-32 win over New Orleans, pushing the Saints home record to just 4-11 in their last 15 games played in the Superdome.

Mark Ingram finished off a quick scoring drive by the Saints to arrive at the current score, but the Saints still appear to be headed towards their 3rd straight loss to start the season. 

The Falcons have maintained a double digit lead since the 1st half, and former LSU Tiger Deion Jones has added to the Saints misery with a 90 yard interception return for a touchdown to make it 45-32: the first pick thrown by Brees in over 300 passes. 

Drew Brees led the Saints on a 9 play, 75 yard drive ending with a 3 yard touchdown run by John Kuhn to cut the deficit to 12 and a Mark Ingram 2 point conversion closed the gap to 35-25, but Matt Bryant added a Falcons 21 yard field goal to build the score back up to 38-25. 

The Falcons got a 3rd touchdown run from Tevin Coleman early in the 3rd quarter to take a 35-17 lead.

The Falcons got 2 touchdown passes from Matt Ryan in the first half and added 2 rushing scores from Tevin Coleman to build a 28-17 lead at the break. 

The game has emotional significance, as the Saints are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the "Domecoming" game against the Falcons in 2006 that marked the Saints return to the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina displaced the Saints for the entirety of 2005. 

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Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses http://www.wbrz.com/news/arnold-palmer-dies-at-87-made-golf-popular-for-masses/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/arnold-palmer-dies-at-87-made-golf-popular-for-masses/ Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 8:32:52 PM ApNewsNow Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King," died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems.

Palmer ranked among the most important figures in golf history, and it went well beyond his seven major championships and 62 PGA Tour wins. His good looks, devilish grin and go-for-broke manner made the elite sport appealing to one and all. And it helped that he arrived about the same time as television moved into most households, a perfect fit that sent golf to unprecedented popularity.

Beyond his golf, Palmer was a pioneer in sports marketing, paving the way for scores of other athletes to reap in millions from endorsements. Some four decades after his last PGA Tour win, he ranked among the highest-earners in golf.

On the golf course, Palmer was an icon not for how often he won, but the way he did it.

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LSU players react to Miles firing on Twitter http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-players-react-to-miles-firing-on-twitter/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-players-react-to-miles-firing-on-twitter/ Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 7:05:59 PM Kevin Dupuy LSU players react to Miles firing on Twitter

BATON ROUGE – After 11 years at the helm of LSU Football, LSU dismissed head coach Les Miles Sunday. Both current and former players took to Twitter to react to the news:

Derrius Guice tweeted, "We literally have the worst support." That tweet was later deleted.

Many players posted photos of themselves and Miles. Running back Nick Brossette tweeted, “The main reason I came to LSU is coach Miles.”

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Auburn photographer says she's OK after catching football with face http://www.wbrz.com/news/auburn-photographer-says-she-s-ok-after-catching-football-with-face/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/auburn-photographer-says-she-s-ok-after-catching-football-with-face/ Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 2:56:32 PM WBRZ Staff Auburn photographer says she's OK after catching football with face

AUBURN – An Auburn photographer who is now ‘internet famous’ for catching a football with her face at the LSU-Auburn game says she is ok.

Ashley Ward told WBRC News that she was trying to catch the ball because she made a bet with the management of the football team.

Ward said that she is OK, “just a little red.” She said she can now say she is ‘internet famous.’

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FIFA disbands racism task force ahead of World Cup in Russia http://www.wbrz.com/news/fifa-disbands-racism-task-force-ahead-of-world-cup-in-russia/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/fifa-disbands-racism-task-force-ahead-of-world-cup-in-russia/ Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 2:03:48 PM APNewsNow FIFA disbands racism task force ahead of World Cup in Russia

MANCHESTER, England- FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior in 2018 World Cup host Russia.

FIFA wrote to members of the task force to say that it has "completely fulfilled its temporary mission" and "is hereby dissolved and no longer in operation."

"I wish I could say that I am shocked by the decision, but unfortunately I am not," task force member Osasu Obayiuwana told The Associated Press on Sunday. "The problem of racism in football remains a burning, very serious and topical one, which need continuous attention.

"I personally think there remained a lot of very serious work for the task force to have done - the 2018 World Cup in Russia being one such matter. But it is evident the FIFA administration takes a different position."

The task force was established in 2013 by then-FIFA President Sepp Blatter and headed by Jeffrey Webb, a vice president of world soccer's governing body until he was arrested in 2015 as part of the American investigation into soccer corruption.

Webb, who pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, was replaced exactly a year ago as task force chairman by Congolese federation president Constant Omari, who also sits on FIFA's ruling council.

"We never had a single meeting under his chairmanship," Obayiuwana said. "I wrote him, more than once, asking for when a meeting would be held. But I never received a reply from him."

Obayiuwana, a journalist, broadcaster and qualified lawyer, received the letter from FIFA on Friday announcing the end of the task force.

"The FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination was set up with your help on a temporary basis to develop recommendations for FIFA," wrote Gerd Dembowski, FIFA's diversity and anti-discrimination manager.

"We are therefore delighted to inform you that all of the task force's recommendations have been implemented and all resulting projects are ongoing."

FIFA pointed to the introduction of an anti-discrimination monitoring system at matches, the launch of a "Good Practice Guide ," starting a team of footballing legends and a new diversity award. Fatma Samoura, FIFA's first female and non-European secretary general, will present the award on Monday at the SoccerEx convention in Manchester.

FIFA also told task force members that its own initiatives "actually exceed the working group's recommendations" - trumpeting its "Say No to Racism" campaign, women's leadership conferences and programs in Russia. There are less than nine months until Russia stages the Confederations Cup, the warm-up event for the 2018 World Cup.

The most recent research from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the UEFA-affiliated FARE Network reported a surge in the number of racist displays by Russian soccer fans, with most cases going unpunished. Researchers logged 92 incidents of discriminatory displays and chants by Russian fans in and around stadiums in the 2014-15 season, against a total of 83 for the previous two seasons put together.

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Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed http://www.wbrz.com/news/marlins-say-jose-fernandez-has-been-killed/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/marlins-say-jose-fernandez-has-been-killed/ Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:20:21 AM APNewsNow Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed

MIAMI - The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander José Fernández.

The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernández was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday.

The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing a statement confirming the death of one of the top pitchers in baseball.

In the statement, the Marlins say they are "devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time."

The Marlins' game Sunday at home against the Atlanta Braves has been cancelled.

Authorities say Fernández was not wearing his life vest at the time of the crash.

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Howard, Tillery help Southern light up Alabama A&M 59-31 http://www.wbrz.com/news/howard-tillery-help-southern-light-up-alabama-aandm-59-31/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/howard-tillery-help-southern-light-up-alabama-aandm-59-31/ Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 9:45:44 PM ApNewsNow Howard, Tillery help Southern light up Alabama A&M 59-31

HUNTSVILLE - Austin Howard threw five touchdown passes and Lenard Tillery rushed for 179 yards and scored three times to help Southern explode for a 59-31 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night.

Juaquin Davis returned the opening kickoff 93 yards to give Alabama A&M an early 7-0 lead, but Southern (2-2, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic) ripped off five touchdowns before halftime to give the Jaguars a 35-14 lead at the break.

Howard's third TD pass came on Southern's first possession of the second half and increased the Jaguars' lead to 42-14. A&M scored twice to cut the lead to 42-28, but Howard's fourth and fifth TD strikes to Tillery and Dillion Beard put the game out of reach.

Howard finished 17 of 28 for 280 yards. Tillery had a 55-yard run, and his TD catch went for 65.

DeAngelo Ballard threw for 252 yards and a touchdown for A&M (1-3, 1-2) but was intercepted twice.

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LSU doesn't score in the 4th, loses to Auburn 18-13 http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-doesn-t-score-in-the-4th-loses-to-auburn-18-13/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-doesn-t-score-in-the-4th-loses-to-auburn-18-13/ Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 3:47:27 PM WBRZ LSU doesn't score in the 4th, loses to Auburn 18-13

AUBURN – Daniel Carlson kicked six field goals and Auburn beat No. 18 LSU 18-13 on Saturday night after officials ruled Danny Etling's apparent last-gasp scoring pass came after time expired.

Etling rolled to his right and found D.J. Shark on a 15-yard pass, setting off a celebration by LSU players. Officials ruled time expired before Etling took the snap.

The celebration shifted to the Auburn sideline when officials announced the decisive ruling.

It was an important win for Auburn (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) and coach Gus Malzahn, who faced increased criticism following losses to Top 25 opponents Clemson and Texas A&M.

An illegal shift penalty against LSU (2-2, 1-1 SEC) left the Tigers with a fourth-down play from the 15 with 5 seconds remaining, setting up the final-play drama.

Carlson kicked a 37-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to give Auburn a 15-13 lead. He added to the lead with a 29-yarder with less than 3 minutes remaining before LSU began its desperate, final drive.

Carlson is 12 for 12 on field goals this season.

LSU star running back Leonard Fournette had 16 carries for 101 yards.

Auburn linebacker Tre Williams was ejected for targeting in the second quarter.

There was no flag after Williams' helmet-to-helmet hit knocked quarterback Danny Etling out of the game for a play. The hit sent Etling's helmet to the ground and left him with a bloody nose.

A review by the officials determined Williams led with the crown of his helmet on the hit.


LSU: The LSU offense must improve if the Tigers are to realize their preseason expectations. LSU was held to 338 yards, including 118 yards passing by Etling.

Auburn: Defense continues to be Auburn's strength, but struggles by the offense drew sporadic boos from impatient fans throughout the game. Improvements will be needed; it will be difficult to pull off more SEC wins without reaching the end zone.


With the loss to unranked Auburn, LSU could fall out of the Top 25 with its second loss in four games. The Tigers were No. 5 when they lost to Wisconsin in their opener.


LSU: The Tigers will face another SEC Western Division rival when they play Missouri in a home game next Saturday night. It will be only the second meeting between the teams and the first as SEC rivals. In the only other meeting, Missouri won 20-15 in the 1978 Liberty Bowl.

Auburn: Auburn will take a break from its SEC schedule when it tries for its 10th straight win over Louisiana-Monroe. It will be the last of five straight home games for the Tigers.

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LSU volleyball falls at Auburn 3-2 http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-volleyball-falls-at-auburn-3-2/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-volleyball-falls-at-auburn-3-2/ Sports Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:25:13 PM AP LSU volleyball falls at Auburn 3-2

Auburn, AL – After falling into a hole and dropping the first two sets, the LSU volleyball team (5-7, 0-1 SEC) fought back to push the match to a fifth set but ultimately lost its Southeastern Conference opener to Auburn (7-7, 1-0 SEC) 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 9-15 Friday evening at the Auburn Arena.

 LSU out-blocked Auburn 12-3, but the Tigers were not able to take advantage of the home team’s 27 attacking errors and 15 service errors. LSU as a team hit .187 to Auburn’s .231 and finished with 24 attacking errors.

 Flory’s Thoughts

“We showed great fight and heart to come back from two sets down. I am proud of the fight they showed in that regard.”

 “Overall though, we just have to be a more disciplined team. When we are able to put that effort with discipline to do the little things consistently then our results will change.”

 What’s Next

LSU returns to the Maravich Center for its first home conference match at 1 p.m. Sunday against Arkansas at the Maravich Center. The matchup between Tigers and Razorbacks will be aired live on SECNetwork+ through watchespn.com and the Watch ESPN app with Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard on the call. Fans are reminded that admission to all home matches is FREE and of the new Geaux Clear policy.

 Opening Set

LSU was behind by as many as eight points in the opening set but fought back to close the match to one point at 21-22. Auburn went on to win three of the final four points to take the opening set. LSU and Auburn were even with four errors each as well as a .355 hitting percentage for both sides. The home team had three service aces in the frame.

 Second Set

In the second frame, LSU couldn’t get over the hump and take a lead as the set featured 10 tie scores and zero lead changes. The teams were tied five times after the media timeout. After the Tigers were tied at 21, Auburn won four of the final five points on three LSU errors and just one kill of their own. The visiting Tigers hit .146 in the second set and committed seven errors.

 Set Three

Both teams hit poor with LSU finishing with a .146 hitting percentage and Auburn at .182. LSU showed grit after halftime in a set that featured 12 tie scores and eight lead changes. After the teams tied at 12, neither squad could garner more than a two-point advantage. LSU took advantage of a pair of attacking errors by Auburn to get on the board.

 Fourth Set

LSU out-hit Auburn .310-.158 but neither team could take advantage at the service line with each team committing six errors. Tiara Gibson returned to the court and fired off five kills on as many attempts. LSU led by as many as five points in the frame after the media timeout but Auburn slowly chipped away. After Flory took a timeout with the lead at 22-21, LSU held control and pushed the match to five.

 Fifth Set

The home team was unfazed by the five-set match and got out to a 5-0 lead for control of the match. LSU was able to get it to as close as three points at 9-6 but the Tigers closed the match on a 6-3 run. Auburn put away 11 balls away in the final frame and LSU had four kills and four errors.

 Team Notes

>> Sydney Mukes hit a career-high13 kills to finish second on the team in the category. 

 >> Gina Tillis led the way for LSU with 15 kills and 21 digs. It marked Tillis’ sixth double-double of the season.

 >> Khourtni Fears reached double-digit kills for the fifth time this season and consecutive match with 10. Fears added a season-best eight blocks for the Tigers in the five-set match.

 >> Cheyenne Wood (23), Tillis (21), Kelly Quinn (11) and Anna Zwiebel (10) paced LSU on the defensive end all reaching double-digit kills.

 >> Zwiebel finished her first conference match 34 assists as well to capture her fourth double-double.

 >> LSU finished with a season-high 12 blocks on the night. It was the most blocks for the Tigers in a match since October 2015.

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High school football week 4 scoreboard http://www.wbrz.com/news/high-school-football-week-4-scoreboard-88410/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/high-school-football-week-4-scoreboard-88410/ Sports Fri, 23 Sep 2016 9:58:31 PM AP High school football week 4 scoreboard

Acadiana 28, Barbe 27

Airline 17, Southwood 0

Albany 56, Sophie B. Wright 0

Ascension Episcopal 48, Hanson Memorial 18

Assumption 34, Lakeshore 17

B.T. Washington 32, North Caddo 20

Bastrop 47, Mansfield 21

Baton Rouge Catholic 23, St. Thomas More 12

Beau Chene 41, False River Academy 14

Ben Franklin 14, Houma Christian 13

Benton 44, Huntington 13

Berwick 20, Franklin 14

Bolton 20, Vidalia 13

Brusly 33, Donaldsonville 12

Bunkie 41, Lena Northwood 0

Carencro 54, Sam Houston 27

Carroll 40, Neville 14

Central Lafourche 41, South Lafourche 34

Christian Life Academy 55, Mentorship Academy 6

Copiah Aca., Miss. 52, Ben's Ford 0

Country Day 42, St. Martin's 6

D'Arbonne Woods 48, Ringgold 8

De La Salle 34, Lusher Charter 0

Delhi Charter 48, Delhi 18

Denham Springs 35, McKinley 19

Destrehan 31, Hahnville 28

Dunham School 41, Northeast 28

Dutchtown 30, South Terrebonne 0

East Beauregard 50, Merryville 20

East Feliciana 26, Baton Rouge Episcopal 21

East Iberville 34, St. John 7

East St. John 33, H.L. Bourgeois 13

Ellender 28, Patterson 26

Ellender 28, Patterson 26

Eunice 27, Crowley 22

Evangel Christian Academy 45, Parkway 8

G.W. Carver 51, Riverdale 19

Grant 58, LaSalle 6

Gueydan 39, Centerville 18

Haughton 34, Green Oaks 6

Haynesville 40, Arcadia 12

Higgins 26, Helen Cox 8

Holy Savior Menard 61, General Trass (Lake Providence) 0

Iowa 41, Oakdale 14

Jena 46, Buckeye 6

Jennings 27, Church Point 21

John Curtis Christian 26, Brother Martin 9

John Ehret 60, East Jefferson 0

Kaplan 34, E.D. White 18

Kentwood 15, West St. John 0

Kinder 48, Westlake 7

Lake Arthur 33, Rosepine 14

Lake Charles College Prep 15, South Cameron 12

Landry/Walker 40, Chalmette 10

Leesville 41, Pineville 21

Live Oak 56, St. Michael 14

Livonia 45, Northside 28

Logansport 40, Basile 6

Loranger 36, Amite 26

Lutcher 56, McMain 13

Madison 62, Lakeview 0

Mandeville 35, Fontainebleau 0

Mangham 34, Block 12

Many 14, Union Parish 12

Marksville 30, Avoyelles 20

McDonogh ?35 28, Lake Area New Tech Early College 13

Minden 40, Fair Park 0

Morgan City 29, W.L. Cohen 0

Natchitoches Central 26, West Ouachita 14

New Iberia 29, Lafayette 7

New Iberia Catholic 56, West St. Mary 6

North DeSoto 35, Bossier 14

Northlake Christian 41, Independence 6

Northwest 42, Vinton 0

Notre Dame 44, Opelousas Catholic 12

Oak Grove 54, Delta Charter 13

Oberlin 21, Elton 20

Ouachita Christian 56, Lakeside 6

Ouachita Parish 41, North Webster 13

Parkview Baptist 44, Baker 8

Peabody 49, Winnfield 13

Pearl River 49, Fisher 6

Pickering 7, DeRidder 0

Pine Prairie 19, Mamou 6

Plain Dealing 28, Homer 14

Ponchatoula 33, Covington 3

Pope John Paul II 41, Springfield 15

Port Barre 6, St. Edmund Catholic 0

Rayne 55, DeQuincy 38

Red River 32, Montgomery 8

Richwood 21, Franklin Parish 18

Riverdale Academy 72, Rebul Aca., Miss. 46

Riverside Academy 34, Plaquemine 20

Ruston 49, Jonesboro-Hodge 7

Saint Paul's 35, Northshore 3

Salmen 16, Bogalusa 0

Scotlandville 34, East Ascension 20

Slidell 49, Hammond 13

South Beauregard 33, Washington-Marion 8

South Plaquemines 23, Abbeville 6

Southern Lab 50, Ascension Catholic 0

St. Amant 58, Woodlawn (BR) 0

St. Augustine 27, Jesuit 23

St. Charles Catholic 18, Central 12

St. Frederick Catholic 31, Beekman 6

St. Louis 13, Cecilia 7

St. Thomas Aquinas 15, Archbishop Hannan 13

Sterlington 40, Caldwell Parish 14

Sulphur 42, Comeaux 41

Tensas 42, Sicily Island 18

Tensas Academy 36, Unity Christian, Miss. 0

Teurlings Catholic 28, Breaux Bridge 14

Thibodaux 34, Terrebonne 23

Tioga 41, Alexandria 31

Vandebilt Catholic 38, Covenant Christian Academy 0

Varnado 34, Pointe Coupee Catholic 12

Vermilion Catholic 44, Highland Baptist 39

Ville Platte 45, North Central 0

Walker 42, Broadmoor 6

West Feliciana 35, University (Lab) 10

West Jefferson 22, Bonnabel 18

West Monroe 43, Franklinton 6

Westgate 19, LaGrange 12

Woodlawn (SH) 30, Shreveport Northwood 27

Wossman 39, Rayville 12

Zachary 57, Calvary Baptist Academy 33

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Payton: Williams expected to recover fully from head hit http://www.wbrz.com/news/payton-williams-expected-to-recover-fully-from-head-hit/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/payton-williams-expected-to-recover-fully-from-head-hit/ Sports Fri, 23 Sep 2016 3:06:26 AM APNewsNow Payton: Williams expected to recover fully from head hit

METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says cornerback P.J. Williams is expected to make a full recovery by this offseason from a traumatic blow to the head that occurred during Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Payton, who discussed Williams' health on Thursday, says the decision to place Williams on injured reserve this week was "an easy one" because doctors made it clear that Williams would require significant rest to recover from a concussion the coach describes as one of the "more severe" he has seen.

Williams was knocked unconscious when he absorbed a knee to the helmet during a collision with Giants tight end Larry Donnell.

Payton says Williams is again doing normal daily activities and that he saw the second-year pro having breakfast at Saints headquarters on Wednesday.

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Saints, Falcons meet on 10-year mark of Superdome reopening http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-falcons-meet-on-10-year-mark-of-superdome-reopening/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-falcons-meet-on-10-year-mark-of-superdome-reopening/ Sports Fri, 23 Sep 2016 3:03:48 AM APNewsNow Saints, Falcons meet on 10-year mark of Superdome reopening

METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton sees Monday night's matchup with rival Atlanta as a separate event from the 10th anniversary of the Superdome's reopening after Hurricane Katrina.

The game and the celebration will be going on in the same place at the same time, and the same two teams will be playing.

Yet Payton sounds wary of blurring the line between the two, if for no other reason than out of respect for the unique, transcendent qualities of the Saints' first true home game after being displaced by the storm for the entire 2005 season.

"Having been through the actual opening - that was emotional," Payton said of the Saints' 23-3 victory over the Falcons on Monday night, September 25th, 2006.

The reopening of Superdome, and the rebirth of a community it symbolized, "is not as significant to this game," Payton continued. "This is an important division game ... one team is 0-2 and trying to get a win, and another team that's 1-1."

That winless team happens to be the one from New Orleans, where only a handful of players remain from the 2006 squad.

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