WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Sports Sports en-us Copyright 2019, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sat, 7 Dec 2019 HH:12:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 LSU's SEC Championship hype video is here, and it's wild https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-sec-championship-hype-video-is-here-and-it-s-wild/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-sec-championship-hype-video-is-here-and-it-s-wild/ Sports Thu, 5 Dec 2019 6:54:51 PM WBRZ Staff LSU's SEC Championship hype video is here, and it's wild

BATON ROUGE - We're just days away from the Tigers and Bulldogs kicking off in Atlanta to determine the SEC champion, and LSU Football has shared its latest hype video to get you psyched up for the game. 

Check out the full video below, narrated by country music star Tim McGraw.

The SEC Championship kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Joe Burrow becomes first LSU QB to win Golden Arm Award https://www.wbrz.com/news/joe-burrow-becomes-first-lsu-qb-to-win-golden-arm-award/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/joe-burrow-becomes-first-lsu-qb-to-win-golden-arm-award/ Sports Wed, 4 Dec 2019 2:38:03 PM WBRZ Staff Joe Burrow becomes first LSU QB to win Golden Arm Award

BATON ROUGE - After an undefeated season filled with record-breaking performances, Joe Burrow has earned another accolade. 

On Wednesday, the LSU quarterback was named the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Named after the NFL legend, the award is said to be given to the college quarterback "who best exemplifies character, scholastic and athletic achievement."

In recent months, Burrow has set multiple school and Southeastern Conference records, including the LSU record for most passing yards in a single season. 

Burrow is the Tigers' first athlete to ever earn the award. He will be honored Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the 2019 Golden Arm Award Ceremony in Baltimore.

Past winners of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award include: Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997); Carson Palmer (USC, 2002); Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2003); Brady Quinn (Notre Dame, 2006); Matt Ryan (Boston College, 2007); Colt McCoy (Texas, 2009), Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011), Marcus Mariota (Oregon, 2014) Connor Cook (Michigan State, 2015) Deshaun Watson (Clemson, 2016), Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State 2017) and last years winner Gardner Minshew, II (Washington State).

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LSU throws up 'Burreaux' billboards after QB's final game in Tiger Stadium https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-throws-up-burreaux-billboards-after-qb-s-final-game-in-tiger-stadium/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-throws-up-burreaux-billboards-after-qb-s-final-game-in-tiger-stadium/ Sports Tue, 3 Dec 2019 11:26:16 AM WBRZ Staff LSU throws up 'Burreaux' billboards after QB's final game in Tiger Stadium

BATON ROUGE - LSU is setting up billboards featuring its star quarterback to celebrate one of the team's greatest seasons in school history.

On Tuesday, the university announced billboards featuring no text and an image of Joe Burrow. The ad portrays the quarterback in the now-famous "Burreaux" jersey he wore for his final game in Tiger Stadium against Texas A&M this past weekend.

There will be eight billboards spread across the Baton Rouge area. Those include three along I-12 between LSU and Denham Springs, one on Highland Road near Blue Bayou, two near the intersection of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Perkins Road, one on Essen Lane near Staring Lane, and another along Airline Highway near Siegen Lane.

The undefeated Tigers now set their sights on Georgia as they head to Atlanta for the SEC Championship this weekend.

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WATCH: Coach O previews Tigers' SEC Championship meeting with Georgia https://www.wbrz.com/news/watch-coach-o-previews-tigers-sec-championship-meeting-with-georgia/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/watch-coach-o-previews-tigers-sec-championship-meeting-with-georgia/ Sports Mon, 2 Dec 2019 12:39:26 PM WBRZ Staff WATCH: Coach O previews Tigers' SEC Championship meeting with Georgia

BATON ROUGE - Coach Ed Orgeron took the podium Monday to discuss LSU's huge match-up with the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend.

The #2 Tigers will take on the Bulldogs in Atlanta at 3 p.m. Saturday. The winner will cement a spot in the College Football Playoff rankings while the loser risks being eliminated from championship contention. 

If LSU wins, the Tigers will be slated to play their first CFP match-up on Dec. 28.

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New Orleans Saints defeat Falcons, 26-18 https://www.wbrz.com/news/new-orleans-saints-defeat-falcons-26-18/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/new-orleans-saints-defeat-falcons-26-18/ Sports Thu, 28 Nov 2019 10:52:18 PM WBRZ Staff New Orleans Saints defeat Falcons, 26-18

The New Orleans Saints have defeated the Atlanta Falcons and clinched the NFC South division title with a 26-18 win.

The Saints didn’t lose hope after losing to Atlanta in Week 10, a 26-9 loss that ended their six-game winning streak.

Instead, they regrouped and improved to 10-2 on the season.

Today’s win marks the third consecutive season that the Saints have won the NFC South.

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Tiger Athletic Foundation trying to beat out A&M fundraiser ahead of Saturday's game https://www.wbrz.com/news/tiger-athletic-foundation-trying-to-beat-out-aandm-fundraiser-ahead-of-saturday-s-game/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tiger-athletic-foundation-trying-to-beat-out-aandm-fundraiser-ahead-of-saturday-s-game/ Sports Wed, 27 Nov 2019 3:04:02 PM WBRZ Staff Tiger Athletic Foundation trying to beat out A&M fundraiser ahead of Saturday's game

BATON ROUGE - The Tiger Athletic Foundation and Texas A&M's 12th Man Foundation are having dueling fundraisers leading into this weekend's meeting between the Aggies and Tigers.

The winner will be decided by the number of donors, so any amount will make a difference in beating LSU's SEC West rivals. The challenge started this past Sunday and will run through midnight Saturday.

You can contribute by visiting this page: https://www.thanksgivingchallenge.org/pages/rivalry

Anyone who donates is encouraged to post on social media and tag the Tiger Athletic Foundation (@lsutaf on Twitter and @geauxtaf on Instagram). 

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LOL: Nick Saban says Auburn 'probably' the best team Alabama has played all year https://www.wbrz.com/news/lol-nick-saban-says-auburn-probably-the-best-team-alabama-has-played-all-year/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/lol-nick-saban-says-auburn-probably-the-best-team-alabama-has-played-all-year/ Sports Mon, 25 Nov 2019 4:20:51 PM Jeremy Krail LOL: Nick Saban says Auburn 'probably' the best team Alabama has played all year

TUSCALOOSA - Alabama head coach Nick Saban is laser-focused on his team's next opponent: #15 Auburn. He's so concerned with beating their SEC West rival, in fact, that he seems to have developed holes in his memory.

This weekend will be a must-win for #5 Alabama, who could miss out on the College Football Playoffs for the first time since the current model's creation in 2014 if they lose another game. While previewing Saturday's meeting with the Auburn Tigers, Saban explained what makes this game so important despite the disparity in the teams' rankings.

"The Iron Bowl is one of the great rivalries in college football," Saban said. "Maybe as it should be, a lot comes down to this game."

But what Saban said after this may raise an eyebrow or two for many LSU fans.

"This is the best team we've played, probably, so far this year," Saban said of Auburn.

For those not keeping track, #1 LSU beat the now fifth-ranked Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa just over two weeks ago. That loss, Alabama's only one on the season thus far, is what forced the Tide into their current precarious predicament.

The 46-41 loss in Bryant Denny Stadium was also LSU's first time beating the Tide since 2011 and featured the most points ever scored by an opponent on Bama's current home field.

Additionally, LSU beat Auburn in a more competitive game earlier this season, 23-20.

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WATCH: Fan proposes in Superdome as Saints make game-winning kick https://www.wbrz.com/news/watch-fan-proposes-in-superdome-as-saints-make-game-winning-kick/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/watch-fan-proposes-in-superdome-as-saints-make-game-winning-kick/ Sports Mon, 25 Nov 2019 1:04:13 PM WBRZ Staff WATCH: Fan proposes in Superdome as Saints make game-winning kick

NEW ORLEANS - Sunday's game was filled with heart-stopping moments for Saints fans. But, for one couple, the most memorable moment came after the clock hit zero.

The Saints narrowly won in the Superdome against the division rival Carolina Panthers, 34-31. New Orleans won the game in typically dramatic fashion, on a walk-off field goal from kicker Wil Lutz.

As Lutz's attempt went just inside the uprights, Saints fan Mickee Ramsey seized the opportunity to pop the big question to his girlfriend who was still celebrating the win. 

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LSU remains #1 in AP poll after defeating Arkansas https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-remains-1-in-ap-poll-after-defeating-arkansas/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-remains-1-in-ap-poll-after-defeating-arkansas/ Sports Sun, 24 Nov 2019 1:20:29 PM WBRZ Staff LSU remains #1 in AP poll after defeating Arkansas

BATON ROUGE - LSU will remain the number one AP team in the county following their win over Arkansas.

The Tigers have been the top ranked team since week 8 when they defeated Auburn. LSU is also the top ranked team in the College Football Playoff Rankings.

The latest CFP rankings come out Tuesday night. 

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Williams has career-high 27 in LSUs win over Rhode Island https://www.wbrz.com/news/williams-has-career-high-27-in-lsus-win-over-rhode-island/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/williams-has-career-high-27-in-lsus-win-over-rhode-island/ Sports Sun, 24 Nov 2019 7:09:39 PM Associated Press Williams has career-high 27 in LSUs win over Rhode Island

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) - Emmitt Williams scored a career-high 27 points with nine rebounds and LSU bounced back from a disappointing loss to beat Rhode Island 96-83 on Sunday at the Jamaica Classic.
Two days after blowing a 19-point lead in a two-point loss to No. 15 Utah in their Jamaica opener, the Tigers (4-2) came on strong in the final five minutes against the Rams (4-2) to ensure their win. Williams led the way in the paint, scoring 10 points, including eight straight, in a 17-6 run capped by five consecutive points from Skylar Mays. The run extended an eight-point lead to 19 with 1:13 to go.
Williams finished 12-of-17 shooting, all but two of his shots coming inside the arc. Trendon Watford and Darius Days, the latter 6 of 8 from the floor, each had 16 points. Mays added 14 and six assists and Javonte Smart had 11 points and six assists. The Tigers shot 54%, including 59% in the second half when they were 4 of 6 from the arc.
Fatts Russell scored 26 points with eight assists for the Rams (4-2), who shot 49%. Cyril Langevine added 16 points and a team-high six rebounds, Jeff Dowtin 15 points and Jacob Toppin 10 points.
LSU took a 43-39 halftime lead behind 13 points and five rebounds from Williams and 12 points from Days. Neither team led by more than seven during the first half in which Rhode Island got 14 points from Langvine and 12 by Russell. The Tigers used a 9-0 run that Days started with a 3-pointer and Williams finished with a dunk to go up 37-30 with just over 4½ minutes left before the break.
The Tigers kept their lead throughout the second half though the Rams cut it to one early before the Tigers rebuilt their lead and kept it between seven and 12 points until their decisive run.
The Tigers outrebounded the Rams 41-28.
Both LSU losses have been by two points, to Utah State and VCU. Rhode Island had a three-game win streak snapped.
LSU: Host to Missouri State on Friday.
Rhode Island: Host to Manhattan on Wednesday.

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After sudden departure earlier this month, LB Michael Divinity back at LSU practice Monday https://www.wbrz.com/news/after-sudden-departure-earlier-this-month-lb-michael-divinity-back-at-lsu-practice-monday/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/after-sudden-departure-earlier-this-month-lb-michael-divinity-back-at-lsu-practice-monday/ Sports Mon, 18 Nov 2019 4:21:02 PM WBRZ Staff After sudden departure earlier this month, LB Michael Divinity back at LSU practice Monday

BATON ROUGE - A major component in LSU's defense in the first half of the season may be back soon.

On Monday, linebacker Michael Divinity was spotted at the Tigers' practice. Divinity was seen participating in practice and running drills alongside the rest of the team.

Divinity left the team earlier this month, with Coach Ed Orgeron citing "personal reasons" as the cause. At the time, Divinity had said he planned to return to the team soon.

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Burrow throws 5 TDs, No. 1 LSU beats Mississippi 58-37 https://www.wbrz.com/news/burrow-throws-5-tds-no-1-lsu-beats-mississippi-58-37/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/burrow-throws-5-tds-no-1-lsu-beats-mississippi-58-37/ Sports Sat, 16 Nov 2019 6:15:23 PM WBRZ Staff Burrow throws 5 TDs, No. 1 LSU beats Mississippi 58-37

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Joe Burrow threw for 489 yards and five touchdowns as No. 1 LSU built a big lead and held off Mississippi 58-37 on Saturday.
Coming off an emotional 46-41 home win at Alabama last week, the Tigers (10-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) scored on four of their first five possessions jump out to a 28-0 lead over the Rebels (4-7, 2-5).
The teams combined for 1,328 yards of total offense, including 714 by the Tigers. Burrow enhanced his Heisman Trophy front-runner status, completing 32 of 42 passes, including touchdown passes of 34, 51 and 61 yards to Ja'Marr Chase (227 yards) and 12 and 7 yards to Justin Jefferson (112 yards).
Burrow completed 17 consecutive passes at one point to set a school record. He threw two interceptions in the second half as Ole Miss climbed closer, but put the game away with a 61-yard touchdown pass to Chase with 5:11 remaining.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire capped the scoring with a 49-yard touchdown run with 3:08 left and finished with 174 yards rushing on 23 carries.
Ole Miss freshman quarterback John Rhys Plumlee had 212 yards rushing yards, a school record for a quarterbacks, and three touchdowns and was 9 of 16 passing for 123 yards. Reserve quarterback Matt Corral connected with Elijah Moore on a 55-yard touchdown pass in the final period.
LSU: The Tigers set the tone with the early touchdown barrage and eliminated the thought of a road upset.
Ole Miss: The Rebels got big runs from Plumlee and Jerrion Ealy (13 carries for 141 yards), but were 2 of 11 on third down conversions and 1 of 4 on fourth down conversions. The Rebels pulled within 11 points midway through the third quarter, but never got any closer.
LSU's impressive first half performance should be enough to remain No. 1 in next week's poll.
LSU: Hosts Arkansas in the first of a season-ending, two-game home stand on Saturday. The Tigers can clinch the SEC West with a victory.
Ole Miss: Visits Mississippi State for the in-state rivalry Egg Bowl on Nov. 28.

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Report: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out for the season with dislocated hip https://www.wbrz.com/news/report-alabama-quarterback-tua-tagovailoa-out-for-the-season-with-dislocated-hip/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/report-alabama-quarterback-tua-tagovailoa-out-for-the-season-with-dislocated-hip/ Sports Sat, 16 Nov 2019 1:38:06 PM Associated Press Report: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out for the season with dislocated hip

Update: ESPN is reporting Tagovailoa will be out for the rest of the season with a dislocated hip.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field after being dragged down by two Mississippi State defenders, a tackle that left him favoring his right leg and hip.

Tagovailoa had surgery on a sprained right ankle almost five weeks after injuring it against Tennessee on Oct. 19. That kept him out of the second half against Tennessee and the entire Arkansas game the next week. After Alabama had a week off, Tagovailoa played last week against LSU.

This appeared to be a different injury. Tagovailoa scrambled toward the sideline and was grabbed by two Mississippi State players, who landed on top of him and knocked off his helmet. He was helped off the ground by medical staff, avoiding putting weight on his right leg. He also had a bloody nose.

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Days, Williams lead LSU past Nicholls State 75-65 https://www.wbrz.com/news/days-williams-lead-lsu-past-nicholls-state-75-65/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/days-williams-lead-lsu-past-nicholls-state-75-65/ Sports Sat, 16 Nov 2019 9:38:56 PM Associated Press Days, Williams lead LSU past Nicholls State 75-65

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Darius Days had a career-high 17 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 23 LSU beat Nicholls State 75-65 on Saturday.
Emmitt Williams added 11 points and a season-best 12 boards for the Tigers (2-1).
Skylar Mays was the leading scorer for the Tigers (2-1) with 18 points. Trendon Watford scored 17 points - all but three in the first half - for LSU.
Dexter McClanahan was the top scorer for the Colonels (2-2) with 20 points. D’Angelo Hunter had 15 points for Nicholls State.
The Tigers took control of the game by scoring ten consecutive points in the second half to break a 48-48 tie. Days had two field goals in this stretch. The Colonels came no closer than five points the rest of the game.
Nicholls State took a 29-21 lead in the first half after scoring nine consecutive points. McClanahan made two baskets, including a 3-pointer, during that stretch.
However, LSU answered in the final minutes before halftime with its own 9-0 run. Mays scored five of those nine points as the Tigers went ahead of the Colonels 37-36.
A 3-pointer by McClanahan with 36 seconds remaining in the first half put Nicholls State ahead 39-37. Watford made one foul shot with ten seconds before halftime to leave LSU behind by one point.
LSU: The Tigers bounced back from their loss at VCU on Wednesday with their 19th consecutive victory against in-state opponents. LSU has also won 11 straight games at home against non-conference opponents.
Nicholls State: The Colonels came up short as they tried to knock off their second Power Five Conference opponent this season. Nicholls State won at Pittsburgh one week ago. The Colonels dropped an overtime decision at Illinois to begin their season Nov. 5.
LSU will play host to Maryland-Baltimore County on Tuesday night.
Nicholls State will play its fourth road game out of five this season at Rhode Island on Tuesday night.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

11/16/2019 5:24:51 PM (GMT -6:00)

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Joe Burrow sets new single-season passing record for LSU https://www.wbrz.com/news/joe-burrow-sets-new-single-season-passing-record-for-lsu/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/joe-burrow-sets-new-single-season-passing-record-for-lsu/ Sports Sat, 16 Nov 2019 7:37:38 PM WBRZ Staff Joe Burrow sets new single-season passing record for LSU

BATON ROUGE - Joe Burrow has officially passed for more yards in a single season than any quarterback in LSU's history. 

Burrow surpassed quarterback Rohan Davey's 2001 record of 3,347 yards in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Ole Miss. He finished the half with 319 passing yards.

LSU currently leads the Rebels 31-7.

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Skeltons 4 TDs helps Southern beat Jackson State 40-34 https://www.wbrz.com/news/skeltons-4-tds-helps-southern-beat-jackson-state-40-34/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/skeltons-4-tds-helps-southern-beat-jackson-state-40-34/ Sports Sat, 16 Nov 2019 2:52:51 PM WBRZ Staff Skeltons 4 TDs helps Southern beat Jackson State 40-34

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Ladarius Skelton ran for three touchdowns and threw for another score, and Southern held off Jackson State for a 40-34 victory on Saturday.
Southern (7-4, 5-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) has won six of its last seven games while Jackson State (4-7, 3-3) has lost its last two games following a three-game win streak.
Skelton completed 12 of 23 passes for 133 yards that included a 6-yard TD pass to Hunter Register. Skelton added 182 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Jalon Jones threw for 224 yards and four touchdown passes and had 131 yards rushing to lead Jackson State. Keshawn Harper ran for 214 yards on 22 carries.
Jackson State led 24-17 at halftime, but a safety and Skelton’s 22-yard scoring run gave Southern a 26-24 lead. Zach Gleaton kicked a 25-yard field goal for Jackson State, but Southern returned the ensuing kickoff into the endzone for a 33-27 lead.
Skelton’s 7-yard touchdown run with 6:24 remaining stretched Southern’s lead to 40-27.

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High School Football Scores - Playoffs Week 1 https://www.wbrz.com/news/high-school-football-scores-playoffs-week-1-125573/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/high-school-football-scores-playoffs-week-1-125573/ Sports Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:27:59 PM High School Football Scores - Playoffs Week 1
PREP FOOTBALL  Friday's Scores By The Associated Press
Class 5A
First Round
Acadiana 78, Benton 28
Airline 55, Southside 21
Alexandria 42, West Ouachita 14
Captain Shreve 34, John Ehret 7
Comeaux 42, Slidell 14
Covington 42, Sam Houston 28
Destrehan 48, Ponchatoula 34
East Ascension 20, Terrebonne 6
East St. John 34, Central - B.R. 30
Hahnville 28, Chalmette 6
Haughton 28, Ouachita Parish 7
Mandeville 38, Barbe 14
Ruston 29, Dutchtown 27
Walker 63, Thibodaux 21
West Monroe 47, Central Lafourche 7
Zachary 39, Live Oak 7
Class 4A
First Round
Assumption 24, LaGrange 13
Bastrop 56, North Vermilion 14
Belle Chasse 28, Huntington 14
Breaux Bridge 35, South Terrebonne 12
Carencro 41, Salmen 7
DeRidder 14, Minden 13
Easton 44, Peabody 6
Eunice 35, Plaquemine 27
G.W. Carver 34, Franklinton 23
Karr 49, Cecilia 21
Lakeshore 50, Istrouma 0
Leesville 47, Pearl River 21
Neville 41, South Lafourche 14
Shreveport Northwood 7, RHS 6
Tioga 24, North DeSoto 10
Westgate 39, Livonia 7
Class 3A
First Round
Baker 28, Loranger 21
Brusly 35, Donaldsonville 22
Caldwell Parish 23, Albany 6
Church Point 64, Frederick Douglass 26
Green Oaks 26, Jena 6
Iota 32, Wossman 22
Jennings 34, Carroll 27
Kaplan 46, Bossier 14
Lake Charles College Prep 39, Northwest 32
Madison Prep 41, North Webster 6
Marksville 28, Erath 21
McDonogh #35 29, Mentorship Academy 6
St. James 28, Mansfield 0
Sterlington 37, Crowley 36, OT
Union Parish 37, St. Martinville 6
Class 2A
First Round
Amite 38, Winnfield 9
Avoyelles 32, St. Helena Central 14
Capitol 40, DeQuincy 35
East Feliciana 30, General Trass (Lake Providence) 12
Ferriday 58, Vinton 0, OT
Kentwood 31, Bunkie 0
Kinder 42, Rosepine 6
Lakeside 33, North Caddo 28
Loreauville 48, Lake Arthur 38
Mangham 54, Jonesboro-Hodge 6
Many 59, Vidalia 0
Pine 54, Port Barre 29
Port Allen 29, Rayville 6
Red River 28, Oakdale 7
South Plaquemines 16, Lakeview 0
Welsh 14, Franklin 12
Class 1A
First Round
Basile 49, Lincoln Preparatory School 35
Delta Charter 42, Plain Dealing 38
East Beauregard 68, North Central 22
Grand Lake 28, Merryville 14
Gueydan 30, Delhi 20
Homer 38, Slaughter 12
LaSalle 28, Arcadia 14
Montgomery 44, Block 0
Division I
First Round
Saint Paul's 9, Holy Cross 7
Scotlandville 35, McKinley 0
Division II
First Round
Evangel Christian Academy 84, E.D. White 20
Loyola College Prep 35, Thomas Jefferson 0
St. Louis 42, St. Michael 21
Teurlings Catholic 18, Parkview Baptist 14
University (Lab) 49, Lusher Charter 0
Vandebilt Catholic 21, Archbishop Hannan 14
Division III
First Round
Baton Rouge Episcopal 51, Northlake Christian 0
Holy Savior Menard 28, Ascension Episcopal 25
New Iberia Catholic 48, St. Thomas Aquinas 12
Division IV
First Round
Calvary Baptist Academy 52, St. Frederick Catholic 12
Country Day 30, Central Catholic 15
Opelousas Catholic 69, Hamilton Christian Academy 0
Ouachita Christian 54, Sacred Heart 0
Pointe Coupee Catholic 28, Cedar Creek 7
Southern Lab 53, St. Edmund Catholic 7
Vermilion Catholic 50, Ascension Christian School 7
MAIS Class 4A
Lee Academy-Clarksdale, Miss. 14, Riverfield 8
MAIS Class 6A
Madison-Ridgeland Aca., Miss. 42, Oak Forest 13

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Nikki Fargas wins 150th game, 65-50 versus Little Rock https://www.wbrz.com/news/nikki-fargas-wins-150th-game-65-50-versus-little-rock/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/nikki-fargas-wins-150th-game-65-50-versus-little-rock/ Sports Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:20:32 PM Reggie Chatman Nikki Fargas wins 150th game, 65-50 versus Little Rock

The LSU Women's basketball team went on their first road trip of the season against the Little Rock Trojans.

They took an early lead and never looked back after beating the Trojans 65-50. With the win, they moved to 2-1 on the season.

The win was LSU head coach Nikki Fargas' 150th of her career for the Tigers. That makes her the second most winningest coach in LSU history behind Sue Gunter who had 442 wins.

Khayla Pointer led the way for LSU with 22 points. This was her second straight 22 point game. She also finished with six assists and three rebounds.

Faustine Aifuwa also finsihed with double figures for LSU.

Up next LSU will play against Tulane on Sunday at 4:00 in New Orleans. 

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LSU men's basketball falls on the road at VCU https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-men-s-basketball-falls-on-the-road-at-vcu/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-men-s-basketball-falls-on-the-road-at-vcu/ Sports Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:19:42 PM Michael Cauble LSU men's basketball falls on the road at VCU

RICHMOND, VA - The LSU Tiger basketball team couldn't secure the ball and in the process lost their first game of the season on Wednesday night. 

Will Wade made his return to his former coaching grounds to face the VCU Rams in Richmond, and his team wilted under the pressure defense that he once helped create.

LSU turned the ball over 26 times and the Rams converted those miscues into 37 points in their 84-82 victory over the Tigers.

LSU drops to 1-1 on the season and will return to action on Saturday when they host Nicholls in the Maravich Center.

Skylar Mays led LSU with 23 points, however he also finished with with seven turnovers.  Both LSU guards finished with seven turnovers as Javonte Smart joined Mays in that distinction, Smart also had 15 points and three assists. 

Darius Days, Trendon Watford and Charles Manning all had double-digit scoring as LSU shot nearly 52% from the floor. 

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Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 10- Grant Watts https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-10-grant-watts/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-10-grant-watts/ Sports Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:25:36 PM Reggie Chatman Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 10- Grant Watts

After struggling through one of the more difficult 3A schedules in the state of Louisiana, Brusly Panthers made a turnaround the second half of the season. Friday against Mentorship, the Panthers had a chance to punch their ticket to the playoffs with a win.

 "Came into the game. Long time in the film room," said center Grant Watts. "Treat it like a playoff game, because that was our mentality. Had to make sure we were even in the playoffs. Just going into the week with coach. Breaking down the offense. Just all week in the film room.

"Grant has been the one who has led it. He took it upon himself to lead this thing. Get more guys into film study," said head coach Hoff Schooler.

"That could've been my last high school football game senior year. It hits a little different when you go out there week 19. It was a different mentality. A different atmosphere. It just hits different when it could be your last game," said Watts.

Watts stepped up with a huge performance for the Panthers. He finished with 14 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a touchdown to help shutout Mentorship in the 43-0 win.

The Panthers second shutout in three weeks.

"That was probably the best moment because it feels like a playoff win. It sets the tone and lets you know you have another game guaranteed. It's just different and makes you feel as good as it gets honestly," said Watts.

Grant has made his presence felt on defense all season long after finishing the year with more than 100 tackles for the third straight year. He's been unbelievable the last four weeks.

Six of his eight interceptions this season came over that span. He also returned three of those interceptions this season for touchdowns.

"You put in all the work, but as soon as the whistle blows and the ball is snapped, it is just see ball, hit ball and make a play. It's not too complicated," said Watts.

"He's just consistent doing it over and over and over again. Whether it is making somebody right or making sure you're right yourself," said Schooler. 

As a defensive player, if you're making that big of an impact, it takes a lot more for people to notice you. So it means a lot when you come off the field.

Brusly will play Donaldsonville in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday.

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