WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Sports Sports en-us Copyright 2019, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 18 Oct 2019 HH:10:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 6- Sam Kenerson https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-6-sam-kenerson/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-6-sam-kenerson/ Sports Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:24:48 PM Reggie Chatman Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 6- Sam Kenerson

Heading into a rivalry game against Denham Springs that was more than 70 games in the making, Central quarterback Sam Kenerson wanted to have a special performance.

It doesn't get much more special than throwing for 3 touchdowns while also running for a 55-yard score in a 42-13 win over their rival.

"We trust him. He is going to do some checks at the line. He's going to do some things that a first year starter or a second year starter is not going to be able to do," said Central offensive coordinator Zack Morris. "We put a lot on him in order to get him in the best position possible."

A big part of what has made this season so special for Sam during their undefeated season so far is the fact he is able to play some wide receiver as well. So far this season, that is a position he has excelled at.

"When I'm at wide out, it gives the team a different look," said Kenerson.

 "You move him to wide out, the numbers in the box decrease. If they're going to cheat out towards him, we have numbers inside the box to run the football well," said Morris.

"Then, when I'm at quarterback, there is no telling what I'm going to do," said Kenerson.

It's Sam's freakish athletic ability that has allowed him to move seamlessly between both offensive positions, while also playing some corner back. That extra practice helps considering that he will be playing corner at Southern Alabama next year.

Maybe the biggest thing that separates Sam is his ability to recognize and read defenses.

 "I can recognize every coverage that we have and hat a defense can get in. I've been doing it for four years now. That's fun," said Kenerson.

Sam and his Central Wildcat teammates have the challenge of traveling to face off with 7-1 Scotlandville on Friday.


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Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 5 Donovan McCray https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-5-donovan-mccray/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-5-donovan-mccray/ Sports Wed, 16 Oct 2019 8:52:20 PM Reggie Chatman Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 5 Donovan McCray

The way that Mentorship running back Donovan McCray runs the football, it would be easy for the junior to to steal the spotlight in the programs best season in their 6 year history.

Instead, McCray runs with others in mind.

"Throughout the whole Mentorship history, we hadn't won a homecoming game," said McCray. "I wanted my seniors to go out with a win for their homecoming. We're just trying to change the culture for the school and put mentorship on the map."

That motivation helped McCray run for over 262 yards and 5 touchdowns in a win over Glenn Oaks on Oct. 4th and take home the WBRZ Fans' Choice Award for week 5. 

A performance that he attributes to the work his team put in over the summer months as they looked to change the direction of the Sharks program.

"They always say the work that you put in the dark always comes to light," said McCray. "We know what we can do and we're doing everything we can do to show Baton Rouge and the people of Louisiana that we want to go to the Dome"

Another big aspect of that win against Geln Oaks is that it was like history repeating itself. Last season, McCray led the team to their first win in program history against Glen Oaks. Their win over Glen Oaks this season gave them their 3rd win of the year. 

"For us to do this on the field is translating to school and school spirit," said McCray. We're having more people come out and show us support for our team. It's just great to feel that we're changing the things at school and everyone has out back."


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AP Midseason All-America Team: Burrow, Delpit & Stingley named to 1st team https://www.wbrz.com/news/ap-midseason-all-america-team-burrow-delpit-and-stingley-named-to-1st-team/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/ap-midseason-all-america-team-burrow-delpit-and-stingley-named-to-1st-team/ Sports Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:09:06 AM Associated Press AP Midseason All-America Team: Burrow, Delpit & Stingley named to 1st team
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on a record-breaking pace during the first half of the season, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team released Tuesday.
  
No. 2 LSU, No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 12 Oregon each placed three players on the first team, tying for the most of any school on the team presented by Regions Bank.
  
Burrow, whose 79.6% completion rate would be an NCAA record if he can keep it up, is joined on the first team by Tigers defensive backs Grant Delpit and freshman Derek Stingley.
  
Taylor, who leads the nation with 18 touchdowns, is joined by Badgers center Tyler Biadasz and linebacker Zack Baun. Oregon has two first-team offensive lineman in tackle Penei Sewell and guard Shane Lemieux, plus tight end Jacob Breeland, who was lost for the season to an injury in his last game.
  
No. 4 Ohio State placed a total of five players on the first and second teams, most of any school. Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah were first-team selections. No. 1 Alabama had four overall selections, including quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the second team.
  
Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard, the nation's leading rusher, joins Taylor in the first-team backfield. No. 5 Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb and Alabama's DeVonta Smith were the first-team selections at receiver.


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LSU rises up the ranks to number 2 in the latest CFB AP Polls https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-rises-up-the-ranks-to-number-2-in-the-latest-cfb-ap-polls/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-rises-up-the-ranks-to-number-2-in-the-latest-cfb-ap-polls/ Sports Sun, 13 Oct 2019 1:32:25 PM WBRZ LSU rises up the ranks to number 2 in the latest CFB AP Polls

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers rise to number 2 in the latest College Football AP Polls, jumping Ohio State and Clemson. This comes after their impressive 6-0 start, beating highly ranked opponents such as Texas and Florida.

This is the highest ranking the Tigers have had in the Ed Orgeron era. 


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SEC announces start time for LSU-Auburn https://www.wbrz.com/news/sec-announces-start-time-for-lsu-auburn/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sec-announces-start-time-for-lsu-auburn/ Sports Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:50:33 AM WBRZ Staff SEC announces start time for LSU-Auburn

BATON ROUGE - The next game featuring a ranked opponent on the Tigers' schedule will kick off in the afternoon.

The SEC announced start times for its Oct. 26 slate of games Monday, including LSU's home match-up with the Auburn Tigers. Kickoff for that game is officially set for 2:30 p.m.

Two weeks out, LSU is currently ranked #2 in the country, with Auburn just outside the top 10 at #11. 


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Bridgewater stays unbeaten as Saints beat Jaguars 13-6 https://www.wbrz.com/news/bridgewater-stays-unbeaten-as-saints-beat-jaguars-13-6/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/bridgewater-stays-unbeaten-as-saints-beat-jaguars-13-6/ Sports Sun, 13 Oct 2019 3:31:02 PM Associated Press Bridgewater stays unbeaten as Saints beat Jaguars 13-6

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Teddy Bridgewater found Jared Cook for a 4-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and the New Orleans Saints held on to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6 on Sunday and improve to 4-0 without injured starter Drew Brees.
 
Coming off a 300-yard, four-touchdown performance against Tampa Bay, Bridgewater was less effective against the Jaguars (2-4). But he did enough for New Orleans' defense, which turned Minshew Mania into Minshew Mayhem.
 
Gardner Minshew was sacked twice, hurried often and threw his first interception as a starter. The rookie sensation completed 14 of 29 passes for 163 yards and was held without a touchdown for the first time this season. His worst outing came on the same day the team, in conjunction with the NFL, handed out 30,000 "Minshew mustaches" as fans entered the gates.
 
Bridgewater was 24 of 36 passing for 240 yards for the Saints (5-1). He picked up a first down on a quarterback sneak in the closing minutes to seal the victory.
 
Michael Thomas had eight receptions for 89 yards, and Alvin Kamara finished with 31 yards rushing while playing through an ankle injury.
 
Leonard Fournette ran for 72 yards, ending a two-game streak of reaching the century mark on the ground.
 
Jacksonville finished with a season-low 226 yards. The Jaguars had a chance late, but Minshew threw incomplete on a fourth-and-2 play from the New Orleans 40-yard line.
 
KNOCKOUT HIT
 
Saints linebacker Demario Davis delivered a knockout hit on tight end Geoff Swaim in the fourth quarter. Swaim was seemingly unconscious as he hit the ground. Team trainers and paramedics rushed onto the field. Davis knelt next to Swaim and removed his helmet.
 
Swaim eventually sat up and walked off the field without assistance.
 
New Orleans was flagged 15 yards for unnecessary roughness.
 
PAPAL PROPS
 
The Saints got some unexpected - and likely unintentional - support from the Catholic Church before the game.
 
Pope Francis included the Saints logo in a tweet Sunday morning. New Orleans football fans took it as good omen for their team.
 
"Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession," he tweeted.
 
The hashtag added the Fleur de Lis, the emblem associated with the Saints and worn on their helmets.
 
RAMSEY INACTIVE
 
Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was inactive for the third consecutive week because of an apparent back injury. Ramsey was ruled out three days after owner Shad Khan said he expected the disgruntled defender to play against the Saints.
 
HOMECOMING GAME
 
Jacksonville recognized more than 80 former players before the game and honored the team's top 25 players from its 25 years of existence at halftime. Left tackle Tony Boselli, running back Fred Taylor and receiver Jimmy Smith got the biggest ovations during the ceremony.
 
LINEUP TWEAK
 
Jacksonville kept rookie linebacker Quincy Williams on the bench. Williams was taken out in the fourth quarter of last week's loss at Carolina. The third-round draft pick was out of position on many plays as the Panthers ran for 285 yards, the second most in Jacksonville's history. Veteran backup Najee Goode started in his place.
 
KEY INJURIES
 
Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee, who missed all of last season after tearing three ligaments in his left knee, injured his right foot/ankle in the third quarter and had to be helped to the locker room. ... Jaguars cornerback D.J. Hayden left in the fourth and was evaluated for a concussion. ... Jaguars special teams captain Cody Davis left the game in the first half with a right hamstring injury but later returned.
 
UP NEXT
 
Saints play at Chicago next Sunday. New Orleans has won the past four meetings.
 
Jaguars play at Cincinnati next Sunday. The Bengals have won four of the past five meetings.
 
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Southern holds off Prairie View A&M 34-28 https://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-holds-off-prairie-view-aandm-34-28/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-holds-off-prairie-view-aandm-34-28/ Sports Sat, 12 Oct 2019 8:46:33 PM WBRZ Sports Southern holds off Prairie View A&M 34-28

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Ladarius Skelton scored on a 6-yard run after Southern blocked a punt and Devon Benn added a late TD run to help the Jaguars hold off Prairie View A&M 34-28 on Saturday night.
 
The Jaguars (3-3, 2-0 Southwest Athletic Conference) beat the Panthers (2-4, 1-1) for a fourth straight time.
 
Southern took a 14-7 lead into halftime, but Prairie View's Jaylen Harris picked off a Skelton pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown to pull the Panthers even at 14-all in the third quarter.
 
Southern regained the lead on Cesar Barajas' 44-yard field goal and then stretched its advantage to 31-21 on Skelton's TD run following the blocked punt.
 
The Panthers got within three points on Tony Mullins' 5-yard TD run, but Skelton led a long drive that was capped by a Barajas field goal to wrap up the win for the Jaguars.


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FINAL: Saints 31 | Buccaneers 24 https://www.wbrz.com/news/final-saints-31-buccaneers-24/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/final-saints-31-buccaneers-24/ Sports Sun, 6 Oct 2019 12:12:11 PM Matthew Trent FINAL: Saints 31 | Buccaneers 24

Teddy Bridgewater sharp on New Orleans' second drive of the game but the Saints settle for a 29 yard field goal by Wil Lutz to take a 3-0 lead.

A Teddy Bridgewater pass to Alvin Kamara was caught but briefly bobbled and eventually intercepted by Tampa Bay. Jamies Winston then hits Chris Godwin for a 26 yard touchdown to give the Bucs a 7-3 lead.

Michael Thomas caught three balls for 50 yards on the next Saints drive including a 14 yard touchdown from Brigdewater that put the Saints up 10-7 but that lead would be quickly diminished after a TB 42 yard field goal that tied things at 10.

Jared Cook was targeted all game and finally reaped the benefits after catching a 9 yard touchdown pass. Saints retook the lead 17-10.

First score of the second half belonged to Ted Ginn as he hauled in another touchdown pass from Bridgewater to make it 24-10 Saints.

A Peyton Barber 2 yard run gives the Bucs their first touchdown since the first quarter and narrows the Saints lead to 24-17.

Bridgewater's 5th touchdown pass of the day goes to Michael Thomas to give New Orleans a 31-17 lead.


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WATCH: Drew Brees throwing ball again for first time since injury https://www.wbrz.com/news/watch-drew-brees-throwing-ball-again-for-first-time-since-injury/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/watch-drew-brees-throwing-ball-again-for-first-time-since-injury/ Sports Sat, 5 Oct 2019 7:08:32 PM WBRZ Staff WATCH: Drew Brees throwing ball again for first time since injury

NEW ORLEANS - Saints QB Drew Brees shared a video of a him gripping and throwing a football for the first time since his week 2 injury, showing he's determined to rejoin the team sooner rather than later.

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Brees posted the videos on his Instagram Saturday evening, showing him throwing the ball while his right thumb appeared to be wrapped.

Brees was spotted back at practice earlier this week, though he was reportedly still resting his hand and ran drills solo.

The team has gone 2-0 behind back-up QB Teddy Bridgewater since Brees has been sidelined by the injury.  


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#5 LSU 42, Utah State 6, Final https://www.wbrz.com/news/5-lsu-42-utah-state-6-final/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/5-lsu-42-utah-state-6-final/ Sports Sat, 5 Oct 2019 10:46:48 AM WBRZ Staff #5 LSU 42, Utah State 6, Final

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BATON ROUGE - The fifth ranked LSU Tigers return home to Tiger Stadium to take on the Utah State Aggies. 


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LSU running back, brother of NFL star, Lanard Fournette leaves team https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-running-back-and-brother-of-nfl-star-lanard-fournette-leaves-team/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-running-back-and-brother-of-nfl-star-lanard-fournette-leaves-team/ Sports Wed, 2 Oct 2019 12:27:30 PM WBRZ Staff LSU running back, brother of NFL star, Lanard Fournette leaves team

BATON ROUGE - Running back Lanard Fournette has left the Tigers, LSU's Athletics department confirmed Wednesday.

A university spokesperson confirmed reports that Fournette withdrew from the school on Wednesday morning. Sources reportedly told ESPN that Fournette "just wants to move on with his life."

According to ESPN the senior carried the ball 13 times for 36 yards and a touchdown in four games this season. 

Fournette's brother, Leonard, was LSU's star running back before being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017.


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Report: Drew Brees back at practice, still resting throwing hand https://www.wbrz.com/news/report-drew-brees-back-at-practice-still-resting-throwing-hand/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/report-drew-brees-back-at-practice-still-resting-throwing-hand/ Sports Thu, 3 Oct 2019 4:15:48 PM Jeremy Krail Report: Drew Brees back at practice, still resting throwing hand

NEW ORLEANS - Quarterback Drew Brees was back at practice Thursday for the first time since injuring his hand in a week two loss to the Rams.

Nola.com reports the all-star quarterback was spotted on the practice field Thursday. Though Brees did not participate in the same routine as the rest of his teammates, he was spotted running drills on his own to the side of the main practice. 

Brees was reportedly doing his regular stretching and warm-ups but did not throw any passes, as he's still donning a brace on his hand post-surgery. 

Brees was on the sideline Sunday night as the Saints beat the Cowboys in the Superdome, their second straight win without Brees at quarterback. He had stayed behind in Los Angeles to undergo surgery on his injured throwing hand while the team traveled to Seattle the previous week.

Specialists had predicted his recovery would take roughly six weeks, but Brees has gone on to say he thinks he can "beat" that timeframe.


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Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 4- Kee Hawkins https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-4-kee-hawkins/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-4-kee-hawkins/ Sports Wed, 2 Oct 2019 7:25:40 PM Reggie Chatman Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 4- Kee Hawkins

BATON ROUGE-When you see the way that 5-foot-9 Live Oak running back Kee Hawkins totes the football, it is easy to recognize the amount of work the senior puts in on the field and in the weight room.

"My squat is at 620. My bench is at 405 and my power clean is at 350," said Hawkins.

"He is so strong and so compact that as a defender, he's not that fun to take down," said Live Oak head coach Brett Beard.

"They tell me you run the ball 'You drag them,'" continued Hawkins. "I don't realize it. I just do it. Sometimes it just happens."

For Kee, it seems to happen in some of the biggest moments.

On the road against the defending 1A State Champion Kentwood Kangaroos, Kee ran for 269 yards, had 53 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns including what would end up being the go ahead score.

"It means a lot because I know that night we started off slower than we wanted to," said Hawkins. "If we start off fast  the way that we want to, I can probably make way more than that."

Another thing driving Kee and the rest of the Live Oak team is the fact that they have a chance to rewrite the history books and go 5-0 for the first time in program history.

That is why Kee, who is one of the bigger leaders and one of the team selected captains, continues to push the rest of the guys to put in the work day in and day out.

Kee Hawkins- I try to tell my teammates they are better than they are. We are a family here. I see big things happening this year."


Live Oak will host the two time 5A defending champion Zachary Broncos on Friday at 7 p.m.


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Saints defense steps up in win over Cowboys, 12-10 https://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-defense-steps-up-in-win-over-cowboys-12-10/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-defense-steps-up-in-win-over-cowboys-12-10/ Sports Sun, 29 Sep 2019 7:26:59 PM Reggie Chatman Saints defense steps up in win over Cowboys, 12-10

NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Saints (2-1) and the Dallas Cowboys (3-0) are in a primetime NFL matchup in the Superdome.

On the Saints first drive, Teddy Bridgewater's pass bounced off the hands of Tedd Ginn and was intercepted.

Dallas would take advantage of a tipped ball interception in the 1st quarter and drive 44 yards on 9 plays to take the lead on a Brett Maher 28 yard field goal to give Dallas a 3-0 lead with 5:08 to play in the 1st quarter.

New Orleans would respond on the ensuing drive that would take 5:13. After 9 plays and 52 yards, Wil Lutz knocked through a 40-yard field goal to tie the game at 3 on the 1st play of the second quarter.

After forcing a 3-and-out, the Saints offense got right back to work. Teddy Bridgewater led a 9 play, 52 yard drive that ended with another Wil Lutz field goal. This one from 42 yards to give the Saints the lead with 8:42 left in the first half.

The Saints defense would come up big for the Saints again on the Cowboys next drive. After a completion from Dak Prescott to Jason Witten, AJ Klein punched the ball loose. Vonn Bell would recover to set the Saints up on the 47.The Black and Gold would go 3-and-out.

Bridgewater finished the half 14 fo 19 with 124 yards and a interception.

Dallas would strike first in the second half after forcing a Saints punt on their first drive. Starting on their own 25, the Cowboys drove the field in 11 plays and capped it off with a 1 yard touchdown run by Ezekiel Elliott. After the extra point, Dallas would take the lead 10-9 less than 8 minutes to play in the 3rd quarter. 

The Saints would retake the lead in the fourth quarter after a Wil Lutz 26 yard field goal.

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Drew Brees may be back sooner thanks to new medical technology https://www.wbrz.com/news/drew-brees-may-be-back-sooner-thanks-to-new-medical-technology/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/drew-brees-may-be-back-sooner-thanks-to-new-medical-technology/ Sports Sun, 29 Sep 2019 1:45:52 PM Trey Schmaltz Drew Brees may be back sooner thanks to new medical technology

NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees may be back on the field sooner than expected.

A new procedure using an internal brace inside Brees’ thumb is expected to aid in his recovery, FOX Sports reported Sunday.

The quarterback had surgery after an injury two weeks.

Typically the recovery time is six weeks but the brace could shorten it to five.

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LSU down in new AP, Coaches polls https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-down-in-new-ap-coaches-polls/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-down-in-new-ap-coaches-polls/ Sports Sun, 29 Sep 2019 1:39:34 PM Trey Schmaltz LSU down in new AP, Coaches polls

BATON ROUGE – LSU was down one rank in both the AP and coaches college football polls Sunday.

LSU was ranked 6th in the Coaches Poll; down from 5 last week. The Tigers were positioned at 5, down from 4 in the AP poll.

Alabama and Clemson were ranked first and second in each poll.

LSU hosts Utah State Saturday.

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SEC announces start time for LSU-Florida in Tiger Stadium https://www.wbrz.com/news/sec-announces-start-time-for-lsu-florida-in-tiger-stadium/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sec-announces-start-time-for-lsu-florida-in-tiger-stadium/ Sports Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:04:55 AM WBRZ Staff SEC announces start time for LSU-Florida in Tiger Stadium

BATON ROUGE- It will be another coveted night game when the Tigers kickoff against the Florida Gators in Death Valley Oct. 12. 

The Southeastern Conference announced the SEC showdown between the teams will start at 7 p.m. local time. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

The Gators currently sit at #10 in the AP poll while the Tigers shifted to #5 during the bye week. 


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Southern wins SWAC-opener over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 31-7 https://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-wins-swac-opener-over-arkansas-pine-bluff-31-7/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-wins-swac-opener-over-arkansas-pine-bluff-31-7/ Sports Sat, 28 Sep 2019 9:18:28 PM WBRZ Staff Southern wins SWAC-opener over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 31-7


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Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 3- Matthew Langlois https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-3-matthew-langlois/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/fans-choice-award-winner-2019-week-3-matthew-langlois/ Sports Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:23:03 AM Reggie Chatman Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 3- Matthew Langlois

NEW ROADS- Catholic-Pointe Coupee's game against Central Private on Sept. 19th was moved from New Roads to Zachary High school because of lightning at the Hornet's NRG Field.

After delaying the game for more than 2.5 hours, Hornet running back Matthew Langlois had some pent up energy he was ready to unleash.

"The anticipation made it a lot worse. I was just ready to go out there and play football. I guess a little longer waiting made me play harder," said Langlois. 

That mindset worked as Langois finished with 59-yards rushing on 7 attempts and 3 touchdowns. He also caught one ball for 42-yards and ran it into the endzone. He was also a force defensively at safety and finished with 6 tackles and 3 pass breakups.

"Both sides I'm just trying to go out there a stick somebody," said Langlois.

"He's such a devastating runner that there is times that you think he is about the juke you, but the only thing on his mind is flattening you," said Catholic-Pointe Coupee head coach David Simoneaux. "He is one of our  most ferocious players defensively. Then on offense, every time he touches the ball you stand up out of your seat. If he touches it, he has a chance to take it the distance."

The performance meant more to Langlois because of the journey it took to get here. After playing through a torn labrum in both baseball and football for some time, Matthew got surgery in March, but managed to rehab quickly enough to play this season.

"Recovery was supposed to be 5 or 6 months. I worked my butt off so I came back in 5," said Langlois. 

"He was a guy from a rehab standpoint that we didn't have to stay on because he was so hungry to get back," said Simoneaux. 

"Once I got back I told myself that I was going to go hard," said Langlois. 

"What he does for us on both sides of the football and on special teams is nothing short of just spectacular," said Simoneaux.

Catholic of Pointe Coupee will host Riverside Academy on Sept. 27th.


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Stanley leads Florida A&M past Southern 27-21 https://www.wbrz.com/news/stanley-leads-florida-aandm-past-southern-27-21/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/stanley-leads-florida-aandm-past-southern-27-21/ Sports Sat, 21 Sep 2019 9:36:42 PM Associated Press Stanley leads Florida A&M past Southern 27-21

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Stanley threw for 355 yards and two touchdowns as Florida A&M rallied late to beat Southern 27-21 on Saturday.
 
FAMU led by 12 at halftime but trailed 21-19 late in the fourth when Stanley took the Rattlers (2-1) 97 yards in nine plays and capped the drive with a 17-yard scoring strike to Xavier Smith. Azende Rey's pass to Kamari Young made good on the two-point conversion, giving the Rattlers a 27-21 lead with 3:32 to play. FAMU's defense held firm on the ensuing Southern drive, sacking Southern QB Ladarius Skelton to help seal the win.
 
Smith had 201 yards receiving on nine catches for the Rattlers.
 
Stanley connected with George Webb on a 26-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter and the Rattlers picked up a safety on the following drive when they dropped Skelton in his own end zone. Rey scored on a short touchdown run - and place kicker Chris Faddoul ran for a two-point conversion - to stretch it to 17-0 by the end of the quarter.
 
Skelton finished with 114 yards and a score for the Jaguars (1-3).


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