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Denham overpowers Walker Jackets stay alive in playoff hunt with decisive 50-14 win By Sam Muffoletto
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Denham Springs running back Kaleb Blanchard bulls his way to a first down as Walker defenders Austin Averett (34) and Mandon Clarke (63) pull him down.
DENHAM SPRINGS – There was no shortage of starstudded performances on “Senior Night” at Yellow Jackets Stadium Friday night as Denham Springs cruised to a 50-14 win over parish-rival Walker to keep its playoff hopes alive. Although the secondhalf of the District 4-5A contest was marred by a flurry of penalty flags and numerous player ejections from both teams, the chaos still took a back seat to an explosive offensive performance by Denham Springs, which racked up 510 yards. Denham Springs balanced that with another well-disciplined defensive effort, which bent at times, but only broke once. The victory sends DSHS into its district and regular-season finale at Zachary next week with a 5-4 overall record, while
evening its league mark at 2-2. The Bronocs fell to 1-3 in district with a 21-7 loss to Live Oak (2-2). Walker slipped to 2-7 overall, while remaining winless in district at 0-4. The Wildcats will celebrate their own “Senior Night” next Friday night at home against Scotlandville (3-1), which lost to Central (4-0) 25-24. Senior quarterback Zach Borne, who took over the reins of the Denham Springs offense four games into the season, had by far his best and most complete performance of the year. He completed 5-of-6 passes for 144 yards, with no interceptions and then turned seven keepers into 98 rushing yards, including touchdown runs of 4 yards and one yard. “Zach Borne has gotten better and better each week,” said DSHS head Denham-Walker Page C3
Live Oak tops Zachary, eyes playoffs
Bogalusa routs Albany
By Al Tircuit The Livingston Parish News
Bogalusa – Kicks and picks accounted for four touchdowns as Albany quickly allowed Bogalusa to celebrate homecoming in style. Not only did the Lumberjacks easily win the contest, 54-0, they got some welcome news from Tangipahoa Parish when Amite shocked previously undefeated Loranger, 2019, to throw District 8-3A into a three-way logjam at the top of teams sporting 3-1 league records. One of those teams will be eliminated next week when Jewel Sumner travels to Loranger. Bogalusa
WATSON — Live Oak coach Tut Musemeche asked his players to work each week of having something to play for at the end of the season. Now they do. A solid, overall performance offensively and defensively effort enabled the host Eagles to defeat Zachary’s Broncos 21-7 on Friday night and stay alive for a possible playoff berth. It may also have been the final contest to be played at the old Eagles Stadium, which will be abandoned next season for a new venue at the school’s new campus. Quarterback Michael Claverie ran for one touchdown and passed for another while the Eagle defense held Zachary (5-4, 1-3) scoreless through the final three quarters to enable Live Oak (5-4, 2-2) secure the crucial league victory in Musemeche’s first campaign. Claverie completed 13-of-24 passes for 195 yards, including a touchdown throw of 19 yards to wide receiver Jarrett Williams (four catches for 44). Claverie contributed 33 yards on 12 carries, including a two-yard TD run to finish with 228 yards overall for the Eagles. Wesley Howard contributed 91 yards on 19 rushes, including a one-yard TD run.
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Live Oak’s Wesley Howard runs by Zachary defenders, coming up just short of the goal line after a long run. The ball was brought back because of a penalty.
Springfield beats Northlake, sets up showdown By McHugh David The Livingston Parish News
COVINGTON – While the score may have ended up 30-12, Springfield and Northlake Christian played down to the wire. A sigh of relief came at the end of the game, as Northlake Christian seemed to be 1 play away from clawing back into the contest. The best word to describe the game? Physical, as running back Keith Hernandez found
out on the first drive of the game. After busting a big run for 15 yards and cruising over a few defenders, Hernandez took a shot and exited the game with a shoulder injury.
When you add in Ghermaine Ashton still being out with a leg injury, the offense had a chance to fold. However, none of that stopped the Bulldogs, who collectively put up 293 rushing yards and took advantage of the situations presented to them. “The offense did what it has done all season long, they came out and produced,” said Head Coach Ryan Serpas.
“That’s a real testament to this offense how we’ve been able to plug different kids into the backfield and we’re still being successful.” One position they remain consistent at, however, is quarterback. While Shaquille Smith sometimes steps out for Joseph Kemp, he has been the leader of their offense. “A big contributing factor is Shaquille Smith at quarterback. He’s done
a great job of running the offense and making sure that we’re getting positive plays and limiting our negative plays,” said Serpas. Smith had 16 carries on the night for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns. Running back Tanner Wild was also able to pick up some slack in the running game, with 8 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown. Claiborne stayed consistent with his car-
ries around the outside, accruing 60 yards on 7 carries and several first downs. It wasn’t all about the offense, though. The Bulldog defense made big stops when it mattered most, and held a potent offense to just two scores on the night. “Northlake has been pretty successful all year long running and passSpringfield Page C2
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Albany gives up big returns in loss From C1
visits Independence, a 24-0 loser to Sumner, with the Lumberjacks needing a victory to stay in contention. Albany, of course, is in sole possession of last place with no district wins and only one victory overall this season. The Hornets finish the year next week at Amite. Bogalusa’s Trevonne Mingo started the onslaught by returning the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown. Less than two minutes later, after Albany’s opening possession went nowhere, Kellen Mark fielded the first punt of the night and took it to the house. Bogalusa was up 14-0 before many of the spectators were seated. Albany gave the Lumberjacks a short field to work on for their next score, a 40-yard toss from Brian Williams to Chris Lowry. Then the Jacks scored again in the first quarter for a 28-0 lead on a 25-yard pass to Mingo from Williams. Albany finally made a stand late in the first quarter Justin Swindle got his hands on a tipped ball for the interception as Bogalusa was trying to pick up a 4th and 10 at its own 45. The Hornets went to work early in the second quarter trying to put their first points on the board, using a tipped pass completion from quarterback Justin Thompson to Elijah Callahan, followed by a 30-yard Thomas Broadway run to the 8. That’s as close as Albany would come to the end zone as Bogalusa stopped the Hornets on downs. Albany’s defense began to assert itself after that, but then Albany’s offense took a step back as Thompson was intercepted twice for touchdowns before halftime, both times involving 65-yard returns. The first pick was by Vincent Pittman. The second was by Malik Harry. As a result, the Lumberjacks led 41-0 at halftime. In the third quarter the teams agreed to a running clock. Bogalusa put up two more scores before the game ended. The first was a Chris Rivera 12-yard run in the third quarter that ended a three-play, 42-yard drive. In the fourth quarter Sean Forbes added a 15-yard run. Albany showed a little life during a third quarter drive, picking up two first downs with Randy Ingram running the ball. However, that was not enough to get any points as the Hornets were shut out for the second week in a row. Albany is 1-7, while Bogalusa improved to 7-2. Score by quarters: Albany Bogalusa
0 0 0 0 — 0 28 13 7 6 — 54
Springfield looks ahead to St. Thomas From C1 ing the football,” said Serpas. “We did a good job in limiting them in what they were able to do. “ Quarterback Josh O’Rear had 211 yards with 15 completions and 25 yards on the ground with his legs. While shifty in the back field, Springfield managed to bring the pressure all night. The defense was also able to hold down Taylor Mussachia, the Wolverine running back and a dangerous ball carrier, to just 59 yards on 13 carries. Smith showed his worth on the first play of the game, returning the ball 15 yards from the 20 to the 35 and setting up the Bulldogs for a score. In usual Springfield fashion, they started with the ground game and marched down the field. After crossing mid-field on the legs of several runners, Hernandez managed to bring the Bulldogs into the red zone with a 15 yard run. Unfortunately that was when he exited the game. 4 plays later, and with two offsides penalties, Wild busted into the end zone from 3 yards out. Springfield came up big on the Wolverine’s first drive, allowing only 1 first down and getting the ball on downs. However, they were unable to get anything going on their next possession. On the next Northlake drive, O’Rear managed to find wide receiver Dane Landry for a 15 yard pass across mid-field. From there, their drive stopped after a botch hand off was fumbled away to Springfield around the 50. Smith did what he does best on the first play, and kept the ball up the middle. After making two line backers miss, he busted into the next level and hit the right sideline for a 42 yard gain to the 7. After taking one play off and handing it off to Wild for 4 yards, Smith wormed into the end zone from 3 yards out.
Springfield had been kicking the ball short trying to set up the onsides kick. They went for it, and recovered it at the Northlake 41. Thanks to a personal foul penalty, Springfield started at the Wolverine 26. Springfield returned the favor with a holding penalty, leaving the Bulldogs at the 31. It didn’t matter much after Smith spun through the middle and up the left side into the end zone for a touchdown. Northlake put together another good drive, pushing deep into Bulldog territory on 10 plays. A holding penalty pushed them back to the 24, and it was there they turned it over on downs. The Wolverines took the ball after half time, and put together an 8 play drive for a touchdown. O’Rear found Landry for a quick 5 yard pass on the right side. Starting from the Bulldog 40, Springfield moved the ball down to the 1. Claiborne spear-headed the drive, with a 41 yard run around the left side and a burst down to the Wolverine 4. Springfield just could not connect, turning the ball over on downs at 1. On the next play, O’Rear found wide receiver Stefon McElveen for a 7 yard pass. However, corner back Chuckie Vickes caused a fumble and the ball rolled into the end zone. Bulldog Darrien Schneider took advantage of the situation, and jumped on the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. “They were backed up on their own goal line and were just trying to get the ball on the edge and make a play,” said Serpas. “They hit a little hitch route and the corner came up and did like we teach and got his hands on the football, was able to rip it out, it squirted into the endzone and we were able to fall on it.” Both teams traded the ball back and forth during the rest of the 3rd and 4th quarters.
First, Northlake fumbled again which was recovered by Springfield. 2 plays later, Springfield fumbled. After a quick 4 and out by Northlake, Smith threw an interception near the Wolverine goal line. On the next Northlake drive, O’Rear threw an interception to Wild. On the next Springfield drive, Smith fumbled the ball away. After getting all of those turnovers out of their system, Northlake was able to put together a drive and tack on a score late with a 33 yard pass from O’Rear to McElveen. With this victory, Springfield remains undefeated in district. So does St. Thomas Acquinas. They face each other next week at Strawberry Stadium for a shot at the district title, winner take all. “It’s going to be a tough match, both of us coming in undefeated in district,” said Serpas. “I know they’re going to be ready and I know we’re going to be ready.”
Northlake Springfield 15 First downs 13 103 Yards rushing 293 211 Yards passing 0 304 Total yards 293 24-15-1 Att-com-int 3-0-1 0-0 Punts-avg 1-28 2-2 Fumbles-lost 1-1 8-67 Penalties 3-20 Score by quarters: Springfield 8 14 8 0 — 30 Northlake 0 0 6 6 — 12 Scoring summary: SHS - Wild 3 yard run (Claiborne carry) 5:58 1st 8-0 SHS - Smith 3 yard run (Kemp carry) 8:31 2nd 16-0 SHS - Smith 31 yard run (Run no good) 7:53 2nd 22-0 NCHS - O’Rear 5 yard pass to Landry (Brunner kick failed) 8:08 3rd 22-6 SHS - Schneider fumble recovery in end zone (Claiborne carry) 2:17 3rd 30-6 NCHS - O’Rear 33 yard pass to McElveen (Pass failed) 1:37 4th 30-12
I SPORTS SHORTS Local dentist makes double eagle
Dr. Jarrad Bencaz of Bencaz Dental in Denham Springs made a double eagle on no. 18 at BREC’s Santa Maria Golf Course Friday. Bencaz hit a 7-wood from 222 yards to record his 2 on the par 5 over water. Witnesses were Woody Hoover, Mike Bencaz and Matt Heinze.
Teach Me More Thanksgiving Camp
The Teach Me More Thanksgiving Baseball Camp will be held Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 19-21, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at North Park in Denham Springs. Camp is open for ages 8 to 14 with campers divided into age and talent level groups for instruction. Advance fee is $100, $125 on day of registration. All phases of the game will be stressed. For information contact Coach Chris Soileau at 225-667-7259.
Laguna Beach Volleball leagues
Laguna Beach Volleyball complex is signing up adults and kids for fall and winter outdoor beach volleyball leagues starting at the end of this month. For information call Tim at 225-572-7703.
Huey Wilson Golf Classic
The Huey Wilson Memorial Golf Classic will be held Oct. 29 at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Denham Springs with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $550 for a 4-person team or $150 per in-
dividual. The cost includes 18 holes of golf, snacks, lunch and team prizes. All proceeds will go to the Louisiana Hemophilia Foundation to improve the quality of life for those affected with bleeding disorders in Louisiana. To register or make a donation, call 800-749-1680 or go to www.lahemo.org.
Live Oak wrestling tournament The Live Oak “Take Down Blindness Wrestling Tournament” will be Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at the school gym. All proceeds will benefit the Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank to help combat corneal blindness. There will be BRREB staff members on site to answer questions about eye donation and transplant. The first 50 individuals that register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor will recieve a tournament t-shirt. For information contact Chris Collier, Live Oak Head Wrestling Coach, (225) 665-8858 (school phone), (225) 931-4214 (cell phone) or christopher. email@example.com (e-mail) or Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank (225) 766-8996 (office) or jamie.collier@ ololrmc.com (e-mail).
Hoopsters Basketball league PARDS & Louisiana YBOA are proud to offer the Hoopsters Basketball league for students 5 - 12 years old that want to learn the fundamentals and skills needed to play basketball. Each player will receive a basketball and reversible jersey with registration fee. Season Start Date: Satur-
day, December 15, 2012. Season End Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013. Registration Closing Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012. In District Fee: $65 Registration Fee Per Player. Out of District Fee: $95 Registration Fee Per Player. Clinics and Games will be played at the North Park Recreation Center on Eden Church Road. You must go to PARDS to register your player. This program is for any child who wants to learn and play the game of basketball. For questions please contact Mike Picou 225-933-4084 or Tammy Laborde 225603-8796
Walker Bandits 11U AA baseball tryouts Walker Bandits 11U baseball team based in Walker are holding individual tryouts for the Spring-Summer 2012 season. To schedule a tryout contact Randy Baker at 225-931-0350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watson soccer league Liveoaksportscomplex.com is registering now for U4-U14 and an open division. This is a 3 v 3 league, the ultimate soccer training. Offering non stop action, high scoring and lots of fun. Call 225243-6614 or 225-485-1682 for further information.
Southern Spice seeks players LA Southern Spice 16U softball is in need of players. If interested, please call David at 225-3153341 or Dwain at 225-610-6024.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Denham-Walker contest features standout performances by seniors
From C1 coach Dru Nettles. “Great leadership. And he made some throws tonight to move the football.” Another senior, wide receiver Sterling Suggs also had a season-best performance with four catches for 97 yards. Senior tailback Justin Martin, drew the starting nod in the backfield Friday night and responded with 111 yards on 14 carries, with touchdown runs of 3 and 71 yards. The Yellow Jackets’ leading rusher on the season, senior Kaleb Blanchard, who has been nursing a shoulder injury, saw limited action, but made the most of it by rushing for 88 yards on 11 carries, along with a pair 3-yard touchdown runs. Blanchard also moved into second place among DSHS’ all-time rushing yards leaders, as well as bringing his career touchdown total to 39. Senior defensive back and special teams return man Andrew Ayres nearly had his fourth touchdown on returns for the season, but a 90-yard punt return for an apparent score was nullified by a personal foul penalty against the Jackets. Denham Springs scored on five straight possessions, beginning with its final two in the first half and then scored touchdowns on its first three possessions of the second half. The Yellow Jackets carried a 22-6 lead into the locker room at halftime, but needed less than a minute of the third quarter to revisit the end zone. A 51-yard connection between Borne and Suggs set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Blanchard. With senior placekicker David McKey out for the remainder of the season after being injured the week before against Central, firstyear football player Zach Barnes, a member of the DSHS soccer team, connected one of five extra point kicks to widen Denham’s lead to 29-6. After a quick threeand-out by Walker, Denham Springs needed just four plays to travel 48 yards for its second touchdown of the second half. A 32-yard run by Blanchard set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Borne. Walker, which scored its first touchdown of the night on a game-opening kickoff return, scored it lone offensive TD following a 6-play, 65-yard drive. Senior tailback Carlton Perkins, who rushed for 125 yards on 18 carries, picked up 71 of those yards on five totes in the scoring drive, including a 10-yard TD run. It was Perkins who had the kickoff runback as well, motivating the Jackets to kick away from him the rest of the game. Denham Springs scored two more times, first on a 3-yard run by Blanchard in the third quarter and then a 2-yard plunge by senior back-up tailback Alex Payne. “We’ve been a little inconsistent trying to play all the phases this season, but this is a good football team,” said Nettles. “These are some great kids. They’ve overcome adversity all year against a tough schedule. They came to play tonight and I’m proud of our seniors to go out at home like this. Hopefully if we keep working, we can bring another one (game) back here later in the year. “And our defense really got after it,” said Nettles. “But that’s something we’ve always been able to hang our
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Denham Springs running back Justin Martin fights for extra yardage against Walker. On the next play the Yellow Jacket senior found a crease for a 71-yard touchdown run. Martin had 111 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Above left, Walker’s Carlton Perkins gives the visitors a boost on the game’s opening play by returning the kickoff for a touchdown. Perkins also had a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Below left, Kaleb Blanchard is bounced out of bounds by defenders Cody Driver (25) and Matthew Graham (24). Blanchard had 88 yards on 11 carries with two touchdowns. At right, Yellow Jacket kick returner Andrew Ayres looks for room at the start of the second half. Ayres later had a 90-yard punt return for a TD called back on a penalty. hats on this year.” Denham Springs limited Walker to 197 total yards. Wildcat junior quarterback Tyler Lockhart completed just 5-of-12 for 26 yards and added just 24 yards on the ground with nine keepers. “It’s Week 9, we’re banged up and we didn’t know if Carlton (Perkins) was going to play until this morning,” said Walker head coach Dwayne Severio, alluding to his leading rusher, who missed last week’s game against Zachary with a shoulder injury. “Denham is very strong on defense, especially against the run. We thought we could do some things against there, but they took away some things and adjusted some cov-
erage.” Walker brought its fans to its feet right off the bat, as senior Carlton Perkins returned the game’s opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. Lockhart was stopped on the two-point conversion run attempt, leaving the score at 6-0. The Wildcats looked to be back in business in excellent field position, after DSHS’ quarterback Zach Borne fumbled a fourth-down shotgun snap and Walker’s Shedrick Terrell recovered on his own 45. The Denham Springs defense however, forced Walker’s offense quickly off the field in a threeand-out, with the Jackets taking over at its own 23 following 26-yard punt by Wildcat’s C.J.
Johnson. Denham then drove 77 yards in nine plays, highlighted by an 11-yard pass play from Borne to Sterling Suggs and then a 20-yard keeper by Borne to quickly move the ball into Wildcats’ territory. Borne then broke off another long run, this time on second for 33 yards down to the Walker 11. The Jackets faced a fourth-and-2 from the 3, when Martin scooted left from three yards out for the touchdown. Soccer-player Zach Barnes, who took over the kicking duties for the injured David McKey, just hooked in the extra-point to give the Yellow Jackets the lead at 7-6 with 4:21 to play in the first quarter.
Borne also kept the ball on the two-point conversion to widen Denham’s lead to 15-6 with 6:17 5o play in the first half. After a three-and-out by Walker on its ensuing possession, the Wildcats made a long field once again for the Jackets following a 59-yard punt by Johnson that rolled into the end zone. Martin picked up all 80 yards in just two plays, for after a 9-yard run on first, he weave in and then outside on his way to a 71-yard touchdown run down the Wildcats’ sideline. Barnes’ PAT kick made it 22-6 with 3:10 left in the first half.
Denham Springs 24 First downs 366 Yards rushing
Walker 10 171
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Yards passing Total yards Att-com-int Punts-avg Fumbles-lost Penalties
26 197 12-5-0 7-32.4 1-0 6-56
Score by quarters: Walker 6 0 8 0 — 14 Central 7 15 21 7 — 50 Scoring summary: WHS – Carlton Perkins 97 kickoff return. (run failed) DSHS – Justin Martin 3 run. (Zach Barnes kick). DSHS – Zach Borne 4 run. (Borne run). DSHS – Martin 71 run. (Barnes kick) DSHS – Kaleb Blanchard 3 run. (Barnes kick). DSHS – Borne 1 run. (Barnes kick). WHS – Perkins 10 run. (Lockhart run). DSHS – Blanchard 3 run. (Barnes kick). DSHS – Alex Payne 2 run (Zach Boothe kick)
I C4 the livingston parish newsSunday, October 21, 2012
Hundreds compete at Walker Cross Country Shootout
1 Soto, Enrique Lakeside High Sc 14:27.06 2 Fitzpatrick, Neal Jesuit, New Orleans 14:29.50 3 Albright, Zachary St. Paul’s 14:34.25 4 Johnson, Christian Episcopal 14:51.94 5 Moreno, Leonel Sumner, Jewel 14:59.23 6 St.Cyr, Joseph Catholic, Ba 15:04.15 7 Capello, Zach Ascension Catholic 15:04.94 8 Jackson, Kraemer St. Paul’s 15:10.12 9 Warren, Brady Walker 15:13.50 10 Olivier, Brett Fontainebleau 15:15.28 11 Lipani, Don St. Paul’s 15:16.26 12 Gwan, Emmanuel Ruston 15:18.52 13 Heck, Dylan Mandeville 15:19.14 14 Scott, Wyatt St. Stanislaus 15:20.10 15 Martin, Noah Northshore 15:29.36 16 Keith, Devyn Curtis, John 15:29.79 17 Smith, Brandon Choudrant 15:30.24 18 Brocato, Tommy St. Thomas Aquinas 15:31.00 19 Soulant, Kyle Archbishop Shaw 15:31.38 20 Patrick, Hank University Lab 15:32.08 21 Cusimano, Nathan Jesuit, New Orleans 15:39.74 22 Cheffin, Dominique Ruston 15:40.43 23 Vargas, Matthews Jesuit, New Orleans 15:40.77 24 Shelton, Kaleb East Ascension 15:42.25 25 Hazel, Landon Walker 15:42.59 OTHER LOCAL RUNNERS 49 Harris, Cameron Walker 16:09.31 81 Musgrove, Kevin Denham Springs 16:39.24 119 Thompson, Dakota Denham Springs 17:08.18 127 Lemoine, Trey Walker 17:12.60 130 Marsh, Cade Walker 17:14.29 149 Lane, Mason Walker 17:27.47 189 Alleman, Darin Live Oak 17:56.86 192 LoMaglio, Steven Live Oak 17:59.28 199 Bigler, Hunter Live Oak 18:12.71 227 Noble, Kevin Live Oak 18:45.33 231 Kelton, Thomas Denham Springs 18:48.81 235 Johnson, Trevor Walker 18:56.64 239 Quigley, Joseph Denham Springs 19:04.90 245 Hampton, Tyler Holden 19:12.33 247 Orozco, Joel Denham Springs 19:13.08 262 Rabalais, Andrew Live Oak 19:37.11 270 Collins, Brandon Holden 19:50.04 278 Sykes, Jeffery Holden 20:05.03 280 Aceveda, Jorge Denham Springs 20:20.34 288 Dealminana, Mason Live Oak 20:36.76 295 Blahut, Jonathan Albany 21:06.67 302 Bolen, Chris Denham Springs 22:06.13 310 Johnson, Roman Albany 24:46.04 TEAM FINISHES (Points) 1. St. Paul’s 76, 2. Jesuit (New Orleans) 140, 3. Catholic (Baton Rouge) 155, 4. Episcopal (Baton Rouge) 199, 5. John Curtis 232, 6. Ruston 243, 7. St. Stanislaus 281, 8. Dutchtown 304, 9. St. Thomas Aquinas 316, 10. Ascension Catholic 319, 11. Walker 322, 12. Northshore 331, 13. Ponchatoula 385, 14. Archbishop Shaw 388, 15. Mandeville 488, 16. E.D. White 505, 17. Archbishop Rummel 523, 18. Holy Cross 525, 19. Fontainebleau 566, 20. Choudrant 571, 21. Lafayette 582, 22. Newman 589, 23. Catholic PC 598, 24. University Lab 666, 25. East Ascension 670, 26. St. Martin’s 675, 27. West Feliciana 687, 28. Baton Rouge Magnet 730, 29. Runnels 774, 30. Comeaux 805, 31. Denham Springs 853, 32. Lakeshore 862, 33. East St. John 916, 34. Slidell 958, 35. Live Oak 995, 36. St. Amant 1,020, 37. Central (Baton Rouge) 1,035, 38. Teurlings Catholic 1,081, 39. Zachary 1,089, 40. Christian Life, 1,240, 41. Broadmoor 1,264, 42. False River 1,369.
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Walker cross country runner Brady Warren is among the leaders at the Walker Cross Country Shootout last Saturday at Sidney Hutchinson park that attracted hundreds of boys and girls runners from junior high to high school varsity level. Warren finished 9th overall and helped Walker take 11th place in the team standings out of 42 boys teams.
1 Jennings, Gabrielle First Baptist 2 Durham, Alexa Fontainebleau 3 Johnson, Haley Newman, Isadore 4 Murphy, Olivia Mandeville 5 Meydrich, Mia Dominican 6 Smith, Clarissa Holden 7 Burleigh, Addie Catholic, Po 8 Breaux, Alexa Vandebilt Catholic 9 Amar, Bobbi St. Thomas Aquinas 10 Austin, Adaiza Ruston 11 Sakamoto, Lisa Dominican 12 Bennett, Marissa Choudrant 13 Hemb, Isabella Mt. Carmel 14 Elliott, Breanna Christian Life 15 Williams, Destiny St. Thomas Aquinas 16 Touchard, Kylie Mandeville 17 Callejas, Eleana Vandebilt Catholic 18 Musgrove, Courtney Fontainebleau 19 Barkemeyer, Ellen Dominican 20 Smith, Courtney Fontainebleau 21 Williams, Grace Dominican 22 Boyce, Carley St. Scholastica 23 Woolridge, Katherine Newman, Isadore 24 Grieff, Tayla East Ascension 25 eddy, ebenae Ruston OTHER LOCAL RUNNERS 33 Ferguson, Amber Denham Springs
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Titans win Walker Fall Ball The 8U LPR Titans win the Walker Fall Ball 2012 season, finishing 8-1-1. Pictured front row from left: Cole Pierce, Dru Beatty, Brayden Goins, Manny Bridges, Gatlon Steele, (second row) Trey Kersey, Brady Jones, Matthew Jett, Elijah May, Logan May, Talon Goins and (third row) coaches Mike May, Joe Kersey, J.T. Steele and Barry May.
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60 Berry, Morgan Walker 20:06.04 104 LeBlanc, Layni Walker 21:18.97 106 Guillory, Katelyn Denham Springs 21:22.09 110 Bencaz, Meaghin Walker 21:32.00 112 Thibodeaux, Kaylee Walker 21:35.74 123 Beter, Michahala Live Oak 21:50.80 155 Palmer, Bailey Walker 23:14.01 159 Wright, Emily Walker 23:19.95 183 Delaune, Desiree Walker 24:33.27 196 Thomason, Sabrina Denham Springs 25:35.62 199 Fields, Lacy Live Oak 25:57.17 200 Aguilar, Genesis Denham Springs 25:59.97 201 Ainsworth, Ivy Denham Springs 26:34.85 205 Bourgeois, Kallie Denham Springs 27:47.24 206 Shelton, Allison Live Oak 28:15.94 TEAM FINISHES (Points) 1. Dominican 76, 2. Ruston 127, 3. Fontainebleau 160, 4. Mt. Carmel 177, 5. Mandeville 202, 6. St. Thomas Aquinas 207, 7. St. Scholastica 227, 8. Episcopal (Baton Rouge) 251, 9. McGehee 255, 10. Sacred Heart (New Orleans) 276, 11. Newman 317, 12. Catholic-Pointe Coupee 332, 13. Ascension Catholic 391, 14. E.D. White 405, 15. Choudrant 410, 16. Lafayette 437, 17. Walker 473, 18. Northshore 478, 19. Jewel Sumner 483, 20. Zachary 490, 21. East Ascension 510, 22. University Lab 516, 23. Christian Life 585, 24. St. Amant 588, 25. Denham Springs 613, 26. Ponchatoula 616.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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I C6 the livingston parish newsSunday, October 21, 2012
Live Oak gives up no points to Zachary offense From C1
He also caught three passes for 46 yards to finish with 130 yards overall. Wesley Fuller contributed four catches for 66 yards while Chris Kelly added 60 yards on 11 rushes. Jarrett Williams intercepted two passes
once again showed tremendous poise in not letting falling behind early bother them and keep them from coming back and achieving the goal of winning.
Tut Musmeche Live Oak coach and joined Ryan Wood, Justin Webb Cage Lockwood, Ryan Kimball, Brandt Wheeler, Antonio Williams, and Kirk Allen in anchoring the Eagle defense which stopped several Zachary scoring threats. “Our defense has done a solid job overall the entire season, but came up with an exceptional effort throughout the game,” Musemeche said. “Zachary has a
good offense, but our kids stepped up and made he key stops at critical times.” “I thought that our kids came up with a sensational overall effort on both sides of the line. Offensively, Zachary’s defense gave us a strong challenge, but our players hung in and moved the ball well, running and throwing. Our front line did a superb job of blocking up front.” The victory improves the Eagles chances of obtaining a post-season playoff berth when they visit league-leading Central (a 26-25 winner over Scotlandville) in their league and regular-season finale next week, “Our kids played with a lot of confidence just as they have all year,” Musemeche said. “They stepped up and did a superb job in a situation of having something important to play for in week nine and 10 for the first time in a long while. The want and will to win have been with our team the entire season. They really did an outstanding job of putting everything together.” “We’ve been behind early in most of our games this year, but the kids have never given up,” Musemeche added. “They once again showed tremendous poise in not letting falling behind early bother them and keep them from coming back and achieving the goal of winning.” “We know that we’ll face a huge challenge against a great Central team next week, but will work as hard as possible to get ready and be successful. It won’t be easy, but we’re in position to reach our goal of making the playoffs. It’ll be a battle
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Zachary’s Matthew Bowman tries to bring down Live Oak quarterback Michael Claverie. Claverie crossed the goal line to score a 2-yard touchdown on the play. between them (Central) hoping to wrap up the district title and us winning and making the playoffs.” Zachary stepped out to a 7-0 advantage when Donald Cage (81 yards on 13 rushes) raced 60 yards for a touchdown on a punt return and Jacob Garrett kicked the point-after with 7:15 remaining in the opening canto. Undaunted, Live Oak tied the score at 7-7 when Claverie scored on a two-yard run and Cameron Simmons kicked the PAT with 1:40 remaining in the first quarter. The Eagles marched 55 yards in five plays to take the lead 7-7, when Claverie fired a 19-yard TD pass to Jarrett Wil-
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Live Oak’s Wesley Fuller pulls down a 30-yard pass from quarterback Michael Claverie. Defending Fuller is Zachary cornerback Stephen Babin.
liams and Simmons kicked the PAT with 0:4.9 left in the half. Wesley Howard scored on a one-yard run with 5:46 left in the third quarter and Simmons kicked the PAT to give Live Oak its final margin of 21-7. The Eagle defense, although allowing 175 yards pass and 201 rushing for a total of 376, came up with several heroic stands inside the Live Oak 10-yard line in the second half to preserve the win. Bronco quarterback Trey Hills completed 12-of-31 passes while suffering three interceptions for 175 yards and added 90 more on 13 carries for 265 total. Tackle Matthew Bowman helped the Zachary
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Live Oak running back Chris Kelly breaks away from Zachary defenders. Live Oak battled back from a 7-0 deficit with 21 unanswered points and a second half shutout. defense keep Live Oak from adding to its margin of victory. The Broncos will entertain Denham Springs (a 50-14 winner over Walker) in the 4-5A finale for both clubs at Zachary next week, “They (Live Oak) did a superb job of moving the ball offensively and coming up with a big play at a crucial time on defense,” Zachary coach Neil Weiner. “They made things extremely tough on us the entire way, especially when it looked like we had some scoring chances. We didn’t do a very hood job of helping ourselves out on both sides of the ball.” “We’ve got a big challenge when we try to bounce back against a
good Denham Springs team next week, We’ll need to play a lot better overall to win and have a chance at making the playoffs.”
Live Oak Zachary 20 First downs 21 216 Yards rushing 201 195 Yards passing 175 411 Total yards 376 24-13-0 Att-com-int 31-12-3 5-39.5 Punts-avg 3-39.0 1-0 Fumbles-lost 1-1 7-50 Penalties 4-40 Score by quarters: Zachary 7 0 0 0 — 7 Live Oak 7 7 7 0 — 21 Scoring summar Zachary – Donald Gage, 60 punt return – Jacob Garrett, kick Live Oak – Michael Claverie, 2 run – Cameron Simmons, kick Claverie, 19 pass to Jarrett Williams – Simmons, kick Wesley Howard, 1 run – Simmons, kick