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The (9-1, 4-1) Alexandria Senior High Trojans proved they were a Top 3 team in Class 5A by bullying an overmatched (6-4, 1-4) West Ouachita club in a 35-13 Thursday night win, but the biggest story of the night had little to do with the actual game or playoff implications that followed.

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As I walked around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome an hour before the New Orleans Saints were defeated by the Atlanta Falcons, I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Was Saturday night all a dream?”

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Ouachita Parish, as usual, was well-represented when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association released its postseason football brackets on Selection Sunday.

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Legacy means everything to West Monroe players. That’s why most of them were contemplating their own in the locker room at halftime, locked in a 14-14 tie with Ruston.

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Defensive tackle Denterrius McHenry returned two fumbles for touchdowns and linebacker Gordon Bennett scored on a pick-6 to highlight St. Frederick’s 49-6 Senior Night victory over Delhi.

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Nearly a month away from the final installment of “Star Wars’” Skywalker saga, the No. 2 Neville Tigers sliced through Huntington’s rush defense like a Jedi’s lightsaber would cut through a Stormtrooper.  

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The (9-1, 4-1) Alexandria Senior High Trojans proved to be a Top 3 Class 5A team by defeating (6-4, 1-4) West Ouachita in a 35-13 Thursday night contest, but the biggest story of the night had little to do with the actual game or playoff implications that follow.

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Wossman’s recent struggles in district play lingered for two quarters, but the Wildcats rode a 200-yard, three-touchdown performance from Jesse Booker en route to a 64-28 victory Friday night.

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With a 40-0 win against Pineville, West Monroe has now shut out its opponents for three consecutive weeks. The Rebels have allowed just seven total points through the first four weeks of district competition.

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Tuning up for Thursday night’s district championship game against Carroll, Sterlington carved out a 46-6 victory over Franklin Parish, Friday night at Winnsboro.

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The weekly rhetoric for postgame handshakes now takes place before the actual games with West Ouachita.

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When Steven Fitzhugh was hired as an assistant coach at Ouachita Christian in the summer of 1994, the plan was to stay a few years and move on. Twenty-six years later, the only move the native Texan has made came in 1998 when he was promoted to head coach.

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When filling out the depth charts in summer meetings, Neville coaches fought long and hard over one player, Zeb Ruddell. The sophomore athlete was a hot commodity who could be used in numerous ways on either side of the ball, and Neville fans have seen Ruddell make plays on offense and defen…

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Orange & Black are the traditional colors associated with Halloween, but the Green & Gold dished out all the tricks and bagged all the treats Thursday night.

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Senior point guard Michael Waters poured in 32 points on five 3-pointers as Sterlington topped Bastrop 48-38 Tuesday night in preseason action.

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Yes, Ouachita Christian was paired against an overmatched homecoming opponent Friday night. But give the Eagles credit for doing what they were supposed to do in a 49-0 victory over Tensas High.

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Hours before taking on Pineville in a pivotal district clash, Matt Middleton stressed just how urgent it was for his team to handle business against a two-win Class 5A team.

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In many ways the writing was on the wall. After Ouachita gave up 300 rushing yards to Ruston on Oct. 18, West Monroe’s game plan wrote itself, though it didn’t “veer” too far from the weekly recipe for victory.

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Sterlington senior left-hander Adam Tubbs has verbally committed to sign a baseball scholarship with ULM. Tubbs made the announcement Wednesday night on Twitter.

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A day away from (5-2) West Ouachita’s matchup with (2-5) Pineville, Chiefs head coach Matt Middleton recalled a conversation with Ruston head coach Jerrod Baugh a couple of weeks back. As Middleton remembered, Baugh was stressed ahead of the Bearcats’ contest with Pineville. The reason for t…

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No one ever told Andrew Brister that it would be easy playing quarterback at Neville High School.

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In a game that was deadlocked at halftime, Cedar Creek scored twice during a five-minute span in the third quarter to down visiting St. Frederick 21-7 Friday night.

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