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Landry-Walker WR Devonta Jason makes Top 100 in Class of 2018

Landry-Walker sophomore wide receiver Devonta Jason is one of four Louisiana players ranked in 247Sports’ Top100 Players in the Class of 2018, released on Wednesday.

Jason, a 6-foot-3, 180 pounder, is ranked the nation’s No. 71 prospect in the sophomore class.

He is rated a 4-star recruit.

Ferriday offensive lineman Dare Rosenthal (6-7, 290) is the highest ranked player from Louisiana at No. 10.

Rosenthal, a 5-star recruit, has already committed to Alabama.

The other two Louisiana players on the list are:

No. 43 – Jamarceon Jackson, Haynesville, S, 6-0, 190

No. 65- Terrace Marshall, Parkway, WR, 6-3, 180

There is also one LSU commit on the list. Justin Watkins, an athlete from North Marion (Fla.), is ranked No. 15.

Click link to see the complete rankings.

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McDonogh 35’s Sci Martin decides to wait to make verbal commitment


For what it’s worth, Sci Martin was wearing a TCU t-shirt on Wednesday.

But don’t read too much into that just yet.

Martin, McDonogh 35’s standout defensive end, decided earlier in the day to postpone his announcement Wednesday to think things through.

“I wanted to go ahead and do it, but I talked to my coaches and my dad,” said Martin. “They want me to take some time and just think it through and make sure. You know, right after a visit, you’re all hyped and everything.”

The 6-foot-3, 220 pound Martin visited Texas and TCU on Tuesday.

“Both visits went well,” Martin said. “They were great.”

He listed both schools among his five finalists, along with LSU, Florida State and Oklahoma.

Martin has visited LSU and Florida State as well.

He was an honorable mention selection on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State team.

He is rated as a 3-star-recruit by 247Sports.

Martin, who originally committed to Tulane earlier this summer, said he is unsure when he will actually announce a decision.

What will be some key factors in his decision?

“The depth at my position, the scheme they run and the coaching staff,” Martin said.

He also holds offers from Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Lafayette.

Arizona State, Colorado State, Kansas State, Troy, Miami, SMU, Southern Miss, Temple, and Troy,

“I think I have my mind made up, but I don’t want to rush anything,” he said.

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Updated Commitment List of Players from New Orleans area (31 and counting)


The verbal commitments just keep rolling in for football players from the New Orleans area in the Class of 2016.

Here is a list of the 31 seniors from the Greater New Orleans area who have already committed. We will update the list as it grows.

The first list is listed alphabetically and the second is listed by high school.


Email me at or Tweet me at @RWalkerAdvocate if you see any omissions.


New Orleans Area Commitments (Listed Alphabetically)

Dontrell Allen, DB, East St. John, Mississippi State

Andre Anthony, DE, Karr, LSU

Kazmi Antoine, DB, Belle Chasse, Tulane

Peyton Aucoin, TE, Brother Martin, Texas

Caron Baham, ATH, John Ehret,, Missouri

Jacques Boudreaux, LB, Holy Cross, Louisiana Lafayette

Donavaughn Campbell, OL, Ponchatoula, LSU

Clifford Chattman, ATH, McDonogh 35, LSU

Da’Monte Coxie, WR, East St. John, LSU

Chase Fourcade, QB, Rummel, Nicholls State

Briston Guidry, DL, Rummel, Arkansas

Dejon Harris, LB, John Ehret, Arkansas

Kenny Hebert, LB/DE, Holy Cross, Tulane

Giovanni LaFrance, DB, St. Augustine, Tulane

Jahaziel Lee, DE, Ponchatoula, Louisiana Lafayette

Eric Lewis, DB, St. Charles, Tulane

Glen Logan, DT, Destrehan, LSU

Darius May, RB, McDonogh 35, Tulane

Kyle Myers, DB, Holy Cross, Florida State

Jamal Pettigrew, TE, St. Augustine, LSU

Jonathan Picone, OLB, Mandeville, Texas Tech

Larry Robinson, OT, Rummel, Southern Miss

Kyle Schexnayder, QB, Holy Cross, Louisiana College*

Kenny Sears, QB, St. Paul’s, Northwestern State

Kerry Starks, DE, John Ehret, Grambling

Irv Smith, TE, Brother Martin, Texas A& M

Tre Turner, RB, Holy Cross, Arizona State

Myles Vigne, DT, Warren Easton, UCF

Jarrius Wallace, DB, John Ehret, Central Florida

Gerald Wilbon, DT, Destrehan, Texas

Jonathan Wilson, DE, South Plaquemine, Tulane


New Orleans Area Player Commitments (Listed By High Shool)

Belle Chasse

Kazmi Antoine, DB, Tulane


Brother Martin

Peyton Aucoin, TE, Texas

Irv Smith, TE, Texas A& M



Glen Logan, DT, LSU

Gerald Wilbon, DT, Texas


East St. John

Dontrell Allen, DB, Mississippi State

Da’Monte Coxie, WR, LSU


Myles Vigne, DT, UCF


Caron Baham, ATH, Missouri

Dejon Harris, LB, Arkansas

Kerry Starks, DE, Grambling

Jarrius Wallace, DB, Central Florida


Holy Cross

Jacques Boudreaux, LB,  Louisiana Lafayette

Kenny Hebert, LB/DE, Tulane

Kyle Myers, DB, Florida State

Kyle Schexnayder, QB,  Louisiana College

Tre Turner, RB, Arizona State



Andre Anthony, DE, LSU



Jonathan Picone, OLB, Texas Tech


McDonogh 35

Clifford Chattman, ATH, LSU

Darius May, RB, Tulane



Donavaughn Campbell, OL, LSU

Jahaziel Lee, DE, Louisiana Lafayette



Chase Fourcade, QB, Nicholls State

Briston Guidry, DL, Arkansas

Larry Robinson, OT, Southern Miss


St. Augustine

Giovanni LaFrance, DB, Tulane

Jamal Pettigrew, TE, LSU


St. Charles

Eric Lewis, DB, Tulane

St. Paul’s

Kenney Sears, QB, Northwestern State


South Plaquemines

Jonathan Wilson, DE, Tulane


* Division 3


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Rummel OL Larry Robinson commits to Southern Miss



Rummel offensive lineman Larry Robinson committed to Southern Miss on Tuesday morning.

“It felt like home and it was heartwarming from Day One,” Robinson said.

The Golden Eagles first offered the 6-foot-5, 300 pound Robinson after his junior season, his first year as a starter for the Raiders.

He also had an offer from McNeese State and had drawn interest from Kansas State and Tulane.

“He is athletic, has long arms and is just a fine athlete, especially for an offensive lineman,” said Rummel coach Jay Roth. “He moves really well. He has size, but he looks skinny. He has protected (quarterback) Chase (Fourcade’s) blind side for the last year.”

Robinson helped pave the way for a Rummel offense that averaged 5.7 yards per carry last season. The Raiders finished 11-1, winning the Catholic title and reaching the semifinals of the Division I playoffs. Robinson was on Rummel’s state championship team as a sophomore.

“My goal this season it to win district and another state championship,” Robinson said.  “We want to keep up our good record going.”

Robinson is the third senior on Rummel’s team to make a verbal commitment. He joins defensive lineman Briston Guidry, who committed to Arkansas in April and Fourcade, who committed to Nicholls State on Monday.  Cornerback Kristian Fulton, considered one of the nation’s top cornerbacks, has yet to make a commitment.

“I think we can be a real good team this year because we have a lot of talent in this senior class,” Robinson said.

Robinson is the 10th commitment in Southern Miss Class of 2016 and the second offensive lineman. He can make his commitment official on Feb. 3, national signing day.

See Wednesday’s edition of The New Orleans Advocate for more on the guy called “Phattman” by his Rummel teammates.

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American Legion scores & updated schedule

Here is an updated schedule for the American Legion State Baseball Tournament, which began on Saturday and ends on Wednesday. All games are being played at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

The 7 team field:

Gauthier & Amedee (Ascension Parish)

Townsend Homes (St. Charles)

Delhomme Drillers (Acadiana)

River Ridge Patriots (John Curtis)

Refuel (Shaw)

Peake BMW (Brother Martin)

Retif Oil (Jesuit)

First, a look back at the scores so far.


Gauthier & Amedee 9, Townsend Homes 4

Delhomme Drillers 4, River Ridge Patriots 3

Refuel 8, Peake BMW 1



Peake BMW 6, Townsend 5 (Townsend Homes eliminated)

Gauthier & Amedee 14, Refuel 0

Retif Oil 6, Delhomme Drillers 2 (game was suspended and completed Monday morning)




(Game 9)  River Ridge Patriots 11, Refuel  9 (Refuel eliminated)  

(Game 10) Delhomme Drillers 5, Peake BMW 3 (Peake eliminated)

 (Game 11) Retif Oil 6, Gauthier & Amedee 4


Tuesday schedule
(Game 12) Delhomme  Drillers 1, Gauthier & Amedee 0

30 minutes afterwards – (Game 13) River Ridge vs. Retif Oil



Wednesday schedule

4 p.m. – (Game 14) Delhomme Driller vs. Winner Game 13

7 p.m. –  (Game 15) Game 15 (if needed)



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New pay scales for Louisiana high school sports officials


The LHSAA and the Louisiana High School Officials Association reached an agreement on Thursday that will give officials in seven sports (football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and wrestling) pay raises.

The pay raises go into effect immediately.

Here is a look at the pay scales, by sport.

LHSAA/LHSOA new officials pay scale

Regular season: $75 certified officials, $65 registered officials; Playoffs: $80 certified, $70 registered; State tournament: $100 all. 

Three-man crew: $50 certified, $40 registered, $35 clock operator; two-man crew: $60 certified, $45 registered, $35 clock; Playoffs: $75 all, $50 clock; State tournament: $100 all, $60 clock.

Regular season: $90 certified, $65 registered, $45 clock; Playoffs: $105 certified, $75 registered, $55 clock; State finals: $115 all, $80 clock. 

One person crew: $85; two-person crew: $120; three official crew $155; Playoffs/four-person crew: $220. 

Regular season: $65 certified, $50 registered; Playoffs: $80 all; State finals: $85 all.

Regular season: $45; Playoffs: $65; State tourney: $75.

Dual meet: $60; Tri-meet: $65; one-day bracketed tournament: $125; two-day bracketed tournament: $175; Dual meet tournament: $45/dual.


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Which state produced most All-SEC selections? Louisiana ranked 4th with 8


The pre-season All-SEC teams were announced today.

So which state produced the most players on the pre-season team?

Georgia led the way with 13 players who played their high school ball in the Peach State.

Here is the state-by-state breakdown, based on where they played high school ball)

Georgia 13

Florida 11

Texas 9

Louisiana 8

Alabama 7

North Carolina 4

Mississippi 3

Colorado 3

Illinois 2

Ohio 2

Maryland 2

The following states produced one each: Arkansas, South Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Virginia.

One (LSU punter Jamie Keehn) is from Autralia.


The state of Georgia also produced the most first team selections, leading the way with 6.

Here is a breakdown, by state, of first-team All-SEC selections,

Georgia 6

Florida 5

Louisiana 5

Texas 3

One each from: Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado.


Here are the eight players who played their high school football in Louisiana  who were named to one of the All-SEC teams.

Former LHSAA players to make first-team All-SEC are:

Leonard Fournette, LSU, RB (St. Augustine)

Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, QB (Haughton)

Cam Robinson, Alabama, OL, (West Monroe)

D’haquille Williams, Auburn, WR (East St. John)

Speedy Noil, Texas A&M, Return specialist (Karr)



Second-team All-SEC players who played in Louisiana:

TreDavious White, LSU, DB (Green Oaks)

Kendell Beckwith, LS, LB (East Feliciana)


LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux (Plaquemine) was a third team selection.


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Daniel Cabrera named Sophomore of the Year on MaxPreps All-American Team


The awards keep rolling in for John Curtis baseball standout Daniel Cabrera.

Cabrera, who just completed his sophomore season for the Patriots, was named Sophomore of the Year on the CBS MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team.

Last week, Cabrera was named to the CBS MaxPreps All-American Baseball Team for Medium Sized schools.

Cabrera, an LSU commit, was The New Orleans Advocate’s Player of the Year after helping the Patriots win the Class 3A state championship.

Cabrera batted a team-best .566 with 10 doubles, three triples and six home runs while driving in 31.

On the mound, the left-hander went 6-1 with a 1.79 ERA, striking out 60 batters in 39 innings and walking just 12. Opponents batted .184 against him.

Cabrera was one of just two Louisiana players to be named to MaXPreps Freshman, Sophomore or Junior All-American Teams.

Dylan Coburn of Tioga was named to the Freshman All-American Team.

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Manning, Beckham Jr. give Isidore Newman School rare ESPYs double

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It was a special night for Isidore Newman School on Wednesday night at The Espy Awards.

Two former Greenies won ESPYs, making Newman the only high school in the country with two alums to win ESPY Awards.

Peyton Manning started it off the night for Newman.

The Denver Broncos quarterback (Newman Class of 1994) won the ESPY for Record Breaking Performance his NFL record 509 career touchdown passes.


Odell Beckham Jr. (Newman Class of 2011) won for Best Play with his spectacular one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys.


The guy who threw that pass to Beckham, of course, is also a Newman grad: Eli Manning.

Clink link for a complete list of ESPYs winners.

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American Legion State Tournament Schedule


The schedule for the American Legion State Tournament was revised on Thursday morning. (The Crowley Millers were unable to have enough players for a team, thus causing a revision)

The tournament begins on Saturday and concludes on Wednesday, July 22 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

The 7 teams field, with their school affiliations are:

Gauthier and Amadee (Ascension Parish); Townsend Homes (St. Charles); River Ridge Patriots (John Curtis); Delhomme Drillers (Acadiana); Refuel (Shaw); Peake BMW (Brother Martin); and Retif Oil (Jesuit).



(G1) 10:30 a.m. – Gauthier & Amadee vs. Townsend Homes

(G2) 35 minutes after G1 – River Ridge Patriots vs. Delhomme Drillers

(G3) 6:30 –Refuel vs. Peake BMW

(G4) Retif Oil (bye)



(G5) 10:30 a.m. . – Loser G1 vs. Loser G3

(G6) Loser Game 2 bye

(G7) 35 minutes after Game 5 – Winner G1 vs. Winner G3

(G8) 6:30 – Winner G2 vs. Retif Oil



(G9) 1 p.m. – Winner G6 vs. Loser G7

(G10) 35 minutes after G9 – Winner G5 vs. Loser G8

(G11) 7:30 p.m. – Winner G7 vs. Winner G8



*(G12) 4 p.m. – Winner G10 vs. Winner G11

*(G13) 35 minutes after G12 – Winner G9 vs. Loser G11



(G14) 4 p.m. – Winner G12 vs. Winner G13

(G15) –  7 p.m. – This game will be needed if Winner of Game 11 loses Game 13 or if winner of Game 13 wins Game 14


  • Pairings for Games 12 and Games 13 will not match previous opponents against each other unless absolutely necessary
  • If three teams remain after game 13, the winner of Game 11 automatically draws the bye in Game 14.

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