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New Orleans Area Jamboree Schedule


Here is the schedule for jamborees that will be held in the New Orleans area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


at Yenni Stadium

5:30 – Jesuit vs. Karr

7 p.m. – Bonnabel vs. Grace KIng


at West St. John 

5 p.m. – East St. John JV vs. West St. John JV

6 p.m. – East St. John vs. West St. John




at Chalmette

6 p.m. – Pearl River vs. Archbishop Hannan

7 p.m. -  Riverdale vs. Chalmette


at St. Paul’s

6 p.m. – Rummel JV vs. St. Paul’s

7: 30 p.m. Rummel vs. St. Paul’s


at Pan Am Stadium

6 p.m. – Sophie B. Wright vs. KIPP Renaissance

7:30 p.m. – Lake Area New Tech vs. Warren Easton


at Ecole Classique

6 p.m. – Ridgewood vs. Ecole Classique

7 p.m. – Ascension Christian vs. Ridgewood

8 p.m. – Ascension Christian vs. Ecole Classique

 at Fisher

6 p.m. – Country Day JV vs. Fisher

7 p.m. – Country Day vs. Fisher


at Mandeville

5 p.m. – Bogalusa vs. Salmen

6: 30 p.m. – John Curtis vs. Covington

8 p.m. – Franklinton vs. Mandeville


at Riverside

6:30 p.m. – St. Charles Catholic JV vs. Riverside JV

7:30 p.m. - St. Charles Catholic vs. Riverside


at Newman

4 p.m. – Cohen vs. Clark

5:30 p.m. – Pope John Paul II vs. Lusher

7 p.m. – De La Salle vs. Newman


at Northshore

6:30 p.m. – East Jefferson vs. Slidell

8 p.m. – Lakeshore vs. Northshore–8 p.m.


at Destrehan

6 p.m. – Southern Lab vs. Hahnville

7:30 p.m. – Lutcher vs. Destrehan


at St. Martin’s

5 p.m. – Ben Franklin vs. Crescent City

7 p.m. Haynes vs. St. Martin’s


at Varnado

6 p.m. – East Feliciana vs. Pine

7 :30 p.m. – Northlake Christian vs. Varnado


at West Jefferson

4 p.m. – John Ehret vs. Thomas Jefferson

6 p.m. – Shaw vs. West Jefferson

8 p.m. – Helen Cox vs. Higgins



at Tad Gormley

5 p.m. – McMain vs. McDonogh 35

6:30 p.m. – St. Augustine vs. Landry-Walker

Follow Rod Walker on Twitter at @rwalkerAdvocate for updates and scores from this week’s jamborees.

With Curtis moving up, here’s what the Division I bracket would look like

As you probably know by now, John Curtis has elected to play up into Division I football this season after playing in Division II last season.


Here are a couple stories about the move.

The first is a Sunday column on why Curtis should move up .

The second is J.T. Curtis’ explanation of why Curtis moved up.


J.T. Curtis says Evangel, Teurlings Catholic and St. Thomas More will also move up.


That would put 12 teams in DivisionI. those four, plus the six teams in the Catholic League (Brother Martin, Holy Cross, Jesuit, Rummel, Shaw, and St. Augustine) as well as St. Paul’s and Baton Rouge Catholic.


So just for fun, I decided to see how a bracket would look with those 12 teams.

Here is what it would look like based on last season’s power rankings.



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19 Louisiana players make ESPN Junior 300

Nineteen players from Lousiana were named to the ESPN’s top 300 in the Class of 2016 that was released last week.

Florida had the most prospects with 40, followed by Texas with 39.

10 Edwin Alexander, DT, St. Thomas Aquinas,

18 Rashard Lawrence, DT, Neville

35 Shea Patterson, QB, Calvary Baptist

50 Willie Allen, OL, John Curtis

52 Shyheim Carter, ATH, Kentwood

54 Drake Davis, WR, Dunham

59 Michael Divinity, LB, John Ehret

62 Isiah Graham, WR, Bastrop

72 Stephen Sulllivan, WR, Donaldsonville

91 Kristian Fulton, CB. Rummel

121 Mykell Jones, WR, Patterson

132 Kelejawan Leflore, WR, Easton

151 Glen Logan, DT, Destrehan

161 Tre Turner, RB. Holy Cross

172 C.J. Morgan, WR, Parkway

206 Devin White, ATH, North Webster

216 Trey Ragas, RB, Shaw

218 Andraez Williams, CB. Calvary Baptist

253 Tre Jackson, ATH, U-High


See the complete list here. ESPN Top 300 in Class of 2016


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Warren Easton, Rummel earn national pre-season rankings


With high school football season still over a month away, two local teams are already garnering national attention.

Warren Easton and Archbishop Rummel are both ranked nationally in the USA Today Super 25 rankings that were released on Tuesday.

Warren Easton, fresh off winning a national 7 on 7 tournament last week in Hoover, Ala., is ranked No. 14 nationally. The Eagles return most of the players from the 2013 team that finished 10-3 and reached the quarterfinals of the Class 4A playoffs.

Rummel, which won the Division I championship last season and the Class 5A title in 2012, is ranked No. 16.

John Curtis, coming off three straight state titles, didn’t quite crack the top 25 but received enough votes to be ranked No. 31 in the national rankings.

Click here for a look at the complete rankings. USATODAY Rankings

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13 Louisiana players in ESPN 300 rankings… Which state had the most?

The state of Florida led all state’s with 53 players in the in ESPN’s Top 300 rankings.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown.

Louisiana, by the way, was fifth with 13.

(See bottom of blog for a list of the 13 Louisiana prospects who made the list, led by Warren Easton receiver Tyron Johnson).


Florida 53

Texas 43

Georgia 34

California 33

Louisiana 13

North Carolina 11

Alabama 10

Tennessee 10

Virginia 9

South Carolina 8

Maryland 6

Mississippi 6

New Jersey 6

Ohio 6

Pennsylvania 6

Arkansas 5

Oklahoma 5

Hawaii 4

Arizona 3

District of   Columbia 3

Illinois 3

Michigan 3

Missouri 3

Utah 3

Colorado 2

Connecticut 2

Nevada 2

Idaho 1

Indiana 1

Kansas 1

Kentucky 1

Minnesota 1

New Mexico 1

Washington 1

Canada 1



Louisiana players on list of ESPN’s Top 300

Ranking, Name, High School, Position, And school committed to if committed


(24) Tyron Johnson, Warren Easton, WR

(53) Daylon Charlot, Patterson, WR, Alabama

(97) Nick Brossette, U-High, RB, LSU

(134) Xavier Lewis, East St. John, LSU

(136) Kirk Merritt, Destrehan, ATH

(147) Derrick Dillon, Pine, ATH, Florida

(172) Derrius Guice, BR-Catholic, RB, LSU

(217) Donte Jackson, Riverdale, ATH

(225) T.D. Moton, Woodlawn, DT, Alabama

(235) Stanley Morgan, St. Augustine, WR

(245) Terrell, Chatman, BR Central, WR, Miami

(258) Kevin Henry, BR Central, S, LSU

(264) Jerry Tillery, Evangel Christian, Notre Dame


Complete ESPN rankings


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Commitment list of New Orleans area players

The calendar hasn’t hit August yet, and 27 New Orleans area football players in the Class of 2015 have already made verbal commitments.  Below is a list of the players who have already committed. Please email me at rwalker@theadvocate if you see someone who was omitted. Here is a link to today’s story on the trend of guys committing earlier and earlier.

Click here for Story on early commitment trend 

New Orleans area early commitments list

Darius Black, S, Belle Chasse, Tulane

Fred Brown, DT, Hahnville, ArkansasState

Kendall Bussey, RB, Newman, Nebraska

Jason Charles, WR, Helen Cox, Northwestern State

Michael Chigbu, WR, Holy Cross, Georgia

Derrick Dillon, ATH, Pine, Florida

David Ducre, FB, Lakeshore, LSU

Tyrin Ferguson, LB, Karr, Oregon State

Jeremie Francis, CB, Warren Easton, Tulane

Kendal Franklin, DE, Warren Easton, Arizona

Devin Glenn, ATH, Warren Easton, Tulane

Jared Jackson, WR, East   St. John, Louisiana Lafayette

Mikhail Jacobs, DE, Landry-Walker, Arkansas State

Tyrell Jacobs, DT, Rummel, Oklahoma

Xavier Lewis, CB, East St. John, LSU

Adrian Magee, OT, Franklinton, LSU

Antonio Parks, CB, East   St. John, Arizona

Dion Ray, QB, Helen Cox, Louisiana Lafayatte

Taris Shenall, CB, John Ehret, Tulane

Brandon Singleton, Hahnville, WR, Georgia Tech

Alfred Smith, WR, Destrehan, Arizona State

Deshawn Capers-Smith, ATH, Warren Easton, Texas A&M

Jahmal Tillman, DE, Helen Cox, Louisiana Monroe

Isaiah Washington, DE, Karr, LSU

Jared West, RB, Brother Martin, Northern Colorado

Theron Williams, S, St.   Augustine, Louisiana Tech

Louis Wings, DT, West Jefferson, Tulane


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John Curtis OL Willie Allen named MaxPreps All-American

Curtis OL named All-American

Willie Allen, an offensive lineman at John Curtis, was named to the MaxPreps All-American Football Team for Juniors.

Allen was a first-team selection and was the only player from the New Orleans area to make the team which consisted of the nation’s best players in the Class of 2016.

The 6-foot6, 290 pound Allen helped Patriots rack up 3,242 yards on the ground in run-heavy attack on way to 3-peat.

He was one of three players from Louisiana to be selected.

Patterson receiver Mykel Jones and North Webster linebacker Devin White also made the first team.

See complete All-American Team

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19 Louisiana players in ESPN’s Top 300 rankings in Class of 2016

Nineteen players from Louisiana, including six from the New Orleans area, are ranked in ESPN’s Top 300 Players list from the Class of 2016.

Hammond’s Edwin Alexander, an LSU commitment, leads the list of upcoming juniors at the No. 10 spot.

Alexander is one of three of the 19 players from Louisiana who have already made verbal commitments, despite signing day for the class of 2016 being almost two years away.

Donaldsonville receiver Stephen Sullivan has also committed to LSU, while Calvary Baptist quarterback Shea Patterson has committed to Arizona.


Here is a list of the Louisiana players who made the list, with rankings, position, high school and college committed to (if applicable).

Louisiana juniors in Top 300

10. Edwin Alexander, DT, Hammond (LSU)

18. Rashard Lawrence, DT, Neville

35. Shea Patterson, QB, Calvary Baptist (Arizona)

50. Willie Allen, OT, John Curtis

52. Shyheim Carter, ATH, Kentwood

54. Drake Davis, WR, Dunham

59. Michael Divinity, OLB, John Ehret

62. Isaiah Graham, WR, Bastrop

72. Stephen Sullivan, WR, Donaldsonville, (LSU)

91. Kristian Fulton, CB, Rummel

121. Mykel Jones, WR, Patterson

132. Kelejawn Leflore, WR, Easton

151. Glen Logan, DT, Destrehan

161. Tre Turner, RB, Holy Cross

172. C.J. Morgan, WR, Parkway

206. Devin White, ATH, North Wesbter

216. Trey Ragas, RB, Shaw

218. Andraez Williams, CB, Calvary Baptist

253. Tre Jackson, ATH, U-High

Complete rankings

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Landry-Walker presented championship rings




It’s been three months since Landry-Walker won its Class 4A state basketball championship.

But for players like Corey Wells, the reality of it all set in on Sunday when team members were presented with their state championship rings during an awards ceremony at the school.

“Without the ring, I didn’t feel like I accomplished it,” Wells said. “Now that I have the ring, I feel like I have accomplished something. That was the goal. I have never had a ring before. I won many championships, going back to middle school. Now that I have a ring, I feel like I’m married to the game.”

Landry-Walker finished the season 31-4 and captured the title in the first school year of the merger between Westbank schools L.B. Landry and O. Perry Walker. The Charging Buccaneers defeated East Jefferson 76-56 in the all-New Orleans area championship game.

Coach Brian Gibson, who led the Charging Buccaneers, was emotional as principal Mary Laurie slipped his ring on his finger.

“It’s been a 27-year journey,” Gibson said. “I’m just really happy. What it says is that our system does work. It goes back to my days at Kennedy and my days at Walker. We always felt that we had a system that would work. I can’t thank my assistant coaches enough.”

Gibson presented several individual awards during the ceremony as well.


Award winners were:

Most Outstanding Scorer: Tyree Griffin

Top Defensive Player: Tevin King

Top Rebounder : Anthony Milton

Assist Award: Corey Wells

Newcomer of the Year: Keytaon Thompson

Most Improved: Lamar Peters

Coach’s Award: Jaquea Batiste

Academic Award: Sean Clavelle


Griffin, who was named The New Orleans Advocate’s Player of the Year as well as the Class 4A Player of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, missed the ceremony because he is in school at OklahomaState.

Players were also given a trophy and a miniature replica of the state championship trophy.

But the day was all about the rings.

“I’m going to show this off to everybody,” said Wells.

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Pool play schedule for 7 on 7 tournament at Lakeshore

 Here is the pool play schedule for the National Select Southeast 7 on 7 Invitational Tournament that will be played on Friday and Saturday at Lakeshore High School. (Pool play is Friday, with bracket play bing played on Saturday with the championship game set for 2 p.m. on Saturday.  The winner of the tournament advances to the national tournament in Hoover, Ala. in July.


2:30  Covington vs Bogalusa


3:00  Ponchatoula vs Holy Cross


3:30  Lakeshore vs Fisher


4:00  Ponchatoula vs De La Salle


4:30  Fisher vs Northlake Christian


5:00  Fontainebleau vs Bogalusa


5:30  Amite vs Biloxi


6:00  Northlake Christian vs Lakeshore


6:30  Pearl River vs H.L. Bourgeois


7:00  Bogalusa vs Holy Cross




2:30  Jewel Sumner vs Biloxi


3:00  Amite vs De La Salle


3:30  Pearl River vs Jewel Sumner


4:00  Hancock vs H.L. Bourgeois


4:30  Covington vs Jewel Sumner


5:00  Hancock County vs Chalmette


5:30  Pearl River vs Fontainebleau


6:00  Covington vs Hancock County


6:30  Fontainebleau vs Jewel Sumner


7:00  De La Salle vs Fisher




2:30  Fontainebleau vs Chalmette


3:00  Pearl River vs Fisher


3:30  Covington vs Biloxi


4:00  Holy Cross vs Amite


4:30  Lakeshore vs H.L. Bourgeois


5:00  Ponchatoula vs Northlake Christian


5:30  Fisher vs H.L. Bourgeois


6:00  Chalmette vs Amite


6:30  Chalmette vs Northlake Christian


7:00  Amite vs Covington




2:30  Hancock County vs Lakeshore


3:00  H.L. Bourgeois vs Northlake Christian


3:30  Fontainebleau vs Hancock County


4:00  Chalmette vs Bogalusa


4:30  Pearl River vs Biloxi


5:00  Holy Cross vs De La Salle


5:30  Lakeshore vs Holy Cross


6:00  Jewel Sumner vs De La Salle


6:30  Bogalusa vs Ponchatoula


7:00  Ponchatoula vs Biloxi