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Lions stumble at Homecoming

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RUNNING AWAY - SLU's Austin Mitchell tries to get away from a Cardinal defender.

Southeastern's Homecoming fell just a couple of yards short of the outcome they wanted as the Lions fell to Incarnate Word 27-21 on Saturday, October 12.

Turnover and penalties killed the Lions who moved the ball better than Incarnate Word but cou . . .

Falcons pick up first win against Indy

Photo by Gary Lee

TACKLE THE BIG MAN LOW — Saint Thomas Aquinas freshman Ayvion Butler (9) goes low to wrap up Independence quarterback Darionte Ginn (11) in Thursday’s 23-0 win by the Falcons over the Tigers. Butler was stellar on offense as well catching a pair of touchdown tosses from sophomore Drew Milton.

By Jim Henderson

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Falcon football team captured its first victory of the season after shutting out the Independence Tigers 23-0 in a contest played at Hammond High Magnet School. The contest was originally scheduled to be played at Indepe . . .

Green Wave rolls over Northshore

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FINDING A HOLE – Ponchatoula running back Tyrese Primus (22) looks for a hole to hit after taking a handoff from quarterback TJ Finley (1) in the Green Wave’s big win over Northshore.

By John Beadle

The Green Wave continued its winning ways when Ponchatoula traveled to Northshore High and disrupted the Panthers' homecoming, beating them 45-0. The win lifted the Green Wave to 2-0 in district play and above .500 at 3-2 overall.

TJ Finley sta . . .

Wolves stay perfect with win over Salmen

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BREAKING TACKLES — Loranger’s Cyn’Tonio McClain broke three tackles on the way to pay dirt to give the home-standing Wolves the early 7-0 lead over Salmen.

From Staff Reports

Loranger continued its perfect season with another win before starting district play in a 29-20 decision over Salmen. The Wolves had to grind out the first half and early in the third quarter before clinching the victory late in the game. . . .

Tors suffer first district loss in shutout

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AROUND THE EDGE - Hammond’s Josh Hayes (11, in purple) tries to avoid a St. Paul’s defender.

By Jim Henderson

The Hammond High Tornados suffered their first District 6-5A loss of the season when the St. Paul' Wolves registered a 31-0 shutout win.

The Tors struggled offensively throughout the contest. Hammond was held to just seven yards of total offe . . .

Prep Reports

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QB KEEPER – Albany quarterback JJ Doherty runs the ball downfield in the Hornets’ matchup with Pearl River.

From Staff Reports

Albany 39, Pearl River 23

By Brandon Richardson

The Hornets showed out on Homecoming night with a 39-23 over Pearl River after pulling away late to get the win.

The Rebels took the lead on the opening drive from the 43 yard line and q . . .

Lions traveling to McNeese

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DRAGGING DEFENDERS – Northwestern defenders Kyle Moore and Ja’Quay Pough close in on Southeastern tight end Brandon Schwebel as safety Ryan Reed makes a tackle in the first half Saturday at Turpin Stadium in Natchitoches.

By Caleb Lay

The Lions have an opportunity this week to steal another conference win on the road when they travel to Lake Charles to take on McNeese on Saturday, October 5 at 4 p.m.

Southeastern (3-1, 2-0) and McNeese (2-3, 0-2) are in-conference, in-state ri . . .

Depth lifts Lions to win

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FRESHMAN RUNNER – Southeastern running back Kendall Collins Jr. cuts around Northwestern linebacker Landon King in the first half Saturday at Turpin Stadium in Natchitoches.

By Caleb Lay

With three of the Lions' primary playmakers out of the game, it could've been easy to let the foot off the gas a bit while on the road and not perform well.

In the first half against Northwestern State, missing some players like Juwan Petit-Frere . . .

Wolves jump four spots in Prep Polls

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BREAKING LOOSE — A St. Helena receiver tries to get away from a Sumner defender.

By Caleb Lay

With high school football nearing the midway point of the regular season, things are starting to shape up in the LHSAA. The biggest storyline of this week's LSWA poll was Loranger's jump from ninth in 3A all the way to fifth after beating Covenant C . . .