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Local teams maintain ranking in football poll


FIND THE HOLE- St. Helena quarterback Ricky Travis looks for a hole in the defense on a read-option play. (Caleb Lay/Daily Star)



BY CALEB LAY
Daily Star Sports Reporter
sports2@hammondstar.com
With another week of high school football down, the top teams in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's polls appear to solidify. Only one team in the top five . . .


Cooper shines early in SLU career


Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Sports Info

YOUNG STUD -- Southeastern running back Marcus Cooper leads the Houston Baptist University defense for a Southeastern record 91-yard play Saturday at Husky Stadium in Houston, Texas.



BY CALEB LAY
Daily Star Sports Reporter
sports2@hammondstar.com
Marcus Cooper showed he can play with guys that graduated college when he was still in the eighth grade.
The true freshman running back leads Southeastern in . . .


LSU comes from behind in win over #10 Auburn


AP Photo/Matthew Hinton

MOST VALUABLE LEG -- LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (left) smiles as place kicker Connor Culp (34) is lifted on the field by teammates Jibrail Abdul-Aziz (58) and Cameron Gamble (36) after kicking the winning field goals in their 27-23 victory against Auburn in Baton Rouge Saturday.



It had all the looks of a blowout when Auburn went up 20-0 with 12:50 left in the second quarter, but the LSU Tigers rallied for the 27-23 win over the #10 ranked Auburn Tigers. It's the second week in a row LSU pulled off the . . .


St. Paul's beats Ponchatoula Green Wave


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ON A DIME -- Ponchatoula running back JoQuan Johnson cuts to bounce to the outside on a run against St. Paul's.



BY CALEB LAY
Daily Star Sports Reporter
sports2@hammondstar.com
After a close first half, turnovers ruined Ponchatoula's chances of a comeback as the Green Wave lost to St. Paul's 63-21.
Ponchatoula got off to a great start with . . .