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Kentwood, Amite, St. Helena in top 10 of football rankings

In the back half of high school football season, the thoughts on most top teams have started to crystallize, but there are a couple of games this week and in the next several weeks that have the chance to shake things . . .

Lions show resiliency in win over HBU

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BEATING THE SECONDARY -- Southeastern's CJ Turner runs past an HBU defender. Turner led the Lions in receptions and receiving yards on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The big thing Southeastern head football coach was happy about after his team's wild 62-52 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday was the fight his team showed.
After giving up a 28-0 lead and trailing by four points with five . . .

SLU hosts HBU for homecoming

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HANDOFF -- Lions wide receiver Jake Ingraffia takes a handoff from quarterback Chason Virgil during Southeastern's game against UCA. The Lions take on Houston Baptist University for Homecoming this weekend.

From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana football team will celebrate homecoming today, welcoming Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist to Strawberry Stadium for a 4 p.m. league contest.
Both the Lions . . .

Tigers drop heartbreaker to Pine, 28-24

AFTER BURNERS - Tyrick Harness dodges a would-be tackler Friday. Harness had nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries to go along with an interception that gave the Tigers an opportunity to score late.

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It almost came together for Independence.
With time winding down in Friday's 28-24 loss to Pine, the Tigers had two separate drives that started on the Raiders' side of the field. After driving the ball all the way downfield, the . . .

Amite's Sopsher, Lee honored with UA jerseys

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ALL BALL -- Devonta Lee poses after receiving a jersey for the Under Armour All-America game. Lee is the No. 6 athlete in the nation for the class of 2019, according to 247 sports.

To their left stood a tall, vertical banner of Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.
To their right, a banner in the same style, this time portraying Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green.
They served as reminders to . . .

Sumner stymies Albany's late rally

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STIFF ARM -- Rhett Wolfe stiff arms a defender in Thursday's game against Sumner. Wolfe logged 12 carries, with his final touch going for a five-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

With two of his top running backs sidelined with injuries, Jewel Sumner coach Ross Currier didn't stray from his offensive game plan: Keep your options open on the ground.
That's just what they did in their 21-13 win over Albany . . .