Scotlandville got off to a blazing start in the championship game of the Gold Dome Classic at St. Amant High on Saturday night, jumping out to a 24-11 first-quarter lead and leading by as many as 22 points on its way to a 72-63 win over Hammond to grab the first-place trophy.
Still, Hammond coach Brent Grigas was pleased with the way his team played.
“Our goal was to get to the championship game,” Grigas said, “but it’s Scotlandville, the name on the chest over there.
Acadiana 35, Destrehan 7
Parkway 28, Covington 27
Dec. 14, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 8 p.m.
Parkway (13-1) vs. Acadiana (13-1)
East Jefferson 18, Neville 15
Dec. 14, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 4 p.m.
East Jefferson (14-0) vs. Karr (12-1)
Livonia 25, Jennings 20
Union Parish 40, Amite 0
Dec. 13, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 8:30 p.m.
Livonia (14-0) vs. Union Parish (13-1)
Many 27 (13-1) at Loreauville 26)
Kinder 28, Winnfield 21
Dec. 13, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 4:30 p.m.
Kinder (13-1) vs. Many (13-1)
Haynesville 31, Kentwood 14
Mangham 56, West St. John 24
Dec. 13, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 12:30 p.m.
Mangham (11-2) vs. Haynesville (13-0)
Dec. 12, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 8:30 p.m.
Rummel (9-3) vs. Byrd (10-2)
Dec. 12, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 4:30 p.m.
John Curtis (9-2) vs. University (13-0)
Dec. 12, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 12:30 p.m.
Archbishop Hannan (11-2) vs. Calvary Baptist (8-4)
Vermilion Catholic 33, Cedar Creek 8
St. Frederick’s 19, Southern Lab 6
Dec. 14, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, noon
Vermilion Catholic (13-0) vs. St. Frederick’s (10-4)
University of New Orleans instructor Ricardo Fredricks has been named Chef of the Year by the New Orleans chapter of the American Culinary Federation.
The award recognizes an outstanding chef who demonstrates the highest level of professionalism by helping programs that give back to the city’s culinary community.
New Orleans City Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson is sounding less and less like a woman who is about to retire.
The Gambit, citing an anonymous source, reported Sunday that Clarkson will definitely jump into the District C race.
She has been courted by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and others since Kristin Gisleson Palmer announced unexpectedly Tuesday she wouldn’t seek another term in the seat she has held since 2010, but Clarkson would not confirm Sunday evening that she has made a final decision.
DENVER — Broncos kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the team’s game against Tennessee on Sunday.
Prater’s kick on a clear day in 14-degree weather with nary a hint of wind barely cleared the crossbar. He and holder Britton Colquitt jumped in jubilation as their teammates rushed into the tunnel for halftime. The record-breaking kick cut Tennessee’s lead to 21-20.
The 64-yarder bested the record of 63 set by the Saints’ Tom Dempsey in 1970 and matched by Denver’s Jason Elam in 1998, Oakland’s Sabastian Janikowski in 2011 and San Francisco’s David Akers last season. Janikowski’s and Elam’s kicks also came in Denver’s thin air.
Myron Miller will head to his alma mater, Sarah T. Reed High School, Monday night to participate in a rally held by a large coalition of New Orleans organizations that hope to prevent the school’s closure.
Reed is one of the shrinking number of schools directly run by the Recovery School District, which has shifted management of most of its schools to charter operators.
The school’s phase-out has been gradual. In recent years, Reed has shrunk by one grade each year.
ATLANTA — The LSU Tigers appear to be headed to Florida to ring in the New Year after Auburn’s 59-42 victory over Missouri here Saturday in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.
Speculation is high that Missouri (11-2) will wind up in the Cotton Bowl against a former Big 12 opponent such as Oklahoma State or Oklahoma.
For 9-3 LSU, that means a likely trip to either the Outback Bowl or the Gator Bowl.
The Outback is Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
HAMMOND — The postseason dream lives on for the Southeastern Louisiana football team.
Thanks to a late touchdown from sophomore receiver Jeff Smiley, the Lions eliminated Southland Conference rival Sam Houston State 30-29 on Saturday night at Strawberry Stadium in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
In the quarterfinals, the No. 4 seed Lions will host New Hampshire at 6 p.m. next Saturday.
“Just a heck of a ball game,” Southeastern coach Ron Roberts said after his program played its first-ever postseason game.