Area football scrimmage action gets underway Wednesday

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Buddy Taylor, John Curtis
(Photo: Parker Waters)

A pair of teams with multiple state championships in the past decade, along with another team that has played in three state title games most recently, begin area team scrimmages Wednesday.

John Curtis Christian, which has captured 26 state titles, will travel to Hunter Stadium to battle an improved St. Paul’s team at 5 p.m. Patriots head coach J.T. Curtis is just two wins away from the magical 600 for his career while Ken Sears has an experienced squad.

Archbishop Rummel, which has won three state championships since 2012, will host an extremely talented Ponchatoula squad at 5 p.m. at Joe Yenni Stadium. The Raiders are young but always dangerous under Nick Monica while Hank Tierney has his best team since he has been with the Green Wave.

De La Salle, which has played in state championship games in three of the last four years, travels to Hoss Memtsas Stadium to face West Jefferson at 5:30 p.m. in an intriguing matchup as De La Salle graduate Graham Jarrott is in his first year at his alma mater while Buccaneers coach Willie Brooks is a De La Salle graduate as well and previously worked as an assistant coach with the Cavaliers.

In other Wednesday matchups, Abramson Sci Academy, which did not play last season, will travel to Muss Bertolino Stadium to play a rising program in Kenner Discovery at 5:30 p.m.

New football program M.L. King Charter will face John F. Kennedy and coach Lynarise Elpheage at 5 p.m. at Pan American Stadium.

Salmen makes the trip to St. Bernard Parish to battle Chalmette at Bobby Nuss Stadium and John F. Kennedy faces M.L. King Charter at 5 p.m. at Pan American Stadium.

Area Scrimmage Schedule (subject to change)
John Curtis Christian at St. Paul’s, 5 p.m. at Hunter Stadium
Ponchatoula vs. Rummel, 5 p.m. at Joe Yenni Stadium
Salmen at Chalmette, 5:45 p.m. at Bobby Nuss Stadium
M.L. King Charter vs. John F. Kennedy, 5 p.m. at Pan American Stadium
Abramson Sci Academy vs. Kenner Discovery, 5:30 p.m. at Muss Bertolino Stadium
De La Salle at West Jefferson, 5:30 p.m. at Hoss Memtsas Stadium

Centerville at Morgan City, 5:30 p.m.
Brother Martin vs. Covington, 5 p.m. at Lakeshore
Donaldsonville vs. Carver, 5 p.m. at Joe Brown Stadium
Jewel Sumner at Independence, 5 p.m.
St. Amant vs. Higgins, 5 p.m. at Hoss Memtsas Stadium
St. Charles Catholic at University High, 5 p.m.
Archbishop Shaw at Mandeville, 5:30 p.m. at Sid Theriot Stadium
Belle Chasse at Pearl River, 5:30 p.m.
Booker T. Washington (NO) vs. Warren Easton, 5:30 p.m. at Pan American Stadium
Northshore at Archbishop Hannan, 5:30 p.m.
Albany at Fontainebleau, 6 p.m. at FHS practice field
Douglass vs. Southern Lab, 6 p.m. at Mumford Stadium
Hahnville at St. James, 6 p.m.
Holy Cross at Newman, 6 p.m. at Lupin Field
John Ehret at Destrehan, 6 p.m.
Karr at East St. John, 6 p.m. at Keller Stadium
Riverdale at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 6 p.m.
Slidell at Walker (BR), 6 p.m.
Varnado at Loranger, 6 p.m.
West St. John at Lutcher, 6 p.m.
Madison Prep vs. Jesuit, 6:30 p.m. at John Ryan Stadium
Riverside Academy vs. Ellender, 6:30 p.m. at South Terrebonne
Ascension Catholic at Country Day, 6:30 p.m.
East Feliciana at St. Helena, 7 p.m.
St. Augustine at Carencro, 6 p.m.

Livingston Collegiate vs. Sophie B. Wright, 5 p.m. at Joe Brown Stadium
South Lafourche at Opelousas, 5 p.m.
Amite at Hammond, 5:30 p.m.
McMain vs. Bonnabel, 5:30 p.m. at Muss Bertolino Stadium
Pine at Franklinton, 5:30 p.m.
Rosenwald vs. Grace King, 5:30 p.m. at Joe Yenni Stadium
Vandebilt Catholic at Terrebonne, 5:30 p.m.
Young Audience Charter School vs. Thomas Jefferson, 5:30 p.m. at Hoss Memstas Stadium
Bogalusa vs. Landry, 6 p.m. at Behrman Stadium
Covenant Christian at Houma Christian, 6 p.m.
Thibodaux at South Terrebonne, 6 p.m.
Lusher Charter at Fisher, 6 p.m.
Helen Cox at South Plaquemines, 6:30 p.m.
Lakeshore at Breaux Bridge, 6:30 p.m.
Liberty at E.D. White Catholic, 7 p.m.
Ville Platte at Patterson, 7 p.m.

McDonogh 35 at Washington-Marion, 4 p.m.

NOTE: New Orleans area coaches: If your school is not listed above or the information has changed, please contact Ken Trahan with updated information.

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