De La Salle-South Lafourche on WRBH radio part of opening Thursday night schedule
At Pan American Stadium, De La Salle entertains South Lafourche at 7 p.m. in a game you can listen to live on WRBH 88.3 FM and at www.wrbh.org. Justin Manale and Jordan Liuzza join me for the call.
De La Salle is led by senior Kendall Collins, who rushed for over 1,000 yards a year ago while South Lafourche has a solid senior quarterback in Brock Bailleaux, who passed for 579 yards a year ago.
The Cavaliers reached the Division II state championship game a year ago and have earned the top-seed in Division II the last three years.
The Tarpons reached the playoffs in Class 4A a year ago, falling in the opening round to Tioga. De La Salle defeated South Lafourche 39-7 at Galliano a year ago. De La Salle lost 15-14 to Ponchatoula while South Lafourche fell to Riverside Academy 28-21.
At Tad Gormley Stadium, it is the 49th renewal of one of the oldest rivalries in Louisiana when highly regarded Warren Easton battles improved Jesuit at 7 p.m.
The Eagles shutout St. Augustine 18-0 in jamboree action last week. Lance Legendre passed for two touchdowns and rushed for 70 yards to lead the Warren Easton.
After not playing since 2004, the two Mid City rivals renewed their rivalry in 2015 and have played the last three years.
The Eagles blitzed the Blue Jays 40-14 a year ago. Jesuit won 13-6 in 2016. Easton won 26-21 in 2015.
In last year’s victory, Legendre was dominant, passing for 203 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 116 yards and two scores.
Jesuit leads the all-time series 25-21-4.
At Behrman Stadium, John Curtis Christian faces Landry-Walker in a battle of local powers at 7 p.m.
The Patriots whipped Covington 24-0 in jamboree action while the Chargin’ Bucs held off an improved Helen Cox squad 14-12.
Quarterback Collin Guggenheim led the way running and passing for Curtis in its win while JohnKeen Mosley and Ja’Juan Jones each ran for a score in Landry-Walker’s victory.
Curtis defeated Landry-Walker 27-18 a year ago.
At Hoss Memtsas Stadium the annual Magnet Bowl rivalry takes place as Haynes battles Thomas Jefferson at 6:30 p.m.
The Jaguars won 29-7 last year at Joe Yenni Stadium. Thomas Jefferson leads the overall series 5-4.
At Joe Yenni Stadium, a pair of improved teams hook up as Riverdale takes on Grace King at 6:30 p.m.
The Rebels downed Bonnabel 18-14 while the Fighting Irish handled Haynes 26-0 in jamboree action last week.
Riverdale narrowly missed the Class 4A playoffs, going 5-5 last year while Grace King went 4-6. The Fighting Irish are now competing for district honors. Riverdale defeated Grace King 38-6 last year.
Prep Football Schedule for Thursday, Aug. 30
**All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated otherwise
New Orleans Area
South Lafourche vs. De La Salle at Pan American Stadium—Live on WRBH
Haynes vs. Thomas Jefferson, 6:30 p.m. at Hoss Memtsas Stadium
Riverdale vs. Grace King, 6:30 p.m. at Joe Yenni Stadium
Jesuit vs. Warren Easton at Tad Gormley Stadium
John Curtis Christian vs. Landry-Walker at Behrman Stadium
Pine at Central Catholic
Calvary Baptist at Byrd
Carroll at Woodlawn (SH)
Lutcher at East Ascension
Oberlin at Mamou
Parkview vs. Catholic (BR) at Olympia Stadium
Port Barre at Catholic (PC)
Rosepine at Merryville
Tara at Broadmoor
Winnfield at Jena
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