Newman-Thomas Jefferson highlights Thursday schedule
A pair of teams who won their season openers square off tonight in the feature game of the area Thursday night football schedule.
Newman (1-0) and Thomas Jefferson (1-0) will do battle at 6:30 p.m. at Hoss Memtsas Stadium in Harvey. You can watch the game live at CrescentCitySports.com and listen to it live on WRBH 88.3 FM with Ken Trahan and Coach Lonn Ellzey.
The Greenies opened their season with a convincing 34-6 victory over McMain.
Junior quarterback Martin Butcher debuted in solid fashion, completing 9-of-12 passes for 98 yards while senior running back James Poche rushed 17 times for 101 yards and five touchdowns. The Newman defense racked up four sacks on the Mustangs in a solid effort by Nelson Stewart’s Greenies.
“We played solid football overall,” Stewart said. “We always enjoy playing Coach (Kevin) Roussell’s teams. They are well coached and play hard. Butcher is going to grow and be quite solid for us. We like our receivers and running backs and have to continue to improve up front. Thomas Jefferson had a good win last week and Coach (Kevin) Kelly does an excellent job. He is a friend and was willing to play.”
Thomas Jefferson defeated Haynes 29-6 in the Magnet Bowl.
Senior Darnevin Camille led the way, rushing 16 times for 170 yards and two scores while senior quarterback Arlen Williams passed for a score and is a Dartmouth commit. Nose guard Jakobi Douglas had six tackles, including one for a loss to spearhead the defensive effort for Kevin Kelly’s Jaguars.
“We have some things to clean up but overall, it was an encouraging start to the season,” Kelly said. “Anytime you can open with a win and beat your rival is a good thing. We know we will have to step up our play to have a shot to beat Newman. They are well coached and execute very well. This is a good test for us and a good game for power points.”
New Orleans Area
Grace King at Ellender, 6:30 p.m.
Riverdale vs. Haynes, 6:30 p.m. at Joe Yenni Stadium
Newman vs. Thomas Jefferson, 6:30 p.m. at Hoss Memtsas Stadium (WRBH 88.3 FM and CCS live video)
Lusher vs. McMain at Pan American Stadium, 7 p.m.
Captain Shreve at Woodlawn (SH), 7 p.m.
North Central at Mentorship Academy, 7 p.m.
Port Barre at Beau Chene, 7 p.m.
West St. Mary at Opelousas, 7 p.m.
Wossman at Oak Grove, 7 p.m.
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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football…