Scelfo, Rebowe, Fourcade, Clapp, Dorsey, Barnes to speak Tueday at New Orleans QB Club

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River Bell Classic

The River Bell Classic coming up Thursday night in Hammond will take on special significance this season.

The winner of the game between Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls will win the Southland Conference championship and the automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

On Tuesday, fans will have an opportunity to see and hear from both coaches ahead of the big game.

Southeastern Louisiana coach Frank Scelfo, Nicholls coach Tim Rebowe, Former New Orleans Saints quarterback John Fourcade, former LSU star Tommy Clapp, St. Augustine coach Kenneth Dorsey Jr. and Tulane volleyball coach Jim Barnes will speak at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at noon at Rock’n’Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans.

In his second season as head coach at Southeastern, Scelfo has the Lions playing for the Southland Conference championship Thursday night in the River Bell Classic at Strawberry Stadium. The Abbeville native attended ULM and he has coached on the college level at Tulane, UTSA, Louisiana Tech and Arizona. Scelfo also served an assistant in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In his fifth season as head coach at Nicholls, Rebowe has led the Colonels to the FCS playoffs the last two seasons, winning the Southland Conference championship in 2018, the first for Nicholls since 2005. Nicholls won nine games and a playoff game a year ago. Previously, Rebowe served as an assistant coach at Nicholls, at ULM and at UL-Lafayette and was a head coach at his alma mater, Destrehan High School. Rebowe is an LSU graduate.

A former star at Archbishop Shaw and at Ole Miss, Fourcade played for the New Orleans Saints from 1987-90, tossing 14 touchdown passes. Fourcade also played in the CFL and in various indoor leagues.

After a stellar career at Brother Martin, Clapp went on to play at LSU from 1984-87 under Bill Arnsparger and Mike Archer as a standout defensive lineman. He was named a permanent team captain for the 1987 squad. Clapp recorded 139 tackles, nine tackles for loss and four sacks. His son, Will, started at center at LSU and is now on the New Orleans Saints roster. Clapp is now an assistant coach at Jesuit.

In his fifth season on the staff at St. Augustine, Dorsey took as Interim head coach in midseason. Dorsey attended John Curtis Christian and Homewood High (AL) before playing at ULM. Prior to being name head coach, Dorsey was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Purple Knights.

In his fourth year as the head volleyball coach at Tulane, Barnes led the Green Wave to new heights a year ago as Tulane became the only team in conference history to have ever played in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) finals, breaking seven AAC records in its season of success while recording 29 wins for only the third time in program history. Individually, Barnes earned his 400th career win in 2018.

The Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club meets each Tuesday (17 weeks) at Rock’n’Bowl through Dec.17, when the club will hold its year-end awards function.

Each week, an R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Prep Player of the Week is chosen, presented by CrescentCitySports.com and NASH ICON 106.1 FM while The King Firm Scholar-Athlete award winner will also be introduced, presented by Friday Night Football from NOLA 38 and WGNO.

A pick-em contest of top college and professional games allows patrons to win prizes from Rock’n’Bowl and Ye Olde College Inn, as well as from the Saints Hall of Fame.

Annual membership to the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club is $50 per person, which includes a discounted $20 lunch from Rock’n’Bowl and Ye Olde College Inn. Non-members are also welcome to attend each week for $30.

For more information on how to join the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at skotlaw@aol.com.

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