PLAIN DEALING GETS TWO YOUTH LEAGUE FOOTBALL VICTORIES
Plain Dealing picked up two victories last Saturday in Northwest Louisiana Youth Football League action.
Flag — Plain Dealing 26, Vivian 12: Christian Moore rushed for 85 yards and scored two TDs and one PAT. He also pulled seven flags. Tyrese Kimble had 87 yards rushing, one TD and one PAT. He pulled nine flags. Mason Judah scored one touchdown. D’Colby Chambers pulled four flags. Plain Dealing is 2-1.
7-8 — Vivian 25, Plain Dealing 0: Tyler Sullivan had six tackles, and Duranczyk Newton had nine. Plain Dealing is 1-1-1.
9-10 — Plain Dealing 13, Vivian 0: Kenneth W. Gay II rushed for 72 yards, two touchdowns and one PAT. Takeem Cook had 41 yards rushing. Draven Bise had seven tackles, and ArDrevious Washington had five. Plain Dealing is 3-0.
11-12 — Vivian 20, Plain Dealing 15: Traveun Dupree rushed for 77 yards, two touchdowns and one PAT. David Lewis had four tackles. Plain Dealing is 0-3.
The Plain Dealing teams play Haynesville this Saturday in Cotton Valley.
COPE GIRLS HOOPS
TEAMS SPLIT SEASON OPENERS
The Cope Lady Cougars opened the season with non-district games against St. Mark’s Thursday.
Cope won the seventh-grade game 21-14 and lost the eighth-grade game 16-14.
Jasmyn Dawson led the Lady Cougars seventh-grade team with eight points. Chloe Walker added seven and Alyssia Montalbano had six.
Ahshana Gipson led the Cope eighth-graders with six points and Keke Marshall had four.
LSU TRAVELS TO FLORIDA FOR BIG SEC MATCHUP
The LSU Tigers play the Florida Gators in The Swamp in Gainesville, Fla., in a key SEC matchup Saturday. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast by CBS.
LSU (5-0, 1-0) is ranked third in the USA Today coaches’ poll and fourth in the AP Top 25. Florida (4-0) is No. 11 in the coaches’ poll and No. 10 in the AP poll.
LOUISIANA TECH AIMS FOR 5-0 START
Home for only the second time in five weeks but starting a three-game homestand, Louisiana Tech (4-0) returns to Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday at 6 p.m. to face the UNLV Rebels (1-4).
The Bulldogs are looking to move to 5-0 and match the program’s best start since starting 5-0 in 1975 and to extend its regular-season winning streak to 12 games.
A win could also help the Bulldogs break into the Top 25 rankings, a mark that has eluded the program since the 1999 season. Tech is coming off consecutive wins over BCS opponents in two consecutive weeks, a feat that even Boise State has not achieved during their recent run to multiple BCS bowls.
NSU HOSTS LAMAR IN SLC ACTION
The Northwestern State Demons (2-3, 0-1) will look for their first SLC victory of the season when they host Lamar (2-3, 0-1) Saturday at 6 p.m. at Turpin Stadium.