Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Saints ran roughshod over the 49ers Sunday on San Francisco’s home turf, rolling to a 41-23 win to even their record at 4-4. New Orleans had 258 yards rushing, the most in Sean Payton’s 11-year tenure and 10th most in franchise history. Mark Ingram ran his way out of Payton’s doghouse with 158 yards rushing on the heels of getting benched for losing his second fumble in as many games last week. 75 of Ingram’s yards came on one run, part of a 31-point first half for the Saints. Tim Hightower added 87 yards rushing and one touchdown.

Drew Brees had quite a day as well, connecting on 28-of-39 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those six-pointers were snared by rookie wide receiver, Michael Thomas, including an impressive 32-yarder with a defender crawling all over him, to nail the coffin shut. After an 0-3 start, the Saints are now 4-4 with Denver coming to the Dome Sunday.


DALLAS WINS 7th STRAIGHT
Dak Prescott completed 21-of-27 passes, with veteran Jason Witten on the receiving end on eight of those, to spur the Cowboys to their seventh straight win, a 35-10 throttling of winless Cleveland. Witten set a franchise record yesterday with his 155th straight start and certainly made it a memorable one. The veteran out of the University of Tennessee snared a 26 yard strike from Prescott, a Haughton High product, to give Dallas the lead for good, 7-3. The cagey veteran finished with 134 yards receiving.

Prescott had three touchdowns and 247 yards through the air in a nearly flawless performance. He slid a six yard scoring strike to Cole Beasley to make it 21-3 in the second quarter and connected with a wide open Gavin Escobar to wrap up the scoring in the fourth.
Dallas’ “other” rookie sensation, Ezekiel Elliott had two touchdowns and 92 yards rushing on just 18
carries. The Cowboys are now 7-1.


LHSAA BRACKETS UNVEILED-LOCAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE
The Louisiana High School Playoff brackets were released yesterday….
LHSAA Playoff Matchups
CLASS 5A
CAPTAIN SHREVE at PARKWAY
AIRLINE at Sulphur
HAUGHTON at John Ehret
East Ascension at RUSTON

CLASS 4A 
Franklin Parish at MINDEN
LaGrange at NORTH DeSOTO
Cecilia at WOODLAWN
A.J. Ellender at BENTON

CLASS 3 A
BTW at Jena
MANSFIELD at Northwest
Richwood at NORTH WEBSTER 

CLASS 2A
General Trass at MANY
Rayville at NORTH CADDO
LAKEVIEW at St. Helena 

CLASS 1A
HAYNESVILLE (Bye)
LOGANSPORT (Bye)
South Cameron at PLAIN DEALING
Delta Charter at HOMER
D’ARBONNE WOODS at ARCADIA
RINGGOLD at Varnado
Basile at LINCOLN PREP 

DIVISION I
Holy Cross at EVANGEL
BYRD at St. Augustine

DIVISION II
LOYOLA ( Bye)

DIVISION III
Opelousas Catholic at CALVARY 

DIVISION IV 
Vermilion Catholic at CEDAR CREEK