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NCAA Bowl Season: Let the games begin! | Tiger Pride Podcast

Bowl season opens Saturday with the Celebration Bowl’s noon kickoff.

Mark Clements and Jerit Roser will, of course and as always, dive into specific analysis and breakdown of LSU’s next matchup, in this case a Citrus Bowl date with Notre Dame.

But, with nearly three weeks until that 2014 Music City Bowl rematch, the Tiger Pride Podcast duo decided to dive head first into “college bowl mania” and open the door to a little friendly competition in Baton Rouge, too.

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Recapping 2017 LHSAA football state championships | Coach Talk

Another LHSAA football season concluded this weekend with an exciting Prep Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Zachary, Catholic-Baton Rouge, Edna Karr, University Lab, West Feliciana, Catholic-New Iberia, Welsh, Lafayette Christian and West St. John finished the fall as champions, with story lines abound.

Smaller school games were the closest of the select/nonselect era, including a Lafayette Christian shutout for title No. 1 and four West St. John interceptions to return the Rams to glory.

Catholic-New Iberia shocked much of the state.

Welsh started fast for its first-ever championship, while West Feliciana pulled away in the third quarter for its own.

U-High completed a dominant season with a strong case as the state’s top team regardless of classification.

Catholic and Zachary proved a year ahead of many people’s expected timelines to win their second titles in the past three years.

And perennial power Edna Karr finally went back-to-back.

Jerit Roser and Woodlawn-Baton Rouge safeties coach Brent Broussard, a Jennings alumnus in his eighth year with the Panthers, recap all the action, including top players and a slight look ahead to the next level for some top prospects and next season for the new defending champions.

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Jerit Roser can be reached at Jerit@DatBoot.com.



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Lindsey Scott Jr. completes national title goal, finally turns page to recruiting

Perkinston, Miss. — Lindsey Scott Jr. turned to the overflowing stands with less than four minutes remaining Sunday and waved his arms to encourage the sea of red-clad fans to roar behind the East Mississippi defense.

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EMCC quarterback Lindsey Scott prepares to take a snap during the Lions’ 31-28 national championship defeat of Arizona Western in Perkinston, Miss. (Photo by Jerit Roser, DatBoot.com)

The standout quarterback could finally feel his three-and-a-half month detour culminating in the goal he had set at its inception — one he prioritized more than almost anyone seemed to understand.

No. 1 EMCC closed out a 31-28 defeat of No. 2 Arizona Western to claim its first NJCAA national championship since 2014.

And only now will Scott and his family finally turn their focus to his highly anticipated second Division-I recruiting process.

“I wanted to take care of this game first,” he said at the conclusion of a fall that began on hometown LSU’s roster. “And now that we’ve won it, I’m extremely happy. And now I can look to see where I’m gonna go next. I think I did it the right way. And anybody else that’s taking the same footsteps, that’s what I’d consider is football first.

“Football is about your teammates and about winning. And everything else will take care of itself.”

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Pooka Williams, Catholic High, revenge games headline Thanksgiving week results | Jerit and The Kid

Four of the LHSAA’s nine football state championship matchups and another 10 intriguing semifinals are now set.

Thanksgiving Week featured a slew of noteworthy story lines as anticipated, but perhaps none bigger than Catholic High’s upset of Evangel Christian and Hahnville star Anthony “Pooka” Williams’ continued postseason dominance.

Jerit Roser and Jordan Burkett hash through all that action and look ahead to those next rounds of contests in this week’s podcast below.

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LHSAA contenders beginning to separate themselves after three weeks | Jerit and the Kid

The first three weeks of the LHSAA football season have provided some back-and-forth contests, thrilling finishes, surprises, unfortunate injuries to top prospects and a few lopsided affairs here and there.

And in the process, the early stages of the regular season have started to finally provide a clearer picture of which teams are each classification and division’s most legitimate title contenders.

Jerit Roser and Jordan Burkett break down Week 3 action in the podcast below, as well as predicting some Week 4 games around the state.

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