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Sports

  • Football contest winner

     The winner of the second week of the Lafourche Gazette Football Contest is Donald Callais of Galliano.Donald had the only entrant with 4 wrong.Winners can pick up their prize at the Lafourche Gazette office Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays until 12 noon.

  • Colonels ranked No. 23 in Coaches Top 25 poll

    THIBODAUX, La. – For the first time since 2007, the Nicholls State University football team cracked the national rankings as the Colonels came in at No. 23 in the FCS Coaches Top 25 Poll.Nicholls totaled 76 votes in the poll to move up five spots.

  • LSU's Orgeron looks to address mistakes, restore confidence

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Just three games into his first full season in his "dream job" as LSU coach, Ed Orgeron finds himself having to explain a historically lopsided loss to his fellow Louisiana natives.He's also trying to maintain the belief in the future of his regime, having been in the coaching business long enough to know how things can spin out of control when players' confidence wanes.Mississippi State "played as good as they can play and we played as bad as...

  • Lopsided losses have Saints at early tipping point

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — It's one thing to be 0-2 for a fourth straight season.It's another to not even look competitive in a pair of double-digit losses, which is what the Saints have done heading into their first NFC South game at Carolina.Lopsided losses to Minnesota and New England have the Saints at a tipping point. If they rally, they could become one of the NFL's better comeback stories — particularly on the heels of three-year playoff drought.

  • Trojans roll to victory over rival Tarpons

    For a half, Central Lafourche standout playmaker David Robinson was quiet and the South Lafourche Tarpons were winning on the scoreboard. But in the third quarter all that changed and the Trojans topped their rivals for the second-straight year.Trailing 18-15 at halftime, Robinson and the Trojans exploded in the third quarter, scoring 14-straight points to flip the game and the scoreboard for good in a 36-24 victory over the Tarpons.Robinson had a long touchdown run in the third-quarter surge, w...

  • Brady torches Saints in 36-20 Patriots victory

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If Tom Brady and the Patriots were suffering from a Super Bowl hangover, it looks as though a trip to New Orleans pulled the defending champions out of it.The 40-year-old Brady hasn't often looked better in his long, illustrious career, providing an audible contingent of traveling Patriots fans ample reason to spend the rest of their Sunday celebrating in the French Quarter."Hopefully they're all on Bourbon Street," said Brady, whose name was chanted by...

  • Mississippi State routs No. 12 LSU 37-7

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's football series against LSU dates to 1896 and includes a whole bunch of heartbreak.That wasn't the case Saturday night. In fact, the Bulldogs had one long party at the Tigers' expense.Nick Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help Mississippi State rout No.

  • Fourcade, Irvin lead as Nicholls downs Prairie View 44-13

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade threw for two touchdowns and Kyran Irvin ran for two more as Nicholls downed Prairie View 44-13 on Saturday night.Fourcade finished with 248 yards passing and Irvin added 113 yards rushing for the Colonels (2-1).Fourcade fired a 62-yard touchdown to Mason Roberts and Irvin had two scoring runs, including one for 34 yards, to give Nicholls a 21-0 lead after one quarter. The Colonels scored three more times in the second — on a TD run by Jeremy Roun...

  • Saints defense eager for redemption after opening flop

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro appreciates why an outside observer might view the latest flop by New Orleans' defense as an extension of a three-year trend — even if he doesn't quite see it that way."Every year, it seems like this happens, so what are they supposed to say?" Vaccaro said before practice Wednesday. "The only way we can change that is if we put different results on the field.

  • No. 12 LSU showing penchant for 'taking shots' in pass game

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Danny Etling isn't letting the size and speed of his receivers go to waste.He's been willing to throw deep — even into double coverage at times — and has been rewarded with big catches by receivers who'll likely face their toughest challenge yet at Mississippi State this Saturday night."We took some shots," Etling said of LSU's aggressive approach to the passing attack in the 12th-ranked Tigers' first two gam...

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