Grambling High’s Brauhnye Turner leaped for 14 rebounds and blocked two blocked shots in a 68-54 Class 1A regional round Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoff win over Delhi on Tuesday night.
And then there was one.
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GRAMBLING — Since the inception of the Port City Classic in 2010, the Grambling State Tigers’ football team has continued to attract large crowds and bring the tradition of playing regular season football games back to Shreveport.
This year will be no different, as Grambling will face Alcorn State University on Sept. 1 at Independence Stadium and will add to the history of the series.
While the Port City Classic has a history of its’ own, the Tigers have a history of playing in Shreveport dating back to the 1940s.
The split will remain for the Louisiana High School Athletics Association.
And it could lead to even more division in the future.
Principals from across the state voted Wednesday in Baton Rouge to split the Louisiana High School Athletic Association between private and public schools for three additional sports — baseball, softball and basketball after doing so for football three years ago.
The divide three years ago increased the number of football championship games from five to nine, in order to accommodate winners from both private and public schools.
Regardless of what kickoff time might be on the board for Louisiana Tech and Southern Mississippi on Saturday, Bulldogs’ Head Coach Sonny Dykes and his staff plan to be ready.
For the record, the ’Dogs and Golden Eagles will start squaring off at 9 p.m., Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss., where the 2011 season opener will be televised live by the Fox Sports Network.
Coach Antonio Hudson (center) talks strategy with his Grambling High School team during action in this week’s Don Redden Classic hosted by Monroe Ouachita High School. The Kittens played two games in the tournament that featured several schools in the region and tipped off on Wednesday before closing out on Saturday night. Hudson, a former star at Grambling High and LSU, will be directing the Kittens into a Tuesday game at New Living Word School.