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September 22nd, 2018

Henderson return delayed yet another time

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Carlos Henderson won’t be on an NFL field any time soon.
Henderson opened up training camp on the did not report list as he was dealing with a “personal matter.”
In August, the former Louisiana Tech University running back/wide receiver/kick returner Henderson was suspended one game for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
He was waived on Sept. 1 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.
Henderson was released on Sept. 13 and is now a free agent.

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Falcons wary of defending Saints’ ‘maestro’ Drew Brees

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons may be a step ahead of the New Orleans Saints in the search for balance on offense.
That’s not enough to make Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel rest easy. The Saints have Drew Brees, and the veteran quarterback’s guile is enough to make any defensive coach lose sleep.
Brees and the Saints (1-1) will try to establish more offensive balance when they face the Falcons (1-2) starting at noon today in an early test of NFC South rivals attempting to build off Week 2 wins.

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Grambling shuts out Alabama State

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State dominated in all three phases of the game Saturday night as the Tigers recorded their first shut out since 2011 with a 34-0 blanking of Alabama State at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.
Malik Route scored on a punt return, De’Arius Christmas on an interception return, and Devohn Lindsey on a fumble recovery to spark the win for the Tigers, who moved to 1-2 on the season following losses at in-state foes Louisiana-Lafayette and Northwestern State.
The G-Men are 1-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference following the win over Alabama State.

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Tech put scare into No. 6 LSU

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BATON ROUGE — Make no mistake, this one ended up being much closer than the final score indicated.
In a see-saw battle, the pendulum swung LSU’s way at the end as the sixth-ranked Tigers pulled away for a 38-21 win before 102,321 fans at Tiger Stadium Saturday night.
After Tech rallied back from a 24-0 deficit to cut LSU’s advantage to three points at 24-21 midway through the final stanza, the Tigers scored a pair of touchdowns in the final eight minutes to secure the win.

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Delhi edges past Cedar Creek

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Sometimes it all comes down to just one play.
That’s what Cedar Creek faced against the Delhi Bears Friday night with 1:52 remaining in the contest.
After Delhi quarterback Brandon Williams scored on a nine-yard run to pull the Bears within one point, he followed with a successful two-point conversion run that lifted DHS to a 22-21 over Cedar Creek at Cougars Stadium.
A steady rain throughout the first half didn’t make things easy for either team, but Cedar Creek offensive coordinator Charles Scott wasn’t making any excuses after the contest.

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Lobos bomb Bearcats with passing attack

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Longview outlasts Ruston in game featuring more than 1,000 total yards of offense
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The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas.
That certainly proved true for Longview High School’s passing game on a rainy Friday night.
Nearly 400 yards of total offense from Ruston senior quarterback Eric Outley wasn’t enough as Longview’s aerial attack propelled the Lobos to a 56-28 win over the Bearcats on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.

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Chamber of Commerce’s Class II of S.A.I.L. gets underway

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The 2018-19 class of S.A.I.L. began its journey on Sept. 11 with Orientation Day.
S.A.I.L. stands for “Students Actively Involved in Leadership,” and through the organization each participant is actively involved in monthly tours of area businesses, organizations, and institutions that represent our community in an outstanding manner.
Community leaders also offer insights into how the youth within our schools can make productive and positive change within their neighborhoods while giving back in various ways throughout the community.

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Claiborne Electric makes changes

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The Claiborne Electric Cooperative board of directors voted unanimously to eliminate the practice of providing health insurance for board members.
That happened Wednesday night after the Louisiana Public Service Commission announced earlier that day that an investigation has been opened concerning compensation and other perks of board members and top executives at all 10 rural electric co-ops in Louisiana.

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LSU fights off Tech upset bid

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BATON ROUGE — “Old Mo” danced with both teams Saturday night, but LSU started and finished riding the momentum to pull away for a 38-21 win over Louisiana Tech before a sellout crowd of 102,321 fans at Tiger Stadium.
LSU raced out to a 24-0 advantage midway through the second stanza before the Bulldogs bounced back to life, with quarterback J’Mar Smith hitting Adrian Hardy on a 20-yard scoring strike to make it 24-7 in favor of the Tigers at the half.
Tech rallied to cut LSU’s lead to 24-21 before the Tigers scored a pair of late touchdowns to pull away for the win.

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Suit filed to stop Ruston alcohol vote

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A lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to stop Ruston’s Board of Aldermen from calling a referendum on expanding alcohol sales in the city.
Ruston resident Ben Humphries alleges there may be irregularities in some of the signatures or other information contained in the petition that seeks to force the election, and if so, the petition should be deemed invalid.
The suit, filed Friday afternoon in 3rd Judicial District Court, also suggests some of the signers were “intimidated” into signing the petition but were not allowed to later withdraw their names.

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