Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake and the Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic will team up once again to host a free Friday night clinic for athletes who are injured during the high school football season.

Each Friday starting Sept. 5 injured players can come to the Surgical Specialty Center between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. for treatment.

Injury assessment and other services are offered free with staff from BRPT and the Orthopaedic Clinic providing their services.

The clinic, which is now in its 13th year, runs through Nov. 7, the final night of the regular season.

Contact Tyler Lafauci of BRPT at (225) 769-3898 for other details.

Football nets increase

It’s no surprise that participation in high school sports increased for the 25th straight year in 2013-14.

What is notable is that football participation is up for the first time in five years, according to a news release from the National Federation of State High School Associations.

A total of 7,795,658 student-athletes participated in high school sports, an increase of 82,081 from last year. Concussion-related issues were cited as the reason for dropping numbers in football.

However, the NFHS noted 1,093,234 boys participated in football, an increase of 6,607 from 2012-13.

Henry nets honor

Central High safety Kevin Henry earned a spot on the USA Today’s Preseason All-American team that was released Thursday.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Henry is an LSU commitment. He compiled 47 tackles, including six tackles for loss, and had two interceptions for the Class 5A Wildcats.

Rosters needed

Baton Rouge area schools are reminded to email or fax in updated rosters this week before your jamboree.

Send faxes to Robin Fambrough at (225) 388-0318 or email

MAIS, etc.

RIVERFIELD ACADEMY 42, CENTRAL PRIVATE 12: CPS lost its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools season opener at home Friday.

Quarterback Trenton Guay provided some highlights for the Rebels, scoring touchdowns on runs of 22 and 2 yards, Central Private coach Joey Sanchez said.

PRENTISS CHRISTIAN 45, CHEF 30: In Prentiss, Miss., host Prentiss Christian scored 21 points in the first quarter and 18 in the third en route to a win over Christian Home Educators Fellowship.

Austin Daughdrill ran for 205 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdownss to help his team roll up 357 rushing yards.

Arek Moslander completed 7 of 13 passes for 194 yards and three TDs for CHEF. Spencer Costa caught three passes for 141 yards and 2 TDs for the Patriots.

-- Compiled by Robin Fambrough