And now Baker High makes three.

Baker became the third Baton Rouge area school to receive a commemorative golden football from the NFL as part of the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program.

Former Baker standout Jeff Alexander made the presentation during an assembly at the school on Friday.

Alexander, also a former Southern player, was part of the Denver Broncos team that played in Super Bowl XXIV and now owns his real estate business in Denver.

During the presentation, Alexander addressed Baker High students and used himself as an example of a person who set goals and made his dreams come true.

Similar presentations were held at Scotlandville High with Leon Seals (Buffalo Bills) and Episcopal with Jimmy Williams (Seattle Seahawks) during the season as part of a program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl.

Nearly 3,000 former players and coaches have presented schools across the nation with golden football as part of this program.

EBR tourney seeds

It comes as no surprise that Scotlandville High claimed the No. 1 seed and Madison Prep garnered the No. 2 seed for the Bob Pettit/Coca-Cola EBR Parish tournament beginning Saturday at Southern’s F.G. Clark Activity Center.

McKinley is seeded third, while Belaire grabbed the No. 4 seed for the tourney, which runs through Dec. 29.

Other tournaments

Plaquemine’s Green Devil Classic for boys, East Ascension’s Spartan Classic and the Episcopal Classic for boys and girls are other tournaments traditionally held after Christmas.

There is a new entry in the mix, Parkview Baptist’s Red Stick Holiday Classic. The tourney for private schools is something PBS coach Brandon White hopes will provide local private schools with an alternative to the EBR tourney.

Catholic High, Christian Life, Parkview, St. Michael, Jehovah-Jireh and Runnels are teams set to participate starting on Dec. 28.

Job opening

Donaldsonville High Principal Marvin Evans announced the members of the search committee that will help select the school’s next head football coach/athletic director.

The deadline to apply is noon on Jan. 7. Evans said the applications will be reviewed and a group of three to finalists will with interviewed. The announcement on who is hired should come during the week of Jan. 19.

The search committee includes Evans, Assistant Principal Darryl Comery, Director of Schools David Alexander, Ascension Parish School Board employees and local supporters Billy Barrient, and Cleveland Washington, DHS parent and booster Lionel Franklin and DHS staff member/pastor/resident Daryl Marquette.

Email or call us

The Advocate sports department is in the process of moving from one facility to another and is currently without a fax line.

Those who want to submit tournament results, single games or schedules should submit them by email to or by calling (225) 383-1111 and pressing the selection for sports. We’ll let you know when the fax situation is cleared up.