Former Parkview Baptist football and track standout Devin Ducote recently completed his five-year career at Stephen F. Austin with some record-setting numbers.
Last week, Ducote also found out he is one of 25 collegiate student-athletes invited to participate the NCAA Future Coaches Academy set for January in San Antonio.
A former walk-on, Ducote had his career at Nacogdoches, Texas-based SFA interrupted by a serious knee injury. He played safety one year and linebacker for three years.
Ducote’s total of 414 tackles ranks second in the NCAA’s FCS Division, while his total of assists (238) ranks first.
During his career at SFA, Ducote was part of an 0-11 team and two teams that won Southland Conference titles in 2009 and 2010.
Ducote already has his bachelor’s degree and is currently working on his master’s degree.
Episcopal defensive lineman-tight end Tylor Harris suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn meniscus on the final play of regulation in the Knights’ quarterfinal loss to Winnfield High.
Harris, who is not yet committed to college, is still attracting interest from Stanford, Vanderbilt and Louisiana Tech, according to Episcopal coach Travis Bourgeois.
• Riverside Academy’s all-state guard Louis Dabney will miss the remainder of the basketball season after suffering a torn ACL during a Thanksgiving tournament game in Forrest City, Ark.
Dabney signed with Tulane during the NCAA’s early signing period last month. Riverside is ranked 12th nationally by USA Today.
Davis Army Bowl bound
Woodlawn-Shreveport standout Torshiro Davis received his official invitational and jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl during a ceremony at the school last week. The game is set for Jan. 7 in San Antonio, Texas.
Davis, a defensive end, is among LSU’s commitments for 2012.
Metro volleyball meeting
The All-Metro meeting for volleyball coaches will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at The Dunham School’s Domingue Center.
Contact Dunham coach Donna Pixley at (225) 767-7097 and fax nominations to Pixley at (225) 767-7056.
Umpires to meet
The Baton Rouge Softball Chapter of the Louisiana High School Officials Association will hold its second meeting on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Highway Park located at 8133 Jefferson Highway.
All veteran umpires and those wishing to become high school softball umpires should plan to attend. Umpires who were part of the two previous umpires association are invited to be part of the discussion about the transition to the LHSOA.
Contact assignment secretary Paul Dufour at (225) 505-1287 for added information.
The Capital City Umpires Association for baseball will hold its second meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Broadmoor High library.
Call assignment secretary Al Toups at (225) 292-2840 for details.
Compiled by Robin Fambrough