Crescent City’s football season has apparently come to an end.
Last Friday, Crescent City was scheduled to play Ridgewood Prep, but forfeited the game.
“They didn’t show up and they contacted us and told us that it was because of discipline reasons,” Ridgewood coach Norman Ryan said.
Ridgewood was awarded a 2-0 victory because of the forfeit.
Officials at Crescent City didn’t return phone calls.
Crescent City is scheduled to play Covenant Christian on Friday in its regular-season finale, but that game has been postponed as well.
Crescent City finishes the season 1-8 and 0-5 in District 8-1A.
Covenant Christian, which was scheduled to play its homecoming Friday, wins the district title and gets the automatic playoff berth when the postseason starts next week.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Cross Country Championships, featuring teams from the metro New Orleans area, will be held Saturday at City Park. The girls race will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the boys at 11 a.m.
All high school varsity boys and girls cross country teams from Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Plaquemine parishes have been invited to participate. John Curtis (boys) and Dominican (girls) won last year’s event.
The meet is expected to include many of the top teams in the state, including three defending state champions: Jesuit (Class 5A boys), John Curtis (Class 3A girls) and Country Day (Class 1A girls), as well as a pair of state runners-up: Newman (Class 2A boys) and Brother Martin (Class 5A boys).
Nine of the top 10 finishers in the boys and girls’ metro championship races from last year return.
Last year’s boys champ, Devyn Keith from John Curtis, will once again be pushed by St. Paul’s standout Eric Coston. Keith, the LHSAA Class 3A cross country champion last year, won last year’s metro race with a time of 15:04.8, with Coston, the runner-up for the LHSAA’s Class 5A in 2014, finishing second at 15:14.5. Brother Martin’s Hayden Courrege was third in last year’s metro championship and fourth at the state’s Class 5A meet.
On the girls side, Isabella Hemb from Mount Carmel won the 2015 race with a time of 18:38.6. Hemb finished fourth at the LHSAA 5A Championships. Dominican’s Emily Doyle was third at last year Metro’s meet with a time of 19:25 .
Sportsman of the Month
Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux was named the October Sportsmanship of the Month winner by the LHSAA.
After Destrehan’s 47-21 victory at Terrebonne, Robicheaux had his team take a knee in the end zone and watch the Terrebonne Crimson Pride band’s performance. Showing an opponent and their support groups that kind of respect is why Robicheaux was nominated and selected as Sportsman of the Month, the LHSAA said in a statement about the winner.