Northeast’s Darryl Adams out with broken leg _lowres

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre Northeast receiver Darryl Adams pulls in a pass during the EBR Jambroee on Aug. 30.

Northeast is off to a 3-0 start, but an injury to standout Darryl Adams will change things for several weeks.

Adams broke a small bone in one leg while scoring the lone touchdown in the Class 2A Vikings’ 8-6 victory over 4A Tara last week.

NHS coach David Masterson said the injury is not season ending, noting Adams could return by Week 9 or Week 10, depending on the healing process.

“It was a freak kind of thing,” Masterson said. “He finished the run, said he felt something and hobbled over to the bench.”

The versatile senior played defensive back, running back and wide receiver this season. He was Northeast’s starting quarterback earlier in his career.

Northeast hosts East Iberville in a nondistrict game Friday night.

Two teams rated No. 1

St. Joseph’s Academy and Episcopal teams each garnered a No. 1 ranking in the latest Louisiana Track & Field Coaches Association’s statewide cross country polls.

SJA is ranked first in the girls poll for schools in Class 5A-3A. The Redstickers got six first-place votes and 96 points, just two ahead of No. 2 Mandeville.

Episcopal got eight first-place votes and 98 points in the boys 2A and below poll, just ahead of Ascension Catholic, which got two first-place votes and 91 points. Runnels was rated fifth.

John Curtis leads the boys poll for Class 5A to 3A, while Alexandria-based Menard tops the 2A and below girls poll. Catholic High is ranked third in the 5A-3A boys poll.

Ascension Catholic is third, Episcopal is fourth and Catholic-Pointe Coupee is sixth in the girls 2A and below poll.

Two Broncos commit

Zachary baseball player Gabe Hannum and Bo Myers recently committed to LSU-Eunice. That gives the Broncos five seniors who are committed before the 2015 season. Both are infielders.

The other ZHS commitments are catcher Evan Pace (Southeastern Louisiana), pitcher-infielder Micah McHugh (Ole Miss) and pitcher Cory Musselman (Northwestern State).