Miller-McCoy will have to forfeit its game scheduled for Saturday against Helen Cox after a brawl that occurred Friday against Landry-Walker.

Two players from Landry-Walker will have to miss Friday’s game against Hahnville.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association made the ruling Tuesday morning.

“By the officials records, all of Miller-McCoy’s team came out of the team box and onto the field during the altercation,” said LHSAA assistant executive director Keith Alexander. “By rule, they are ejected for the next game. They would have just the 11 players who were on the field eligible and that would be a safety issue so they would have to forfeit.”

Landry-Walker had one player ruled ineligible for leaving the bench and another for fighting.

Alexander identified the players as “No. 57” and “No. 6.”

According to the Landry-Walker roster, those two players are defensive lineman Wilner Elise and defensive back Marquise Green.

Alexander said his office watched video, met with officials, and got statements from both head coaches and athletic directors before making a decision.

Landry-Walker gets credit for a victory in the game that ended right before halftime with the Charging Buccaneers leading 41-0.

Landry-Walker, ranked No. 3 in The New Orleans Advocate Large School Super 10, will play No. 5 Hahnville on Friday at Behrman Stadium.

Helen Cox gets a forfeit win for its game that was scheduled for Saturday.

Alexander said there were no monetary fines accessed to either school involved in the incident. “If there are any future altercations, there could be,” he said.

Miller-McCoy, whose record will now be 0-3 including the forfeit to Helen Cox, will play at St. Charles on Sept. 26.

Three area teams ranked nationally

Three New Orleans football teams are ranked in the latest USA Today rankings that were released Monday.

Warren Easton, Rummel and John Curtis are in this week’s Super 25 rankings.

Warren Easton and Rummel have been ranked all season, and are No. 15 and 16, respectively this week.

Curtis moved into the rankings at the No. 23 this week after beating Lufkin (Texas) on Saturday in the Battle on the Border in Shreveport.

California led all states with four teams in this week’s rankings. Louisiana and Florida were second with three teams.

But making Louisiana’s trio even more impressive is that all three teams were from the New Orleans area.

Bussey’s big game

Newman running back Kendall Bussey showed why he is one of the state’s most explosive players Friday night.

Bussey scored three rushing touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and scored on a 74-yard kickoff return in the Greenies’ 56-33 victory over Riverdale.

He finished the game with 147 rushing yards (on 12 carries), 43 receiving yards, 74 yards on kickoff returns and 78 yards on punt returns.

“It was the best game he has ever had,” Newman coach Nelson Stewart said.

The five-touchdown performance was a career-best for Bussey, who has committed to Nebraska. He’s scored nine touchdowns in the first two games for Newman, ranked No. 2 in The New Orleans Advocate’s Small School Super 10.

Newman travels to play Pope John Paul III on Friday.