Walker High senior running back Carlton Perkins had a career night while helping the Wildcats notch in a 46-38 nondistrict win over Riverdale last Friday.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Perkins ran for 373 yards on 25 carries and scored six touchdowns as Walker (1-3) gave first-year coach Dwayne Severio his first win. Included in the TDs was a 84-yard scoring run.
In addition to the offensive numbers, Perkins also played defensive back. He recorded eight tackles and had an interception.
During the game Perkins took snaps at both running back and quarterback for the Wildcats by design.
“I didn’t have any idea how many yards I had, but I figured I had a bunch,” Perkins said. “The line did a good job of blocking and I told them if they did that I’d find a way to get in the end zone.”
For the season, Perkins has 834 yards and has scored 12 touchdowns.
Capitol case delayed
A second hearing in the case of nine Capitol High football players who have been playing since a restraining order was granted on Sept. 2 will have to wait longer for another day in court.
Tuesday’s hearing before State District Judge Janice Clark was postponed. A new date was not announced.
The players were denied a hardship appeal for eligibility by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, leading to the restraining order and a lawsuit against the LHSAA that was filed by the state Recovery School District.
Attorneys for the RSD were given time to amend the suit. At the first hearing, Clark ruled that the Capitol players could continue playing until the date of the second hearing. The Class 2A Lions (1-3) play 5A East St. John (2-2) this week.
Breaux makes DHS geaux
Donaldsonville High quarterback Devon Breaux became the first area quarterback to crack the 1,000-yard barrier.
Breaux, who is committed to Tulane as a defensive back, completed 18 of 29 passes for 455 and five TDs in last week’s loss to McDonogh 35.
For the season, Breaux has completed 55 of 87 passes for 1,170 yards and 11 TDs. He threw his first three interceptions of the season last week.
UHS 'Pink Game’
University High is hosting its annual “Pink Game” to promote breast cancer awareness on Wednesday.
The Cubs go to Runnels for a tripleheader that begins at 4 p.m. with a freshman game. Junior varsity and varsity games will follow.
Breast cancer survivors will be recognized as part of the festivities. A bake sale and raffle also will be held. Proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen Foundation.