Notebook: Karr quarterback Aldon Clark piling up big numbers _lowres

Aldon Clark, Karr quarterback

Karr quarterback Aldon Clark continues to put up big numbers.

The junior has completed 148 of 227 passes for 2,352 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.

And he has done it by spreading the wealth. Seven Cougars have caught touchdown passes this season.

Kenneth Simmons and Diamante Woolridge are tied with a team-high six touchdowns. Simmons leads in receiving yards with 581 and is followed closely by Rayce McMath (532 yards, five TDs).

Karr travels to play Bastrop on Friday in the Class 4A quarterfinals. The winner of that game will play the Franklinton-Crowley winner in the semifinals.

Newman’s Thomas tops list

Newman receiver Elbert Thomas ended his high school career as the school’s single-season record holder for yards in a season.

Thomas finished with 1,247 yards on 88 catches. He surpassed the old mark held by Cooper Manning, the older brother of Peyton and Eli Manning. Cooper Manning had 1,242 yards in his senior season.

“It embodies his career,” Newman coach Nelson Stewart said. “It’s the greatest single season in the history of our school, and he did it only 11 games. The previous record was in 14 games. So he embodies the best of what we have to offer, and I’m very proud of him.”

It was one of several records set at Newman this season.

Jack Miller set the career mark for tackles for loss (41) and for career tackles (455).

The previous mark for tackles was 332.

Quarterback Miles Lapeyre finished with 2,615 passing yards, the second most in a season in school history.

Lapeyre fell just short of the 2,702 yards Peyton Manning threw for in the 1993 season.

Fast start for Robinson

Chalmette junior center Mitchell Robinson has wasted little time showing why he is considered one of the country’s top basketball players.

Robinson poured in a game-high 30 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked nine shots Monday night in the Lakeshore Tournament. In his first game of the season against Hahnville, he scored 33 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked four shots. The 6-foot-11 Robinson is in his first season at Chalmette after transferring from Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida.

He is ranked the No. 33 player in the Class of 2017 in the ESPN rankings and No. 42 by 247 Sports.

Robinson has verbally committed to Texas A&M.

The Lakeshore Tournament began Monday and ends Wednesday.

Three games are set for Wednesday: Pope John Paul II plays Fontainebleau at 11 a.m., followed by Chalmette vs. Slidell at 12:30 p.m. and Lakeshore vs. Northshore at 2 p.m.