Think the high school sports scene is slowing down after the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic is over? Not at all.

Episcopal boys basketball coach Chris Beckman Sr. won his 600th game last week.

The Red Stick Bowl all-star football game is Saturday. Also scheduled are ceremonies to honor two players bound for the All-American Bowl all-star game in San Antonio: University’s Christian Harris and Dunham's Derek Stingley Jr. 

Beckman’s milestone

The Knights beat St. John 66-31 Thursday night to give Beckman his 600th win. He now has a record of 601-197 in 23 years at Episcopal.

The fact that Beckman has spent his entire career at Episcopal is notable. Last spring the Knights finished as the Division III select runner-up to district rival Dunham.

Red Stick Bowl XVII

The locally based football all-star game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Olympia Stadium.

Players meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn High School for an organizational meet and first walk-through practice. East Ascension’s Darnell Lee is the head coach for the Eagles, while Woodlawn’s Daniel Luquet will coach the Patriots.

Daily practices begin at 4 p.m. Monday at the Burbank Soccer Complex. Practices are scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

LSU All-Americans George Bevan (Baton Rouge High) and Warren Capone (Catholic High) will be the honorary coaches. If there is rain Saturday, the game will be moved to 2 p.m. Sunday.

San Antonio bowl bound

Harris and Stingley will receive their honorary jerseys in ceremonies held on different days at their respective schools. The All-American Bowl was previously known as the U.S. Army Bowl.

Southern Lab standouts Kardell Thomas and Tyrion Davis also are scheduled to play in the Jan. 5 game.

The ceremony for Harris will be 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s gym. Stingley’s ceremony is scheduled for 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Seeking coaches

Three East Baton Rouge Parish schools seek head football coaches for 2019 — Lee, Broadmoor and Glen Oaks.

Lee is adding football will play subvarsity for two seasons. The deadline to apply is Dec. 19. Those interested should complete a job application on the EBR Schools web site and send a résumé to Lee Principal Rob Howle at

Broadmoor is accepting applications for its a head football coach. Applicants can visit to apply. Contact Broadmoor Athletic Director Rusty Price at or Principal Stacy Bradford at for more information.

Glen Oaks also is accepting applications for its head football job. Applicants should visit to apply. Contact GOHS Athletic Director Alicia Dedeaux at or Principal Edward Hunter at for added details.


  • The late Bill Curl, known as the father of the LHSAA’s Prep Classic football championships, was honored at halftime of the Catholic-John Curtis game Saturday. Curl pitched the idea of putting all LHSAA football title games under one roof, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome roof, back in 1980. The LHSAA’s first Prep Classic was held in 1981. Curl’s family, including his wife Carolyn, were introduced to the crowd. He was a fixture on the New Orleans sports scene for 50 years and was a longtime spokesman for the Superdome until he retired in 2010.
  • Central High girls soccer player Raghan Walker scored her 100th career goal in a game against West Feliciana last week. Walker is a junior who scored 49 goals as a freshman while leading Central to its first playoff win in girls soccer. The two-time All-Metro pick added 39 goals as a sophomore. 
  • Former Southern Lab and Catholic High player Javahn Fergurson led New Mexico State and the Western Athletic Conference with 132 tackles, including 5.5 sacks.

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