U-High RB Nick Brossette 9th nationally on career touchdown list _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK University High's Matt Lasalle, left, and Reuel Walker, right, celebrate Nick Brossette scored a touchdowns against Port Allen earlier this month. Brossette's 130 career rushing touchdowns rank No. 9 nationally.

Four rushing touchdowns in last week’s 56-21 victory over Denham Springs High helped University Highsenior running back Nick Brossette move up to No. 9 on the all-time national list for rushing touchdowns scored.

The LSU commitment now has 130 rushing TDs during his four-year high school career and is just one TD behind Lorenzo Booker, who scored 131 TDs from 1999-2001 for St. Bonaventure of Ventura, Calif.

Brossette and the top-ranked Cubs (8-0, 4-0) travel to play West Feliciana (7-1, 3-1) in a pivotal District 7-3A game Friday night. Brossette also cracked the 1,000-yard barrier last week and has 1,053 yards and 16 rushing TDs this season.

The totals for Brossette go beyond rushing TDs. He has 136 total TDs during his four-year high school career. The National Federation of State High School Associations does not recognize statistics compiled before a player’s freshman year. If you add in his totals as a ninth-grader, Brossette now has 159 rushing TDs and 165 total TDs for his entire UHS career.

Instant replay

Playing a regular-season opponent in the playoffs is not that unusual for a high school football team. Doing it on back-to-back weeks is what’s up next for Silliman Institute.

The Clinton-based Wildcats host Ben’s Ford for a second straight week. The two Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ District 6-2A rivals meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Silliman.

Silliman (8-2) notched a 39-7 victory over Bogalusa-based Ben’s Ford (6-4) to close the MAIS regular season last Friday.

LHSAA lists guidelines

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has posted its job opening for a new executive director on its website at lhsaa.org. The LHSAA executive committee and the previous executive director, Kenny Henderson, agreed to mutually “sever ties” with each other last week.

The application deadline runs until 2 p.m. Nov. 21. All materials for application must be presented in person or by mail by the deadline and should be directed to Todd Guice, Past-President/Executive Director Search Chair, 12720 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge, La. 70816.

All inquiries should be directed to Guice, the principal of Ouachita Parish High School, at 318-343-2769 or guice@opsb.net.

ACEL volleyball honors

Two players from Bethany Christian earned Association of Christian Educators of Louisiana All-State honors for volleyball.

Bethany’s Cheyenne Palmer made the first team, while teammate Jackie Marshall was a second-team selection.