Last Modified: Saturday, February 15, 2014 1:33 PM
By Troy LaFleur / American Press
Three rounds into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state soccer playoffs, and two teams from Southwest Louisiana remain in the running.
One of those two teams has been a mainstay in the late rounds of the playoffs for more than a decade while the other has found itself in the quarterfinals after unseating the third-ranked team in the boys’ division I bracket.
The Sulphur Golden tors, the No. 14 seed headed into the postseason, knocked off Catholic-baton Rouge bears 2-1 in overtime at Parkview baptist High School on Thursday night. the tors will host No. 6 Jesuit at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Senior Ruston Logan sealed the upset for the tors in the 92nd minute when he headed home a long throw from Jacob Walsh.
The tors scored first when sophomore Andre Vincent played the ball into the box to junior Ashton Reel. Four minutes later, Catholic evened the score.
Also moving into the quarterfinals was four-time defending division III state champion St. Louis Saints, which won at Pope John Paul II, 6-0. the Saints will host Catholic-New Iberia at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
LeGer to ULM:
Barbe punter Joel Leger committed to play at Louisiana-Monroe as a preferred walk-on last week, becoming the fourth Buc to make his way into the college ranks this year.
Leger was a second-team alldistrict 3-5A selection in 2013 for the Bucs, who reached the state quarterfinals before losing to eventual state champion Acadiana.
the DeRidder boys soccer team, St. Louis boys wrestling team and Lacassine girls basketball team were all hit with penalties handed down by the LHSAA last week.
DeRidder’s penalty was a $100 fine after violating Rule 3.7.1 of the LHSAA handbook.
St. Louis violated Rule 4.1.6 and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and will be restricted to one pre-season tournament in 2014-15.
Lacassine also violated Rule 4.1.6 but will have to play the remainder of the season without an undisclosed player without having to pay any fines.
All of the penalties were selfreported to the LHSAA by school officials.