Prep Notebook: Barbe's Quinn adding name to record books (with prep polls)

By By Albert Burford / American Press

Barbe wide receiver Trey Quinn broke the state career receptions record Friday night as he caught seven passes to push his

total to 304.

Quinn is in the hunt for a few other records, needing 55 more catches to pass the national mark. Quinn has 55 receptions for

1,005 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

He has 5,613 career receiving yards and needs 254 more yards to break the state record and 743 for the national mark.

• REFS CLEARED: The

two high school officials who were arrested during the Madeville at St.

Paul’s game on Oct. 11 have been cleared of all

charges stemming from the incident. Covington Mayor Mike Cooper

and Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz announced they will request

the District Attorney to drop the public intimidation charges

against officials James Radcliffe and Chris Gambino according

to published reports.

The incident happened after spectators

on the sideline were crowding the chain crew. The officials attempted to

move the spectators

away from the field, and requested the help of a uniformed

Covington police officer to control the crowd. Witnesses said Gambino

was upset because he didn’t believe the officer was helping, which

led to a confrontation and arrests.

In response to questions regarding the

actions of the officials, Keith Alexander, LHSAA Assistant Executive

Director and Director

of Officials, said, “The officials were acting by rule in

maintaining the integrity of the game. By rule, the officials have

the authority to rule promptly and in the spirit of good

sportsmanship on any situation during the contest. The referee’s

decisions are final in all matters pertaining to the game. In this

case, the officials were totally correct in the administration

of the rule.”

LHSAA Executive Director Kenny

Henderson responded to the announcement that the charges would be

dropped by stating, “The

LHSAA is pleased to learn of the quick and decisive action by the

City of Covington officials in requesting the dismissal

of these charges. The LHSAA is proud to have officials such as Jim

Radcliffe and Chris Gambino who serve the youth of our

great state. It is unfortunate that these experienced officials

had to endure the events of the last week. However, being

the truly dedicated persons that they are, they will continue to

serve the youth by continuing to officiate high school sports

and for that we are grateful. I also wish to thank the Mayor and

Chief of Police of Covington for their swift and honest appraisal

of the events.”

• CROSS COUNTRY:

The East Beauregard Trojan Run will take place this afternoon at

Timerland Ranch in Dry Creek with the girls running at 4

p.m. and the boys following. DeQuincy, DeRidder, Merryville, South

Beauregard, Pickering and East Beauregard will all be participating

in the meet.

• HOOP IT UP: The Hall of Fame basketball tournament at Lacassine will take place Thursday at the high school. Here is the game schedule

for the day: 4 p.m. Bell City vs Reeves (girls); 5:15 p.m. Bell City vs Reeves (boys); 6:30 p.m. Lacassine vs Elizabeth (girls); 7:45 p.m. Lacassine vs Elizabeth (boys).

• POLL POSITION:

Barbe dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 in the Class 5A rankings this week.

DeRidder moved up one spot to No. 8 in the 4A poll.

Iowa remained undefeated and stayed at the No. 5 spot in the 3A

poll. In Class 2A, Kinder remained ranked at No. 6 and Welsh

moved from No. 9 to No. 8. Basile, the only other undefeated team

in the Lake Area along with Iowa, remained at No. 4 in the

1A poll.

Prep Football Polls

Class 5A

1. St. Augustine (7) 5-1 116 1

2. Parkway (3) 6-0 110 2

3. Acadiana 5-1 101 3

4. Byrd 7-0 90 4

5. West Monroe 5-2 71 6

6. Holy Cross 7-0 70 8

7. Destrehan 7-0 57 7

8. E. Ascension 7-0 45 9

9. Barbe 5-2 43 5

10. New Iberia 6-1 23

Others receiving votes: Ouachita 12, St. Amant 12, Catholic 9, Rummel 8, St. Paul’s 5, Ruston 4, Comeaux 1.

Class 4A

1. Neville (9) 7-0 119 1

2. Karr (1) 5-1 109 2

3. S.T. More 7-0 102 3

4. E. Jefferson 7-0 90 4

5. Landry-Walker 6-1 74 5

6. W. Easton 7-0 73 7

7. Plaquemine 5-2 50 8

8. DeRidder 6-1 47 9

9. Teurlings 3-3 29 6

10. Franklinton 6-1 25 —

Others receiving votes: Breaux Bridge 14, Peabody 9, Eunice 9, McDonogh 35 9, Franklin Parish 8, Rayne 7, Northwood-Shreveport

5, Belle Chasse 1.

Class 3A

1. University (6) 7-0 116 1

2. Curtis (3) 5-2 110 2

3. Notre Dame (1) 7-0 103 3

4. Evangel 5-1 86 4

5. Iowa 7-0 75 5

6. Union Parish 6-1 70 6

7. Livonia 7-0 53 7

8. Parkview Bapt. 5-2 50 8

9. Caldwell 6-1 30 10

10. W. Feliciana 6-1 30 10

Others receiving votes: Jewel Sumner 19, Amite 10, St. Charles 5. Port Barre 5, Jennings 1, Patterson 1.

CLASS 2A

1. Riverside (8) 6-1 118 2

2. Loreauville (2) 7-0 109 3

3. Newman 6-1 99 1

4. Many 6-1 85 4

5. Northlake Chr. 7-0 74 5

6. Kinder 6-1 71 6

7. Winnfield 5-2 62 8

8. Welsh 6-1 41 10

9. Catholic-NI 4-3 29 —

Hannan 6-1 29

Others receiving votes: Episcopal-BR 19, Sterlington 17, St. Thomas Aquinas 11, Dunham 5, Calvary Baptist 4, Capitol 3, Lakeside

2, Menard 2, Lake Arthur 1, Oak Grove 1.

Class 1A

1. Haynesville (10) 7-0 120 1

2. Vermilion Cath. 7-0 108 2

3. Ouachita Chr. 6-1 98 3

4. Basile 7-0 91 4

5. West St. John 5-2 75 5

6. Mangham 5-2 58 6

7. LaSalle 7-0 56 8

8. Kentwood 4-2 49 7

9. Montgomery 6-1 38

10. Pointe Coupee Cent. 5-2 26

Others receiving votes: Country Day 14, Christian Life 13, St. Frederick 11, Highland Baptist 10, East Beauregard 7, Hanson

Memorial 3, Cedar Creek 1.