PORT ARTHUR —
Beaumont Ozen at Port Arthur Memorial
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Memorial Stadium
Records: Memorial (0-1); Ozen (0-1)
Last year: Memorial 37-15
Internet broadcast: Legacy Sports Network (legacysportsnetwork.com)
Memorial capsule : The Titans have never lost to Ozen. In fact, last year’s victory snapped a three-game streak where Kenny Harrison’s team scored at least 40 points against the Panthers. The closest game was in 2008, when Memorial beat Ozen 22-19. … Memorial’s 267 total yards of offense last week was the fewest the team has amassed in a game since 2010, when the Titans only had 220 yards in a 37-13 loss La Porte. … Sophomore running back Kameron Martin scored his fifth career rushing TD last week. He’s now got 342 career rushing yards in 12 games. … Star receiver Roderic Rucker attempted just one pass last season and failed to complete it. He made up for that in the opener, finding Trenton Swinton on a 44-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter last week. That gives him as many career TD passes as starting quarterback Tayylor Labrie. … Rucker is also two yards away from 900 for his Titan career. His one catch for 86 yards against Central also gave him 50 catches for his career.
Ozen capsule: The Panthers dropped new head coach Keeath Magee’s opener, losing 42-21 to Beaumont West Brook last Saturday. New QB Javaris Curl threw for 75 yards and two TDs while rushing for another 142 yards and a TD. … Ronnie Ceasar added 51 rushing yards and a receiving TD. … The Ozen defense was gashed by West Brook back Justin Hervey, who had 270 yards and three scores on 30 carries. Harvey had more yards by himself than the entire Memorial offense had last week. … Blue chip recruit Tony Brown was involved in both the offense and the defense last week, though the former led to a scary moment for the Panthers. On Brown’s first carry, he was hit by a West Brook linebacker and came off the field with an injury. He later went back into the game, but the Panthers can ill-afford to lose Brown for any length of time.
Harrison said: “They’re athletic. The new coaching staff is trying to get things together. They made some mental mistakes in the first game, but you can tell Coach Magee is doing a good job over there. He’s got them playing hard, especially in the second half, which shows a lot of character. We’re looking forward to eliminating our mistakes and playing our best game that we have to this point.”
QB – Tayylor Labrie (2)
RB – Kameron Martin (6)
RB – Corey Dauphine
WR – Roderic Rucker (12)
WR – Albert Jacobs (1)
WR – Travon McClain
OL – Vernon Samuels
OL – Dekovin Antoine
OL – Casey Williams
OL – Jeremiah Washington
OL – Khaleb Fobish
DE – Jaron Johnson
DT – Selah Fontenot
DE – Terry Olliver
LB – Meldrick Matthews
LB – Melbrodrick Matthews
LB – Dante Lovilotte
LB – Brandon Lumpkin
CB – Torian Lott
S – C.J. Levine (14)
S – Morgan Ford
CB – Jacorie Jones
QB – Javaris Curl
RB – Ronnie Ceasar
RB – Jeremy Harris
WR – Caleb Gilder
WR – Kayon Sellers
TE – Demarco Williams
OL – Caleb Wright
OL – Quinton Smith
OL – Landon Smith
OL – Justin Watts
OL – Oris Granger
DE – Myles Mouton
DT – Tommy Nixon
DT – Kelwyn Anderson
DE – Lance Zeno
LB – Keeath Magee II
LB – Teyard Polk
LB – Anthony Sylvester
CB – Derrick Mayfield
S – Jackory Richard
S – Brian Spikes
CB – Tony Brown
PORT ARTHUR —
Beaumont Ozen at Port Arthur Memorial
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Casey Cromwell’s three-run blast in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Lady Cardinals a 6-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana at Ford Park in the first home game of 2014 for Lamar and the Southland Conference opener for both squads.
Lamar, which won its first game last year over UTSA on a walk-off home run by Ashley McDowell, cruised to an 8-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana in Saturday’s nightcap.
“This is why I love playing at home,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. “The fans really get us pumped up, and we respond.”
Cromwell hit two home runs in the opener for Lamar (5-9 overall, 2-0 Southland). Beverly Corry also homered for Lamar. Shannon Millman (3-5) was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cardinals in both games, working 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief in the first game before firing a three-hit gem in the nightcap.
“We got tremendous pitching for both Shannon and Tina (Schulz) today,” Bruder said. “We also got some great defense, and that really helped us.”
Candyce Carter and Jenna Holland homered for Lamar in the second game. Carter had three RBIs in the game, while Holland and Julianne Viator added two RBIs apiece.
Carter closed out the game in spectacular fashion, making a diving grab in center field to turn what looked to be a sure double off the bat of Brittney Tschoepe into the final out of the game.
The two teams wrap up their three-game series with a single contest at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ford Park. All senior citizens 55 and older receive free admission.
“It’s always tough to sweep a team,” Bruder said. “We know Sunday’s game will be tough.”
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