11:40 LRN Sportscast August 29

Seven LSU players from Houston are spending a great deal of time thinking about the epic flooding occuring in their hometown. Offensive tackle Toby Weathersby says his parents are okay, but his grandparents are set in their ways and do want to evacuate their home as flood waters continue to rise. Weathersby says if he was in Houston, he would carry his grandparents out of harms way…
cut 17 (16) “…get out”
Weathersby says he’s trying to not let the troubles at home, affect his preparation for the game.

LSU says fans who bought tickets for the season opener against BYU in Houston will have their money refunded automatically. Athletic Director Joe Alleva says those who had tickets, will get first priority to purchase tickets for the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, then LSU season ticket holders, students followed by the general public.

The Saints roster must go 90 to 53 by Saturday and some cuts are already starting to occur. The team has reportedly waived defensive end Jason Jones. The nine-year veteran signed with the team two and a half weeks ago.

ULM will start Caleb Evans at quarterback against the Memphis Tigers on Thursday night. Last season, Evans threw for 834 yards and and rushed for 163 yards in four starts.

West Monroe Head Football Jerry Arledge will be suspended for the first four games of the season, because of player tampering. The player in question, Isaiah George, has been ruled ineligible by the LHSAA, but the school plans to appeal that part of the ruling.

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association has released its first high school football polls of the season. In Five-A, John Curtis is ranked number one, in Four-A, the defending champs in Division Two, St. Thomas More is ranked number one. Over in 3A, De La Salle is number one. In Two-A, it’s Riverside the defending champs in Division Three.