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A-State football rally falls short at Louisiana, 55-40

LAFAYETTE, La. — Eight rushing touchdowns by Louisiana, which included four apiece by Alonzo Harris and Elijah McGuire, proved too much for the Arkansas State football team to overcome as the Red Wolves’ three-game winning streak came to an abrupt end in a high-scoring 55-40 setback on Tuesday in a showdown of the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Co-Champions at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La.

Cooper leads Alabama’s offense

FAYETTEVILLE — Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper doesn’t share the exact physical features as one of the best receivers in the NFL, but it didn’t keep Arkansas defensive backs coach Clay Jennings from making the comparison.

Cats vs. Cats highlights logjam

Hope coach Jay Turley realizes that a win Friday night at Watson Chapel will put the Bobcats in the same position through two conference games as last year, when they marched to the 5A-South championship and came within a field goal of playing for a state championship.

Bulldogs look to rebound against Lions

STAR CITY — Much like a pitcher in the major leagues, the road to a state championship requires some short-term memory loss. Such is the case with the Star City Bulldogs, who fell 46-21 to 8-4A-Conference rival Warren in disappointing fashion last week.