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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.

The class of ‘69 had its dreams, too

I received a special honor this weekend. I was asked back to give the keynote speech at the El Dorado High School Class of ‘69’s 45th reunion. I taught English IV that year. I was a bit apprehensive at first. Yet, at the end of the speech, I enjoyed a standing ovation and was “over the moon” because of the “Thank-you-for what-you-did-for-me” remarks and the student who asked, “You goin’ with anyone right now?” before slapping Freemon on the shoulder. The following includes portions of that speech …

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.