Sports Notes

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 3, 1999

L’Observateur / July 3, 1999

PONY DISTRICT AND STATE TOURNEYS TO BE HELD LOCALLY – The Pony League 13 and 14 year-old boys district tournament will be held at Longview Park starting Wednesday.

Games will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and at 10 a.m.Saturday and Sunday. Local teams participating include East St. James,River League and Ascesnion Parish All-Stars.

In addition, teams from the Squires League of Baton Rouge will participate in the 14-year-old division and Gulfport, Miss., will be included in the 13-year-old division.

Admission will be $2 per adult and $1 per child per day, with $5 tournament passes available for the entire length of the tournament.

Also starting on July 16, the Pony Section (state) tournament for 13 year olds will be starting at Paulina Park with the 14 year olds headed for Breaux Bridge.

RIVERSIDE COACHES ATTEND CLINIC – Riverside Academy head coach Mickey Roussel, accompanied by offensive coordinator John White and assistant coach Keith Childress, attended a wing-T clinic at South Arkansas University June 15-17.

South Arkansas is considered one of the best in the country at running the wing-T offense.

Following the 1997 season, Roussel analyzed the current direction of Riverside football and made a decision to convert the offense to the wing- T during the spring of 1998. The switch contributed to a trip to the Class2A state championship game and a 14-1 record last season.

The staff continued the education process, learning more about the offense it implemented just a year ago. South Arkansas, which plays onthe Division II level, demonstrated some new offensive plays, blocking assignments and how to handle certain types of defensive adjustments.

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