Mealey, Wakins keep scoring streaks alive

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 19, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / September 19, 1999

LAPLACE – Players from local schools had another productive day on the collegiate gridiron Saturday.

Destrehan’s Rondell Mealey carried 13 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns in LSU’s 52-0 victory over North Texas. Mealey scored on runsof 27 and 8 yards, giving him four touchdowns on the season.

Mealey surpassed Billy Cannon and Eddie Fuller on the Tigers’ all-time rushing list and is now eighth on the list with 1,877 yards. Brad Davis isseventh with 2,165 yards.

With the 158 yards he gained last week, Mealey also became the first LSU back since Dalton Hilliard in 1984 to rush for 100 yards in the first two games of the season.

East St. John’s Kerry Watkins caught a 11-yard touchdown pass in GeorgiaTech’s 41-35 loss at Florida State Saturday. Watkins finished the gamewith three catches for 43 yards. It was the second straight game in whichthe redshirt freshman has caught a scoring pass.

East St. John’s Ky Joseph returned an interception five yards to the SMU34 to set up Tulane’s fourth score in the Green Wave’s 53-19 victory Saturday. Joseph turned his ankle later in the half and did not return. St. James’ Meldon Barnes also had an interception, returning it eight yards.St. Charles Catholic’s Casey Roussel punted five times for 170 yards, a34-yard average, with a long of 45 yards. He also had three of the puntsdowned inside the 20-yard line.

Lutcher’s Bradley Pittman had three tackles, one solo, in Southern’s 17-9 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Allen Stark, from Lutcher, had two catches for six yards as Louisiana Tech got its first win of the season, 55-17, over Sam Houston State. Stark alsohad two catches for eight yards in the Bulldogs’ 41-7 season-opening loss to Florida State.

T.J. Sutherland of East St. John had two catches for 47 yards inNorthwestern State’s 40-6 loss to Southern Miss.

Riverside’s Jimmy Dottolo carried 29 times for 104 yards to help lead Mississippi College to a 10-7 overtime victory over Stillman College.

Dottolo was the leading rusher in the game.

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