Several local college football players kicked off their seasons last week.
Here is a look at how they fared:
The Bulldogs had a rough outing in a 45-14 loss to Texas last week in Austin, Texas.
Louisiana Tech junior cornerback Amik Robertson, a former Thibodaux High standout, finished with four solo tackles and two pass breakups.
The Bulldogs will look to win their first game of the season when they take on Grambling State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Ruston. The game will be televised on the NFL Network.
SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Southwest Mississippi sophomore Damarcus Mitchell, a former Thibodaux High athlete, led his team with nine tackles (seven solo, two assists), 0.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions for 51 yards and one pass breakup in a 19-13 loss to Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Miss.
Mitchell has committed to play at Louisiana Tech next year.
Southwest Mississippi continued its season against Northwest Mississippi on Thursday.
Cougars junior receiver Davontavean Martin, a former Ellender High standout, caught five passes for 57 yards during a 58-7 win over New Mexico State last week.
Washington State will play Northern Colorado at 4 p.m. central time on Saturday in Pullman, Wash.
NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY
Colonels junior linebacker Aquindas Steib, a former St. James athlete, had six tackles (all solo) and one tackle for a loss during a 49-14 loss to Kansas State last week in Manhattan, Kan.
Junior defensive back Anfernee Poindexter, a former Central Lafourche standout, had two solo tackles.
Senior punter Winston Jones, a former E.D. White Catholic athlete, had four punts for 177 yards and a 44.2 average. He had one punt of 50-plus yards and two downed inside the 20-yard line.
Nicholls junior offensive lineman Jair Joseph, a former Assumption standout, got the start at right tackle for the Colonels.
Nicholls will have its bye this weekend and will return to action at Prairie View at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in Prairie View, Texas.
Prairie View sophomore defensive lineman Jason Dumas, a former St. James athlete, recorded six tackles with one quarterback hurry during a 44-23 win over Texas Southern last week in Houston.
Prairie View will play the University of Houston at 7 p.m. Saturday in Houston.
Texas Southern junior defensive back Marquel Daigle, a former Covenant Christian Academy athlete, had four tackles and one tackle for a loss against Prairie View.
He also recorded his first interception of the season in the game and returned it 19 yards.
Texas Southern will continue its season at Incarnate Word in San Antonio at 6 p.m. Saturday.
McNeese senior defensive lineman Jonta Jones, a former St. James athlete, had two tackles in the Cowboys’ 34-28 win over Southern in Lake Charles last week.
McNeese will play Oklahoma State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.
Southern redshirt freshman Kobe Hartman, a former Ellender athlete, had one tackle in a 34-28 loss to McNeese State in Lake Charles last week.
The Jaguars will play Memphis at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memphis, Tenn.
Roadrunners junior quarterback Lowell Narcisse, a former St. James athlete, had his first action in a 35-7 win over Incarnate Word in San Antonio last week.
Narcisse had two rushes for 8 yards in the win.
UTSA will play Baylor at 3 p.m. Saturday in Waco, Texas.
Cardinals freshman Anthony Ruffin, a former Terrebonne High athlete, got to play in his first college football game during a 65-16 win over Bethel University in Beaumont, Texas last week.
Ruffin, a defensive back, had one solo tackle in the win.
Lamar will play Mississippi Valley State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Beaumont.
Kilgore is off to a 2-0 start this season with wins of 35-0 over Tyler Junior College on Aug. 24 and 43-33 over Navarro College on Aug. 31.
Kilgore sophomore defensive tackle Sedrick Williams, a former Ellender player, has recorded 11 tackles (seven solo, four assists), 1.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and one pass breakup.
Kilgore is ranked No. 2 NJCAA football rankings this week. Kilgore will play New Mexico Military Institute on Saturday in Roswell, N.M.
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