Second year Grambling State football coach Broderick Fobbs is one of finalists for or the STATS FCS Coach Of The Year, formerly known as the Eddie Robinson Award. Fobbs and Grambling have run the table in the Southwestern Athletic Conference just two years after the program was in such disarray that players went on strike. Before taking over the GSU program, Fobbs served as an assistant coach to a fellow finalist — McNeese State’s Matt Viator — from 2007-11 and again in 2013. The winner will be announced on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas the night before the FCS national championship game.
CHOUDRANT — Randy King, a Magnolia, Ark., native who has ties to Louisiana Tech and now resides in Kilgore, Texas, grabbed control of the 19th annual Jim Rivers Senior Invitational Thursday and takes a six-shot lead into today’s final round.
Meanwhile, in the super senior duel, defending champion Gerald Siemons of Jefferson City, Mo., has posted rounds of 73-72-145 and holds a six-shot margin over Choudrant’s Jean Hall, who is at 75-76-151.
Look up “huckleberry” on the web and you’ll see what know-everything Wikipedia has to say: “The name huckleberry is a North American variation of the English dialectal name variously called hurtleberry or whortleberry.”
Whatever. All I know is that these little dark purple orbs can be converted into the most delectable pie this side of the Pearly Gates.
Sitting up here in the north Louisiana hills, our main concern is when in the heck is this drought going to end and when will we have some cooler weather. How are these harsh conditions going to affect our hunting seasons just around the corner?
Will the deer starve to death? Are there any acorns for the squirrels? Will the glowing reports of record numbers of waterfowl up north be lost in water holes that have dried up down our way?