Hoover High School Wins Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic
NEW ORLEANS (January 28, 2018) – Hoover High School from Hoover, Ala., defeated UMS-Wright from Mobile to become the 10th Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic Champion on Sunday afternoon at Chappapeela Sports Park in Hammond, La. The event, hosted by The Louisiana Chapter of US Lacrosse, attracted over 39 teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman levels, as well as 14U, 12U and 10U teams.
Saturday’s action was cut short due to heavy rains and lightning, but the schedule was adjusted for a full Sunday of action despite muddy field conditions. This was the 12th year that the event had been scheduled, but 2013 and 2015 were cancelled due to heavy rains.
Brother Martin from New Orleans was a perfect 3-0 in pool play, but the Crusaders were upended by Hoover, 4-3 in semifinal action. UMS-Wright topped defending champion St. Paul’s of Covington (La.), 5-1, in the other semifinal before falling to Hoover, 5-3, in the championship match.
Other divisional championship matches were as follows:
Girls: North Shore Lacrosse def. C.E. Byrd High School, 4-2
Junior Varsity A: St. Paul’s of Covington, La., def. Baton Rouge Catholic, 4-2
Junior Varsity B: St. Paul’s of Covington, La., def. Baton Rouge Catholic, 2-1
U-14: Baton Rouge Mustangs def. Christ Episcopal of Covington, 4-1
U-12: Carrollton def. Lafayette Hurricanes, 9-0
U-10: Carrollton def. Lafayette Hurricanes, 11-3
Teams participating in the event (multiple teams from most schools) included:
Baton Rouge Mustangs
Brother Martin (New Orleans)
C.E. Byrd High (Shreveport)
Catholic High (Baton Rouge)
Christ Episcopal School (Covington)
Dutchtown High (Geismar)
Friendship Capitol High (Baton Rouge)
Hoover (Ala.) High
Jesuit (New Orleans)
Lafayette (La.) Hurricanes Lacrosse
North Shore Lacrosse
St. Catherine (Metairie)
St. Paul’s (Covington)
St. Scholastica Academy (Covington)
UMS-Wright (Mobile, Ala.)
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 49 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 84-year history. The 85th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2019. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade.