Three Allstate Sugar Bowl Events on Tap for this Weekend park
Three Allstate Sugar Bowl-sponsored events are on tap for this weekend with the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Volleyball State Championships beginning Thursday at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner, the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fall Lacrosse Classic being contested in Baton Rouge and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament opening on Saturday at City Park.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Volleyball Championships are the first of 27 state championships sponsored by the Bowl. This weekend will feature championships in five volleyball brackets. The quarterfinals in all five will be played on Thursday, with the semifinals slated for Friday and the championship matches to take place on Saturday. Since taking on sponsorship of the LHSAA prior to the 2014-15 academic year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl has had the opportunity to recognize 226 team champions from 104 schools.
The Division I volleyball bracket features six local schools still competing in the quarterfinals: top seed Mount Carmel, as well as No. 4 Mandeville, No. 5 Slidell, No. 6 Fontainebleau, No. 7 Northshore and No. 8 Chapelle. Division II includes No. 3 seed St. Scholastica, No. 4 Academy of our Lady, No. 8 Lakeshore and No. 11 Cabrini. No. 3 seed Ursuline is the lone New Orleans school alive in the Division III bracket, while Division IV is led by favorites Pope John Paul II (top seed) and Hannan (second seed), as well as No. 3 Riverside, No. 4 Newman and No. 6 Sacred Heart. No. 2 seed Country Day and No. 3 McGehee will be angling for Division V championships.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Fall Lacrosse Tournament will be played this Saturday in Baton Rouge. The event will feature seven high school boy's lacrosse programs competing in varsity and junior-varsity action. All games will be played at Independence Park (7500 Independence Park Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806). The lacrosse action will be at the fields on the corner of Goodwood Ave and East Airport Road.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Fall Lacrosse Classic Varsity Schedule, Saturday, November 12
9 a.m. – Baton Rouge Catholic vs. Brother Martin
9 a.m. – Jesuit vs. St. Paul's
9 a.m. – Dutchtown vs. Central
11 a.m. – Jesuit vs. Central
11 a.m. – Brother Martin vs. St. Thomas More
11 a.m. – St. Paul's vs. Dutchtown
1 p.m. – Jesuit vs. St. Thomas More
1 p.m. – Central vs. Brother Martin
2 p.m. – St. Paul's vs. Baton Rouge Catholic
3 p.m. – St. Thomas More vs. Dutchtown
4 p.m. – Central vs. Baton Rouge Catholic
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament makes its return starting on Saturday with action continuing through Monday at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center (5900 Marconi Dr.). The tournament, sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association, is expected to draw top players, 12 to 18 years old, from around the nine states of the Southern Section. The event will feature both singles and doubles draws (for boys and girls) with 32 competitors in each bracket for nearly 1,500 competitors taking part in the elite-level tournament.
Championships for all divisions are scheduled to be contested at 11 a.m. Monday with trophy presentations to follow.
The Sugar Bowl sponsored a junior tennis tournament from 1948-1993. It evolved into a collegiate and international tourney from 1993 to 2001.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 27 national champions, 88 Hall of Fame players, 47 Hall of Fame coaches and 17 Heisman Trophy winners in its 82-year history. The 83rd Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 2, 2017. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.3 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors over 25,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2 billion into the local economy in the last decade.