Berwick and Morgan City High schools each won their homecoming contests Friday to highlight area prep football action. Berwick improved to 4-0 after scoring with less than a minute remaining to defeat Franklin, while Morgan City upped its record to 3-1 after defeating Cohen College Prep, 29-0.

Central Catholic's Samarick Paul returns a kickoff during Thursday's 46-42 loss to Lafayette Christian. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic’s point total Thursday night could win most high school football games. It boasted two 100-yard rushers, a 100-yard passer and nearly a 100-yard receiver. The Eagles even outgained their opponent in total offense and recorded scores on offense, defense and special teams.

Mark Griffin Jr., the newly-elected Morgan City Housing Authority board chairman, speaks during Thursday's board meeting. Griffin says he wants the board to focus on getting more housing units back in use. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Morgan City Assistant Police Chief Mark Griffin Jr. was elected the new housing authority board chairman Thursday, replacing Victory Ho, who resigned from the board in August after a drug arrest.

Central Catholic's Samarick Paul returns a kickoff during Thursday's 46-42 loss to Lafayette Christian. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Mark Griffin Jr., the newly-elected Morgan City Housing Authority board chairman, speaks during Thursday's board meeting. Griffin says he wants the board to focus on getting more housing units back in use. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

National Guard, local agencies meet threat of flooding head-on

St. Mary Parish Levee District Operations Manager Mike Brocato, at top, walks along a section of flood control barriers erected by members of the National Guard. The barrier is intended to prevent flooding from upriver that is expected to impact the area in coming weeks. Work also continues on the Bayou Chene flood control structure that includes driving 70-foot-long planks of metal into the canal’s bottom to block water from entering the area.

By COLIN MURPHEY

Officials look to spring as winter flood prep finishes

St. Mary Levee District Operations Manager Michael Brocato Jr., center, speaks Thursday with National Guard Maj. Jim Williams, left, and Maj. Lance Hargrave on Avoca Island. The National Guard was finishing building almost 3 miles of levees using HESCO baskets filled with sand that will help protect the area from flooding. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

As work nears completion on projects to protect the area from the winter high water, St. Mary Parish officials already have their eyes on what the spring may hold.

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Sports

Berwick and Morgan City High schools each won their homecoming contests Friday to highlight area prep football action.

Lifestyle

Patterson Garden Club held its first meeting of the 2016-17 season on Sept. 19. Members participating in a plant exchange were, front row from left, Daisy LeBlanc, Juanita Bienvenu, Rosa Butler, Lisa Wilson and Iris Roy. Back row from left are Evelyn Estay, Sharon Larson and Donna Ruffin.
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The Patterson Garden Club held its first meeting for the fall 2016/spring 2017 session on Sept. 19 at the home of Iris Roy.

Obituaries

Allen "Coco" Joseph Hebert Sr., 80, a resident of Amelia, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Thibodaux.

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