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Caddo Magnet falls to St. Paul’s

Eight hours of rain, lightning, and heartbreak

  • Joel Rodgers

Sure, the St. Paul’s Wolves defeated The Caddo Magnet Mustangs 17-7 in the state semi-final game, but it took them eight hours to do so.

The game began at noon, and saw multiple lightning delays. The longest break in action coming with 5:50 remaining in the third quarter; the game was delayed for 4 hours. The score at that point was St. Paul’s 10 Magnet 4, but after the delay (and before the delay) St. Paul’s scored more points than Magnet.

Magnet had a dominate season; but on Saturday the Mustangs were matched up against the only team returning from last year’s Final Four, The St. Paul’s Wolves.

After the game, senior Jack Howell reminded his brothers (Magnet Lacrosse Team), just because it needed end incredible, doesn’t mean it wasn’t incredible. — (those Magnet kids are always so smart).

The 2019 Magnet team was the best season in school history. Those men were some serious ballers.

I enjoy covering high school sports, but unless a team wins the championship, their season ends in heartbreak. It’s always sad to see coaches hugging the seniors, juniors hugging the seniors, seniors crying with seniors— ok basically everyone is hugging and crying.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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