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Rod Walker

New Orleans, LA
Sports Writer, The New Orleans Advocate — The Advocate (New Orleans)

Sports columnist for The New Orleans Advocate. But every now and then, we'll talk about things other than sports.Mississippi born and raised.

Several Jefferson Parish deputies to boycott Bonnabel football games after anthem protests — The searing national controversy over the shooting of black men by police, and the way that people choose to protest those shootings, arrived at a high school football game in Jefferson Parish last week.

Walker: We need to come together; Saints and Falcons led way Monday night — This one wasn't a protest. It was a show of unity. On a night like this one, it was a fitting way to kick things off Football helped unite the city of New Orleans 10 years ago. And on Monday night - 10 years after the Saints returned to the Dome after Hurricane Katrina - there was unity again.

Rod Walker: Let's stop denying it: Police brutality is an issue that we need to deal with — Cam Jordan, like a lot of people, had some questions Tuesday. I did too. "What does it mean to 'look like a bad dude'?" Jordan asked on Twitter as the latest footage of police brutality splashed over television screens all across the country.

Zephyr (Football) Field ready to shine under the Friday night lights — There will be plenty of stars on the baseball-turned-football field Friday night when John Curtis and Brother Martin play their Catholic League opener at Zephyr Field. Brother Martin's Bruce Jordan-Swilling and Tre Swilling and Curtis' Garrett Wallow and Jay Curtis to name a few.

Taking care of business: Country Day's Romin Williams commits to Emory University — Romin Williams is all business on the basketball court. Off the court, he's all business too. So Williams, a 5-foot-10 guard at Country Day, verbally committed to Emory University on Monday night. "They laid out an outstanding plan for me, academically first and then athletically," Williams said.

Karr, Lutcher top this week's Super 10 football rankings — 1. Edna Karr (3-0) 1 Last week: Beat Brother Martin 55-46 The Buzz: Cougars avenged their first three losses from a season ago. Up next: Open 2. John Curtis (3-0) 3 Last week: Beat Parkview Baptist 34-31 The Buzz: Patriots haven't lost a nondistrict game since 2013. Up next: Friday vs.

Curtis, Brother Martin showdown at Zephyr Field tops this week's list of games — They could play this game in an empty lot in River Ridge or on Elysian Fields and it would have topped this week's list of top matchups. But throw in the fact that John Curtis and Brother Martin are playing at Zephyr Field on Friday night makes it that much more special.

Walker: After this Saints loss, get the panic button ready, but don't hit it just yet — EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The history books say hit the panic button. The Saints say don't. History tells us that, after Sunday's second straight coulda-woulda-shoulda Saints loss in as many weeks, just go ahead and throw in the towel on the season.

Walker: Odell Beckham Jr., an unquestioned star, turns his focus back to hometown Saints — Nelson Stewart knew OBJ when he was just Odell, long before he became one of the most popular athletes in the world. Stewart knew Odell Beckham Jr., the New York Giants' third-year receiver, when he was just a kid, reeling in passes Uptown at Isidore Newman School, way before all the commercials and the stardom.

Quarterback Aldon Clark leads top-ranked Karr to 55-46 victory over No. 2 Brother Martin — In a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2, the night belonged to No. 1. That's the jersey number of Karr senior quarterback Aldon Clark. Clark threw four touchdowns to lead Karr to a 55-46 victory over Brother Martin on Thursday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.
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