Jacques Doucet is a sports reporter for WAFB 9News. He moved to Baton Rouge in 2001.
Along with his work at WAFB, Jacques founded a nonprofit 501-C charity called Red Rock & Blue. The organization holds a major charity fundraiser each summer to benefit Louisiana military, consisting of three major events - "The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game," "The Red, Rock and Blue Charity Concert" and "The Doucet/Begnaud Softball/Kick Ball Invitational".
RRB gives primarily to local military charity organizations to benefit those who serve and their families. Such organizations are The Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana, Wounded War Heroes and Support Our War Heroes. RRB donated a total of $100,000 to charity alone over the last two years (2015 & 2016), with more big plans moving forward. We are proud to say it is becoming one of the state's fastest growing charities.
In 2016, over 80 teams participated in the softball/kickball tournament, while multi-platinum bands like Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Eve 6, LIT, Soul Asylum and Sponge have played the concerts.
The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game is always a great time, with many different sports greats and other well-known personalities participating. Simply put, Red Rock & Blue is a very good thing. For more information, please visit redrockandblue.com.
Fans of the New Orleans Saints love the number nine, for obvious reasons, but 10 wins in a row just sounds better than nine and they got just that Thursday night, with a 31-17 roasting of the Atlanta Falcons and a lot of the credit goes to the defense.
After seeing its unbeaten start come to an end in Gainesville, the Tigers have soared back to No. 5 in both major polls following Saturday’s 20-point thumping of the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs in Death Valley.
LSU appeared focus at the start of the game against Louisiana Tech, but in the second half, as fans began to leave, LSU lost its edge and by the end of the day, the Bulldogs gained more than 400 yards as LSU won an ugly one, 38-21.
The Week 3 Sportsline Player of the Week award took us to Donaldsonville and the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs. Junior running back Jai Williams was leaned on early and often, which resulted in record-setting numbers.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said the offensive line did not play very well in the first scrimmage of fall camp. Of course, LSU is expected to be pretty salty on defense and certainly, there were standout efforts on that side of the ball.