BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer
Leonard Fournette and his St. Augustine teammates were 18 yards away from playing in the Mercedes Benz Superdome seven years ago.
But St. Aug came up short that night, falling to Rummel 31-28 in the semifinals of the Division I playoffs and bringing to a close the career of one of the most decorated high school players to ever come through New Orleans.
"It hurts not going to the Superdome,” a teary-eyed Fournette said on that November night in 2013 at Yenni Stadium.
It was the final game in a Purple Knights uniform for Fournette, an 18-year old man among boys back then.