LHSAA holds sportsmanship hearing for Bogalusa High after playoff fight

LHSAA holds sportsmanship hearing for Bogalusa High after playoff fight
(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) will be hold a sportsmanship hearing for Bogalusa High's part in a fight during a playoff game.

The hearing will be held at the LHSAA office Wednesday at 10 a.m. regarding the fight that ended the Lumberjacks' game at Amite High on November 27. It was the Class 3A quarterfinal game that would have pitted the winner, Amite, against St. James for the semifinals and a chance to head to championship game in the Superdome. Amite was suspended from the playoffs for the Warriors' part in the fight.

The hearing will be open to the public.

There will be three members of the LHSAA Executive Committee in attendance at the hearing along with LHSAA Assistant Executive Director Keith Alexander, who will preside over it. The three LHSAA Executive Committee members are Jeffery Sampson of Arcadia, Sharon Clark of Sophie B. Wright, and LHSAA Executive Committee Vice-President Mike Oakley of Iowa.

Wednesday's hearing was originally meant for both Bogalusa and Amite, but Amite's request for an extension was granted. The sportsmanship hearing for Amite High will be at the LHSAA office on Thursday, January 7 at 10 a.m.

Bogalusa was offered the same extension after Amite was granted theirs, but the school declined it.

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