BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A special meeting called by the LHSAA concerning the future of executive director Eddie Bonine during what has been a tumultuous time for the organization was certainly not a short one.
The meeting, which Bonine attended, started at 1 p.m. and then went nearly three hours before a private meeting without Bonine was called. The LHSAA committee then deliberated for an additional hour before it was finally decided that Bonine would remain as the organization's director.
Catholic High legend and national Hall of Famer Pete Boudreaux gave a stirring address during the proceedings, arguing that high school fans are being robbed of the best games and competition because of the public-private split in the playoffs.
"But worst of all, we've denied our kids the opportunity for our kids to play with one another, against one another, to compete against one another. And for God's sake, let the kids play. thank you very much," Boudreaux said.
The split obviously one of the biggest sources of controversy.
Bonine also apologized for calling the LHSAA a "dumpster fire," comments that weren't suppose to become public but did.