BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It was a difficult Friday night for football at Belaire High School with a Homecoming where several top school administrators were banned from campus. Part of the Belaire family was defiant about the situation however.
Belaire had to play with fewer players than normal, and some of them may have been pulled from the game because of grades. Authorities are investigating whether some grades had been changed so certain students could play. There are also allegations of missing money within the program. Even though the coach, interim coach, principal, and athletic director have been suspended, the fans are sticking by their school
"Those kids work, they work for their grades. Nothing is given to them, especially with my son, he work, he work hard, and I believe all those kids work hard. They work hard for what they want because they know that they have to have good grades in order to play football," said Tiwanda Gaines, the mom of a senior football player at Belaire.
"We ain't do nothing wrong. They just hatin' on us right now cuz we at the top man. We 5-1, we beat Woodlawn, so you know, they went to the people on us. That's all it is," said Troy Parker, an alumnus of Belaire.
LHSAA is expected to release a statement regarding the situation on Monday.