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  SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Joshua Green

Many athletes across south Louisiana had their seasons cut far too short because of the coronavirus.

MARSH MADNESS: Alexandria, Port Allen and Pleasant Hill win state titles on championship Friday

  Lee and Doyle girls’ basketball teams claim state titles

  HS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Quarterfinals, Girls’ State Championships

  HS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Quarterfinals, Girls’ Semifinals

  HS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Regionals, Girls’ Semifinals

  HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Boys’ Bi-District/Regional Playoffs

Continued Coverage

  HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Girls’ Quarterfinals

  U-High girls’ and boys’ soccer teams win Div. III state titles

  ‘He wanted to be the best:’ Coach remembers Tara High football star killed in shooting

  Tara High star athlete killed in weekend shooting

  LSU hosts LHSAA Indoor Track & Field championships

  Catholic, Episcopal boys’ soccer teams advance to finals

Catholic High set to host national powerhouse IMG Academy in 2020

The Catholic High football team has released its schedule for the 2020 season and it includes a game hosting a national powerhouse.

HS soccer teams compete in regional round of playoffs

The regional round of boys’ and girls’ high school soccer playoffs are happening February 11 through February 13.

Louisiana cheer squads win UCA national, world championships

The 2020 National High School Cheerleading Championship and National Dance Team Championship brought more than 25,000 participants from all around the world to compete for top honors at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

  BOYS’ HS BASKETBALL: Scotlandville at Walker and U-High at Brusly

District play is underway for boys' high school basketball in Louisiana.

  HS SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Zachary at BR Magnet (Boys) and Lee at Woodlawn (Girls)

  GIRLS’ HS BASKETBALL: Lee Magnet beats St. Michael

  Select/Non-select schools remain split after proposals fail to receive two-thirds vote at LHSAA Annual Convention

High school football player dies after attempted armed robbery in Lafayette

  2019 Warrick Dunn Award recipient announced

  Newman QB Arch Manning named 2019 National Freshman Football Player of the Year

  Throwback Thursday: 1989 - the season that inspired the creation of Sportsline Friday Nite

Sportsline Friday Nite was created in 1990 and just celebrated its 30th anniversary of providing the best high school football coverage in south Louisiana. However, it is worth taking a close look at the year before the debut of the show.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Sam Kenerson - Central QB

Warrick Dunn finalist Sam Kenerson has spent his Central career as one of the smallest guys on the field but the doubters, like those who predicted a 3-7 season for the Wildcats, can’t underestimate a quarterback who produced seven straight wins and an 8-3 season.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Desmond Windon - Baker RB

In a game sometimes dominated by big men, Baker running back Desmond Windon used his size to his advantage.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Steven McBride - East Ascension WR

Wide receiver Steven McBride has been the same kind of weapon for his offense at East Ascension. He’s our eighth Warrick Dunn Award finalist.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Josh Parker - Catholic RB

One of our top prep performers in 2019 and a finalist for Sportsline Player of the Year is 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back Josh Parker, who wore the Catholic High uniform just like Warrick Dunn.

  Eagles win 2019 Red Stick Bowl over Patriots

Lots of Baton Rouge-area football talent gathered in Zachary on Saturday, Dec. 21 for the annual Red Stick Bowl, which has been put on for so many years by Barrett Murphy and company.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Shamar Smith - St. James QB

Listed at six-foot, 190 pounds, St. James quarterback Shamar Smith packs a punch.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Jaquelin Roy - U-High DT

Our fourth Warrick Dunn Award finalist, U-High defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy, signed with LSU on Wednesday, Dec. 18, following in the footsteps of former Cubs like Nick Brossette and Garrett Brumfield.

  Ponchatoula QB T.J. Finley signs with LSU

The 6′7″ Finley threw for 2,736 yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior season

  Sportsline Player of the Week: St. James QB Shamar Smith (Championships)

Our final Sportsline Player of the Week went to the explosive playmaker who was the catalyst for the St. James Wildcats Class 3A state championship victory over Jennings.

Herman Boone, immortalized in ‘Remember the Titans,’ dies at 84

Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film “Remember the Titans,” has died at the age of 84.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Keilon Brown - Zachary QB

Following in the footsteps of a state championship winning quarterback is never easy and could be even more daunting at just 15 years old but that’s the position Keilon Brown was in back in 2016.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Jackson Thomas - Catholic QB

The second finalist for Sportsline Player of the Year and the Warrick Dunn Award is Catholic High quarterback Jackson Thomas, whose Bears were just four points shy of a state championship and perfect season this year.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Jai Williams - Ascension Catholic RB

When he started his prep career as an Ascension Catholic running back, Jai Williams’ first two games did not go so well. He averaged just 20 yards a game but things would change.

  St. James captures first state championship in 40 years; White Castle and Catholic Pointe Coupee finish as runners-up

Congratulations to head coach Robert Valdez and his St. James Wildcats on winning their first state championship since 1979. Two other area teams finished as runners-up.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: White Castle QB/SS Javier Batiste (Semifinals, Championships)

Javier Batiste led White Castle to the Superdome through his play on both sides of the ball in the semifinal game against Oberlin.

Coach Saban makes appearance at Walker High School

While LSU was out practicing for the Peach Bowl, Nick Saban was visiting a local high school.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Playoffs (Semifinals, Championships)

We have now reached the semifinal round for non-select schools and the championships for the select ones.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Catholic Pointe Coupee Athlete Matthew Langlois (Playoffs - 3rd Round)

Matthew Langlois, who helped get Catholic Pointe Coupee to reach its first title game since 1978, is this week’s Sportsline Player of the Week.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Playoffs (3rd Round)

We are now deep into the playoffs. It is the quarterfinals for the non-select schools and semifinals for select ones.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Brusly RB Josh Westly (Playoffs - 2nd Round)

In Brusly’s 34-20 win over Marksville, junior running back Josh Westly applied most of the pressure. He ran for a total of 279 yards and three touchdowns.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Playoffs (2nd Round)

We’re now in the second round of the playoffs, which means the matchups are tougher and the stakes are higher.

Brett Beard named football head coach at Denham Springs

Brett Beard is leaving Live Oak High School but he isn’t going far.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Episcopal RB Ryan Armwood (Playoffs - 1st Round)

The Episcopal Knights are on to the quarterfinals after their 51-point shutout win over Northlake Christian behind a great effort by running back Ryan Armwood.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Playoffs (1st Round)

The next season is here ... playoffs. It’s the first round and everyone is fighting to keep the season alive.

  South La. high school athletes sign letters of intent with colleges and universities

Dozens of Louisiana high school athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday to continue their sports careers at various colleges and universities.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Zachary RB RJ Allen (Week 10)

The final week of the high school football season saw an outstanding performance by one of the area’s powerhouse programs.

LHSAA releases high school football playoff brackets

The regular season for Louisiana high school football has ended and it is now time for the playoffs.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 10

It is Week 10, the final week of the regular season of high school football.

  Throwback Thursday: 11/7/2019

Here are some videos from years past that were put together by the 9Sports team. Enjoy.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Zachary QB Keilon Brown (Week 9)

He was taking snaps with the varsity as an eighth-grader and 4.5 years later, Zachary’s Keilon Brown has earned another Sportsline Player of the Week award for leading the Broncos past Central.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 9

It’s Week 9 of the high school football season. The playoff picture is getting much clearer at this point.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Madison Prep QB Zeon Chriss (Week 8)

Behind a five-touchdown performance by quarterback Zeon Chriss, Madison Prep blanked U-High in Week 8 of the high school football season.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 8

It’s Week 8, so it is gut-check times for several teams that want to make it to the post-season.

Several high school football games moved in anticipation of heavy rain Friday

Multiple Sportsline Friday Nite high school football games have been rescheduled due to the threat for rain Friday, Oct. 25.

  Throwback Thursday: 10/24/2019

Here are some videos from 1999 that were put together by the 9Sports team. Enjoy.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Catholic Pointe Coupee S/RB Micah Cifreo

Catholic Pointe Coupee’s defense stifled Opelousas Catholic, forcing four interceptions in the Hornets’ 44-10 win over the Vikings.

Southern University Laboratory School reschedules homecoming game

Southern University Laboratory School has announced they will be rescheduling their homecoming game according to school officials.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 7

It’s Week 7 of the high school football season, which means some teams are desperately trying to keep their playoff hopes alive.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: St. Michael RB Codi Williams (Week 6)

A huge part of St. Michael's victory over Plaquemine was versatile running back, Codi Williams. The junior finished the evening with 123 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 6

It’s Week 6 of the high school football season, so the games are getting more serious and important.

  Principal: Football player injured during Riverside-Southern Lab game ‘doing well’

A high school football player was injured during a game Thursday night and was airlifted from the field, but school officials said he is okay and the trip to the hospital was out of extreme caution.

  Throwback Thursday: 10/10/2019

Here are some videos from years past that were put together by the 9Sports team for Throwback Thursday. Enjoy.

  Sportsline Players of the Week: Catholic QB Jackson Thomas and Catholic WR Jalen Toaston (Week 5)

An instant classic was played in Lafayette last Friday between Catholic High and St. Thomas More. The Bears not only won the contest in a shootout but a couple of them also claimed our Sportsline Players of the Week honors.

Two assistant St. Augustine football coaches removed from program

The changes come amid a video of coaches, and players using the n-word, and other vulgar language during a ‘pre-game’ locker room chant.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 5

It’s Week 5 of high school football in south Louisiana, which means we have reached the halfway point of the season.

  Throwback Thursday: 10/3/2019

Here are some videos from years past that were put together by the 9Sports team. Enjoy.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Live Oak RB Kee Hawkins (Week 4)

When Live Oak found itself down in the fourth quarter against Kentwood, the Eagles turned to their workhorse, who put in a performance that earned him the Sportsline Player of the Week honor.

DSHS kicker Cameron Beall featured on Sunday Night Football for pediatric cancer campaign

DSHS's kicker Cameron Beall was featured on Sunday Night Football for his "Kick Cancer" campaign.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 4

It’s Week 4 and high school football in south Louisiana is full throttle.

  Throwback Thursday: 9/26/2019

Here are some videos from years past that were put together by the 9Sports team. Enjoy.

  Sportsline Players of the Week: Walker WR Brian Thomas and Mentorship Defense (Week 3)

There were such great performances during Week 3 of high school football in south Louisiana that it was impossible to choose just one Player of the Week.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 3

It is Week 3 of Sportsline Friday Nite, meaning the high school football season is in full swing.

Select Schools again vote to NOT play championship games in Superdome

LHSAA officials reported Select Schools again voted to NOT play their championship games in the Superdome. They added 100 percent agreement was necessary in each division for approval.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Ascension Catholic RB Jai Williams (Week 2)

For Ascension Catholic’s first home game of the season, Bulldogs head coach Benny Saia decided to shake things up offensively.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 2

Sportsline Friday Nite moved into Week 2 with more high school football action.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: East Ascension WR Steven McBride (Week 1)

WAFB’s Player of the Week award is older than Sportsline Friday Nite itself, dating back to 1988, and what a start for 2019 with our Week 1 winner.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 1

The first week of the 2019 high school football season got underway with exciting action.