‘URGENT’ - LHSAA issues new capacity, mask, social distancing mandates at high school games; warns of fines for non-compliance

In a memo to member schools, LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine emphasized urgency in following COVID-19 mitigation measures at high school athletic events and warned of fines and other penalties for failure to comply.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 8 Scoreboard

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith, native of Amite, La., breaks SEC receiving TD record

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Madison Prep QB Zeon Chriss

  Trio at Liberty Magnet sign letters of intent for colleges

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 7 Scoreboard

Levi Lewis throws 3 TDs to lead No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette past South Alabama

Continued Coverage

  Local high school football games canceled amid coronavirus outbreaks

Fans will need to purchase tickets ahead of tonight’s 5A matchup between Acadiana at Catholic

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: West Feliciana WR Aeneaus Lemay

  Some La. high school football teams forced to cancel final 2 regular season games due to COVID-19

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 6 Scoreboard

  SPORTSLINE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Donaldsonville RBs Rae’land Johnson and Robert Kent

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 5 Scoreboard

It’s the fifth week of the LHSAA football season and a cold front brought cooler temperatures to south Louisiana that really feel like fall football weather.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Parkview QB Roman Mula and Catholic Pointe Coupee A Matthew Langlois

WAFB is proud to present this week’s Sportsline Players of the Week honors to Parkview Baptist quarterback Roman Mula and Catholic Pointe Coupee athlete Matthew Langlois.

Dutchtown football COVID-19 ‘impacts’ force cancellation of game against East Ascension

Dutchtown was scheduled to host East Ascension on Thursday but the game has been canceled due to “individuals impacted by COVID-19 in the DTHS football program,” the school reported via Facebook.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 4 Scoreboard

Many teams are getting into district play for the LHSAA football season, so the games are now even more important but the weather has led to several postponements.

  High school football coaches excited for first Friday night with 50% seating capacity at games

  Gov. Edwards announces 50% capacity for high school football

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Episcopal RB Ryan Armwood

Newman WR AJ Johnson catches LSU’s eye with some big-time performances

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 3 Scoreboard

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Riverside A Gage Larvadain

Louisiana lawmakers want more say over high school sports

Louisiana lawmakers have edged closer to inserting themselves into the decision-making of high school sports after parents criticized the state athletic association’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 2 Scoreboard

The second week of the LHSAA football season saw a whirlwind of schedule changes due to the approach of Hurricane Delta to the Louisiana coast.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Albany QB JJ Doherty

Albany quarterback JJ Doherty had nearly 300 total yards and six touchdowns to lock up the school’s fifth straight win over arch rival Springfield.

LHSAA Hall of Fame inducts 2020 class

Five prominent former football stars from the past are going into the LHSAA Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 6, representing half of the hall’s class of 2020.

Some La. high school football teams reschedule games due to Hurricane Delta

Based on the current forecast, Hurricane Delta appears to be on a track for the Louisiana coast, so most high school football teams have decided to change the date of their games.

  2020 SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 1 Scoreboard

The first week of high school football for teams in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) kicked off Thursday but there was even more action Friday night.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: 30 for 30

The 9Sports team has compiled a list of the best 30 high school players over the past 30 years. They are not listed in any particular order. All of the names will be revealed over the next few weeks.

Woodlawn High School football game canceled due to students testing positive for COVID-19

The East Baton Rouge School Board was notified of three positive COVID-19 cases on the Woodlawn football team.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Scrimmages

LHSAA schools were able to start suiting up this week for scrimmages, which means the return of Sportsline Friday Nite. We also continued or list of the best 30 high school football players over the past 30 years.

  Sportsline Friday Nite returns at new time

Sportsline Friday Nite will be back on September 25 but at a new time. The segment will start at 10:10 p.m. for 2020. It will feature 25 minutes of scrimmages.

  BRPD holds blood drive in honor of DSHS football player Remy Hidalgo

The Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) is hosting a blood drive in honor of Remy Hildago, a Denham Springs High School football player, who died Friday, Sept. 18.

  WATCH: High School sports can resume in New Orleans; playgrounds will also open

Indoor and outdoor sports can resume in Orleans Parish

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: September to Remember - Week 3

The third week of September to Remember for Sportsline Friday Nite brought us a few more MAIS games and got us one week closer to LHSAA scrimmages.

  Remembering Remy: The gentle giant off the field who was full of love

While his stature was intimidating on the football field, it was the size of Remy’s heart that will be remembered by those who knew him.

  ‘This is not fair:’ Denham Springs football player dies following collapse at practice

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a beloved high schooler who collapsed at football practice on Tuesday.

La. Sports Hall of Fame announces 2021 induction class

There is quite the class for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame for 2021 with big names all over the place. One of those big names is former East Ascension and LSU superstar defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey.

LHSAA releases updated minimal guidelines for fall sports

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released updated minimal guidelines on Thursday, September 17 for fall sports during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Football players' suspension lifted after carrying thin blue line, thin red line flags onto field

The school says the players were told not to do it, but they did it anyway.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: September to Remember - Week 2

The second week of September to Remember for Sportsline Friday Nite saw a couple of more high school football games from the MAIS and the debut of the 30 for 30 segment.

  New Orleans Mayor: No fans at Saints games, no tailgating or second lines on city property

Mayor Latoya Cantrell says that New Orleans will remain in Phase 2 despite Governor John Bel Edwards' decision to allow the state to move into Phase 3 on Friday.

  High school football players begin contact drills

Thursday, Sept. 10 was a big day for high school football. Teams are finally allowed to do contact drills at practice.

Silliman cancels season-opener at Oak Forest due to players in COVID-19 quarantine

The day after lots of excitement in the world of Louisiana high school football, there has been another casualty of COVID-19, as the season-opener Silliman planned to play at Oak Forest on Friday, Sept. 11, has been canceled.

  LHSAA approves high school football contact practices; moves up official kickoff date

The LHSAA executive committee has approved a plan to allow high school football contact drills to begin pretty much immediately and voted to start the season a week earlier than proposed.

  High school volleyball in La. gets underway

High school volleyball began around Louisiana on Tuesday, September 8 and under the current guidelines, gym capacity is limited to a maximum of 50 people, including players and staff.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: September to Remember - Week 1

Louisiana high school football is still weeks away but teams in Mississippi have already hit the gridiron for competition and there are a few schools in the Bayou State that play within MAIS.

  La. high school football coaches share their thoughts on the start to the season

We caught up with some teams over the last few days that have been taking off Fridays waiting to find out if they’d actually see the benefit of their labor in nearly 100-degree heat indexes pay off with the chance to play.

  Bonine: ’It’s time to play football in Louisiana’

During a meeting on Friday, September 4 with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to determine if and when high school sports would begin specifically with football.

While Louisiana waits, Mississippi goes full steam ahead with prep football games

St. Stanislaus opens their 2020 regular season against St. Martin

  Mom’s Facebook post calling for high school football to start sooner goes viral; sons fear they won’t get to play

A Baton Rouge mom’s Facebook post, in which she expressed her frustration for the delay of high school football season in Louisiana due to Governor John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus restrictions, has gone viral.

Louisiana Attorney General: “It is time to turn on the Friday night lights”

Landry said he thinks it is safe for the players to start playing games. However, the LHSAA has previously said they will follow the state’s lead, only considering to start the season once it has reached phase three of reopening.

  La. State Reps, A.G. Landry want LHSAA to start high school football in October

A letter penned by a Louisiana State Representative has gained a considerable amount of support pushing for the start of the high school football season.

  LSU 2021 targets move up Rivals250 rankings

LSU currently has 17 commits in their 2021 class

  ’A 10,000 megawatt smile’ - Kirklin a key piece to LSU’s chemistry and camaraderie

Jontre Kirklin’s high school head coach, Dwain Jenkins, is very proud of the young man who directed Lutcher to back-to-back state championships in 2015 and 2016, saying that others have always gravitated to Kirklin’s big smile and personality.

  ’His love of the game’ - LSU WR Racey McMath has evolved into the total package, says high school coach

In a recent interview, Edna Karr head coach Brice Brown shared his thoughts on LSU wide receiver Racey McMath’s growth as a player and what also makes him special as a person.

  La. high school football coaches express concern about season status

The talk of Louisiana remaining in phase two and not moving forward is certainly unsettling to many who love high school football in this state, especially coaches, because it was essential to kick off the season in early October.

Entire HS football team in quarantine after positive virus tests in Kan.

The Blue Valley West football team is quarantining after three people associated with the program tested positive for COVID-19.

Newman’s Arch Manning ranked the No. 1 QB in the country for 2023 class

247 Sports ranks Manning the No. 5 overall prospect in the country

  Episcopal QB Dylan Mehrotra commits to UAB

Episcopal quarterback Dylan Mehrotra committed to UAB on Friday, August 15. He announced the decision on his Twitter account.

JPS cancels all sports and extracurricular activities for the Fall semester

The Jackson Public School District has announced that it will be canceling sports and extracurricular activities for the fall semester.

  Central Wildcats get new field turf

The Central Wildcats were hard at work on their practice field next to campus on Thursday, August 13, but down the road at Wildcat Stadium, the team has some fancy new “digs.”

Matthew Langlois commits to Kansas State

Catholic Point Coupee’s Matthew Langlois has committed to Kansas State. Langlois sent out the tweet on Sunday, August 9, to announce his commitment.

  LHSAA sends revised fall sports guidelines to coaches

The Louisiana High School Sports Athletic Association (LHSAA) sent a memo on Friday, August 7, to coaches outlining revised guidelines for fall sports pertaining to COVID-19.

  Former Southern baseball star hosts exhibition game to help players stay sharp

A sort of exhibition baseball game for Baton Rouge-area high schoolers, current college student-athletes, and post-college players to help them stay sharp on the diamond was held at Goldsby Field.

LHSAA schools prepare for new starting date for the regular season

The new target date is October 8th

LHSAA’s Eddie Bonine introduces ‘ambitious’ plan for 2020 football season

LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine issued a statement to member schools and media Wednesday outlining the upcoming high school football season. Week one is set to begin on October 8.

  Start of Louisiana’s high school football season delayed until Oct. 8-10

The LHSAA is planning for an eight-game regular season

  Brusly names new basketball court after former head coach Walt Lemoine

Longtime Brusly basketball coach Walt Lemoine, who has now moved to the principal’s office, was literally speechless at a ceremony where the court now bears his name at the brand new gym.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: East Iberville Tigers

The East Iberville Tigers and new head coach Justin Joseph are stop No. 48 for Sportsline Summer Camp.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: St. John Eagles

Stop No. 47 for Sportsline Summer Camp involves another trip across the Mississippi River to Plaquemine and a visit with the St. John Eagles.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Baker Buffaloes

Stop No. 46 for Sportsline Summer Camp took us to Baker for a visit with the Buffaloes, a program that made quite a jump last year.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Silliman Wildcats

Stop No. 45 for Sportsline Summer Camp is with the Silliman Wildcats, which play in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS).

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: St. Helena Hawks

The St. Helena College and Career Academy Hawks are stop No. 44 for Sportsline Summer Camp.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: White Castle Bulldogs

Stop No. 43 for Sportsline Summer Camp meant a trip to Iberville Parish to visit with the White Castle Bulldogs.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Northeast Vikings

The crew rounds out Week 6 of Sportsline Summer Camp by visiting the Northeast Vikings for stop No. 42.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Belaire Bengals

The Belaire Bengals and new head coach Byron Wade are stop No. 41 for Sportsline Summer Camp.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: East Feliciana Tigers

The East Feliciana Tigers and new head coach Darius Matthews are stop No. 40 for Sportsline Summer Camp.

  ‘We have no intention of cancelling fall sports’ - LHSAA exec. dir. writes letter to parents, athletes; offers timeline for start

LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine posted a letter on Wednesday, July 22, intended to let parents and athletes know the association is committed to fall sports.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Livonia Wildcats

Stop No. 39 for Sportsline Summer Camp is with the Livonia Wildcats and new head coach Josh Laborde, the former defensive coordinator at West Feliciana.