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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Though the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) says it has no plans to cancel sports seasons this fall, a string of bad weeks in the state’s fight against the coronavirus may force schools to delay or cancel some games.
LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine provides some much needed clarification on his phase four, while St. James head coach Robert Valdez explains what needs to happen for football to be possible this fall.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released an updated statement on Wednesday, July 8, about fall sports related to COVID-19. The LHSAA said it is fully committed to the safe return of fall sports.
Officials with the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) say they are reviewing a letter from State Sen. Cleo Fields (D-Baton Rouge) which called for all athletic activities to be canceled for K through 12 public schools through December due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stop No. 17 for Sportsline Summer Camp is with the Plaquemine Green Devils on Thursday, July 2, which is a special day for head coach Paul Distefano. The 9Sports team would like to wish Distefano a very happy birthday.