East Ascension was stop No. 22 for Sportsline Summer Camp heading into our 30th season and the Spartans might just be the school’s most talented team since we started back in 1990, rivaling those great teams of the 80s that sent Andrew Glover to Grambling and the NFL.
The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) announced Thursday that Cecchini was named its National High School Baseball Coach of the Year. On Tuesday, Cecchini led Barbe to its 10th state championship as the Bucs are currently ranked No. 7 in the USA TODAY Super 25 national rankings.
In one of the closest races in the 12-year history of the award, U-High running back Mike Hollins has edged out a star-studded cast of finalists to win the 2018 Warrick Dunn Award as WAFB’s Sportsline Player of the Year.
Drey Trosclair, who just finished his fourth season as head football coach at Ascension Catholic, is no longer employed by the school. The 28-year-old was asked to step down Wednesday morning after issues with administration at the school came to a head.
Kentwood’s defense held No.1 seed Oak Grove, which averaged more than 40 points a game, to just one offensive touchdown and rolled to the LHSAA Class 1A title 40-21 Thursday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
U-High, Catholic and Zachary try to repeat as LHSAA Football champions this weekend, and the Cubs could make it a special anniversary celebration for Saints' assistant coach Brad Banta and his 1988 University Lab School team, which took the Class 1A title 35-6 over Haynesville.
Zachary wide receiver Chandler Whitfield played a big part in last year’s second state title in three years and was at it again Friday night against Hahnville, catching 8 passes for 212 yards and an 85-yard touchdown.
Episcopal senior running back Austin Jemison rushed for 190 yards and three touchdowns, including one for 89 yards, in the Knights' 34-14 win over the Buffaloes. The game put him over 1,200 yards for the season.
During the fifth week of Sportsline Throwback Thursday in 2018, we take you around the area for games featuring East Ascension, Dutchtown, Redemptorist, St. Amant, Lutcher, E.D. White, St. James, and Donaldsonville.
The Week 3 Sportsline Player of the Week award took us to Donaldsonville and the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs. Junior running back Jai Williams was leaned on early and often, which resulted in record-setting numbers.