Sportsline Friday Nite

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: St. Thomas Aquinas Falcons

For our nightly look at the best in south Louisiana high school football with Sportsline Summer Camp, the crew headed down I-12 East to Hammond to visit with the Falcons of St. Thomas Aquinas.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: West Feliciana Saints

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Albany Hornets

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Istrouma Indians

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: East Ascension Spartans

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Independence Tigers

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: East Iberville Tigers

Continued Coverage

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Catholic High School Bears

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Central Wildcats

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Madison Prep Chargers

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Brusly Panthers

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Northeast Vikings

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: St. Helena Hawks

Amite, La. high school football player dies after practice

Terrance Allen, 15, died Tuesday after football practice

Ponchatoula QB T.J. Finley ready to showcase his talent at Elite 11

The Elite 11 competition starts June 28th

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Springfield Bulldogs

The Springfield Bulldogs are lifting weights, conditioning, and participating in 7-on-7 to develop team chemistry and break-in new players at the varsity level.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Catholic Pointe Coupee Hornets

The Hornets of Catholic Pointe Coupee are focused on making 2019 a memorable year for their football program.

  Chuck Wiley Camp promotes football, cheerleading, healthy lifestyle

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Walker Wildcats

  Sportsline Summer Camp is right around the corner

  4-star safety Major Burns from Madison Prep commits to LSU through emotional video

  NFL player Ron Leary uses football camp to inspire kids to strive for greatness

2 Baton Rouge-area high school football teams set to play in Battle on the Border IX

Louisiana football coaching icon Otis Washington dies; funeral arrangements set

Otis Washington, the former football head coach of Southern University in Baton Rouge and St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, passed away Friday. He was 80 years old.

Barbe’s Cecchini named National High School Baseball Coach of the Year

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.

  Derek Stingley Jr. receives ‘Mr. Football’ trophy

Derek Stingley Jr. received the 2018 Louisiana Sportswriters Association’s “Mr. Football” trophy Wednesday.

  Keilon Brown quietly leads Zachary football and baseball teams

Zachary High School is always competing for 5A titles in various sports and for the last three years, Keilon Brown has been a major part of the Broncos’ baseball and football programs.

  Paralyzed former football player Devon Gales hired as assistant coach at Georgia high school

Former Southern University Cornerback Devon Gales is heading back to the football field almost four years after he was paralyzed during a game.

Tigers lose 4-star football commitment

LSU’s 2020 football recruiting class took a hit Thursday night after University High’s Jaquelin Roy announced he had decommitted from the Tigers.

  U-High head football coach Chad Mahaffey accepts job at Walker

University Lab School football coach Chad Mahaffey is leaving the Cubs' program after nine straight winning seasons to take over as the Walker Wildcats new head coach.

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Prep stars announce their decisions

Wednesday is National Signing Day. It’s the final piece to the 2019 recruiting class puzzle.

  Southern sees strong finish on Signing Day for 2019 class

Southern head coach Dawson Odums only signed three recruits in December but added more than a dozen Wednesday to finish with a strong 2019 signing class.

Signing Day announcement times change for Amite’s Sopsher and Lee

LSU could very well end up with one of the nation’s premier recruiting classes if Coach O can land two highly sought after Amite High School stars,

  Parkview Baptist hires former Christian Life and Louisville standout Stefan LeFors

Former Christian Life Crusaders and Louisville Cardinals star quarterback Stefan LeFors is coming home to be the head football coach at Parkview Baptist.

  Nick Saban stops by Walker High to recruit

Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban made a stop at Walker High School Tuesday morning

Southern gains commitment from St. Martinville High football star

St. Martinville High School running back Travien Benjamin has committed to Southern.

  U-High running back Mike Hollins wins 2018 Warrick Dunn Award as Sportsline Player of the Year

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.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Derek Stingley Jr. - Dunham DB, WR, KR

Some people are calling Dunham’s Derek Stingley Jr. a “once in a generation” type of a talent.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Kardell Thomas - Southern Lab OL

Southern Lab senior Kardell Thomas, an LSU football early signee in December, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Warrick Dunn Award that goes to the Sportsline Player of the Year.

Jay Mayet resigns as Parkview Baptist head football coach

Jay Mayet, the head football coach at Parkview Baptist, has resigned.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Amani Gilmore - Amite QB

Amani Gilmore from Amite has been named a Warrick Dunn award Finalist after leading the Warriors to the LHSAA Class 2A State Championship, the school’s first title in 14 years.

McKinley High hires new head football coach

McKinley High has hired veteran coach Richard Oliver to lead the Panther football team moving forward.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Tyrion Davis - Southern Lab RB

Southern Lab running back Tyrion Davis has been making plays for the Kittens for what feels like forever now. He’s a 2019 Warrick Dunn Award finalist.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Chandler Whitfield - Zachary WR/KR

Zachary didn’t fall behind much this season, but if and when the Broncos did, Chandler Whitfield felt like that was his time to shine and turn things in the right direction.

Baton Rouge area high school football players sign with universities

Many high school football players are taking advantage of the National Signing Day early period and inking with the universities of their choice.

Trosclair out as head coach at Ascension Catholic High School after feud with administration

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.

  Sportsline Players of the Week: U-High RB Mike Hollins and Amite QB Amani Gilmore

The high school football season is now complete and with it, our final player of the week, or in this case, players of the week.

  Zachary High captures 5A state title in thrilling victory over West Monroe

Before Zachary hoisted their second consecutive 5A championship trophy, there was a critical moment in the Superdome

  U-High wins first ever back-to-back state championships in school history

The Cubs defeated the St. Thomas More Cougars 55-46.

Amite beats Welsh in 2A title game, 47-20

It wasn't the end Welsh seniors hoped for, but its back-to-back dome appearances is plenty to be proud of.

Kentwood claims 1A crown

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.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Zachary QB Kelion Brown & WR Chandler Whitfield

The Broncos may have the offensive weapons to not only score against West Monroe, but win.

  Kentwood Kangaroos aiming for 9th state championship

The Kanagroos take on No. 1 seed Oak Grove Thursday at noon in the Class 1A State Championship game.

  Dunham’s Derek Stingley named finalist for National Player of the Year

Stingley averaged 28 yards per catch, had 27 career interceptions and recorded a 3.57 GPA.

  Sportsline Throwback memories from the 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.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Ascension Catholic RB Jai Williams

Torrential downpours, sloppy fields, Vermilion Catholic’s defense - no problems. None of that would stop Jai Williams from getting Ascension Catholic back to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Playoffs Week 3 Scores: 2018

Scores for the games played on Friday, November 23.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Zachary WR Chandler Whitfield

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.

Playoffs Week 1 Scores: 2018

Scores for the games played on Friday, November 16.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Parkview Athlete Dustin Philippe

WAFB is proud to present Parkview Baptist with our Sportsline Player of the Week award in the name of senior athlete, Dustin Philippe.

Several Sportsline teams advance to LHSAA playoffs

U-High and Southern Lab finish the season as top seeds in their divisions

Playoffs Week 1 Scores: 2018

Scores for the games played on Friday, November 9.

Ascension Parish authorities warn possible pranksters to ‘keep it clean and lawful’ for EA vs. St. Amant game

Halloween is not the only the time of year when pranksters try to flex their creative muscles, but also during the East Ascension vs. St. Amant game, according to Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.

Week 9 Scores: 2018

Scores for the games played on Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Episcopal RB Austin Jemison

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.

SU Lab stars, LSU commits receive All-American Bowl jerseys

Wednesday was a big day for a pair of Southern Lab Kittens.

Week 8 Scores: 2018

Scores for the games played on Thursday, October 18, and Friday, October 19.

  Adam Sandler’s stuntman recalls filming of ‘The Waterboy’

As the U-High Cubs don limited edition SCLSU Mud Dogs uniforms, U-High Dad Michael Papajohn recalls working as Adam Sandler's stunt double in the 1998 film "The Waterboy."

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Zachary QB Keilon Brown

The Week 7 Sportsline Player of the Week award took us to a school that’s become a power under head coach David Brewerton and won two state championships in recent years.

  UHigh stars receive All-America jerseys

UHigh stars Jordan Clark and Bryton Constantin were presented their Under Armour All-America game jerseys Wednesday afternoon.

U-High to become fictional Mud Dogs team from ‘The Waterboy’ for film’s 20th anniversary

The University High football team has partnered with the athletic apparel company Adidas to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the 1998 film “The Waterboy.”

Week 7 Scores: 2018

Scores for the games played on Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12.

  Couple donates $62k to McKinley High athletics department

The administration, faculty, staff, and students at McKinley High School are thanking a very generous couple after they donated tens of thousands of dollars to the school’s athletics department.

Week 6 Scores: 2018

Scores for the games played on Thursday, October 4, and Friday, October 5.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: UHigh RB Mike Hollins

Defending Division II champion UHigh continues to roll through its 2018 schedule and with the win over Zachary last Friday, the Cubs are now on an 18-game winning streak dating back to last season.

Week 5 Scores: 2018

Here are the final scores for games played

2018 SportslineTBT - Week 5

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.

  Sportsline Players of the Week: Catholic’s O-Line and RB Joshua Parker

9Sports is proud to honor the Catholic High offensive line and running back Joshua Parker as Sportsline Players of the Week.

  Week 4 Scores: 2018

Here are the final scores for games played Thursday September 20, and Friday September 21.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Ascension Catholic RB Jai Williams

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.

  Week 3 Scores: 2018

Here are the final scores for games played Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14.