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.
As high school football programs around the state get into the routine of summer workouts, the 9Sports team is continuing its annual tradition of Sportsline Summer Camp and working its way through team previews.
One of the biggest jolts of the offseason was Live Oak coach Brett Beard leaving the Eagles for Livingston Parish rival Denham Springs. Some of the Yellowjacket players said they were surprised by the news.
With its quarterfinal win over Newman, the Dunham School finished last season with the program’s deepest run in 15 years. Many of those pieces have moved on, leading to a 2020 team that, on paper, is young.
For the second night in a row on Sportsline Summer Camp, the featured team is a 5A power trying to replace a Warrick Dunn Award finalist at quarterback. The Zachary Broncos have arguably been the top high school football program in the state over the last five years.
Terry Delaney III, a football star at Tara High School was shot and killed on Feb. 23. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office are still trying to find the person responsible for his death.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.