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.
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.