Sportsline Friday Nite


Stop No. 28 for Sportsline Summer Camp takes us to one of the most tradition-rich programs in the state of Louisiana - the Lutcher Bulldogs.


  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Ascension Catholic Bulldogs





Continued Coverage


Jennings RB Trevor Etienne picks up offer from Clemson

  Zachary WR Chris Hilton talks about why he committed to LSU

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Scotlandville Hornets

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Plaquemine Green Devils

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Parkview Baptist Eagles


The No. 16 stop for the Sportsline Summer Camp tour around high school football was with the McKinley Panthers. The coaching staff is entering its second season.


Stop No. 15 for Sportsline Summer Camp was with the Live Oak Eagles. There was nothing but good vibes in Watson, as the Eagles are under new leadership in first-year head coach Blane Westmoreland.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Madison Prep Chargers

The Madison Prep Chargers round out the first two weeks of Sportsline Summer Camp stops at south Louisiana high school football programs.


Stop No. 13 for the Sportsline Summer Camp tour around high school football in the Capital area was with the Istrouma Indians.



  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: East Ascension Spartans

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Denham Springs Yellowjackets

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: St. Michael Warriors


  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Dutchtown Griffins

Stop No. 6 for Sportsline Summer Camp 2020 was in Geismar with the Griffins of Dutchtown. The freshmen who started with head coach Guy Mistretta in 2017, after he replaced Benny Saia, are now seniors.


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.


The Central Wildcats are trying to ride the momentum they created in 2019, starting the season with seven straight wins, right into 2020.

  SPORTSLINE SUMMER CAMP: Central Private Redhawks

Day 3 of Sportsline Summer Camp took the 9Sports team to Central Private, where the Redhawks are getting ready for their second year in the Louisiana High School Athletics Association.


Sportsline Summer Camp stop No. 2 was a visit to the Catholic High Bears, last year’s Division I runners-up. Catholic has beefed up the schedule with a game against IMG Academy out of Florida.


The Broadmoor Bucs kicked off Sportsline Summer Camp for 2020 on Monday, June 15.

John Curtis, Holy Cross deny breaking LHSAA rules

As high school programs get anxious to take the field again, two deny any wrongdoing.

  Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux canceled for 2020

The prestigious national camp will resume in June 2021 where it will celebrate its 25th anniversary

  Organizers forced to cancel Louisiana Lineman Camp due to COVID-19 restrictions

Pete Jenkins and organizers of one of the biggest lineman camps in the country announced Friday, May 22 they would not be holding the annual Louisiana Lineman Camp this June.

LHSAA to Allow Extra Practice

LHSAA Ruilings on athletics, football practice starting early and extra eligibility

  Broadmoor star turns ICU hero

Dr. Richard’s training through a life lived on a different field has prepared him for his biggest test yet.

  ‘He wanted to be the best:’ Coach remembers Tara High football star killed in shooting

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.

  Tara High star athlete killed in weekend shooting

Gunfire in an apartment in the 3340 block of O’Neal Lane killed Terry Delaney, 17, and left a second person in critical condition Sunday, Feb. 23.

Catholic High set to host national powerhouse IMG Academy in 2020

The Catholic High football team has released its schedule for the 2020 season and it includes a game hosting a national powerhouse.

  Select/Non-select schools remain split after proposals fail to receive two-thirds vote at LHSAA Annual Convention

A proposal to once again combine schools for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association received more votes in favor of it but did not reach the two-thirds threshold for passage.

  2019 Warrick Dunn Award recipient announced

The annual Sportsline Player of the Year Awards banquet was held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.

  Newman QB Arch Manning named 2019 National Freshman Football Player of the Year

Manning racked up 2,407 yards passing, with 34 TD passes in his freshman campaign

  Throwback Thursday: 1989 - the season that inspired the creation of Sportsline Friday Nite

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 - Central QB

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.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Desmond Windon - Baker RB

In a game sometimes dominated by big men, Baker running back Desmond Windon used his size to his advantage.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Steven McBride - East Ascension WR

Wide receiver Steven McBride has been the same kind of weapon for his offense at East Ascension. He’s our eighth Warrick Dunn Award finalist.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Josh Parker - Catholic RB

One of our top prep performers in 2019 and a finalist for Sportsline Player of the Year is 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back Josh Parker, who wore the Catholic High uniform just like Warrick Dunn.

  Eagles win 2019 Red Stick Bowl over Patriots

Lots of Baton Rouge-area football talent gathered in Zachary on Saturday, Dec. 21 for the annual Red Stick Bowl, which has been put on for so many years by Barrett Murphy and company.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Shamar Smith - St. James QB

Listed at six-foot, 190 pounds, St. James quarterback Shamar Smith packs a punch.


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.

  Ponchatoula QB T.J. Finley signs with LSU

The 6′7″ Finley threw for 2,736 yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior season

  Sportsline Player of the Week: St. James QB Shamar Smith (Championships)

Our final Sportsline Player of the Week went to the explosive playmaker who was the catalyst for the St. James Wildcats Class 3A state championship victory over Jennings.

Herman Boone, immortalized in ‘Remember the Titans,’ dies at 84

Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film “Remember the Titans,” has died at the age of 84.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Keilon Brown - Zachary QB

Following in the footsteps of a state championship winning quarterback is never easy and could be even more daunting at just 15 years old but that’s the position Keilon Brown was in back in 2016.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Jackson Thomas - Catholic QB

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.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Jai Williams - Ascension Catholic RB

When he started his prep career as an Ascension Catholic running back, Jai Williams’ first two games did not go so well. He averaged just 20 yards a game but things would change.

  St. James captures first state championship in 40 years; White Castle and Catholic Pointe Coupee finish as runners-up

Congratulations to head coach Robert Valdez and his St. James Wildcats on winning their first state championship since 1979. Two other area teams finished as runners-up.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: White Castle QB/SS Javier Batiste (Semifinals, Championships)

Javier Batiste led White Castle to the Superdome through his play on both sides of the ball in the semifinal game against Oberlin.

Coach Saban makes appearance at Walker High School

While LSU was out practicing for the Peach Bowl, Nick Saban was visiting a local high school.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Playoffs (Semifinals, Championships)

We have now reached the semifinal round for non-select schools and the championships for the select ones.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Catholic Pointe Coupee Athlete Matthew Langlois (Playoffs - 3rd Round)

Matthew Langlois, who helped get Catholic Pointe Coupee to reach its first title game since 1978, is this week’s Sportsline Player of the Week.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Playoffs (3rd Round)

We are now deep into the playoffs. It is the quarterfinals for the non-select schools and semifinals for select ones.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Brusly RB Josh Westly (Playoffs - 2nd Round)

In Brusly’s 34-20 win over Marksville, junior running back Josh Westly applied most of the pressure. He ran for a total of 279 yards and three touchdowns.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Playoffs (2nd Round)

We’re now in the second round of the playoffs, which means the matchups are tougher and the stakes are higher.

Brett Beard named football head coach at Denham Springs

Brett Beard is leaving Live Oak High School but he isn’t going far.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Episcopal RB Ryan Armwood (Playoffs - 1st Round)

The Episcopal Knights are on to the quarterfinals after their 51-point shutout win over Northlake Christian behind a great effort by running back Ryan Armwood.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Playoffs (1st Round)

The next season is here ... playoffs. It’s the first round and everyone is fighting to keep the season alive.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Zachary RB RJ Allen (Week 10)

The final week of the high school football season saw an outstanding performance by one of the area’s powerhouse programs.

LHSAA releases high school football playoff brackets

The regular season for Louisiana high school football has ended and it is now time for the playoffs.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 10

It is Week 10, the final week of the regular season of high school football.

  Throwback Thursday: 11/7/2019

Here are some videos from years past that were put together by the 9Sports team. Enjoy.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Zachary QB Keilon Brown (Week 9)

He was taking snaps with the varsity as an eighth-grader and 4.5 years later, Zachary’s Keilon Brown has earned another Sportsline Player of the Week award for leading the Broncos past Central.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 9

It’s Week 9 of the high school football season. The playoff picture is getting much clearer at this point.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Madison Prep QB Zeon Chriss (Week 8)

Behind a five-touchdown performance by quarterback Zeon Chriss, Madison Prep blanked U-High in Week 8 of the high school football season.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 8

It’s Week 8, so it is gut-check times for several teams that want to make it to the post-season.

Several high school football games moved in anticipation of heavy rain Friday

Multiple Sportsline Friday Nite high school football games have been rescheduled due to the threat for rain Friday, Oct. 25.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: Catholic Pointe Coupee S/RB Micah Cifreo

Catholic Pointe Coupee’s defense stifled Opelousas Catholic, forcing four interceptions in the Hornets’ 44-10 win over the Vikings.

Southern University Laboratory School reschedules homecoming game

Southern University Laboratory School has announced they will be rescheduling their homecoming game according to school officials.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 7

It’s Week 7 of the high school football season, which means some teams are desperately trying to keep their playoff hopes alive.

  Sportsline Player of the Week: St. Michael RB Codi Williams (Week 6)

A huge part of St. Michael's victory over Plaquemine was versatile running back, Codi Williams. The junior finished the evening with 123 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.

  2019 Sportsline Friday Nite: Week 6

It’s Week 6 of the high school football season, so the games are getting more serious and important.

  Throwback Thursday: 10/10/2019

Here are some videos from years past that were put together by the 9Sports team for Throwback Thursday. Enjoy.

  Sportsline Players of the Week: Catholic QB Jackson Thomas and Catholic WR Jalen Toaston (Week 5)

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.