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.
In October of 2015, the Belaire High School Bengals had a 5-3 record and were turning heads in high school football, but since then, a scandal and just five wins in more than three seasons has these Bengals on Sportsline Summer Camp hungry for any kind of success.
Stop No. 43 of Sportsline Summer Camp was at Broadmoor, where the Buccaneers have stepped down from Class 5A to Class 4 and are hoping their hard work this summer results in an improved record from a 1-9 season in 2018.
Southern Lab is the first school in 12 years of the Warrick Dunn award to have two finalists for Sportsline Player of the Year sign with LSU. Now, the Kittens have to figure out their future without them and 11 other senior starters who are also on their way to college.