Five schools in the FOX 8 viewing area vying for state football championships this weekend

Five schools in the FOX 8 viewing area vying for state football championships this weekend
QB Lance Legendre and Easton are looking for their first state title since 1942. (Source: Nola.com)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The FOX 8 viewing area will be represented by five schools this weekend in the LHSAA football state championships.

The Kentwood Kangaroos will kick things off on Thursday when they meet up with Oak Grove at 12 p.m. The ‘Roos star player is 4-star wide receiver Trey Palmer. The wideout is verbally committed to LSU. This summer FOX 8’s Chris Hagan caught up with Palmer before his senior season.

Prep football preview: Kentwood WR Trey Palmer

Amite hasn’t won a state title since 2004. On Friday, The Warriors will try to end that drought against Welsh. The Greyhounds won state in 2017. Amite has 4-star receiver Devonta Lee on offense, and 5-star defensive lineman Ishmael Sopsher on defense.

LSU and Alabama are both fighting for the services of Amite's Ishmael Sopsher
Crimson Tide and the Tigers have their eyes on Amite WR Devonta Lee

John Curtis is looking for their first state title since 2013. Standing in their way, Catholic High out of Baton Rouge. Catholic beat the Patriots in the Dome last season.

John Curtis returns to the Dome after beating Evangel, 56-34

The biggest game of local interest, takes place Saturday when Easton-Karr play at 3:30 p.m. Karr beat Easton in the regular season, 21-20. The Cougars are going for a three-peat. Easton is looking for their first state title since 1942.

Easton headed to the Dome after beating Leesville, 54-14

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