Football Friday

  McDonogh 35’s Tariq Jones preps for more big sacks in 2020

‘We have no intention of cancelling fall sports’ - LHSAA exec. dir. writes letter to parents, athletes; offers timeline for start

  Jamarian Henderson can do it all for McDonogh 35’s defense

  Jalen Thomas prepares for 2020 season on his own

AHSAA to return to play with no delay

  St. Aug QB Kendell Sampson excels by ground and air

Continued Coverage

  Defensive lineman Jameian Buxton pulls in LSU offer at 14-years old

  La. must flatten the curve again for high school sports to start

  Byron Turner preparing for another season of big-time sacks

  LHSAA clarifies ‘Phase Four’ statement regarding high school football

  Humble, hard-working Arch Manning sets foundation for upcoming success at Newman

  Spann delivers all over the defensive backfield for Curtis

  Tulane likes versatility of Holy Cross RB Jaden Handy

Handy is a Tulane 2021 commit

  Buddy Taylor takes the QB reigns at John Curtis

Collin Guggenheim just finished a 4-year stint as the starting QB

Louisiana governor, lawmakers oppose canceling school sports

Gov. John Bel Edwards and a majority of state House members oppose a state senator’s call for the cancellation of public school athletics this fall despite Louisiana’s surging coronavirus outbreak.

MHSAA director Don Hinton talks return of high school sports

The MHSAA is meeting next week to work out what fall sports will look like when school resumes next month.

LHSAA says it is fully committed to fall sports

  Easton WR Casey Cain hungry for a big senior year

  Versatile Karr defensive tackle Tygee Hill catching the eyes of LSU

  Rummel LB Kolbe Fields wants back-to-back state titles

  QB John Dade Wooton fired up for last ride with Holy Cross

  Jai Eugene, Jr. making a name for himself on the other side of the ball

  QB DeVon Tott leads Mandeville into promising 2020 season

Tott is a two-year starter for the Skippers

  Logan Diggs is “Mr. Versatility” for Rummel

Diggs will be a senior this fall

  Ehret LB Andrew Jones ready to disrupt opponents’ gameplan’s around the state

Jones is committed to Memphis

  Ja’Marian Peterson is a leader on and off the field for DLS

Peterson has offers from Indiana, Washington State, Memphis, Tulane, Purdue, Boston College to name a few

  Holy Cross DE Barryn Sorrell preparing for big senior season

Sorrell is committed to Northwestern University

  You’ll see a lot of Tyrese Johnson this fall for BTW

Johnson will play WR, RB, and QB for the Lions

  WSJ linebacker Kailep Edwards preparing for big 2020 season

Edwards is 2022 recruit

  LSU is one of the favorites to land the No. 1 safety in the country

Ryan's cousin is LSU legend Kevin Faulk

  Landry-Walker QB Justin Hudson envisioning productive senior season

LW opens the regular season against John F. Kennedy

  St. James football begins practice with COVID-19 preparations

The defending champion Wildcats begin practice while taking all of the proper safety precautions.

  Easton defensive tackle Shone Washington: ‘LSU is my dream school to be at'

Washington is considered one of the top defensive tackles in the country for the class of '22

Fontainebleau RB Iverson Celestine primed for big offensive numbers in 2020

Celestine holds offers from Tulane, Virginia, and Utah

LHSAA explains how schools will be monitored after extended school year period

Just like every sports organization, the LHSAA is trying to navigate uncharted waters when it comes to getting its sports programs back up and running and unlike major college programs or professional teams, high schools tend to have various infrastructure challenges.

  John Curtis, Holy Cross deny breaking LHSAA rules

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

  AJ Johnson bulking up for junior season at Nemwan

Johnson holds numerous offers including Florida State, Georgia, and Alabama

  Lynarise Elpheage, Jr. electrifies Carver’s offense

Elpheage will be a senior this fall

  John Ehret safety Kaine Williams commits to Alabama

Williams is a 4-star recruit

LHSAA announces date for summer workouts to begin

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) had planned to have its summer rules go into effect May 17 but voted unanimously Wednesday, May 13 to push it back.

  Wayne Reese, Sr. remembered as a legendary coach, and a superhero father

Wayne Reese never actually wore a cape but to his family, and the young football players he coached for almost five decades, he definitely had Clark Kent-like qualities.

LHSAA to Allow Extra Practice

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

  LSU achieves recruiting head start with Ponchatoula star Jacoby Mathews

Mathews is being recruited to play safety in college

  LSU makes final three list for Ehret safety Kaine Williams

Rivals recruiting service ranks Williams the 4th best safety in the country

  Jyaire Brown on his way to becoming the next great cornerback at Easton

Brown is a sophomore for the Eagles

  LSU keeps an eye on St. James WR Shazz Preston

Preston one of the top receivers in the country for the class of'22

  LSU and other big-time programs impressed with DT Maason’s Smith size and speed

Smith is a 6'5", 320-pound defensive tackle at Terrebonne High

  Rummel QB Kyle Wickersham focusing on reloading for 2020

Wickersham and the Raiders went 13-0 in 2019

Destrehan head football coach Steve Robicheaux retires

Robicheaux won two state titles as the head coach at Destrehan

Six football recruits from Louisiana make the Rivals250 2021 list

Defensive tackle Maason Smith out of Terrebonne is 6th overall

Joe Chango resigns as head football coach at Country Day

His squad went to the state semifinals back-to-back years under his guidance

  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

  Ponchatoula QB T.J. Finley signs with LSU

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

Karr Cougars win fourth consecutive state championship

It was a battle for the ages in the Class 4A championship game.

  St. James caps undefeated season with first state title in 40 years

St. James won their fifth state title in school history with a 51-14 domination of Jennings Friday night in the Superdome to hoist the Class 3A trophy.

Overtime Podcast #118 - Triple Coverage, Week 15

Saints regrouping to host Colts after ceding NFC control, LSU enjoying awards season after being named #1 for CFP Semifinals and High School's final weekend has 4 local teams in state title games

  Destrehan advances to Class 5A Championship game with win over Haughton

Destrehan’s winning streak extends to seven games with a convincing Class 5A semifinals win over Haughton, 27-17. Senior running back Kyle Edwards scored three touchdowns on the night with the fourth coming from a Damarious Jackson-Quincy Brown connection.

  Rummel wins Division I state championship over Catholic, 14-10

Rummel wins Division one state championship

  Easton, Karr set to square off once again in Class 4A championship

The rematch for the Class 4A state title game is all set.

Brother Martin High School Football Coach survives heart scare

Brother Martin High School Football Coach Mark Bonis was taken to a hospital in Slidell for an emergency coronary artery bypass, according to his wife.

Overtime Podcast #115 - Triple Coverage, Week 14

December is upon the football season in South Louisiana and that means high-stakes matchups at every level. From the Saints’ NFC showdown with the 49ers to LSU, Nicholls and Southeastern all into postseason play and the fourth week of the high school playoffs, this episode has it all.

  Destrehan upsets West Monroe to advance to Class 5A Semifinals

Destrehan won their sixth straight game is now two wins away from a Class 5A championship as they handed West Monroe a 20-17 defeat with a walk-off field goal by William Bryant. The Wildcats will advance to host #11 Haughton in the semifinals with a matchup against the winner of #1 Acadiana and #5 Z

Overtime Podcast #111 - Triple Coverage, Week 13

The Saints and LSU both have vengeance on their minds for similar reasons while Tulane is hoping to finish the regular season strong. Meanwhile, Nicholls and Southeastern are set to host playoff games and the high school postseason is is narrowing the field.

Brother Martin vs. Rummel is among some big matchups in Week 3 of prep football playoffs

John Curtis travels to Catholic (BR)

  Destrehan and Mandeville advance to Class 5A quarterfinals

Greater New Orleans will have two schools among the final eight of Class 5A after Mandeville upset their second straight team in #3 Alexandria while Destrehan beat their second straight northshore opponent in #23 Covington.

  Arch Manning makes postseason debut with Newman hosting Dunham

Manning threw 34 TD passes in the regular season

Overtime Podcast #107 - Triple Coverage, Week 12

The Saints have a clear path to winning the NFC South by Thanksgiving while LSU remains #1, Tulane is hoping for a program-defining win, Nicholls and Southeastern are set for a high-stakes River Bell Classic and round two of the high school playoffs are upon us.

  Destrehan powers past Ponchatoula behind 5 TD runs from Kyle Edwards

Ponchatoula QB T.J. Finley accounted for four TD's in the contest

  St. Paul’s upsets Holy Cross in Division I slugfest, 9-7

Defense ruled the day in St. Paul’s 9-7 win over Holy Cross. The Wolves utilized three safeties and a field goal to inch past seventh-seeded Holy Cross.

  FOX 8 Football Friday “Game of the Week” preview: Ponchatoula at Destrehan

FOX 8 Football Friday kicks off at 10:35 p.m.

Landry-Walker football coaching staff placed on probation, suspended after investigation into ineligible players

The news comes after Landry-Walker was forced to forfeit their win against Belle Chasse High School on Friday.

Overtime Podcast #103 - Triple Coverage, Week 11

The Saints are looking to bounce back from a baffling loss while South Louisiana’s college football teams are red hot and the high school playoffs are getting underway. Overtime #103 goes in depth on all of the football action on deck for the middle of November.

Rummel, Lakeshore, St. James, and West St. John grab 1-seeds in LHSAA football playoffs

De La Salle garners the No. 2 seed in the Division II playoffs

  St. James finishes off perfect season with win over E.D. White

St. James clinched a perfect season in style as they beat E.D. White Friday night, 38-7.

  Destrehan upsets Hahnville in regular season finale

Destrehan will enter the Class 5A playoffs riding a 3-game win streak after beating Hahnville in the last week of the regular season, 23-21. After falling to 4-3, the Wildcats beat Thibodaux and Central Lafourche before Friday night’s dramatic win over the Tigers.

  Rummel and John Curtis finish regular season with big wins

One week after Rummel topped John Curtis in a battle of unbeatens, the Raiders secured a perfect regular season by beating Jesuit, 27-0. Meanwhile, the Patriots got back on track with a 36-3 win over Brother Martin.

  Carver beats Lusher, 56-14

The win boosts Carver’s chances of hosting a game in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

  De La Salle beats Thomas Jefferson, 42-0

The Cavaliers improve to 6-3, including a 4-game win streak heading into the postseason. DLS will now wait for their Division II playoff seeding to be announced Sunday.

  Edna Karr finishes regular season with win over Helen Cox

Brice Brown’s team improved to 7-2 but could face a trip to Neville if they make it to the semifinals. They are currently 3rd in the LHSAA Power Ratings. The full brackets will be released Sunday.

Overtime Podcast #99 - Triple Coverage, Week 10

It’s rivalry week in South Louisiana as the Saints host the Falcons and LSU travels to Alabama. The 99th episode of the FOX 8 Overtime Podcast delves into what to expect from the Saints after their bye week, lessons learned from the first College Football Playoff rankings and how the Tigers match up