Though the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) says it has no plans to cancel sports seasons this fall, a string of bad weeks in the state’s fight against the coronavirus may force schools to delay or cancel some games.
LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine provides some much needed clarification on his phase four, while St. James head coach Robert Valdez explains what needs to happen for football to be possible this fall.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released an updated statement on Wednesday, July 8, about fall sports related to COVID-19. The LHSAA said it is fully committed to the safe return of fall sports.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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