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  • Touchdown Live Jamboree schedules

    Touchdown Live Jamboree schedules

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-08-23 19:56:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    With the start of the high school football season beginning next week, the teams get one last dress rehearsal with their jamboree game. Many local jamborees have had to switch up its date due to impending weather. List of the jamborees are below. All dates are subject to change. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    With the start of the high school football season beginning next week, the teams get one last dress rehearsal with their jamboree game. Many local jamborees have had to switch up its date due to impending weather. List of the jamborees are below. All dates are subject to change. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - East Beauregard Trojans

    TDL: Two-A-Days - East Beauregard Trojans

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-08-23 19:47:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    East Beauregard continued its impressive run under head coach Gordy Glaser in 2016. The Trojans have won at least eight games, each of the past four seasons. The Trojans will now face a tougher road to the playoffs with a bump up to class 2A. "These kids have stepped up. We're getting to see a lot through the practices so were excited with what we're seeing there. But we still have a lot of work to do though." East Beauregard brings back thirteen starters from last ye...More >>
    East Beauregard continued its impressive run under head coach Gordy Glaser in 2016. The Trojans have won at least eight games, each of the past four seasons. The Trojans will now face a tougher road to the playoffs with a bump up to class 2A. "These kids have stepped up. We're getting to see a lot through the practices so were excited with what we're seeing there. But we still have a lot of work to do though." East Beauregard brings back thirteen starters from last ye...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Grand Lake Hornets

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Grand Lake Hornets

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:13:28 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    It's a tough process to build a football program. The Hornets of Grand Lake have found that out in the team's first four years of existence. "We have consistently increased our wins each and every year," said head coach Chad Lavergne. "Our kids are starting to learn the game and play a lot more physical, it's just that we half to find a way to finish strong and finish healthy." Last year was a season of building blocks for Grand Lake. Despite a 4-7 reco...More >>
    It's a tough process to build a football program. The Hornets of Grand Lake have found that out in the team's first four years of existence. "We have consistently increased our wins each and every year," said head coach Chad Lavergne. "Our kids are starting to learn the game and play a lot more physical, it's just that we half to find a way to finish strong and finish healthy." Last year was a season of building blocks for Grand Lake. Despite a 4-7 reco...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Oberlin Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Oberlin Tigers

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:01:06 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    What a difference a year has made for Oberlin. The Tigers entered 2016 with uncertainty, and now, Oberlin is on the prowl to defend its district title. "We know that we have a target on our back now, so you know that every practice is not just going to be laying around," said quarterback James Kirklin. "We're going to make every practice as hard as we can." The change for Oberlin a year ago, started with head coach Durell Peloquin. After seeing him...More >>
    What a difference a year has made for Oberlin. The Tigers entered 2016 with uncertainty, and now, Oberlin is on the prowl to defend its district title. "We know that we have a target on our back now, so you know that every practice is not just going to be laying around," said quarterback James Kirklin. "We're going to make every practice as hard as we can." The change for Oberlin a year ago, started with head coach Durell Peloquin. After seeing him...More >>
  • Former LSU QB, head coach of Southern Lab Marcus Randall fired

    Former LSU QB, head coach of Southern Lab Marcus Randall fired

    Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall tells 9Sports he was terminated as head football coach at Southern Lab Tuesday, August 22 just before the LHSAA and school officials held a news conference charging his program with rules violations.

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    Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall tells 9Sports he was terminated as head football coach at Southern Lab Tuesday, August 22 just before the LHSAA and school officials held a news conference charging his program with rules violations.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Arthur Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Arthur Tigers

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-08-22 03:19:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Lake Arthur Tigers are coming off a 5-6 season and lose a chunk of starters to graduation. The Tigers must now adapt.   "We have to replace a lot and we don't have a whole lot of experience. Main concern is depth, we don't have a whole lot of depth." "We had a lot of good seniors last year that helped us, but we do have some good guys stepping up and taking their sports this year and I think we're going to do alright with them." The Tigers were expected...More >>
    The Lake Arthur Tigers are coming off a 5-6 season and lose a chunk of starters to graduation. The Tigers must now adapt.   "We have to replace a lot and we don't have a whole lot of experience. Main concern is depth, we don't have a whole lot of depth." "We had a lot of good seniors last year that helped us, but we do have some good guys stepping up and taking their sports this year and I think we're going to do alright with them." The Tigers were expected...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - DeQuincy Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - DeQuincy Tigers

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:27:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    2016 was good to the DeQuincy Tigers, as the team snapped a pair of losing streaks. DeQuincy posted a winning record for the first time since 2011, and picked up its first playoff victory since 1997. “We took another step in our program last year. One of the things we wanted to do was host a playoff game and win it and we did that. Then we were pretty competitive in the playoff game so we were happy. Never satisfied, but we were happy.” After graduating a number of ...More >>
    2016 was good to the DeQuincy Tigers, as the team snapped a pair of losing streaks. DeQuincy posted a winning record for the first time since 2011, and picked up its first playoff victory since 1997. “We took another step in our program last year. One of the things we wanted to do was host a playoff game and win it and we did that. Then we were pretty competitive in the playoff game so we were happy. Never satisfied, but we were happy.” After graduating a number of ...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - St. Louis Saints

    TDL: Two-A-Days - St. Louis Saints

    Sunday, August 20 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-08-21 03:16:46 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The St. Louis Saints took a step back last year coming off a district title, posting just three wins. Simply put, St. Louis wasn't happy with 2016. "You have to learn in football to overcome adversity. I don't think we did a very good job of that. It starts with me, I take fault for that. It's not going to happen again. Our standards are high here and they are going to continue to be high as long as we're here." If the Saints re-emerge in the district race this season, it'...More >>
    The St. Louis Saints took a step back last year coming off a district title, posting just three wins. Simply put, St. Louis wasn't happy with 2016. "You have to learn in football to overcome adversity. I don't think we did a very good job of that. It starts with me, I take fault for that. It's not going to happen again. Our standards are high here and they are going to continue to be high as long as we're here." If the Saints re-emerge in the district race this season, it'...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Barbe Buccaneers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Barbe Buccaneers

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:24:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Barbe Bucs have been on one heck of a streak since 2008 as the Bucs have averaged over 9 wins per season during that stretch. That run continued last year as the Bucs posted nine wins behind a strong senior class. But now the Bucs must face life post Gavin Nettles, Kirkland Banks and Nate Briscoe. "The class we had last year, was an exceptional class. They were a very good group of kids and very successful. The way we practice and the way we prepare, those younger guys are r...More >>
    The Barbe Bucs have been on one heck of a streak since 2008 as the Bucs have averaged over 9 wins per season during that stretch. That run continued last year as the Bucs posted nine wins behind a strong senior class. But now the Bucs must face life post Gavin Nettles, Kirkland Banks and Nate Briscoe. "The class we had last year, was an exceptional class. They were a very good group of kids and very successful. The way we practice and the way we prepare, those younger guys are r...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

    Saturday, August 19 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-08-19 22:21:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Leesville won a co-district title and took home a playoff victory in 2016, to the surprise of many-- even its coach.  "Year one was probably a little bit faster than what we thought in terms of wins coming in, considering we came in so late. We were very pleased with how well the kids bought into the program and what we are trying to do. We stole a couple of wins we probably shouldn't have had, but it's a way to build." Now the Wampus Cats are re-t...More >>
    Leesville won a co-district title and took home a playoff victory in 2016, to the surprise of many-- even its coach.  "Year one was probably a little bit faster than what we thought in terms of wins coming in, considering we came in so late. We were very pleased with how well the kids bought into the program and what we are trying to do. We stole a couple of wins we probably shouldn't have had, but it's a way to build." Now the Wampus Cats are re-t...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Sam Houston Broncos

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Sam Houston Broncos

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:27:55 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Change is on the horizon at Sam Houston. The Broncos hired former Barbe offensive coordinator Chad Paulk to help this program take the next step in class 5A. "I think it is a fresh start. The last few years have been a little rocky at times," Paulk said. "The team wasn't in shambles, Coach Egg left this program in great shape. What I said early on is that we need a spark, and I think we are doing that right now." And that spark, Paulk believes, comes fr...More >>
    Change is on the horizon at Sam Houston. The Broncos hired former Barbe offensive coordinator Chad Paulk to help this program take the next step in class 5A. "I think it is a fresh start. The last few years have been a little rocky at times," Paulk said. "The team wasn't in shambles, Coach Egg left this program in great shape. What I said early on is that we need a spark, and I think we are doing that right now." And that spark, Paulk believes, comes fr...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Pickering Red Devils

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Pickering Red Devils

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:48:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Pickering Red Devils finished 2016 with a solid 8-4 record, and a playoff win, but this year the Red Devils deal with attrition. But, with a familiar face in new head coach, Eddie Thomas, Pickering hopes to have continued success. "This is my 30th year. I was the defensive coordinator for 22 of my 30 years. I was the men's basketball coach for 10 years, and we were pretty successful. I hope to carry on the same tradition that we had there." "We did lose a lot of t...More >>
    The Pickering Red Devils finished 2016 with a solid 8-4 record, and a playoff win, but this year the Red Devils deal with attrition. But, with a familiar face in new head coach, Eddie Thomas, Pickering hopes to have continued success. "This is my 30th year. I was the defensive coordinator for 22 of my 30 years. I was the men's basketball coach for 10 years, and we were pretty successful. I hope to carry on the same tradition that we had there." "We did lose a lot of t...More >>
  • Touchdown Live Two-A-Days Preview Schedule

    Touchdown Live Two-A-Days Preview Schedule

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:54:32 GMT

    The high school football season is nearly upon us, and KPLC 7 Sports has your favorite local high school team covered with TDL Two-A-Days. Two-A-Days takes you behind the scenes as players and coaches from across Southwest Louisiana prepare for the 2017 high school football season. Catch the team's preview on KPLC Sports at 6 p.m. and Nightcast, August 9 through 23. 

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    The high school football season is nearly upon us, and KPLC 7 Sports has your favorite local high school team covered with TDL Two-A-Days. Two-A-Days takes you behind the scenes as players and coaches from across Southwest Louisiana prepare for the 2017 high school football season. Catch the team's preview on KPLC Sports at 6 p.m. and Nightcast, August 9 through 23. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

    TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:48:21 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
    After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - South Beauregard Golden Knights

    TDL: Two-A-Days - South Beauregard Golden Knights

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:38:03 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The Golden Knights of South Beauregard have made a name for themselves the past few seasons, and it's started on offense. The grinder at running back has been the team's identity. Former safety Braedan James, is next in line. "It's a tradition definitely. I think I can continue that tradition under Hudler," said James. "I think I can go for 2000 yards like Shea Holland did a couple of years ago and Matt Uhlik almost did last year." James' speed and pow...More >>
    The Golden Knights of South Beauregard have made a name for themselves the past few seasons, and it's started on offense. The grinder at running back has been the team's identity. Former safety Braedan James, is next in line. "It's a tradition definitely. I think I can continue that tradition under Hudler," said James. "I think I can go for 2000 yards like Shea Holland did a couple of years ago and Matt Uhlik almost did last year." James' speed and pow...More >>
  • South Cameron hires Darryl Lee as head football coach

    South Cameron hires Darryl Lee as head football coach

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:46:33 GMT
    (Source: Darryl Lee/Facebook)(Source: Darryl Lee/Facebook)
    The South Cameron Tarpons have hired former Johnson Bayou athletic director Darryl Lee as its head football coach. Lee also served as the head boys and girls basketball coach during his time with the Rebels. Lee is coming out of retirement to accept the South Cameron job. He had previously spent more than 20 years coaching middle school football in Bossier City, LA. Lee said he'll run a similar system on offense and defense as the previous coaching staffs.  Copyright...More >>
    The South Cameron Tarpons have hired former Johnson Bayou athletic director Darryl Lee as its head football coach. Lee also served as the head boys and girls basketball coach during his time with the Rebels. Lee is coming out of retirement to accept the South Cameron job. He had previously spent more than 20 years coaching middle school football in Bossier City, LA. Lee said he'll run a similar system on offense and defense as the previous coaching staffs.  Copyright...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Elton Indians

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Elton Indians

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:38:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    2016 resulted in a .500 season and a first-round playoff victory for the Elton Indians. This year, the goal is to get further.     "We're expecting a little more out of them this year and it all started with the off season and the summer workouts. The summer workouts have been the best we've had in 5 years." The Indians' have the groundwork laid for the upcoming season with returning starters, it's just about how far they'll take it. "We were 6-6 last year, ...

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    2016 resulted in a .500 season and a first-round playoff victory for the Elton Indians. This year, the goal is to get further.     "We're expecting a little more out of them this year and it all started with the off season and the summer workouts. The summer workouts have been the best we've had in 5 years." The Indians' have the groundwork laid for the upcoming season with returning starters, it's just about how far they'll take it. "We were 6-6 last year, ...

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Westlake Rams

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Westlake Rams

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-08-17 04:03:37 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The Rams under Phil Fontenot have posted back-to-back two win seasons, but this year the coaching staff believes Westlake finally takes a step forward. "This is a football town and they know that it was going to take a little time," said Fontenot, "but we did circle year three as being the year we felt like we could compete." "You need older kids that have been in the weight room for three to four years and we are finally getting that at Westlake. ...More >>
    The Rams under Phil Fontenot have posted back-to-back two win seasons, but this year the coaching staff believes Westlake finally takes a step forward. "This is a football town and they know that it was going to take a little time," said Fontenot, "but we did circle year three as being the year we felt like we could compete." "You need older kids that have been in the weight room for three to four years and we are finally getting that at Westlake. ...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-08-16 04:14:22 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    2016 was historic for Lake Charles College Prep. The Trailblazers not only won their first game, but also took home the school's first playoff victory.   "Every year we've gotten better and kids experience-wise have gotten stronger and faster," said head coach Erick Franklin. "I think this year is going to be one of our better years from a skill standpoint."   Heading into the team's third year of existence, LCCP will now have senior leader...More >>
    2016 was historic for Lake Charles College Prep. The Trailblazers not only won their first game, but also took home the school's first playoff victory.   "Every year we've gotten better and kids experience-wise have gotten stronger and faster," said head coach Erick Franklin. "I think this year is going to be one of our better years from a skill standpoint."   Heading into the team's third year of existence, LCCP will now have senior leader...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Iota Bulldogs

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Iota Bulldogs

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-08-16 00:02:15 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    For a program that owns just three wins since the 2012 season, Iota remains confident in its rebuild-- even though injuries derailed the Bulldogs in 2016.   "By week two, we had six starters out on offense and a couple more on defense," said head coach Josh Andrus. "So if we can stay healthy, that's gonna be  the biggest thing." "A 2-8 season, I think we're better than that record indicates."  Iota returns a lot of experien...More >>
    For a program that owns just three wins since the 2012 season, Iota remains confident in its rebuild-- even though injuries derailed the Bulldogs in 2016.   "By week two, we had six starters out on offense and a couple more on defense," said head coach Josh Andrus. "So if we can stay healthy, that's gonna be  the biggest thing." "A 2-8 season, I think we're better than that record indicates."  Iota returns a lot of experien...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Washington-Marion Charging Indians

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Washington-Marion Charging Indians

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-08-15 03:57:44 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Washington-Marion charges into 2017 with a goal to post a winning season for the first time in four years. Indians head coach Freddie Harrison thinks all the bumps and bruises of the past, will finally pay off. "Those guys are experienced under the lights and they know what to expect," said Harrison. 

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    Washington-Marion charges into 2017 with a goal to post a winning season for the first time in four years. Indians head coach Freddie Harrison thinks all the bumps and bruises of the past, will finally pay off. "Those guys are experienced under the lights and they know what to expect," said Harrison. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Hamilton Christian Warriors

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Hamilton Christian Warriors

    Monday, August 14 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-08-15 00:47:12 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    Following a disappointing 2-8 season, and the resignation of its coach, Hamilton Christian looked to hire its third coach in three years. The team found new leadership in former Sam Houston coach Vaughn Eggleston.  Vaughn Eggleston: “These kids they were already working hard. So just looking forward to the challenge of the season a new district puts in front of us.” The Warriors earned back-to-back district titles, but fell from that spot last year.

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    Following a disappointing 2-8 season, and the resignation of its coach, Hamilton Christian looked to hire its third coach in three years. The team found new leadership in former Sam Houston coach Vaughn Eggleston.  Vaughn Eggleston: “These kids they were already working hard. So just looking forward to the challenge of the season a new district puts in front of us.” The Warriors earned back-to-back district titles, but fell from that spot last year.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Iowa Yellow Jackets

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Iowa Yellow Jackets

    Sunday, August 13 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-08-14 03:22:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "We’re trying to be just as good as we were last year, or even better.” 2016 was a season to remember for Iowa. The Jackets swept the district for the title and made a run to the quarterfinals for a 2nd straight year. Despite nine starters returning, the leadership will have to be replaced on offense.  “The two guys that we lost, Joseph Figueroa and Andre Sam was kind of the heartbeat of our team. That’s two guys that you just don’t go out and...More >>
    "We’re trying to be just as good as we were last year, or even better.” 2016 was a season to remember for Iowa. The Jackets swept the district for the title and made a run to the quarterfinals for a 2nd straight year. Despite nine starters returning, the leadership will have to be replaced on offense.  “The two guys that we lost, Joseph Figueroa and Andre Sam was kind of the heartbeat of our team. That’s two guys that you just don’t go out and...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Welsh Greyhounds

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Welsh Greyhounds

    Sunday, August 13 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-08-13 20:58:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's rare for a team to finish a regular season 10-0, and yet still feel like expectations were not met. For Welsh, 2016 was just that. After downing Kinder for the district title, the Greyhounds fell in the second round of the playoffs.  "We had success during the season but we were still making mistakes against teams that we were just better than. We get into the playoffs and we made those mistakes and it cost us. It was a hard lesson and it made for a long off-season and...

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    It's rare for a team to finish a regular season 10-0, and yet still feel like expectations were not met. For Welsh, 2016 was just that. After downing Kinder for the district title, the Greyhounds fell in the second round of the playoffs.  "We had success during the season but we were still making mistakes against teams that we were just better than. We get into the playoffs and we made those mistakes and it cost us. It was a hard lesson and it made for a long off-season and...

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Vinton Lions

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Vinton Lions

    Saturday, August 12 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-08-13 03:39:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    It's no secret the Vinton Lions possess the area's top offensive player. Running back Tony St. Julien has made a name for himself this year, going from relative unknown, to four star prospect.  "I'm a utility, I play everywhere. Defense, offense, kick return, special teams, everything." Lions aim to once again lean on the legs of TSJ, after totaling over 3,000 yards the past two seasons. But in 2017, Vinton will move from under center, to the shotgun, running the spre...More >>
    It's no secret the Vinton Lions possess the area's top offensive player. Running back Tony St. Julien has made a name for himself this year, going from relative unknown, to four star prospect.  "I'm a utility, I play everywhere. Defense, offense, kick return, special teams, everything." Lions aim to once again lean on the legs of TSJ, after totaling over 3,000 yards the past two seasons. But in 2017, Vinton will move from under center, to the shotgun, running the spre...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Jennings Bulldogs

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Jennings Bulldogs

    Saturday, August 12 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-08-13 01:34:25 GMT

    "I think every year we come in with the expectations around here with the tradition and stuff to put really good football teams on the field, and I don't think this year is any different." Make no bones about it, Jennings will miss four-star running back Travis Etienne, who totaled nearly 9,000 yards in his prep career. But the Bulldogs have the athletes to fill the void.  "Defense wins games. Defense matters every game, but with Travis we were able to outscore m...

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    "I think every year we come in with the expectations around here with the tradition and stuff to put really good football teams on the field, and I don't think this year is any different." Make no bones about it, Jennings will miss four-star running back Travis Etienne, who totaled nearly 9,000 yards in his prep career. But the Bulldogs have the athletes to fill the void.  "Defense wins games. Defense matters every game, but with Travis we were able to outscore m...

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Merryville Panthers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Merryville Panthers

    Saturday, August 12 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-08-12 04:00:39 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    It's been a few years since Merryville felt stability on its coaching staff. Randy Jones is aiming to provide that. "A lot of the years the coaches haven't been here for us and they always vanish," said linebacker Ethan Thompson. 

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    It's been a few years since Merryville felt stability on its coaching staff. Randy Jones is aiming to provide that. "A lot of the years the coaches haven't been here for us and they always vanish," said linebacker Ethan Thompson. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Oakdale Warriors

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Oakdale Warriors

    Friday, August 11 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-08-12 02:41:17 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    The Oakdale Warriors haven't experienced a winning season in six years. This season, they hope to remedy that. "We've had a couple .500 seasons, you know 6-6, second round playoff losses. We lost last year first round and it left a bad taste in our mouths. We think we were better than that, but we didn't prove it," said head coach Randall Gordon. 

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    The Oakdale Warriors haven't experienced a winning season in six years. This season, they hope to remedy that. "We've had a couple .500 seasons, you know 6-6, second round playoff losses. We lost last year first round and it left a bad taste in our mouths. We think we were better than that, but we didn't prove it," said head coach Randall Gordon. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - DeRidder Dragons

    TDL: Two-A-Days - DeRidder Dragons

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-08-11 04:19:16 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    For the first time in five seasons, DeRidder enters a new year off a losing record. The Dragons snapped their streak of four straight playoff appearances in 2016. But with a new season, comes new beginnings. 

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    For the first time in five seasons, DeRidder enters a new year off a losing record. The Dragons snapped their streak of four straight playoff appearances in 2016. But with a new season, comes new beginnings. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Kinder Yellow Jackets

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Kinder Yellow Jackets

    Thursday, August 10 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-08-10 23:51:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    High expectations are nothing new to the Kinder Yellow Jackets who've made trips to the dome in three of the past four seasons. This senior class is a group that’s won 38 games in their three years, so they’ve had a lot of success.  

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    High expectations are nothing new to the Kinder Yellow Jackets who've made trips to the dome in three of the past four seasons. This senior class is a group that’s won 38 games in their three years, so they’ve had a lot of success.  

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Sulphur Golden Tors

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Sulphur Golden Tors

    Thursday, August 10 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-08-10 04:29:39 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    The Sulphur Golden Tors are coming off their best season in nearly a decade. A co-district championship coupled with a playoff victory, gives the Tors confidence to stay cooking in 2017.

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    The Sulphur Golden Tors are coming off their best season in nearly a decade. A co-district championship coupled with a playoff victory, gives the Tors confidence to stay cooking in 2017.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Rosepine Eagles

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Rosepine Eagles

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-08-10 00:53:37 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    With just one win over the last two seasons, it's easy to have doubts. For the Rosepine Eagles, 2016 is a chance to build off last year's growing pains. "Every football season no matter if you were 0-10, everybody comes out like it's this is going to be their year and that's one of the great things about football," said head coach Danny Cain. "I think we can do better, but we had a lot of guys get hurt and there all back now," admitted safety Cade Ledet

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    With just one win over the last two seasons, it's easy to have doubts. For the Rosepine Eagles, 2016 is a chance to build off last year's growing pains. "Every football season no matter if you were 0-10, everybody comes out like it's this is going to be their year and that's one of the great things about football," said head coach Danny Cain. "I think we can do better, but we had a lot of guys get hurt and there all back now," admitted safety Cade Ledet

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 2018 high school prospects

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 2018 high school prospects

    Sunday, August 6 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-08-07 00:21:19 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just one week away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days high school previews and to get ready, we wrap up our 7-in-Seven countdown. We finish the countdown with the top seven 2018 high school prospects. If a player is left off the list or an offer isn't reported on the page, please send an e-mail to sports@kplctv.com. Honorable mention will be released on Sunday. **The stars are based off of recruiting services 247Sports, Rivals and Scout.** 7. Nicholas Sander...

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    We are just one week away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days high school previews and to get ready, we wrap up our 7-in-Seven countdown. We finish the countdown with the top seven 2018 high school prospects. If a player is left off the list or an offer isn't reported on the page, please send an e-mail to sports@kplctv.com. Honorable mention will be released on Sunday. **The stars are based off of recruiting services 247Sports, Rivals and Scout.** 7. Nicholas Sander...

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2017

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:01:19 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just three weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven teams this upcoming season.  7. Leesville Wampus Cats (7-5 in 2016) A lot of competition for the first spot on this list, but Leesville starts it off thanks to returning s...

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    We are just three weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven teams this upcoming season.  7. Leesville Wampus Cats (7-5 in 2016) A lot of competition for the first spot on this list, but Leesville starts it off thanks to returning s...

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2017

    Sunday, July 16 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-07-16 23:22:10 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just four weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven surprise teams this upcoming season.  7. St. Louis Saints (3-8 in 2016) We start the list with a team who is just one year removed from an undefeated district record.  The Saint Lou...

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    We are just four weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven surprise teams this upcoming season.  7. St. Louis Saints (3-8 in 2016) We start the list with a team who is just one year removed from an undefeated district record.  The Saint Lou...

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  • Sam Houston's Haggard, South Beau's Clark named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

    Sam Houston's Haggard, South Beau's Clark named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:37:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Wednesday.  Two players from Southwest Louisiana were selected in Sam Houston infielder Chris Haggard and South Beauregard pitcher Chance Clark. Both players led their teams to Sulphur, with Clark's Golden Knights winning the state title in Class 3A. 

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    USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Wednesday.  Two players from Southwest Louisiana were selected in Sam Houston infielder Chris Haggard and South Beauregard pitcher Chance Clark. Both players led their teams to Sulphur, with Clark's Golden Knights winning the state title in Class 3A. 

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2017

    Monday, July 3 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-07-03 18:54:51 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just six weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the seven most competitive districts this upcoming season. 7. Class 1A - District 4 (4-1A) We start the countdown with one of the more competitive districts over the past few year...

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    We are just six weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the seven most competitive districts this upcoming season. 7. Class 1A - District 4 (4-1A) We start the countdown with one of the more competitive districts over the past few year...

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  • Tournament field announced for 4th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic

    Tournament field announced for 4th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic

    Friday, June 30 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-06-30 23:12:57 GMT
    (Source: Sunday Players)(Source: Sunday Players)
    The self proclaimed "top 16-team tournament in the country," the Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year in December. The tournament released the 16 teams that made the cut this year, and as usual, it's impressive. Five state champions make the field this year and 11 of the teams played in the semifinals in 2017. Two of the state's top players will be in attendance, including LSU commit, Ja'Vonte Smart. Hamilton Christian, LaGrange, L...More >>
    The self proclaimed "top 16-team tournament in the country," the Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year in December. The tournament released the 16 teams that made the cut this year, and as usual, it's impressive. Five state champions make the field this year and 11 of the teams played in the semifinals in 2017. Two of the state's top players will be in attendance, including LSU commit, Ja'Vonte Smart. Hamilton Christian, LaGrange, L...More >>
  • LSU misses a few big targets, but finishes with a strong class

    LSU misses a few big targets, but finishes with a strong class

    Thursday, February 2 2017 10:08 AM EST2017-02-02 15:08:50 GMT

    The future stars of LSU football will sign their letters of intent Wednesday on National Signing Day to play for the Tigers beginning this year.

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    The future stars of LSU football will sign their letters of intent Wednesday on National Signing Day to play for the Tigers beginning this year.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Kinder defense

    Sports Person of the Week - Kinder defense

  • Hamilton Christian blows past South Cameron, 62-32

    Hamilton Christian blows past South Cameron, 62-32

    Warriors stay undefeated in district with win over the Tarpons. More >>

    Warriors stay undefeated in district with win over the Tarpons.

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  • Barbe completes undefeated district season, with 60-43 win over Sam Houston

    Barbe completes undefeated district season, with 60-43 win over Sam Houston

    Lady Bucs complete their district schedule, a perfect 12-0. More >>

    Lady Bucs complete their district schedule, a perfect 12-0.

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  • St. Louis celebrates fifth girls state tennis title

    St. Louis celebrates fifth girls state tennis title

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 12:31 AM EDT2016-05-10 04:31:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 12:31 AM EDT2016-05-10 04:31:56 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    St. Louis continued their proud tradition for girls tennis this season, as the Saints hoisted up the fifth state championship in school history. "We give a lot of the credit to Coach Piper, almost all of it," said SLC senior Maddie McClain. "He's a great coach and all year he pushes us. He's our number one fan." "The group of girls we had were great and it was definitely all of us motivating each other to go out an do our best,

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    St. Louis continued their proud tradition for girls tennis this season, as the Saints hoisted up the fifth state championship in school history. "We give a lot of the credit to Coach Piper, almost all of it," said SLC senior Maddie McClain. "He's a great coach and all year he pushes us. He's our number one fan." "The group of girls we had were great and it was definitely all of us motivating each other to go out an do our best,

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  • High School Football

    Touchdown Live

    Touchdown Live

    Relive the highlights, get the scores and stay on the pulse of high school football in Southwest Louisiana.

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  • Bonine remains LHSAA executive director after nearly 4-hour special meeting

    Bonine remains LHSAA executive director after nearly 4-hour special meeting

    Monday, July 25 2016 11:36 PM EDT2016-07-26 03:36:37 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    A special meeting called by the LHSAA concerning the future of executive director Eddie Bonine during what has been a tumultuous time for the organization was certainly not a short one. 

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    A special meeting called by the LHSAA concerning the future of executive director Eddie Bonine during what has been a tumultuous time for the organization was certainly not a short one. 

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  • Public-private playoff split remains after vote at special LHSAA meeting

    Public-private playoff split remains after vote at special LHSAA meeting

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 7:15 PM EDT2016-06-08 23:15:22 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    The future of high school sports in Louisiana was up for debate Wednesday in Baton Rouge as more than 300 school principals and representatives came together for a special meeting to discuss a split between public and private schools. 

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    The future of high school sports in Louisiana was up for debate Wednesday in Baton Rouge as more than 300 school principals and representatives came together for a special meeting to discuss a split between public and private schools. 

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  • LHSAA votes to reinstitute football playoff split

    LHSAA votes to reinstitute football playoff split

    Wednesday, January 27 2016 4:09 PM EST2016-01-27 21:09:23 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 12:50 AM EST2016-01-28 05:50:41 GMT

    The high school football post-season is once again divided between select and non-select schools, following a Wednesday vote by the LHSAA executive committee during the organization's annual convention.

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    The high school football post-season is once again divided between select and non-select schools, following a Wednesday vote by the LHSAA executive committee during the organization's annual convention.

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  • Sean Payton's end-of-season press conference turns into tell-all

    Sean Payton's end-of-season press conference turns into tell-all

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:41 PM EST2016-01-07 02:41:14 GMT

    Amid multiple reports spanning a variety of possibilities for Sean Payton's future, the Saints head coach stepped to the podium Wednesday to re-affirm his allegiance to the franchise and the city.

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    Amid multiple reports spanning a variety of possibilities for Sean Payton's future, the Saints head coach stepped to the podium Wednesday to re-affirm his allegiance to the franchise and the city.

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