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TDL Week 8: Friday night football scores

It's Week 8 of Touchdown Live. Check out our live updates of tonight's scores, our sports teams picks, and our Snapchat filter.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 8

Barbe aiming to finish season strong following two-game skid

Barbe preparing for tough road test vs. Sam Houston

South Cameron to forfeit Week 8 game vs. Elton, loses varsity team for two seasons

Sports Person of the Week - Grace O’Neal

Sulphur alum LaColby Tucker commits to Utah to play football

Continued High School Coverage

TDL Week 7: Scores and highlights

Explosive offense, improved defense gives Lake Arthur confidence in rivalry game with Welsh

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 7

Welsh aiming to extend five-game winning streak over Lake Arthur

Welsh flashed championship pedigree in comeback win over Jennings

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 6

  South Cameron to forfeit Week 6 game vs. Basile

The South Cameron High School football team will forfeit their upcoming game with Basile High School.

TDL OVERTIME: Scores and highlights

Both Washington-Marion and Jennings will be looking for a third straight win when the two schools meet at Washington-Marion Friday night in the KPLC Game of the Week.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 5

KPLC’s Brady Renard ranks the top seven best teams in Southwest Louisiana

Jennings moving past 0-2 start

The Bulldogs have won two straight games heading into their matchup with Washington-Marion

  Washington-Marion preparing for tough Jennings team

Sports Person of the Week - Brayden Richard

TDL Week 4: Friday night football scores and highlights

Welsh Greyhounds forfeit two games after LHSAA rule violation

Sports Person of the Week - Gerron Duhon

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 4

  Sulphur focused on improving following 1-2 start

The Tors have battled injuries and inconsistency through their pre-district schedule.

Sam Houston focused on reversing torrid history vs. Sulphur

The Broncos are 2-15 head-to-head against the Golden Tors

Sam Houston building confidence following 3-0 start

The Broncos are averaging 41 points per game.

KPLC TDL Week 3: Scores and highlights

Live high school football scoreboard.

Explosive Lake Arthur offense leaning on strong skill position athletes

The Tigers offense boasts multiple weapons at running back and receiver

Lake Arthur aiming to make statement vs. Iota

The Tigers lost to the Bulldogs in 2017

  Sports Person of the Week - Edwin Gomez

Our KPLC 7 Sports Person of the Week is LCCP kicker, Edwin Gomez.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 3

Every week of the regular season KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in.

Iota confident after posting back-to-back 2-0 starts

Bulldogs are outscoring opponents, 72-17

Iota preparing for Lake Arthur’s size and speed

The Bulldogs and Tigers will meet Friday for the Touchdown Live Game of the Week

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 2

Every week of the regular season KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in.

Kinder prepares for physical battle with stingy Iowa defense

The battle of the Jackets looks to be a low-scoring affair between two solid defenses.

TDL Overtime - Scores and highlights

Southwest Louisiana high school football scores

TOUCHDOWN LIVE MEDIA PICKS - WEEK 1

The local Southwest Louisiana media makes their picks for week one of the football season. Congrats to guest picker John LaBove.

Sports Person of the Week - Carly Whittington

Carly Whittington's not your average athlete. In just three short years the Lacassine high school junior has excelled at the game of golf. Whittington has a handicap of 1 and can drive the ball as far as 287 yards. She recently finished third in the Golfweek Junior Tour at Notre Dame. "It's really been an amazing experience," said Whittington. "I didn't think I would go this far into it. I just kind of picked it up recreational." But how did she start? Whitt...

TDL: Two-A-Days - South Cameron Tarpons

2017 saw the South Cameron football team struggle to a 0-9 record thanks to a lack of numbers. The team also went into last August without a head coach. But Darryl Lee, now in his second year as coach, thinks the Tarpons should be a tougher out this season. "It's been a rough couple of seasons, but we're here and ready to play," said Brayden Richard.  "We seem to have just a little bit more depth at the places we didn't have at last...

TDL: Two-A-Days - DeQuincy Tigers

Last year, DeQuincy posted their first losing season since 2015. This season, the Tigers must replace key talent after losing nine seniors to graduation. "We're excited about the talent we do have this year, but we're going to be a very young football team," said head coach Charlie Smith. "Those kids are getting better every day. We still make a lot of young guy mistakes, but they are getting better every day and working hard." 2017 saw a lot of injuries for...

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

Washington-Marion charges into 2018 with high hopes thanks to a talented senior class and a new head coach. DeCarlos Holmes comes over from Sophie B. Wright to continue where this team left off last season. "The only thing about it is getting them acclimated to the new system, new coach, new way of doing things," DeCarlos Holmes said.  "I mean we love his defense – 4-3 – pretty cool. And he runs spread and they love throwing the ball. We all for that,...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

2017 was good to Leesville finishing 10-2, including a perfect run through district and a playoff win. This year, the Wampus Cats have their work cut out for them, replacing 12 starters. "Every year there's a different problem. Everybody has strengths and weaknesses and every year it's something different," said Leesville coach Robert Causey. "What was a strength one year may be a weakness next because you just can't go out and recruit the best. You can't hit...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Elton Indians

Elton posted a winning record last season for the first time since 2015. This year, the Indians have some holes to fill after only bringing back six starters. Elton hopes the hiring of new head coach Donald Bruchhaus will only better their program. “I’m feeling great about him. He helps us out a lot and he cares about us," Jalen Chretien said. "We’re going to do great with him this season and he’s very confident.” “We have a lot of ...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Vinton Lions

The Vinton Lions roar into 2018 with a lot of experience and question marks. "You lose Tony St. Julian, Trevon Tillman, Zach Courville, Tanner Young and those guys that produced on offense for us. The natural tendency is for people to look at you and say that there aren't high expectations," Tarius Davis said. "Of course, over here we always expect to win and I think we will have a good little nucleus once everyone gets some experience under their belt. " Th...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Arthur Tigers

Lake Arthur wasn't happy with how 2017 ended. The Tigers finished 6-6 overall and 2-4 in district play after starting the season, 4-1. The Tigers return 10 starters from a year ago and believe they have a strong nucleus moving forward.   Mark Deshotel: "We had a really good summer. a lot of kids participated in summer workouts. Out here working hard. This year I probably have about six skill guys that can go, so we're loaded at the skill position. That'll definitely be...

  TDL: Two-A-Days - Barbe Buccaneers

Last year was a return to form for the Barbe Bucs. A quarterfinal appearance was the school's first since the 2013 season.  Barbe must now deal with attrition, losing 12 all-district performers. In other words, they'll be young. "We lost a big senior class last year," Mike Cutrera said. "But the seniors this year and the younger guys will have to step up because they have big shoes to fill." "We definitely have to step up as leaders and teach the ...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Basile Bearcats

After a 10-5 record in 2017 and a trip to the quarterfinals, Basile returned as one of the power players in Class 1A. With 17 returning starters this season, there's nothing but smiles out at Hanson field. "We had a rough start to last year going 1-3 right out the gate," Kevin Bertrand said. "Then the players decided that they were going to turn this thing around and they did a great job at winning eight ballgames in a row and getting back to the quarterfinals. ...

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

Coming off another losing season, the St. Louis Saints have made changes.  The 2018 season sees the hiring of former Grand Lake coach Chad Lavergne as he enters his 19th year as a head coach. The Saints lose a lot of key talent from a year ago and will rely on the experience they do have to lead the team this season.   "We're taking the games from the last two season and trying to flip it around," Carrington Guillory said, "As a team, as a motive, ...

TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

The Gators have a plan. And that plan is to add speed. After the move up to Class 5A a season ago, LaGrange knew what it had to do. "The atmosphere of 5A is faster and it’s faster than 4A," said running back Anthony Johnson. "Our team is been practicing faster and harder for it, so I think we will be ready." Watch a LaGrange practice under new coach Marrico Wilson and you can see it at work. He's aiming to change the culture. "One goal ...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Oberlin Tigers

The Oberlin Tigers would admit that the 2017 season was anything but acceptable coming off a district title the year before. "Everybody thought that we were going to run the district. We started believing it and thought we didn’t have to work as hard," said Oberlin lineman Mackenzie Carrier. "We slacked off and got beat." "We're going to be more of the hunter than the hunted this year," head coach Durell Peloquin said. "We...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Grand Lake Hornets

The Hornets of Grand Lake are expecting lots of changes this upcoming season. With a new coach in Mike Robinson, comes new energy. "Coach Rob has brought a lot of energy to Grand Lake and that's what Grand Lake needs," Jaren Sonnier said. "Enthusiasm is contagious. These kids from day one have done everything I have asked them to do," Mike Robinson added. "These kids haven't had organized summer activities before, they haven't had a real strength program bef...

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

Coming off a winless year, the Golden Knights are happy for the blank slate a new season brings. "We want to reverse last year," said lineman Chandler Rutherford, "and make people forget about that season." "We learned a lot last year and it's one of those things where when things tend to go bad like that, you find out about the character of your team," said head coach Dwight Hudler. "We found some guys that were able to rise through the ...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Welsh Greyhounds

The Welsh Greyhounds celebrated a magical season a year ago that resulted in the school's first-ever state championship. But now comes the hard part- repeating. "I think they are very eager to go out there and prove that they can accomplish what last year's team did," said head coach John Richardson. "And they know this is a new team." "I've heard even the freshman that didn't touch the field talk about how they want to experienc...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Hamilton Christian Warriors

It wasn't that long ago that Hamilton Christian was the class of District 4-1A. Just three seasons ago, the Warriors captured back-to-back undefeated district titles and another top-five playoff seed. But the Warriors since have struggled to match the same success. Coach Vaughn Eggleston is hoping the players learn from last season. "A 2-7 season doesn’t taste very good," said Eggleston. "We have a ton of guys back so we’re looking forward to tha...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Jennings Bulldogs

The Jennings Bulldogs enter the season with big aspirations and large expectations. The Dogs have made a run to the quarterfinal round or better six of the last seven seasons. That type of success has become the standard. "That’s what we want our program to be is consistent," said head coach Rusty Phelps. "Hopefully, we have some guys that are going to carry on the tradition for us." "It’s never rebuilding around here, it’s j...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Iota Bulldogs

2017 was a renaissance for the Iota Bulldogs. After suffering through a 3-37 run over the four years prior, the Bulldogs have finally gotten their bark back. "It means a lot to me personally, I always wanted to be here when Iota would come up," said offensive lineman Juwan Felix. "It's just been an unbelievable experience."  "When I grew up Iota was known for football and now it's getting back to that point," said head coach Josh Andrus. "For ...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Merryville Panthers

In 2017, Merryville snapped a 25-year playoff victory drought by downing Centerville in the first round. That started a strong school year for the Panthers that saw a basketball title game appearance and baseball state championship too.

TDL: Two-A-Days - Sam Houston Broncos

There seems to be a wind of optimism blowing in Moss Bluff. Coming off a 4-6 season, Sam Houston feels as though they are ready to take that next step under second-year head coach, Chad Paulk.  "Last year he was just coming into the program it was kind of like a different change," said cornerback Weston Evans. "It was different from what we used to do and now, it's just normal."  The Broncos welcome back only 10 starters, but the team's role players rec...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Oakdale Warriors

The Oakdale Warriors are hoping to flip the traditional script of the past few seasons. The team is aiming to build last year's 3-7 record into a winning season. "I'm confident in our team. We've been working all summer. All the seniors have been at every workout," said Oakdale quarterback Gabriel Rodriguez. "We're hoping to flip our record this year and we have determined people out here to play and we know we're all dedicated." Oakdale loses 12 seniors fro...

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

The Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers made a significant jump in district play last year when they moved up to Class 3A from Class 1A. The team took their losses last season, but this year they believe they've solved their issues. "The biggest adjustment for us last year just because you're coming from 1A to 3A in the trenches is where you lose most of your games at. I think we weren't strong enough in the trenches last season. I think with the skill guys we're fine skill-w...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Rosepine Eagles

Rosepine changed the narrative around the program last season. The Eagles entered 2017 on a 20-game losing streak. With coach Johnny Cryer coming over from Pickering, Rosepine rattled off 10 wins and an undefeated district title. The Eagles, however, faced adversity this offseason losing Cryer to Many High School. Assistant coach Brad Ducote was promoted later that afternoon. "The guys know the system. It's a system I learned under coach Cryer for 16 years. I see no reason in ...

  Sports Person of the Week - Tristan Doucet

Lake Arthur shortstop Tristan Doucet has earned the opportunity of a lifetime. The rising junior has been selected the 16u National Team Identification Series, which means he'll get the chance to try out for the USA Baseball 17u national team. Honored to say that I will be playing for @TexasNTIS in Cary, North Carolina! Thank you for this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/NqGnBu5v7R — Tristan (@tristandoucet) August 2, 2018 "I was struck. I didn’t know wha...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Iowa Yellow Jackets

2017 saw another strong regular season for Iowa Yellow Jackets, as the school finished undefeated with a top two playoff seed. An early exit left a bad taste in the mouth of the Jackets and now second-year head coach Tommy Johns has to replace a strong senior class.   "We had 19 seniors last year and we had some very good football players in that group and we'll miss them," said Johns. "We have had a lot of guys step up in the offseason that have done ex...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Pickering Red Devils

Pickering went into full rebuilding mode last season after the program graduated one of the best senior classes in Red Devil History. "Coming off a season 0-10 is rough, but we're hungry this year," said Red Devil safety Zion Barrett. "I know we're going to do something good." Pickering was winless in Eddie Thomas' inaugural season. But the Red Devils are making adjustments, handing over the offense to Gett Thomas. Pickering returns seven starters on that si...

Cowboys happy to see Ryan Ross back on the field

McNeese senior running back Ryan Ross suffered a broken ankle in the Pokes' spring game in 2017 on a 4th down play inside the red zone. Ross was finally cleared for contact earlier this week and the Pokes are planning to have just as much confidence in him now, as they did before the injury.  "I'm excited for him. I think he's going to have a good year. I don't know when he's going to be at his best, I don't know if that's going to be early," admitted h...

TDL: Two-A-Days - DeRidder Dragons

After a bounce-back 6-4 season in 2017, the DeRidder Dragons head into the new year with a lot of unknowns after losing 16 seniors. But, the beauty of a new season is being able to start fresh.

TDL: Two-A-Days - Kinder Yellow Jackets

Kinder has been a staple at the top of both Southwest Louisiana and Class 2A in recent seasons, but will culture prevail over the team's inexperience? "We're starting fresh here.," said Kinder coach Bret Fuselier. "Every day you be consistent about getting better every day and that's what this is all about."   The Yellow Jackets were all set to make it to the dome last season until Welsh knocked them out in the quarterfinals. Coming into the new season, ...

TDL: Two-A-Days - Sulphur Golden Tors

Sulphur has won a co-district title each of the past two seasons and this year, the Golden Tors are hungry for more. Offensively is where the talent lies with the Tors, returning seven starters behind all-district quarterback Morgan Clark. Clark was money a year ago totaling over 2,200 yards and 23 touchdowns. "It always helps a quarterback," said Clark, "having all of those options." "He has a lot of football in his family he's been fortunate. He unde...

2018 Touchdown Live Two-A-Days high school football previews start Wednesday

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 2018 high school football season. It's the most comprehensive high school preview coverage in the state! Catch each team's preview on KPLC 7 Sports at 6:00 P.M. and Nightcast, August 8-22.

7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 2019 high school prospects

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 2019 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 or contact Brady Renard on Twitter. An honorable mention list will be released on Sunday. **The stars are based on recruiting services 247Sports and/or...

Washington-Marion three-star linebacker Christian Guillory commits to McNeese

Another one of Southwest Louisiana's top prospects is staying home. Washington-Marion 2019 linebacker Christian Guillory announced his commitment to McNeese on his Twitter account Monday. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound defender chose the Cowboys over offers from Tulane, UTSA, Northwestern ...

Sulphur receiver Branden Walker commits to Houston Baptist

Sulphur 2019 wide receiver Branden Walker announced his commitment to Houston Baptist on his Twitter account Monday. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound receiver chose the HBU after landing an offer from the Huskies in June.. Walker is a three-year starter and has been a key piece to the Golden Tor passing game in recent seasons. In 2017, Walker totaled 379 yards and one touchdown...

7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2018

We are just three weeks away from KPLC's coverage of TDL: 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 Touchdown Live teams this upcoming season.

Rosepine's Johnny Cryer resigns as head football coach

Rosepine High School's Johnny Cryer resigned as head coach of the Eagles Wednesday and accepted an assistant coaching job with Many High School. Cryer returned to the sidelines of Rosepine in 2017 after four years with rival Pickering High School. It was his fourth stint as head coach of the Eagles. Cryer thought Rosepine would be the last stop in his coaching career. "It was a big decision and I have been kind of contemplating for about a week," said Cryer.

LCCP hires former Washington-Marion coach Freddie Harrison as athletic director

Lake Charles College Prep has hired former Washington-Marion head football coach and athletic director, Freddie Harrison as its director of athletics. Harrison replaces LCCP basketball coach Mack Guillory as A.D. Guillory will remain with the school as the head basketball coach. Harrison comes to LCCP after resigning as Washington-Marion's head football coach in June. Harrison plans to serve as an assistant on Eric Franklin's staff. "Coach Franklin has my full su...

7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2018

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.

LaGrange running back Anthony Johnson commits to McNeese

A day after one Southwest Louisiana's top prospects committed, another followed suit. LaGrange 2019 running back Anthony Johnson announced his commitment to McNeese on his Twitter account Saturday. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound running back chose the Cowboys over offers from Alcorn, Grambling, Lamar, Nicholls and Southeastern. Johnson is th...

DeCarlos Holmes aiming to 'reclaim the legacy' at Washington-Marion

New Washington-Marion head football coach DeCarlos Holmes comes to Lake Charles with his eyes wide open. "For me, this is the best job in the state," said Holmes of Washington-Marion. "To be in a school system that loves athletics and loves student-athletes, it speaks volumes." Holmes is confident in what the Charging Indians program can become. "We are not going to rebuild, we are going to reclaim the legacy here. This job, as I said before, is o...

Sam Houston athlete Gerron Duhon commits to Yale University

One of Southwest Louisiana's top prospects said he's ending his recruitment. Sam Houston 2019 athlete announced his commitment to Ivy League school Yale University on his Twitter account Friday.

7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2018

We are just five weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown series. 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 Touchdown Live matchups this upcoming season.  7. Oberlin at Elton (November 2) 7-in-Seven countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2017 - #7 We start the list wit...

Southwest Louisiana gets four named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Thursday.  Four players from Southwest Louisiana were selected, led by Sulphur pitcher Chance Stone on the first team. Fellow Tor Connor Cooke, Barbe infielder Antonio Gauthier and Iota ace Hunter Wriborg were selected to the second team. Sulphur, Barbe and Iota all ended their season in Sulphur with the Bulldogs and Tors playing in the state title game. Below is the 2017-18 ALL-USA Louisiana Basebal...