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Sports Person of the Week - Gerron Duhon

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 4

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

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 OVERTIME: Scores and highlights

Scores and highlights from Week 2 of the high school football season.

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.

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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...

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...