LHSAA Votes to Split Select, Non-Select Schools for Football - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LHSAA Votes to Split Select, Non-Select Schools for Football Playoffs

 

Today marks a new day in Louisiana high school sports.

This fall, for the first time ever, private and public schools will not play each other in the high school football playoffs.

This morning at the L-H-S-A-A convention, Louisiana principals voted 206 to 119 to pass controversial proposal 18, which will divide all high schools into "select" and "non-select" categories.

The regular season, including district play, will stay the same, but once the playoffs start, things will be entirely different. 

Non-select schools -- traditional public schools like Barbe -- will continue to compete in the same classifications.

But select schools -- private schools like Archbishop Rummel *plus* all charter schools, university lab and magnet schools -- will compete only against other select schools in one of two new divisions. 

As a dual-curriculum school, Washington-Marion will stay in the non-select group and compete against public schools.

 

 

The non-select schools will play in the same classifications, but they won't be playing any private schools, which have traditionally dominated the football championships.

The select schools will play other select schools in one of two new divisions.

Today's vote is a victory for public schools like South Beauregard that wanted to even the playing field.

 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Cargo trailer fire on I-10 WB at Westlake exit; exit blocked

    Cargo trailer fire on I-10 WB at Westlake exit; exit blocked

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-07-22 19:23:19 GMT
    Fire at Westlake exit (Source: Ashton Richard Sr.)Fire at Westlake exit (Source: Ashton Richard Sr.)

    A cargo trailer caught fire late Saturday morning on I-10 westbound near the Westlake exit. 

    Westlake Police got a call at 10:22 a.m. of the cargo trailer smoking on the interstate, said Westlake Police Chief Chris Wilrye.

    More >>

    A cargo trailer caught fire late Saturday morning on I-10 westbound near the Westlake exit. 

    Westlake Police got a call at 10:22 a.m. of the cargo trailer smoking on the interstate, said Westlake Police Chief Chris Wilrye.

    More >>
  • Local reaction to US-China rice export agreement

    Local reaction to US-China rice export agreement

    Saturday, July 22 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:42:34 GMT
    Rice (Source: KPLC)Rice (Source: KPLC)

    After years of political gridlock, the United States and China reached a trade agreement for exporting rice. Once the deal is finalized, it could provide a boost to farmers across the U.S., including those here in Louisiana.

    From rice farming alone, Louisiana earns $712 million in revenue in exports, and across the U.S., $5.6 Billion, not including the value added from mills.

    More >>

    After years of political gridlock, the United States and China reached a trade agreement for exporting rice. Once the deal is finalized, it could provide a boost to farmers across the U.S., including those here in Louisiana.

    From rice farming alone, Louisiana earns $712 million in revenue in exports, and across the U.S., $5.6 Billion, not including the value added from mills.

    More >>
  • US-China export agreement could boost Louisiana rice industry

    US-China export agreement could boost Louisiana rice industry

    Saturday, July 22 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:05:31 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    For the first time ever, the United States will be able to export rice to China, the largest rice consumer in the world.

    A trade agreement between the two nations could provide a boost to U.S. rice growers and millers, including those here in Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>

    For the first time ever, the United States will be able to export rice to China, the largest rice consumer in the world.

    A trade agreement between the two nations could provide a boost to U.S. rice growers and millers, including those here in Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly