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LHSAA releases 2020 football playoff brackets

The LHSAA released the 2020 high school football brackets on Sunday. Teams will play the first round on 11/26-28 with the championships on December 26-28.

  TDL Week 8: Scores and highlights

Jennings’ Conner breaks record but finishes second at Division III swim meet

St. Louis’ Appleton wins second cross country state championship

  Basile at Oberlin named week eight TDL Game of the Week

Sports Person of the Week - Malachi Semien

TDL Saturday - Week 7

Continued Coverage

  TDL Week 7: Scores and highlights

  Southwest Louisiana 2021 athletes sign on National Signing Day’s early period

  South Beauregard prepares for undefeated Jennings

LHSAA announces football state championships to be played in Superdome; sets playoff guidelines

  St. Louis and Sulphur both confident heading into state tournament

South Beauregard at Jennings named week seven TDL Game of the Week

  WATCH: TDL Saturday, November 7

Saturday saw two TDL games finish out week six. St. Louis took on South Beauregard and Hamilton Christian traveled to Grant.

  Sulphur and St. Louis volleyball advance to state tournament

Two local teams advance to volleyball state tournament

TDL Week 6: Scores and highlights

We’re headed to Rosepine tonight for this week’s Game of the Week.

  Grand Lake rolls Gueydan in lone TDL game Thursday night

We’re kicking off our week six Touchdown Live coverage with one Thursday night game.

  Sports Person of the Week - Erika Whittington

  Pickering at Rosepine named week six TDL Game of the Week

LHSAA releases 2020 volleyball playoff brackets

Sports Person of the Week - Jathan Royal

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Week 5 scores and highlights

Sulphur High School Baseball receives $40,000 donation for jumbotron scoreboard

Oakdale at Kinder named week five TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is heading back to Kinder. The TDL Game of the Week for week five is a matchup of district rivals Oakdale (2-1) and Kinder (2-2). The Jackets have won 11 straight in the series including last seasons' low-scoring affair (12-7).

Sports Person of the Week - Deon Street

When teams line up to face Pickering this season, they know it’ll be a long day defending the Red Devils many offensive weapons. Senior running back Deon Street is the chief among those.

  TDL Week 4: Scores and highlights

Week 4 scoreboard for SWLA high school football.

50 percent capacity allowed in some high school stadiums

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that starting Friday, Oct. 23, high school outdoor stadiums will be allowed to move to 50 percent capacity in parishes that have a COVID-19 positivity rate of 5 percent or less the previous two weeks. However, none of Southwest Louisiana’s parishes qualify.

St. Louis at Jennings named week four TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week will once again feature the Jennings Bulldogs. The TDL Game of the Week for week three is a matchup of district rivals St. Louis and Jennings. The Saints won the schools' previous meeting, although Jennings leads the series 10-7 since 2004.

  TDL Saturday night

TDL Saturday night

  TDL Week 3: A true test for top programs

Week 3 scoreboard for SWLA high school football.

  Sports Person of the Week - Kyler Kibodeaux

South Beauregard Quarterback Kyler Kibodeaux is out to make the most of his senior year. Despite a pandemic and battling through two hurricanes, Kibodeaux is still a rock his team can lean on. Which was apparent in the Golden Knights' five-overtime thriller against Iota.

  LCCP at Kinder named week three TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Kinder. The TDL Game of the Week for week three is a matchup of two local teams expected to make noise in the playoffs this year in LCCP and Kinder. According to the Calpreps.com rankings, both teams are considered Top-4 teams in their respective cla

  TDL Week 2: Hurricane Delta shakes up schedule

Week 2 scoreboard for Southwest Louisiana high school football.

Southwest Louisiana football teams adjust Week 2 schedule ahead of Hurricane Delta

The Louisiana High School football season will have to further adjust its schedule this week as Tropical Storm Delta is expected to make landfall on Friday. The storm will likely be a hurricane when it reaches the U.S. Gulf Coast.

  TDL Week 1: High school football makes its return

Week 1 scoreboard for the return of SWLA high school football.

  St. Louis and Grand Lake pick up wins on first Thursday of the 2020 season

Touchdown Live is back! The first games of the 2020 high school football season were played on Thursday with three local teams in play for week one. In addition, three more CPSB schools held their scrimmages Thursday ahead of week one next week.

Barbe opts out of 2020 football schedule, plans to play junior varsity and freshmen games

Barbe High School will not play varsity football in 2020 according to football coach Mike Cutrera. The Buccaneers suffered heavy damage to their school and athletic facilities due to Hurricane Laura. In addition, the football team lost numerous starters to transfer as families were displaced due to

Jennings at DeRidder named week one TDL Game of the Week

To kick off the High School football season this year, the Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to DeRidder for the Dragons matchup against Jennings.

Washington-Marion cancels 2020 football season, head coach Toriano Williams resigns

Washington-Marion High School will not participate in the 2020 LHSAA high school football season due to the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Principal Ronnie Harvey confirmed to 7Sports.

Sam Houston opts out of 2020 season, will play ‘sub-varsity’ schedule

Sam Houston High School has decided to play a five-game sub-varsity football schedule in 2020 due to the damages caused by Hurricane Laura.

  Touchdown Live - Scrimmage scores and schedules

Scrimmage week for high school football is underway with three Southwest Louisiana teams in play Thursday with another 13 set to play Friday night and Saturday morning.

Rivals Rosepine and Pickering aiming to bounce back from losing seasons

In 2019, the Rosepine Eagles saw their first losing season since 2016, meanwhile district foe Pickering is in the hunt to record their first winning season in three years.

  Rivals DeRidder and Leesville to lean on experienced quarterbacks in 2020

In 2019, DeRidder made it all the way to the quarterfinals before losing to Neville. The team finished with an 8-4 overall record last season which marked the most wins for the school since 2013. Meanwhile, Leesville is preparing for 2020 season following a second-round playoff exit

  LaGrange High School cancels 2020 football season

LaGrange High School has canceled its 2020 football season due to the damage sustained from Hurricane Laura. The school made the decision following a meeting of all CPSB principals and coaches last week.

WATCH: High School sports can resume in New Orleans; playgrounds will also open

Indoor and outdoor sports can resume in Orleans Parish

Elton football cancels season due to COVID-19

Elton High School has canceled its 2020 football season due to COVID-19.

  SWLA schools prepare for football season with COVID, Hurricane Laura setbacks

First, it was COVID-19, and then came the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Yet still, high school football will happen this fall.

  LHSAA announces football start date October 1

An 8-game football season will be played this year starting in week 3, ‪October 1st‬, full contact practice can begin tomorrow and there will be a scrimmage at the end of the month.

LHSAA announces full contact football practice can begin Thursday

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association says it's confident high school football teams can start the season safely amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Bonine: ’It’s time to play football in Louisiana’

During a meeting on Friday, September 4 with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to determine if and when high school sports would begin specifically with football.

  Barbe freshman Bryce Navarre commits to LSU

Bryce Navarre has yet to step on a high school diamond, and yet, he has his college decision already lined up. The incoming Barbe freshman announced his commitment to the LSU Tigers via Twitter on Wednesday.

Entire HS football team in quarantine after positive virus tests in Kan.

The Blue Valley West football team is quarantining after three people associated with the program tested positive for COVID-19.

Three Louisiana football recruits make 247 Sports 2023 Top100

All three hold offers from LSU

  Sports Person of the Week - Landon Victorian

If you aren’t aware of the name Landon Victorian, you will be in the coming years.

St. Louis hires Mack Guillory as head basketball coach

The St. Louis Catholic High Schools boys’ basketball team will be under new leadership this season with the hire of Mack Guillory.

  Sports Person of the Week - Parker Morgan

St. Louis left-handed pitcher, Parker Morgan is someone who never shies away from competition, in fact, it’s the reason he plays the game.

LHSAA issues COVID-19 guidelines for fall sports

Most notably for football, teams will no longer be allowed to play an exhibition or jamboree game before the start of the season. On Wednesday, the LHSAA announced that member schools would have the opportunity to play an exhibition game during the week of October 3.

LHSAA’s Eddie Bonine introduces ‘ambitious’ plan for 2020 football season

LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine issued a statement to member schools and media Wednesday outlining the upcoming high school football season. Week one is set to begin on October 8.

  Start of Louisiana’s high school football season delayed until Oct. 8-10

The LHSAA is planning for an eight-game regular season

  Lake Area players and coaches remain hopeful for 2020 football season

Several coverage teams are hitting the gridiron this week for the first time as a team in 2020.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jake Brown

15-year-old Jake Brown has already decided what his future looks like. Brown is only going to be a Sophomore at Sulphur High School, but last week, he verbally committed to play baseball at LSU come 2023.

Rick LeBato steps down as St. Louis basketball coach

St. Louis Catholic head basketball coach Rick LeBato informed the school Wednesday morning that he’s stepping down from his position due to concerns over the coronavirus for the upcoming school year. LeBato spent eight seasons with the Saints.

LHSAA holds firm on August 3 start date for football practices

LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine said that despite the state still being in Phase Two of reopening through August 7, the LHSAA will keep its initially planned start date for fall football practice.

Lake Charles to host three-game series for canceled Southeastern Shootout

The Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association partnered with Visit Lake Charles to find a solution for the elite players of Louisiana Team Purple and Louisiana Team Gold to have the opportunity for a two-team, three-game series at historic Alvin Dark Stadium at Legion Field this Tuesday, July 28, and W

  Remembering Sulphur football legend Shannon Suarez

Louisiana lost a legend on Saturday when former Sulphur football coach Shannon Suarez, Who battled COVID-19, passed away.

  Legendary Sulphur football coach Shannon Suarez passes away

It’s impossible to think of Sulphur football without thinking of Shannon Suarez.

‘We have no intention of cancelling fall sports’ - LHSAA exec. dir. writes letter to parents, athletes; offers timeline for start

LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine posted a letter on Wednesday, July 22, intended to let parents and athletes know the association is committed to fall sports.

  7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live teams in 2020

We continue the countdown with the top seven TDL teams this upcoming season.

  Future Stars Series National Combine kicked off on Sunday

2020 may be the first year of The Future Stars National Combine, but the showcase is on year four of grooming baseball players.

  La. must flatten the curve again for high school sports to start

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 clarifies ‘Phase Four’ statement regarding high school football

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.

Five SWLA football players named to Maxpreps preseason All-Louisiana football team

MaxPreps named five Southwest Louisiana athletes to the 2020 preseason All-Louisiana football team. All five players hail from schools in district 4-3A.

SWLA coaches react to LHSAA ‘no football until out of phase 3′ announcement

The coronavirus has left coaches with a lot of unknowns about athletes’ return to the field at every level.

  7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2020

We continue the countdown with the top seven surprise teams this upcoming season. The only criteria for teams selected is that they must have had a losing record the season prior.

  Sports Person of the Week - Tyler LeJeune

After leading Iota to the Class 3A state quarterfinals his freshman year, Tyler LeJeune was on track for a breakout sophomore year before the pandemic halted play. During the shortened 2020 season, he flirted with a near .400 average. And while there was a temporary pause on the field, the work off

Iowa’s Cejae Ceasar commits to UL Lafayette

Iowa defensive back Cejae Ceasar joined the slew of District 4-3A players to announce their college commitments this summer as Ceasar said he plans to be a Ragin’ Cajun at UL Lafayette. The 2021 prospect announced his commitment on his Twitter page.

LHSAA says it is fully committed to fall sports

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.

Class of 2021 showcase their skills at Future Stars Series Tournament

The New Balance Future Stars Series continues this week in Southwest Louisiana with the Class of 2021.

  7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2020

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.

Senator asks for ban on school sports through fall

A Louisiana state senator has called for all athletic activities to be cancelled for K through 12 public schools in Louisiana through December because of COVID-19.

Jennings RB Trevor Etienne picks up offer from Clemson

Following a monster sophomore season, Jennings running back Trevor Etienne has seen his recruitment pick up steam. On Saturday he announced that he received an offer from the Clemson Tigers.