Football

Arch Manning receives 5-star ranking from Rivals

Manning has passed for 4,330 yards and 55 touchdowns in two seasons at Newman

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Southwest Louisiana 2021 athletes sign letters of intent

Trailblazer trio receive offer from Arizona State, four Power 5 offers for LCCP

Sam Houston promotes Chad Davis to head football coach

LCCP’s TreVonte’ Citizen announces LSU offer

2020 LHSAA football state championship results

  Grand Lake falls to Oak Grove in 1A State Title

Continued Coverage

Oak Grove defeats Grand Lake to win 1A championship

  Kinder falls to Many in 2A State Title

Kinder and Grand Lake preparing for 2A and 1A state title game

  Sports Person of the Week: Trenton Bono

  Kinder prepares for Many in Class 2A title game rubber match

  Grand Lake prepares for first-ever state championship game

Southwest Louisiana has pair of state championship representatives for first time in 25 years

For the first time since 1995, Southwest Louisiana will have a pair of teams participating in the LHSAA Prep Classic. The Kinder Yellow Jackets and Grand Lake Hornets will aim for a state championship next week in Natchitoches at Turpin Stadium.

  HIGHLIGHTS: TDL semifinal round

Southwest Louisiana has two teams advancing to the LHSAA state championship game

TDL Playoffs Semifinals: Scores and highlights

And then there were three. That’s right, we are now in the semifinal rounds of LHSAA playoff football. And this year, three area schools are fighting to see if they can capture a state title.

  Sports Person of the Week - Grant Trahan

The Grand Lake Hornets 2020 season will be remembered as nothing short of historic. Despite a pandemic, a pair of hurricanes and an unorthodox schedule— Grand Lake is in the midst of the greatest season in school history.

  No. 6 Kinder takes on No. 2 Mangham in 2015 championship rematch in semifinals on Friday

Washington-Marion tabs Jules Sullen as next head football coach

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Southwest Louisiana 2021 athletes sign letters of intent

  Grand Lake heads to semifinals for first time in school history

  LCCP makes history, heads to the semifinals for first time ever

  TDL Playoffs Quarterfinals: Scores and highlights

  No. 6 Kinder Yellow Jackets looking for their first quarterfinal win since 2015

The Kinder Yellow Jackets are back in the quarterfinals again.

  Sports Person of the Week - Solomon Lewis

LCCP defeated district rival South Beauregard last week to advance to the quarterfinals for the second time in three years. LCCP senior Solomon Lewis has been a significant part of the team’s success.

  Top-seeded Jennings prepares for No. 9 Madison Prep following epic one-point win

The Jennings Bulldogs have made a habit of winning playoff games by just a single point. With Friday’s epic come-from-behind win over No. 17 Lutcher, the Dogs now have four one-point playoff wins in the past two seasons.

  Grand Lake heading to the quarterfinals for the first time in school history

The Hornets have reached the quarterfinals for the first time in school history.

Jennings vs. Madison Prep named TDL Game of the Week for the quarterfinal round of the playoffs

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week will remain in Jennings this week as the Bulldogs return home for the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. The TDL Game of the Week is the matchup of 9th-seeded Madison Prep (7-2) and No. 1 Jennings (8-0).

  LCCP heading to the quarterfinals for second time in three years

LCCP is advancing to the quarterfinals for the second time in 3 years after defeating district rival South Beauregard this past weekend.

  TDL Saturday

TDL Saturday edition

  TDL Playoffs Round 2: Scores and highlights

It’s round 2 of SWLA playoff football, and we have 11 area schools that are looking to continue their road to the dome.

  Sports Person of the Week - Khrystian Hoffpauir

Senior wide receiver Khrystian Hoffpauir stood out.

  Delhi vs. Grand Lake named TDL Game of the Week for the second round of the playoffs

The TDL Game of the Week for the second round of the playoffs is a matchup between 19th-seeded Delhi (2-5) and No. 3 Grand Lake (5-1). Due to the damage sustained at Grand Lake’s football stadium because of Hurricane Laura, Grand Lake has played all of its games this season away from home.

  TDL Playoffs Round 1: Scores and highlights

Although the last eight weeks of TDL have been unconventional, we made it through, and now, we have made it to the first week of playoff football.

Sports Person of the Week - Ethan Bazinet

Basile, behind its new veer offense is coming off a big 42 - 25 win against rival Oberlin in the win, Bazinet rushed for over 100 yards and 3 touchdowns.

‘URGENT’ - LHSAA issues new capacity, mask, social distancing mandates at high school games; warns of fines for non-compliance

In a memo to member schools, LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine emphasized urgency in following COVID-19 mitigation measures at high school athletic events and warned of fines and other penalties for failure to comply.

Hamilton Christian pulls out of football playoffs due to positive COVID-19 test

The Hamilton Christian Warriors football season is officially over. Despite reaching the playoffs with a 4-2 record this season, the 14th-seeded Warriors have withdrawn themselves from the Division IV playoffs due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Northwood at Leesville named TDL Game of the Week for the first round of the playoffs

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is heading to Leesville for the first time this season. The TDL Game of the Week for the first round of the playoffs is a matchup that was supposed to happen in the regular season. The 28th-seeded Northwood Falcons (5-2) travel to No. 5 Leesville (4-3).

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 Saturday November, 21

TDL Saturday

  Sports Person of the Week - Michael Tizano

Senior quarterback Michael Tizano has been the team’s constant in an ever-changing season.

  TDL Week 8: Scores and highlights

TDL’s Week 8 game of the week is a Class 1A battle as the Basile Bearcats travel to Oberlin to face-off with the 3rd ranked Tigers.

  Basile at Oberlin named week eight TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is heading to Oberlin for the first time this season. The TDL Game of the Week for week eight is a matchup of district foes Basile (2-2) and Oberlin (5-1).

Sports Person of the Week - Malachi Semien

The Tigers needed this senior class to step up and running back Malachai Semien has answered the call.

TDL Saturday - Week 7

All the scores from Touchdown Live - Week 7

  TDL Week 7: Scores and highlights

Tonight’s game of the week features the South Beauregard Knights (4-1) taking a trip to Jennings where they will take on the Bulldogs (5-0).

  South Beauregard prepares for undefeated Jennings

TDL Game of the Week - South Beauregard prepares for Jennings.

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

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has put together a plan to handle postseason play for prep football and it includes state championship games being played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is heading back to Jennings. The TDL Game of the Week for week seven is a matchup of district foes South Beauregard (4-1) and Jennings (5-0).

  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.

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.

  Pickering at Rosepine named week six TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is heading to Rosepine for the first time since 2018. The TDL Game of the Week for week six is a matchup of rivals Pickering (4-1) and Rosepine (2-2).

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Week 5 scores and highlights

Scores and highlights from Southwest Louisiana's high school football games.

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).

  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.

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.