Football

Former Washington-Marion coach Wayne Reese dies of Coronavirus

Louisiana football coaching legend Wayne Reese has died at the age 74 due to coronavirus. Reese was the head coach of McDonogh 35 in New Orleans and previously coached Washington-Marion from 1997-2001.

Elton High School wins 2019 Sportsmanship Award

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Southwest Louisiana 2020 athletes sign letters of intent

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: McNeese

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: LSU

Select/Non-select schools remain split after proposals fail to receive two-thirds vote at LHSAA Annual Convention

Former McNeese coach Lark Hebert tabbed to lead Vinton’s football program

Continued Coverage

Lafayette beats Lake Charles in 2019 I-10 Bowl, 40-10

  Barbe’s Hunter Brown signs to play football at Air Force Academy

  Sam Houston offensive lineman Jerren Gilbert signs with Louisiana Tech

  Sulphur alum Hayden Hagler signs with Marshall

  Jennings falls to St. James in 3A title game, 51-14

  Dogs practice in the Dome ahead of championship clash with St. James

  Sports Person of the Week - Jalen Lewis

His rise in the offense fits with the Bulldogs run to the Dome this year. He has more than won over the team and the coaching staff with his passion.

  Jennings preparing for first Prep Classic appearance in 27 years

The 23-seeded Bulldogs and No. 1 St. James are set to meet Friday night at 7 p.m. as both teams will get the chance to practice on the Superdome turf Thursday afternoon.

  Phelps calls Jennings postseason run ‘unbelievable’ as Dogs gear up for state championship

Dogs get ready for (1) St. James for 3A state title game

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Jennings headed to the 'Dome

Keep up with tweets from our sports reporters right here for scoring updates on tonight’s semifinal football games.

Vinton football coach Tarius Davis out after nine seasons

  Jennings aiming to pull off another upset in semifinal bout with McDonogh 35

  Sports Person of the Week - Trevor Rider

  Oberlin looking for redemption in semifinal rematch with White Castle

I-10 Bowl high school all-star football game set for December 21

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Jennings, Oberlin headed to semis

  Touchdown Live: quarterfinal and semifinal round preview

Five local teams remain in the LHSAA football playoffs.

  Sports Person of the Week - Ty Fuselier

Kinder is heading back to the Quarterfinals for the seventh time in the past nine years after their win over Red River last Friday.

Oberlin at Basile named TDL Game of the Week for the quarterfinal round

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed back to Basile for the second time in four weeks. The undefeated Oberlin Tigers once again head east to face the Bearcats of Basile. The two met for the district title in week 10 and will do so again with a trip to the semifinals on the line.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Five teams from SWLA advance in playoffs

We have a list of tonight's games here

  Sports Person of the Week - Keegan Labouve

As a 21 seed, Welsh took down Franklin led by senior iron man Keegan Labouve. He put the team on his back in the opening round win rushing for 192 yards and a pair of scores along with being all over the field on defense.

Jennings High School to retire Travis Etienne’s jersey on Friday

Jennings High School will retire former football player Travis Etienne’s jersey before the Bulldogs’ second-round playoff game with Church Point on Friday.

  Jennings’ second round matchup with Church Point named TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Jennings for the first time in 2019. The No. 23 Bulldogs are set to play host to No. 7 Church Point in the second round of the LHSAA Class 3A playoffs.

  12 SWLA teams in second round of high school football playoffs

Twelve teams from Southwest Louisiana are in the second round of the high school football playoffs.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: First round of the playoffs

We have a list of tonight's games here.

  Kinder’s playoff matchup with Rosepine named TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Kinder for the first time in 2019. The Yellow Jackets are set to play host to district foe Rosepine in the opening round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs. It’s a rematch from October that saw Kinder roll, 42-26.

LHSAA releases 2019 football playoff brackets

The 2019 LHSAA football brackets have been released

  TDL Week 10: Friday night football

We have a list of tonight's games and scores

  Sports Person of the Week - Cooper Hext

Through nine weeks, Hext has accumulated 63 catches for nearly 950 yards and ten touchdowns and has helped lead DeQuincy to a 5-4 record.

  TDL Week 10: Thursday night football

We have a list of tonight's games here

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 10

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.

  Oberlin at Basile named week ten TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Basile for the first time since 2009. The undefeated Oberlin Tigers head east with the goal of completing both a 10-0 season along with an outright district title. The Bearcats, on the other hand, can earn a share of the district title with a win over

  Sports Person of the Week - Jalyn Thurman

Thurman is one of the top rushers in the area with 861 yards through eight weeks, including a 100-yard, five touchdown day last week.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 9

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.

  St. Louis at Westlake named week nine TDL Game of the Week

For the first time since 2017, the Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed back to Ram Country. The TDL Game of the Week for week 9 is a huge district matchup between Westlake and St. Louis. The Rams are the only 4-3A team that is unbeaten in district play.

  TDL Week 8: Thursday night football

Seven games have been moved to tonight due to weather

Sports Person of the Week - Tavyen Grice

Grice has totaled 981 yards receiving so far this season with a third of those coming just last week. In Sam Houston's 66-43 win over Southside, Grice caught 17 passes for 305 yards and a score.

13 high school football games on Thursday

With the threat of inclement weather looming for Friday night, some high schools are moving their football games to Thursday night.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 8

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.

  Acadiana at Sam Houston named week eight TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to back to the Bluff. The TDL Game of the Week for week 7 is the big district matchup between Acadiana and Sam Houston. Both teams come in undefeated in district play.

  TDL Week 7: Thursday night recap

Two local games kicked off week 7 of the 2019 Touchdown Live season on Thursday.

  Sports Person of the Week - JJ Ross

This season JJ Ross has amassed nearly 740 yards on the ground and 11 touchdowns.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 7

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.

  Leesville at DeRidder named week seven TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to DeRidder for the Battle of the Hooper trophy between the Dragons and Leesville Wampus Cats. This marks the second time in the last three seasons that 7Sports has showcased the rivalry with the 2017 meeting being our Game of the Week as well.

  TDL: Friday Night Football Week 6

Live scoreboard for Week 6 of the high school football season.

  TDL Week 6: Thursday night recap

Two local games kicked off week 6 of the 2019 Touchdown Live season on Thursday. Scores of the games can be found below.

  Sports Person of the Week - Luke Doucet

Through five weeks Iota has continued it's impressive run starting back in 2017.

LHSAA releases pre-week 6 football power ratings

We are halfway through the 2019 regular season, which means the postseason is looming. We are exactly one month away from the brackets being released on CST.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 6

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.

  Barbe at Sam Houston named week six TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed back to Sam Houston for the annual rivalry matchup of the Barbe Bucs and Sam Houston Broncos. Despite some close calls in recent years, Big Sam has yet to ever defeat the Bucs.

  Touchdown Live: Week 5 recap

Friday night football scoreboard.

  Sports Person of the Week - Orlandezz Leday

The senior receiver shined offensively in the Gators 32-21 win over LCCP, the program's first win since October of 2017.

  TDL Week 5: Thursday night recap

Six local games kicked off week 5 of the 2019 Touchdown Live season on Thursday.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 5

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.

  Basile at Grand Lake named week five TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Grand Lake for the first time since 2015 as the Hornets play host to district foe Basile. Both teams hold a top-10 power rating in Class 1A coming in. In four meetings, Basile has yet to lose to the Hornets.

Sulphur football coach Cecil Thomas out after four games

Sulphur High School will be searching for a head football coach in the offseason for the second straight year as the school has relieved Cecil Thomas of his duties, according to multiple sources.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE 4: Friday night football highlights

Friday night football scoreboard

  Sports Person of the Week - Luke McCardle

Senior receiver Luke McCardle has shined in Grand Lake's flexbone offense with over a hundred yards receiving and one score a week ago.

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 4

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.

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

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Welsh as the Greyhounds play host to 3A foe St. Louis. It’s the first meeting between the schools since 2006.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Week 3 scores and highlights

We’re heading into Week 3 with a Hwy. 165 rivalry as our Game of the Week.

  Sports Person of the Week - Braden LeBato

The junior quarterback has scored eight total touchdowns through two weeks and has led the Red Devils to their first 2-0 start since 2015.

Select schools vote not to play football championships in Superdome

The LHSAA select schools will not participate in the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2019.

  TDL Week 3: Thursday night recap

Week 3 of Thursday Night Football

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.

  Oakdale at Oberlin named week three TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week will take place in Oberlin for the first time since 2014. The rivalry matchup between the Oberlin Tigers and Oakdale Warriors is the week three TDL Game of the Week.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Week 2 scoreboard

Week 2 scoreboard.

  Touchdown Live week two Thursday night recap

Highlights and scores from Thursday's Touchdown Live edition on September 12.

TDL: Week 2 Thursday night football

Five local High School football games are scheduled for tonight as we move into week 2 of the 2019 Touchdown Live 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.

  LCCP at Leesville named week two TDL Game of the Week

Touchdown Live will be in Leesville for the first-ever meeting between Leesville and Lake Charles College Prep. The battle between the Wampus Cats and Blazers is the week two TDL Game of the Week.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Week 1

Live scoreboard for Friday night football.

  Touchdown Live week one Thursday night recap

The first action of the 2019 season is in the book as the area saw seven local teams in action.

TDL: Season begins with three games tonight

There are three local games tonight