The football season is nearly upon us as Jamboree games kicked off on Thursday. Thursday nights Jamboree games featured the resurgence of a Sam Houston squad that sat out a season because of Hurricane damage. A Westlake team that looks much improved from a year ago. A young Vinton Lions team that has big-play potential, a Grand Lake team that is fresh off a state title appearance, and an LCCP squad that has young, but talented players on both sides of the ball.
2020 was a stand-out season for the LCCP TrailBlazers. They went undefeated in the regular season and made a semifinal appearance for the first time in program history. Despite losing numerous key starters on Offense, the Blazers are confident in rising junior Josiah Bushnell to step up At quarterback.
It’s been a year since Washington-Marion touched the gridiron, but soon the Friday night lights will shine again. The Charging Indians enter 2021 with a new attitude thanks to first-year head coach Jules Sullen.
After narrowly falling to Many in the Class 2A State Championship in 2020, the Kinder Yellow Jackets are buzzing for another chance at a title. In the pursuit of their first ring since 2015, Kinder brings with them some experience and a strong work ethic.
After finishing with a .500 record in 2019, Oakdale felt they were taking steps in the right direction. However, Destin Dieterich said the Warriors were hit harder than most by COVID-19 last season resulting in a 2-4 finish.
Coming off of another playoff appearance, the East Beauregard Trojans look to pick up where they left off a season ago. However, they’ll do so after overhauling their starting lineups on both sides of the ball.
“This team is going to be very special this year,” said Grand Lake lineman Bryant Williams. “Like I said, we want to repeat what we did last year but we just have to play as a team and stick together.”Special can’t begin to describe the improbable run to the state title game the Grand Lake Hornets were on a season ago.
Fresh off their eighth quarterfinal appearance since 2011, the Jennings Bulldogs enter the new season with plenty of confidence. Although with only nine starters back, there will be some growing pains.
2020 was another good season for Leesville as the Wampus Cats went 5-4 and landed a top-five spot in the playoffs for the first time in program history. Head coach Robert Causey is focused on improving from that success.
The Lake Arthur Tigers enter the new season with bright eyes, as the Tigers are young at numerous positions. While an inexperienced team brings challenges, second-year head coach Tarius Davis is embracing it.
The Sam Houston Broncos are set to make their return to Friday night lights after missing out a season ago. Big Sam may have an advantage over other schools that found themselves in the same situation however as the Broncos return all of their transfers that departed due to the hurricanes.
After not playing a football game in 2020, the Gators of LaGrange were chomping at the bit to get back on the field. While this past summer was a return to normalcy, last season or lack thereof has left an impact on the roster.
The DeQuincy Tigers enter the 2021 season with momentum. Last year the Tigers switched offense in the middle of the season, and with it, came a 2-0 record to end the year. Head coach Matt Dufresne said the split-back veer helped the team distinguish themselves moving forward.
After an unusual 2020 season, the Vinton Lions are hoping to get back on track. With numerous veterans leading the way on both sides of the ball, head coach Lark Hebert is hopeful their numbers will help them play better under the Friday night lights.
Over the last four years, the Rosepine Eagles have become a staple in the Class 2A playoffs and this year is expected to be more of the same. But head coach Brad Ducote says there is one main roadblock preventing the Eagles from taking that next step.
The LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine released a 12-page memorandum Tuesday detailing the LHSAA’s COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming season and one big change stands out— teams will have to forfeit games not played due to COVID-19 reasons.
We are just a 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 2022 high school prospects.
Ochsner Health and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) have agreed to a five-year partnership and Ochsner will become the official healthcare provider. They will also serve as the title sponsor for all 21 of LHSAA’s annual championship events.