Part 2 of an LHSAA sportsmanship hearing to address the football playoff altercation involving Amite High and Bogalusa High is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the LHSAA office.
An LHSAA sportsmanship committee comprised of three principals from the LHSAA’s executive committee will preside over Amite’s portion of the sportsmanship hearing.
Amite sought and was granted an extension on its hearing last month. A sportsmanship committee made up of Arcadia’s Jeffrey Sampson, Iowa’s Mike Oakley and Sharon Clark of Sophie B. Wright conducted the Bogalusa portion of the hearing last month.
The same trio will preside over Thursday’s hearing for Amite, with LHSAA Assistant Executive Director Keith Alexander serving as the moderator.
“It’s the same lineup … the same principals,” Alexander said. “So we’ll repeat the process.”
Sanctions against Bogalusa were not announced last month, pending outcome of the Amite portion of the hearing. Alexander said the sanctions for both schools should be announced Thursday.
The second portion of the sportsmanship hearing comes six weeks after Amite was removed from the Class 3A playoffs after a quarterfinal victory over District 7-3A rival Bogalusa.
An altercation that involved players leaving the benches for both schools and fans reportedly coming onto the field prompted game officials to end the game with less than two minutes remaining and Amite leading 56-20.
LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine made the decision to remove Amite from the playoffs after a hearing at the LHSAA office in late November and the executive committee upheld Bonine’s decision.
The school and the Tangipahoa Parish School Board sought a temporary restraining order to put the 11th-seeded Warriors back in the playoffs, but that request was denied. At the time, both schools were informed that they would face an additional sportsmanship hearing.
Golden football for BRHS
Former Baton Rouge High and LSU star Jimmy Taylor will present a commemorative golden football from the NFL to BRHS during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the school.
Baton Rouge High becomes the fourth local school to receive a golden football from the NFL, which is celebrating the 50th year of the Super Bowl this year. Taylor starred as a running back on Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers teams that helped usher in the Super Bowl era in the 1960s.
Scotlandville, Episcopal and Baker previously received golden football from alums who played in the Super Bowl.
The first Woodlawn High Invitational powerlifting meet is set for Saturday at the school.
WHS coach Steve Baronich said the meet will include about 200 competitors from the Baton Rouge area and will begin at 9 a.m. in the WHS gym.
Admission is $7 for adults. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.
Football coach sought
St. John-Plaquemine seeks a football coach and/or athletic director for the 2016-17 school year.
Those interested should email a letter of interest, professional résumé and at least three references to St. John Principal Cherie Schlatre at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 15. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.