Players scheduled to compete in this week’s U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star football game must report for an organizational meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn High.

Red Stick Bowl co-director Dennis Lorio said all players for the Black Knights and Rough Riders should bring their signed participation slips to the meeting.

Practice for the two teams begins Monday. Woodlawn High coach Brett Beard and St. Michael coach Paul Varnado will service as the head coaches for the teams made up of top senior players from the Baton Rouge area.

Mistrettas add title

It was a good weekend for father-son combos at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic football championships.

Sons Guy Mistretta of Livonia Hiand David Franklin of Haynesville added to their respective family legacies by winning titles.

Franklin claimed his third state title on Friday night when HHS shut out Mangham 16-0 in the Class 1A final.

He has now combined with his father, current assistant Alton “Red” Franklin, to win 14 state titles with the Golden Tornadoes.

Mistretta won his second title with Livonia’s 43-14 win over Amite in the 3A final played Saturday. He also won a 3A title in 2005 at Redemptorist. Mistretta’s father, G.J. “Bucky” Mistretta, won two state titles at Ascension Catholic.

Belaire seeks coach

Belaire High seeks a head football coach for 2015. Those interested should send résumés to Belaire Principal Roy Walker and Athletic Director Chauncey Moore via email to Moore at

Potential applicants are encouraged to go to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s website at to fill out an online application.

Those with questions about the job can call the school at (225) 272-1860.