SLAUGHTER — Fourth-ranked Ascension Catholic scored 35 first-quarter points on the way to a 42-0 road win over Slaughter Community Charter in a Class 1A match-up Friday night at SCC.
Despite trailing 14-3 at the start of the fourth quarter, Parkview clawed its way back with a pair of long touchdown drives to defeat the visiting Dunham Tigers 18-14.
It wasn’t a perfect game in some ways. The teams combined for 195 yards in penalties and four turnovers. Catholic High and University High also squeezed every second of passion they could into 48 minutes.
This week's featured games are Captain Shreve versus Scotlandville, Catholic High facing University High and The Dunham School battling Parkview Baptist.
ZACHARY— Heavy rain and frequent lightning led to relocation — and another type of storm — in a battle between Catholic-Pointe Coupee and Central Private, a game that ended after midnight at Zachary High's Bronco Stadium.
For the first time in its six-year football history, the Mentorship Academy Sharks can say they are on a varsity winning streak.
Another chapter of the LHSAA’s both split saga unfolded Thursday when 54 percent of select schools voted to reject an offer to play their 2019 football titles games with nonselect schools at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Prep Classic.
The early season for The Dunham School and Parkview Baptist has been characterized by blowout wins and blowout losses.
Once a game begins, it is easy to see why Connor Finucane has become the kind of dual threat most football fans don’t know about.
By definition, uncharted territory is an area that has never been explored. But in high school football, it has multiple meanings — two of which will be on display Thursday night.
Sportswriters know a thing or two about deadlines, particularly meeting them by a specific time. Like many others, I’m waiting out the final hours of another key deadline for the LHSAA.
BAKER — Dillon Cage is a big guy with large ambitions that may prompt him to move away from home next year. But for now, Cage is where he wants to be — anchoring the offensive and defensive lines for Baker High School.
Jamboree games usually mean as much to a high school football team as any of their of preseason scrimmages, which are used as preparation for the regular season. It was different this year for Capitol, which lost to Istrouma 29-20.
Several top local football teams took their show on the road in Week 2. Along with moments of glory, the glare of a statewide spotlight can also illuminate other things, like weaknesses and inexperience.
SHREVEPORT — Chances for a role reversal always exist when top-flight football programs meet. Sixth-ranked Zachary High experienced it first-hand Saturday.
The parameters for high school distance runners in Louisiana don’t match the norm for other sports. For example, a football running back longs for a gap to run through.
SHREVEPORT — On a hot, sultry night in Independence Stadium, Catholic High used its speed and finesse to get past North Little Rock 24-17 in the 2019 Landers Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase.
The Albany Hornets scored 68 points and rolled up 500 yards of total offense in their season-opening win last week. That got the attention of St. Michael, who hosted the Hornets Friday night at Olympia Stadium.
ST. AMANT — After both teams got off to fast starts, St. Amant High orchestrated a big finish. The Gators got their first victory of the season, beating East Jefferson 41-20 at home Friday night.
MONROE — The pregame banter prior to Friday night’s Neville-University High clash centered on streaks. It turned out the focus was on the wrong one.
WALKER — Opportunistic play on defense and special teams, some early success in the trick-play department, and the brilliance of Brian Thomas helped keep Walker High School in Friday night's nondistrict matchup for more than three quarters.
DUTCHTOWN — The McMain Mustangs entered Friday night coming off a 52-point loss. They had no better luck against a stout Dutchtown Griffins defense.
Three third-quarter touchdowns were truly game changers, helping Episcopal run away with a 40-20 victory over St. Thomas Aquinas in a nondistrict game between two Class 2A schools Friday night at EHS.
YOUNGSVILLE — An injury to the starting quarterback usually leads to a long night for the team, but it did not take away the fight for Catholic-Pointe Coupee in its battle against Ascension Episcopal.