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The LHSAA Football Bracket Release Show Set For 11 AM Live Stream

Mark your calendars, football enthusiasts, because the highly-anticipated LHSAA Football Bracket Release Show is just around the corner! Set to kick off at 11 AM on Sunday, you won’t want to miss this event, which promises to be a game-changer in building the hype for the upcoming postseason.

The LHSAA Network’s own Garrett Woolvard and LHSCA Director Eric Held will be your trusty guides as they break down the official football playoff brackets. Together, they’ll unveil the matchups and provide invaluable insights into what’s in store for the playoffs, igniting excitement and speculation among fans.

Don’t worry about missing a single moment because you can tune in to the action on the LHSAA YouTube Channel. To subscribe and ensure you’re up-to-date with all things LHSAA, simply head over to youtube.com/@LHSAA1920.

The countdown has begun, and the road to the Louisiana high school football playoffs starts here. Be there on Sunday at 11 AM, and let the bracket reveal show get you pumped for the thrilling postseason action, set to commence on Thursday, November 9. It’s time to get ready for some heart-pounding gridiron action! 🏆📺


Ruston Continues To Make History With Emotional Victory Over West Monroe

In a thrilling regular season finale, Lafayette Christian’s senior quarterback, Ju’Juan Johnson, showcased his determination and talent as he continued his pursuit of the all-time offensive yardage record. The record, established by Evangel’s Brock Berlin in 1999 with an impressive 13,659 career yards, has been within Johnson’s reach throughout his high school career.

As of now, Johnson has accumulated an astounding 12,969 yards of total offense, a mere 691 yards shy of Berlin’s long-standing record. In the face of adversity and a recent loss in the regular season finale, Johnson’s performance remained nothing short of exceptional. He completed 19 of 29 passes, amassing an incredible 395 yards through the air, while also contributing 143 yards on 22 rushing attempts. The senior quarterback proved his versatility by accounting for four touchdowns during the game, showcasing his leadership and determination in the face of a challenging opponent.

With the regular season now concluded, Ju’Juan Johnson has set his sights on the postseason. This talented quarterback potentially has four more opportunities to etch his name in the annals of history by surpassing Brock Berlin’s record. Johnson’s incredible journey is a testament to his skill, resilience, and commitment to leaving a lasting legacy in high school football. The question on everyone’s mind is, will Ju’Juan Johnson be able to seize this historic moment and make his mark on Louisiana high school football history? Football fans across the state will undoubtedly be closely following his journey through the postseason.


Ruston Continues To Make History With Emotional Victory Over West Monroe

In a historic showdown for the District 2-5A football championship, the Ruston Bearcats made their mark in the record books with an awe-inspiring victory over West Monroe. Ruston, having finished the regular season undefeated for the first time since 1990, left their fans in sheer jubilation.

What truly makes this triumph intriguing is the fact that the 2022 Non-Select Division I runner-up defeated West Monroe on their home turf for the first time in over three decades, a feat that will be etched in the annals of Ruston’s football history.

A standout performance by Ruston’s junior tailback, Jordan Hayes, stole the spotlight. Hayes carried his team to victory with a spectacular display, amassing over 240 yards and notching three crucial touchdowns on a night that will be remembered for years to come.

With this monumental win, the Bearcats have all but secured the coveted No. 1 seed in this year’s postseason. They will now enjoy a well-deserved first-round bye, eagerly awaiting their next opponent as they march on towards what could be a truly historic season. Ruston’s faithful fans can’t help but dream of even greater triumphs in the playoffs after witnessing this remarkable District championship victory.


The Last Of The Unbeatens

Eight high school football teams finished the 2023 regular season undefeated. These elite programs are poised for an exciting postseason, representing the pinnacle of high school football excellence. Watch for thrilling matchups as they chase championship dreams.

Calvary Baptist

Destrehan

E.D. White

Jena

Ruston

St. Charles

St. Thomas More

Vermilion Catholic


Spencer Heard Becomes Minden’s All-Time Wins Leader

In a historic triumph for Minden High School’s football program, Spencer Heard has officially become the school’s all-time wins leader. In an impressive 36-6 victory over Woodlawn of Shreveport, Heard secured his 64th career win as the head of the Crimson Tide, eclipsing the long-standing record held by Elton Kelly, who had reigned as the program’s winningest coach for 58 years.

Spencer Heard, now in his 11th remarkable year at the helm of Minden’s football team, has carved out a legacy of success that stands at 64-56. Throughout his tenure, he has consistently steered the Crimson Tide to the playoffs, with all but three seasons culminating in a postseason appearance. Heard’s dedication, leadership, and unwavering commitment to the team have solidified his place in Minden High School’s football history, and the entire community is sure to celebrate this remarkable achievement for years to come.


Eat. Sleep. Keep The Streak.

In the exciting world of Louisiana high school football, the 2023 season has showcased some remarkable win and loss streaks. Destrehan continues to dominate the field, extending their winning streak to an impressive 24 consecutive games. Their consistent success is a testament to their talent and hard work.

St. Thomas More is not far behind, boasting a 20-game winning streak, showing that they are a force to be reckoned with in Louisiana football. Their determination and skill have propelled them to this remarkable run of victories.

St. Charles High School has also been on a winning spree, with a notable 17-game winning streak. They are making their presence felt on the gridiron and are a team to watch in the Louisiana high school football scene.

Meanwhile, a group of eight other teams shares the honor of winning 10 consecutive games, proving that competition in the state is fierce and filled with rising stars and skilled athletes.

On the other end of the spectrum, Southwood had a challenging 2023 season, enduring a 37-game losing streak. However, their determination, coupled with a new coaching staff, has ignited hope for a brighter future. With a renewed focus on strong play and development, the Cowboys are gearing up for a comeback and are determined to turn the tide in their favor.

The Louisiana high school football landscape is as exciting as ever, with a mix of dominant winning streaks and teams poised for a turnaround. Fans across the state can look forward to thrilling moments on the field as these teams continue to compete and strive for excellence.

Louisiana’s Longest Winning & Losing Streaks

Consecutive Wins (as of 2023 – Week 10)

24 – Destrehan

20 – St. Thomas More

17 – St. Charles

10 – 8 teams

Consecutive Losses (15 or more games)

37 – Southwood (def. Parkway, 18-16 • Nov. 1, 2019)

31 – Pickering (def. Oakdale, 46-37 • Nov. 20, 2020)

25 – Plain Dealing (def. Ringgold, 38-6 • Oct. 8, 2021)

22 – Crescent City (def. Cohen, 12-6 • Oct. 3, 2015)

22 – Comeaux (def. New Iberia, 30-28 • Oct. 22, 2021)

21 – Pine Prairie (def. Ville Platte, 54-12 • Oct. 29, 2021)

18 – Highland Baptist (def. Hamilton Christian, 52-14 • Sept. 9, 2022)


How The LSWA Top Ten Fared – Week 10

Class 5A  

  1. Edna Karr (8-1) lost to John Curtis, 41-7
  2. Destrehan (10-0) beat Thibodaux, 38-12
  3. Zachary (8-1) lost to Catholic-Baton Rouge, 35-28 
  4. Ruston (10-0) beat West Monroe, 35-28
  5. John Curtis (7-2) beat Edna Karr, 41-7 
  6. Catholic-Baton Rouge (7-2) beat Zachary, 35-28 
  7. Acadiana (8-2) beat Barbe, 57-6
  8. Carencro (8-2) lost to Archbishop Shaw, 57-50 
  9. Captain Shreve (9-1) beat Haughton, 56-28 
  10. West Monroe (8-2) lost to Ruston, 35-28 

Others receiving votes: Holy Cross (8-2) beat East St. John, 56-19, Brother Martin (7-3) beat St. Augustine, 24-6, East St. John (7-3) lost to Holy Cross, 56-19, Southside (7-3) lost to Sam Houston, 32-27, Airline (9-1) beat Southwood, 47-8, St. Paul’s (9-1) beat Fontainebleau, 38-21, Dutchtown (8-1) beat East Ascension, 37-14. 

Class 4A

  1. St. Thomas More (10-0) beat Lafayette Christian, 44-40
  2. Lafayette Christian (8-2) lost to St. Thomas More, 44-40
  3. Neville (8-1) did not play
  4. North DeSoto (9-1) beat Northwood-Shrev., 64-29
  5. West Feliciana (8-2) lost to Plaquemine, 13-8
  6. Archbishop Shaw (8-2) beat Carencro, 57-50
  7. Cecilia (9-1) beat Iowa, 55-35
  8. Lutcher (7-2) beat Ellender, 49-0
  9. Teurlings Catholic (7-2) beat North Vermilion, 49-0
  10. Assumption (8-2) beat South Terrebonne, 42-13

Others receiving votes: Westgate (6-4) beat Northside, 23-8, Opelousas (7-3) beat Beau Chene, 41-0, Warren Easton (4-6) lost via forfeit, Tioga (8-2) beat Grant, 46-6, St. Michael (7-2) did not play, Evangel Christian (6-4) beat B.T. Washington-Shrev., 42-6, De La Salle (4-6) beat B.T. Washington-NOLA, 37-14. 

Class 3A

  1. University (9-1) beat Parkview Baptist, 55-21
  2. E.D. White (10-0) beat St. James, 27-19 
  3. St. James (8-2) lost to E.D. White, 27-19
  4. Sterlington (9-1) beat Wossman, 38-15
  5. Jena (10-0) beat Buckeye, 74-38
  6. Parkview Baptist (8-2) lost to University, 55-21
  7. John F. Kennedy (9-1) beat Sophie B. Wright, 62-24
  8. Wossman (8-2) lost to Sterlington, 38-15
  9. Bunkie (9-1) beat Marksville, 47-12
  10. Madison Prep (7-3) beat Collegiate-Baton Rouge, 54-0

Others receiving votes: Union Parish (6-4) beat Carroll, 40-6, St. Louis (8-2) beat Jennings, 7-0, Iowa (7-3) lost to Cecilia, 55-35, Amite (5-4) lost to Jewel Sumner, 14-6, Jennings (7-3) lost to St. Louis, 7-0, Pine (8-2) beat West St. John, 63-24. 

Class 2A

  1. Calvary Baptist (10-0) beat Loyola Prep, 50-10
  2. St. Charles (10-0) beat Newman, 28-0
  3. Newman (8-1) lost to St. Charles, 28-0
  4. Oak Grove (8-2) beat Vidalia, 56-14
  5. Dunham (8-2) beat Capitol, 48-7
  6. Notre Dame (7-3) beat Welsh, 44-0
  7. Many (7-2) beat Lakeview, 56-26
  8. Episcopal-Baton Rouge (8-2) beat Baker, 56-7
  9. Catholic-New Iberia (8-2) beat West St. Mary, 42-6
  10. South Plaquemines (8-2) beat Jefferson Rise, 28-6

Others receiving votes: Pope John Paul II (8-2) beat St. Helena, 53-34, Ascension Episcopal (6-4) lost to Franklin, 44-43, Northlake Christian (7-2) beat Independence, 44-20, Loreauville (7-3) beat Delcambre, 48-7, Houma Christian (7-3) beat Fisher, 52-17, Mangham (5-4) did not play, Mansfield (5-5) beat Red River, 42-20, Oakdale (7-3) beat Rosepine, 47-6.  

Class 1A

  1. Vermilion Catholic (10-0) beat Hanson Memorial, 43-14 

(tie) Ouachita Christian (9-1) beat Lincoln Prep, 51-14 

  1. Southern Lab (8-1) beat Slaughter Charter, 45-0
  2. Riverside Academy (9-1) beat Crescent City, 63-0
  3. Kentwood (8-2) beat Central Private, 42-12
  4. Homer (7-3) lost to Haynesville, 23-0
  5. Logansport (9-1) beat Montgomery, 56-0
  6. Haynesville (9-1) beat Homer, 23-0
  7. St. Martin’s (8-1) beat Varnado, 44-14
  8. Ascension Catholic (8-2) beat Ascension Christian, 50-13

Others receiving votes: St. Mary’s (7-2) beat Northwood-Lena, 61-8, Glenbrook Academy (7-2) did not play, St. Frederick (6-3) beat Cedar Creek, 30-14, Jeanerette (8-2) beat St. John, 36-2, Opelousas Catholic (7-3) beat St. Edmund, 56-12.