The Extra Point: LHSAA Football Week 1 Review

by Hunter Bower, Owner


LHSAA Executive Committee Set To Hear Non-Select/Select Designation Appeals & Discuss Playoff Modifications

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) is set to hold its next executive committee meeting this week with a series of appeals expected to be heard from schools that were designated as Select schools following a refresh of the designation.

In June, the executive committee voted, 16-5, to approve the redefining of what shall be considered a select school per bylaw 4.4.4, which calls for the promotion of fair play among LHSAA member schools.

With the new definition approved, any member deemed to be lab schools, magnet schools, schools with magnet components, charter schools, parishes that allow open enrollment at all its public schools and tuition-based schools in the definition will now fall under the select category beginning in this fall.

School districts and/or individual schools expected to have appeals heard inside a closed session on Wednesday include:

Caddo Parish

(Booker T. Washington-SH; Green Oaks; Huntington; North Caddo; Northwood-SH; Woodlawn-SH)

Cameron Parish

(Grand Lake, Hackberry; Johnson Bayou; South Cameron)

Concordia Parish

(Delta Charter; Ferriday; Monterey; Vidalia)

East Baton Rouge Parish

(Glen Oaks)

East Feliciana Parish

(Slaughter Community Charter)

Evangeline Parish

(Ville Platte)

Iberville Parish

(East Iberville; Plaquemine; White Castle)

Jackson Parish

(Jonesboro-Hodge; Quitman; Weston)

Jefferson Parish

(Bonnabel; East Jefferson; Fisher; Grace King; Grand Isle; Helen Cox; Jefferson Rise; John Ehret; L.W. Higgins; Riverdale; West Jefferson)

Lafayette Parish


Orleans Parish

(Abramson; Booker T. Washington-NO; Cohen; Edna Karr; Eleanor McMain; Frederick A. Douglass; G.W. Carver; International HS of New Orleans; John F. Kennedy; Livingston Collegiate; L.B. Landry; Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans; M.L. King Charter; McDonogh #35; Morris Jeff Community; N.O. Charter Science & Math; New Orleans Military & Maritime; Rosenwald Collegiate; Sarah T. Reed; Sophie B. Wright; Warren Easton

Pointe Coupee Parish


Rapides Parish

(Alexandria; Bolton; Buckeye; Glenmora; Northwood-Lena; Oak Hill; Peabody; Pineville; Plainview; Rapides; Tioga)

Richland Parish

(Delhi; Mangham; Rayville)

St. Landry Parish


Tangipahoa Parish

(Amite; Hammond; Independence; Kentwood)

Union Parish

(D’Arbonne Woods Charter)

West Carroll Parish

(Forest; Kilbourne; Oak Grove)

In addition to the designation appeals, the executive committee is scheduled to hear recommendations from LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine regarding changes to postseason brackets as well as classifications and divisions

Several Defending Champions Don’t Fare Well In First Game Back

Multiple schools were unable to notch a win in the first game of their title defenses over the weekend while others dominated opponents on the road to a possible repeat in 2022.

Zachary (Class 5A), Westgate (Class 4A), University Lab (Division II), St. Charles (Division III) and Southern Lab (Division IV) each brought home a victory in their season openers with Westgate having the largest margin of victory in a 47-0 win over New Iberia.

Below are the season-opening results for last season’s champions:

Class 5A: Zachary def. East Ascension, 35-13

Class 4A: Westgate def. New Iberia, 47-0

Class 3A: Sterlington lost to West Monroe, 24-7

Class 2A: Amite lost to Hammond, 39-17

Class 1A: Homer lost to Union Parish, 18-14

Division I: Catholic (BR) lost to Our Lady of Good Counsel, MD, 38-35

Division II: University Lab def. Woodlawn (BR), 25-0

Division III: St. Charles def. Archbishop Shaw, 37-0

Division IV: Southern Lab def. Liberty, 18-13

The Streak Is Over…

Zachary extended the state’s longest win streak to 16 victories following a 35-13 win over East Ascension. The Broncos’ last loss occurred on Dec. 11, 2020 against Alexandria.

Elton scored its first win in over four years Friday night in a 48-12 over Pickering. The Indians snapped a 22-game streak with their last victory coming back in 2018 over South Cameron.

Southwood High School football coach Jesse Esters helped guide his Cowboys out of a 17-game losing skid and into the win column Friday night following a 14-12 victory over Green Oaks in a rain-soaked battle. Southwood’s last official victory prior to Friday came in 2019.

Louisiana’s Longest Winning & Losing Streaks

Winning Streak

17 – Zachary

Losing Streak (10 or more games)

28 – North Central

20 – Central Lafourche

17 – Ringgold

16 – Broadmoor

For The Very First Time

Nineteen newly hired head coaches scored their first victories as leaders of their programs last week. 

Abramson – Scott Morris

Albany – John Legoria

Assumption – Wilfred Broussard

Breaux Bridge – Zach Lochard

Buckeye – Ben McLaughlin

Captain Shreve – Adam Kirby

Central Private – B.J. Wilson

Country Day – Chris Chetta

East Jefferson – Angel Cardona

Franklin Parish – Adrian Burnette

McKinley – Ron Allen

Patterson – Garrett Kreamer

Peabody – Harry Coleman

Pearl River – Eric Collins

Plaquemine – Drey Trosclair

Riverside – Lee Roussel

River Oaks – Daniel Vandenberg

Terrebonne – Tyler Lewis

Wossman – Terence Cahee

How The LSWA Top Ten Fared – Week 1

Class 5A

1. Zachary (1-0) beat East Ascension 35-13

2. Catholic-BR (0-1) lost to Our Lady of Good Counsel 37-35

3. Karr (1-0) beat L.B. Landry 40-6

4. Acadiana (0-1) lost to Lafayette Christian 38-21

5. Ruston (0-1) lost to Warren Easton 25-19 in OT

6. Destrehan (1-0) beat Bonnabel 49-0

7. Brother Martin (1-0) beat Madison Prep 17-0

8. Captain Shreve (1-0) beat Loyola 38-7

9. Jesuit (1-0) beat Slidell 16-13

10 .West Monroe (1-0) beat Sterlington 24-7

Others receiving votes: Byrd (1-0) beat Texarkana Pleasant Grove 7; Alexandria (0-1) lost to Carencro 55-10, Carencro (1-0) beat Alexandria 55-20, John Curtis (1-0) beat Central Lafourche 43-0, Woodlawn-BR (0-1) lost to University 25-0, Ouachita Parish (0-1) lost to Rummel 42-28, Ponchatoula lost to Walker 33-13, St. Augustine (0-0) played McDonogh 35 Saturday, Parkway (1-0) beat Minden 37-20.

Class 4A

1. Westgate (1-0) beat New Iberia 47-0

2. Warren Easton (1-0) beat Ruston 25-19 in OT

3. Neville (8-0) beat Evangel Christian 8-0

4. Lafayette Christian (1-0) beat Acadiana 38-21

5. Northwood-Shreveport (0-1) lost to Benton 34-12

6. St. Thomas More (1-0) beat Comeaux 61-12

7. Lutcher (1-0) beat Thibodaux 62-35

8. Huntington (0-0) played Mansfield Saturday

9. Vandebilt Catholic (0-0) played E.D. White Saturday

10. Leesville (1-0) beat Jennings 25-7

Others receiving votes: Archbishop Shaw (0-1) lost to to St. Charles 37-0; Cecilia beat St. Martinville 35-33, De La Salle () played North Pike, Miss., Saturday; Belle Chasse (1-0) beat McMain 51-0; Lakeshore (0-1) lost by Fontainebleau 14-10; North DeSoto (0-0) played Airline Saturday; Carver (0-1) lost to St. Amant 35-34; Booker T. Washington-New Orleans (0-1) lost 21-20 to Salmen; West Feliciana (1-0) beat East Feliciana 58-14.

Class 3A

1. Sterlington (0-1) lost to West Monroe 24-7

2. University (1-0) beat Woodlawn-BR 25-0

3. Union Parish (0-0) beat Homer 18-14

4. E.D. White (0-0) played Vandebilt Catholic Saturday

5. Madison Prep (0-1) lost to Brother Martin 17-0

6. St. Martinville (0-1) lost to Cecilia 35-33

7. Amite (0-1) lost to Hammond 33-19

8. Lake Charles Prep (1-0) beat Magnolia School of Excellence 54-6

9. Abbeville (1-0) beat St. Mary’s 21-7

10. Church Point (1-0) beat Eunice 26-12

Others receiving votes: St. James (0-1) lost to East St. John 28-20, Iowa (1-0) beat Iota 27-8, Jena (0-1) lost to Mangham 36-14, Westlake (1-0) beat DeQuincy 46-12.

Class 2A

1. Many (1-0) beat Sam Houston 38-3

2. St. Charles Catholic (0-0) beat Shaw 37-0

3. Newman (1-0) beat Hahnville 35-14

4. Notre Dame (1-0) beat Southside 21-13

5. Oak Grove (1-0) beat Opelousas Catholic 53-18

6. Dunham (0-1) lost to Parkview Baptist 13-10

7. Avoyelles (1-0) beat Marksville 72-18

8. Calvary Baptist (0-0) played Logansport Saturday

9. Mangham (1-0) beat Jena 36-14

10. North Caddo (1-0) beat Bossier 46-0

Others receiving votes: Loreauville (1-0) beat Erath 20-15, Rosepine (51-6) beat East Beauregard 51-6, Episcopal-BR (1-0) beat St. Michael 34-10, Ascension Episcopal (0-1) lost to Plaquemine 18-16, General Trass (1-0) beat Jonesboro-Hodge 48-14, East Feliciana (0-1) lost to West Feliciana 58-14; Franklin (0-1) lost to Breaux Bridge 14-6, Jonesboro-Hodge (0-1) lost to General Trass 48-14, Welsh (0-0) played Kinder Saturday.

Class 1A

1. Homer (0-1) lost to Union Parish 18-14

2. Ouachita Christian (1-0) beat Watson Chapel, Ark., 35-20

3. Southern Lab (1-0) beat Liberty 18-13

4. Logansport (0-0) played Saturday

5. Kentwood (1-0) beat Loranger 32-8

6. Opelousas Catholic (0-1) lost to Oak Grove 53-18

7. St. Frederick (1-0) beat Menard 21-7

8. Vermilion Catholic (1-0) beat Catholic-NI 30-0

9. Haynesville (1-0) beat North Webster 29-28

10. Riverside Academy (1-0) beat St. Thomas Aquinas 62-23

Others receiving votes: Ascension Catholic (1-0) beat West St, John 49-14, Cedar Creek (0-1) lost to Glenbrook 12-6, St. Mary’s (0-1) lost to Abbeville 21-7, St. Martin’s (1-0) beat Ben Franklin 47-2, Basile (1-0) beat Lake Arthur 35-12, Catholic-Pointe Coupee (1-0) beat Bunkie 42-6, Oberlin (0-0) played Pine Prairie Saturday.