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Hahnville-Thibodaux Game Halted Due To Alleged Shots Fired In Area

Friday night’s high school football showdown between Hahnville and Thibodaux took an unexpected turn when the game was abruptly suspended in the third quarter. With Hahnville holding a 20-12 lead, chaos ensued as alleged gunfire erupted in close proximity to the stadium, forcing officials to make the difficult decision to clear the field and declare the game a no-contest.

The safety of the students and spectators was the top priority in the face of this unsettling incident. Thankfully, in a reassuring social media update from St. Charles Parish Public Schools, it was confirmed that all students were reported safe.


The Last Of The Unbeatens

In the heart of Louisiana high school football, the race for perfection continues to captivate fans and pundits alike as we approach the end of the regular season. With just four weeks remaining before the postseason, a remarkable 22 teams across the state are still basking in the glory of an undefeated record.

Among these gridiron giants are familiar names and rising stars, each with their own unique story to tell. The journey to perfection has been hard-fought, with sweat, dedication, and teamwork driving these young athletes to maintain their unblemished records.

Let’s tip our hats to these unbeaten Louisiana high school football teams:

  • Bunkie
  • Calvary Baptist
  • Carencro
  • D’Arbonne Woods
  • Destrehan
  • E.D. White
  • East St. John
  • Edna Karr
  • Holy Cross
  • Isidore Newman
  • Jena
  • Northlake Christian
  • Ouachita Christian
  • Patrick Taylor
  • Pine
  • Ruston
  • St. Amant
  • St. Charles
  • St. Mary’s
  • St. Thomas More
  • Vermilion Catholic
  • Zachary

As we edge closer to the postseason, the pressure intensifies, but these teams are proving that they have what it takes to go all the way. Keep an eye on these Louisiana high school football juggernauts as they aim to etch their names in the annals of history with an undefeated season. The next four weeks promise to be a thrilling ride for players, coaches, and fans alike.


Memorable Coaching Milestones Reached

In a thrilling Friday night of high school football, two coaches etched their names in the record books with remarkable milestones.

First up, Corey Bannister, the fresh face at the helm of the Avoyelles Mustangs, secured his inaugural head coaching victory. Bannister’s Mustangs roared to life on the field, upending Oakdale with a final score of 36-22. Previously, Bannister had been honing his coaching skills as an assistant at Peabody from 2018 to 2022. With this triumphant debut, he’s set the stage for an exciting journey with Avoyelles.

Meanwhile, over at Destrehan High School, it was a night to remember for Coach Marcus Scott. Scott notched his 100th career win as his Wildcats blanked Central Lafourche in a dominating performance. Currently, in his fourth season as head coach, Scott has already made history by leading Destrehan to a memorable Non-Select Division I title just a year ago. Before his time at Destrehan, Scott spent two successful seasons as the head coach at John Ehret, boasting a remarkable 20-5 record and securing district titles each year. With his century of wins, Scott continues to cement his legacy as one of the brightest coaching talents in Louisiana high school football. Congratulations to both coaches on these outstanding achievements!


Eat. Sleep. Keep The Streak.

In a commanding display of skill and determination, the Destrehan football team continued its remarkable winning streak, reaching an impressive 20 consecutive victories on Friday night. Facing off against Central Lafourche, the Wildcats left no room for doubt, securing a resounding 51-0 shutout victory.

This extraordinary achievement was especially sweet for Destrehan, as it served as a poignant reminder of their last defeat, which occurred in the 2021 Class 5A playoffs at the hands of Zachary. Since that fateful encounter, the Wildcats have consistently demonstrated their prowess on the gridiron, firmly establishing themselves as a dominant force in Louisiana high school football. Their latest triumph stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence and their determination to continue their winning legacy.

Louisiana’s Longest Winning & Losing Streaks

Consecutive Wins (as of 2023 – Week 6)

20 – Destrehan

16 – St. Thomas More

15 – Ouachita Christian

13 – St. Charles

Consecutive On-Field Losses (15 or more games)

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

22 – West St. Mary (def. Jeanerette, 26-0 • Oct. 1, 2021)

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

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

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

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

16 – Collegiate-BR (def. Helix Mentorship via forfeit • Oct. 29, 2021)


How The LSWA Top Ten Fared – Week 6

Class 5A  

  1. Edna Karr (5-0) did not play
  2. Destrehan (6-0) beat Central Lafourche, 51-0 
  3. Zachary (5-0) beat Woodlawn-Baton Rouge, 57-21 
  4. Ruston (6-0) beat Alexandria, 35-28 
  5. John Curtis (3-2) lost to Archbishop Rummel, 27-21 (OT) 
  6. Carencro (6-0) beat Lafayette, 55-0 
  7. Acadiana (5-1) beat Sam Houston, 56-13 
  8. Holy Cross (5-0) plays Saturday 
  9. Airline (5-1) lost to Captain Shreve, 60-35 
  10. East St. John (6-0) beat H.L. Bourgeois, 31-0 

Others receiving votes: Catholic-Baton Rouge (4-2) beat Liberty, 42-6, West Monroe (5-1) beat Pineville, 31-0, Southside (5-1) beat Comeaux, 56-24, Dutchtown (4-1) lost to Walker, 21-20, Brother Martin (4-2) beat Jesuit, 15-3, St. Augustine (2-3) plays Saturday, Sam Houston (5-1)  lost to Acadiana, 56-13. 

Class 4A

  1. St. Thomas More (6-0) beat North Vermilion, 54-0
  2. Lafayette Christian (5-1) beat Northside, 65-22
  3. Neville (5-1) beat Peabody, 51-0
  4. North DeSoto (5-1) beat Woodlawn-Shrev., 57-12 
  5. Westgate (4-2) lost to Teurlings Catholic, 38-14
  6. Warren Easton (2-3) did not play 
  7. Lutcher (4-1) beat South Terrebonne, 49-10 
  8. West Feliciana (5-1) beat St. Michael, 14-13 
  9. Teurlings Catholic (5-1) beat Westgate, 38-14 
  10. Archbishop Shaw (4-2) beat L.B. Landry, 41-6

Others receiving votes: Cecilia (5-1) beat Breaux Bridge, 49-12, Evangel Christian (4-2) beat Northwood-Shrev., 40-21, Tioga (5-1) beat Pine Prairie, 49-0, Opelousas (4-2) beat New Iberia, 42-13, St. Michael (5-1)  lost to West Feliciana, 14-13, Franklin Parish (5-1) beat Grant, 19-17. 

Class 3A  

  1. University (5-1) beat Lawrence County, MS, 48-26
  2. E.D. White (6-0) beat Patterson, 49-0
  3. St. James (5-1) beat Lake Charles Prep, 39-16 
  4. Sterlington (5-1) beat Bastrop, 49-0 
  5. Jena (6-0) beat Marksville, 60-20
  6. Union Parish (4-2) beat North Webster, 43-14 
  7. Parkview Baptist (5-1) beat Collegiate-BR, 57-6 
  8. Madison Prep (4-2) beat Port Allen, 28-0 
  9. John F. Kennedy (5-1) beat Sarah T. Reed, 56-0 
  10. St. Louis (5-1) beat Westlake, 46-13 

Others receiving votes: Wossman (5-1) beat Carroll, 38-0, Lake Charles Prep (3-3) lost to St. James, 39-16, Amite (3-2) beat Bogalusa, 16-8, North Webster (3-3) lost to Union Parish, 43-14, Pine (6-0) beat Albany, 41-15, Bunkie (6-0) beat Caldwell Parish, 49-14, Iota (3-3) lost to Northwest, 37-35, Carroll (3-3) lost to Wossman, 38-0, South Beauregard (2-4) lost to Iowa, 40-30. 

Class 2A

  1. Calvary Baptist (6-0) beat North Caddo, 70-0
  2. St. Charles (6-0) beat Abbeville, 51-0
  3. Newman (5-0) beat Belle Chasse, 20-14 
  4. Oak Grove (4-2) beat Haynesville, 61-27 
  5. Dunham (4-2) beat Northeast, 60-0
  6. Episcopal-Baton Rouge (5-1) beat Capitol, 48-0 
  7. Northlake Christian (5-0) beat Springfield, 45-0
  8. Notre Dame (3-3) beat Lake Arthur, 49-7 
  9. Many (3-2) beat Mansfield, 42-13
  10. Catholic-New Iberia (4-2) lost to Ascension Episcopal, 30-17

Others receiving votes: Ascension Episcopal (4-2) beat Catholic-New Iberia, 30-17, Oakdale (4-2) lost to Avoyelles, 36-22, South Plaquemines (4-2) beat Houma Christian, 26-7, Loreauville (4-2) beat West St. Mary, 47-20, D’Arbonne Woods (5-0) beat Lakeside, 49-0, Welsh (4-2) beat Grand Lake, 51-6. 

Class 1A

  1. Ouachita Christian (6-0) beat St. Frederick, 41-7
  2. Vermilion Catholic (6-0) beat Covenant Christian, 33-0
  3. Southern Lab (4-1) beat Central Private, 60-0
  4. Homer (5-1) beat Plain Dealing, 60-0 
  5. Kentwood (5-1) beat Thrive Academy, 40-0 
  6. St. Martin’s (4-1) lost to Riverside, 55-14
  7. Riverside Academy (5-1) beat St. Martin’s, 55-14
  8. Haynesville (5-1) lost to Oak Grove, 61-27 
  9. St. Mary’s (5-0) beat LaSalle, 42-0 
  10. Logansport (5-1) beat Rosepine, 38-0 

Others receiving votes: Glenbrook Academy (5-1) beat Magnolia Charter, 55-0, Ascension Catholic (4-2) beat St. John, 62-19, St. Frederick (3-3) lost to Ouachita Christian, 41-7, Centerville (4-2) lost to Central Catholic, 35-14, Jeanerette (5-1) beat Hanson Memorial, 28-26.