WATSON – It didn’t take Live Oak very long to find hot hand. The Eagles opened the 2018-19 season by shooting the ball at a torrid pace in handing Albany a 74-40 defeat on Monday in a game played at C.B. Wheat Gymnasium.
SCOTT - If Acadiana's 'Wrecking Rams' thought they were going to have a cakewalk in their first-round matchup with No. 30 Live Oak, they were gravely mistaken.
WATSON - Live Oak heads into postseason play in a familiar position, only the circumstances are slightly different this time around.
NEW ORLEANS – Riding a two-game losing streak is not the way Live Oak would like to be entering the Class 5A state playoffs.
WATSON - Given the long-standing tradition of some of New Orleans’ finest athletes ever to play there, Live Oak cornerback Taylor Martin’s certainly intrigued at the prospect of playing at Tad Gormley Stadium.
Senior defensive lineman Jerome Wilson said Walker High has a 24-hour rule, savoring the wins and dealing with the setbacks within that time frame, not allowing either to linger thereafter.
WATSON - Live Oak survived two early slugfests to put away Plaquemine 28-26, 24-26, 25-19, 25-11 in Monday’s district encounter.
WATSON – There was an obvious gleam in the eyes of Live Oak’s players, a distinct bounce in their step following Thursday’s 30-0 District 4-5A victory over Belaire.
WATSON – Buried beneath the low point in Live Oak’s season, a 37-7 setback last Friday at Scotlandville, was the type of individual effort and production that caught the weary eye of coach Brett Beard.
BATON ROUGE - Going into halftime, Scotlandville was clinging to a narrow one-touchdown lead over Live Oak.
BATON ROUGE – For two years they were training partners with Live Oak’s Justin Peters usually getting the best of Nic Broderick.
BATON ROUGE – A second place finish in the boys 200 freestyle relay, and two swimmers taking top-eight finishes in the girls 50 freestyle, highlighted Saturday’s Capital City Swim League meet for Denham Springs High.
WATSON – Fourth-year Live Oak football coach Brett Beard was succinct and to the point. The intensified tone in his voice grew by the moment.
BATON ROUGE – Live Oak will have to wait nearly three weeks for the opportunity to atone for Monday’s 3-0 setback at Lee High in a matchup of District 4-II co-leaders.
WATSON – Live Oak senior cornerback Taylor Martin could have only dreamed of playing in such a game four years ago.
WATSON – Denham Springs volleyball team has nearly dug itself out of an insurmountable hole to start the season.
WATSON - Live Oak continued to back up its preseason billing with dominating play, this time in a 35-0 victory over West Feliciana.
WATSON -- Live Oak didn’t waste any time getting off to a good start in District 4-II play Monday, sweeping Scotlandville 25-15, 25-21, 25-12.
BATON ROUGE – After a 43rd place showing in last year’s state cross country meet, Live Oak senior Nicholas Broderick wants to raise the bar his senior season.
WATSON - Since the spring, Live Oak coach Brett Beard emphasized that he wanted senior quarterback Sal Palermo to let the ball spin. To facilitate this he moved away from a traditional triple option attack to suit his quarterback’s skill set.