DENHAM SPRINGS – Two days before he wound up signing with a Division III school to continue his football career, Denham Springs cornerback Caleb Young was entertaining a career path entirely unrelated to athletics.
WALKER – Jalen Cook stares down at the floor in front of him, stretching a strand of hair as far as it can go, in this case midway down his face.
The head football coaching vacancy at Walker High School appeared to be headed into the month of March when the school’s principal, Jason St. Pierre, received an inquiry over the weekend into the status of the job.
WALKER – Parents were talking both football and education at a signing ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 6, for two Walker High School athletes.
WATSON – Live Oak’s Sal Palermo refers to himself as a “gunslinger”, a quarterback with a preference for throwing the ball.
WATSON – The sight of LSU football coach Ed Orgeron on campus Thursday at Live Oak High School created quite a buzz among administrators, faculty and students.
After becoming the school’s permanent head football coach Walker High just over two months ago, Cecil Thomas is leaving the school.
To the victor went the spoils and for Zachary, which claimed its second straight Class 5A state championship, the Broncos led quite a parade on the first team All-State squad released Sunday by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association.
WALKER - Even through a coaching career that hadn’t yet spanned two decades, there wasn’t anything in the coaching handbook that had adequately prepared Walker High’s Cecil Thomas for what was in store.
WATSON – Given his football lineage it was apparent Live Oak strong safety Eli Johnson was destined to play college football one day.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Davion Nassri was able to prove to himself over the past year that he was indeed good enough to play college football.
A whirlwind weekend in New Orleans for Zachary’s Tyler Judson resulted in a more than just a Class 5A state championship.
The three Livingston Parish schools produced a total of 12 first-team selections on the 2018 All-District 4-5A football team.
BATON ROUGE – Walker High’s BJ Lockhart was back in his element and the Patriots couldn’t have been happier.
DESTREHAN – Zachary will seek its third Class 5A state football championship in four seasons in next week’s Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Prep Classic, but not until the Broncos catch their breath.
SCOTT -- David Brewerton and the Zachary Broncos left Bill Dotson Stadium Friday night feeling a lot happier than they did four years ago and they can thank quarterback Keilon Brown for helping make that happen.
Zachary has needed to rely on its defense at times this season and the Broncos stop unit has been up to the task.
DENHAM SPRINGS – For 37 minutes, Denham Springs nearly found itself headed somewhere it hadn’t been in more than three decades.
DENHAM SPRINGS – It’s been a decade since Denham Springs coach Bill Conides last got an up-close look at Acadiana.
ZACHARY - The Zachary High offense has been a work in progress this season, but a veteran offensive line has been a stabilizing force.
ZACHARY -- Leading by just four points at halftime, Zachary coach David Brewerton challenged his team to shake off a recent string of sluggish second-half starts.
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.
MOSS BLUFF – With Denham Springs facing the prospect of going to overtime in Friday’s Class 5A state playoff game, second-year coach Bill Conides opted to utilize his final timeout.
WALKER – Walker safety Calvin Watson recalled walking out for the team’s pregame warm-ups where he first experienced an atmosphere unlike any other.
WATSON - Live Oak heads into postseason play in a familiar position, only the circumstances are slightly different this time around.
There wasn’t a need for Cecil Thomas to put on a coat and tie, update his resume’ and conduct an interview to become Walker High’s permanent head football coach.
There were few surprises for Zachary High when it learned of its fate in the Class 5A playoffs Sunday morning.
CENTRAL – The sudden shifts in momentum, where the Wildcats' previous games had changed on a dime, didn’t quite materialize the same they had for the majority of Walker's season.
DENHAM SPRINGS - For the second week in a row, Denham Springs found themselves down at halftime. For the second week in a row, the Yellow Jackets demonstrated tremendous poise and confidence to come back in the second half.
WALKER – Long before he returned punts for touchdowns in each of his last two games, Walker High’s Jalen Cook pictured the exact scenario playing out before he ever stepped foot onto the field at Wildcat Stadium.
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.
DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs took the series lead against its bitter rival with a wild 38-28 victory Friday over Central.