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  • Fired Southern Lab coach wants his job back Play Video

    February 23, 2018 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Fired Southern Lab football coach Marcus Randall is fighting to get his job back before the Southern Board of Supervisors. At a hearing Friday, school system officials were discussing Randall's August termination and possible paperwork issues related to how he was let go. WBRZ has a... more »
  • LHSAA issues memo on high school football players who protest National Anthem

    September 25, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The overseers of high school sports in Louisiana dusted off its policy memo it first issued last year as the sports world is involved in controversies over whether players honor the National Anthem or not. The NFL and President Donald Trump were locked in a war... more »
  • Investigation ends with firing of Southern Lab's Marcus Randall Play Video

    August 22, 2017 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern Lab's head football coach Marcus Randall has been fired as coach of the team following an investigation into recruitment violations. Randall played at LSU and in the NFL before coaching at Southern Lab. Randall attended high school at Glen Oaks in Baton Rouge. At... more »
  • Belaire High athletic director 'relieved' of duty after LHSAA investigation

    November 2, 2016 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Following an investigation of Belaire High School's football program by the LHSAA and the EBR School System, the principal of Belaire High School has been transferred to "Principal on Assignment," according to school officials. Superintendent Warren Drake announced the transfer of Roy Walker and Belaire assistant... more »
  • LHSAA: Belaire HS penalized for plot to play ineligible player

    October 17, 2016 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators, coaches and either the parent or an unidentified football player conspired to hide the player's ineligibility for high school football play at Belaire, the LHSAA ruled in a report released Monday. Belaire, a District 6-4A school, will forfeit its five winning games played between September... more »
  • High school football week 4 scoreboard

    September 23, 2016 10:58 PM

    Acadiana 28, Barbe 27 Airline 17, Southwood 0 Albany 56, Sophie B. Wright 0 Ascension Episcopal 48, Hanson Memorial 18 Assumption 34, Lakeshore 17 B.T. Washington 32, North Caddo 20 Bastrop 47, Mansfield 21 Baton Rouge Catholic 23, St. Thomas More 12 Beau Chene 41, False River Academy 14 Ben... more »
  • Madison Prep takes down Southern Lab, Baker at Corey Webster Foundation Classic

    August 28, 2016 12:15 AM

    Baton Rouge - Brothers faced off in one game and rivals faced off in another, but Madison Prep prevailed in both as they took the Corey Webster Foundation Classic with two 1 quarter jamboree wins on Saturday night at Olympia Stadium. The night began with Madison Prep beating Baker... more »
  • LHSAA adds baseball, softball and basketball to split playoffs

    June 8, 2016 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After a special June meeting, nothing will change regarding the LHSAAsplit playoffs system. LHSAA said 306 principals voted, and 56.5 percent wanted to keep the organization in split playoffs for football, baseball, softball, and basketball. Football was split in January 2013. Earlier this year principals... more »
  • LHSAA weather rule hurts one local baseball team, helps others in playoffs Play Video

    May 2, 2016 8:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the majority of high school baseball teams affected by heavy rainfall last weekend, several teams took advantage of a LHSAA weather-related rule to advance in the playoffs, while others feel they were slighted. All 2nd round playoff action is supposed to be a best-of-3... more »
  • Spring high school signings Play Video

    April 17, 2016 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Once again, the Capitol City area was well represented on spring signing day, with athletes from all over the area signing to play a number of sports. Here's a list of the players, high schools, sports, and colleges they'll attend: Dutchtown - Rachel Newcomers (crew,... more »
  • LHSAA votes to expand playoff split to other sports Play Video

    January 29, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday, representatives from 346 school districts held a high-stakes vote regarding the future of playoffs for high school athletics in Louisiana. Principals voted 182-120 to not only continue the select/nonselect playoff split adopted in 2013 for high school football, but to also expand it to... more »
  • LHSAA moves to continue split football playoffs

    January 27, 2016 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After a short time-out, the Louisiana high school football playoffs will once again be split. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association said Wednesday's committee has ratified the select/non-select school split for high school football playoffs. This comes after the system was found to have been unconstitutionally... more »
  • LHSAA moves away from 'split' playoffs effective immediately

    January 15, 2016 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LHSAA says they’ll go back to five football championships in 2016 after it was determined that the decision to move to the highly controversial “split” playoffs system in 2013 violated the association constitution. The decision comes just two weeks ahead of the LHSAA’s annual convention... more »
  • Zachary beats John Ehret in 5A state title, first championship for Broncos

    December 13, 2015 12:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a game pitting a top offense against a superb defense, offense won the day along with the Zachary Broncos for their first-ever state championship as they beat John Ehret 46-12 in the 5A final Saturday night in the Superdome. The Patriots scored first, but the... more »
  • Lawyer's courtroom Hail Mary could get Amite football back into playoffs Play Video

    December 3, 2015 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawyer for the Tangipahoa Parish School System will argue the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is unfairly enforcing its rule dealing with fights during football games Friday morning. This week, the LHSAA banned Amite High School from participating in its playoff game against St. James.... more »
  • Parkview Baptist upsets U High, leads locals still alive in state semis, finals Play Video

    November 28, 2015 12:30 AM

    Baton Rouge - Parkview Baptist didn't let recent history or another close game keep them from finally taking down their biggest rival, as the Eagles advanced to the Division II State title game with a 41-28 win over University High on Friday night. The Cubs beat the Eagles for... more »
  • Playoff brackets announced for LHSAA football

    November 8, 2015 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The brackets have been announced for the LHSAA football playoffs, and once again, the Baton Rouge area is well represented. One of the highlights includes the Lutcher Bulldogs, who earned the top seed in the Class 3A playoffs. For a full look at the brackets,... more »
  • High school football week 4 scoreboard

    September 26, 2015 1:01 AM

    Abbeville 41, South Plaquemines 16 Acadiana 41, Barbe 35 Airline 45, Southwood 0 Albany 53, Crescent City Christian 8 Alexandria 51, Tioga 7 Amite 28, Loranger 21 Ascension Episcopal 49, Hanson Memorial 12 Assumption 24, Lakeshore 23, 2OT Basile 26, Logansport 18 Bastrop 35, Mansfield 7 Baton Rouge Catholic 35,... more »
  • High school football scoreboard: Week 3

    September 19, 2015 1:00 AM

    Airline 42, Ruston 27 Amite 34, Kentwood 22 Amite School, Miss. 36, UA of Cenla 20 Archbishop Hannan 50, St. Martin's 19 Archbishop Rummel 27, Wayne County, Miss. 16 Archbishop Shaw 44, West Jefferson 14 Ascension Christian School 34, Ridgewood 14 Ascension Episcopal 48, Delcambre 6 Bastrop 67, Rayville 34... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: West Feliciana Saints Play Video

    August 6, 2015 12:40 AM

    St. Francisville - West Feliciana had a banner season last year, one that will be tough to top with the loss of a few stars, including LSU wide receiver Jazz Ferguson. The Saints went 11-3 and made the Class 3A state semifinals, and while they are younger this season,... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Capitol Lions Play Video

    August 4, 2015 11:58 PM

    Baton Rouge - The Capitol Lions are coming off a rocky 2-8 campaign in 2015, but head coach Johnny Duncan hopes that some stability in the program will help the team improve this year. Duncan took over as head coach midway through last season, which means this spring and... more »
  • Sports 2 a days: Christian Life Crusaders Play Video

    August 4, 2015 12:01 AM

    Baton Rouge - The Christian Life Crusaders are coming off a 2-8 season, but new head coach Ben Palmer says he already sees similarities between the Crusaders and the state championship team he left behind. "I would put these guys against Calvary when it comes to how hard these... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Walker Wildcats Play Video

    August 2, 2015 11:01 PM

    Walker - The Walker Wildcats might be coming off an 0-10 season, but there's reason to hope for better things in 2015. The Wildcats return all 22 starters, including senior quarterback Terry Bozeman, who threw for more than 3,000 yards last season. The Wildcats are breaking in a... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Catholic Pointe Coupee Play Video

    August 2, 2015 12:20 AM

    New Roads - The Catholic Pointe Coupee football team is breaking in a new head coach this season as David Simoneaux takes over the Hornets. The Hornets went 5-4 last season but missed the playoffs and Simoneaux, who spent the last five years as the offensive coordinator at Central,... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: East Ascension Play Video

    July 27, 2015 12:56 AM

    GONZALES - The East Ascension Spartans have made a habit of making the postseason, but if they want to return to the Class 5A playoffs this year, they'll have to do it with a young team. Head Coach Paul Bourgeois is replacing four of his five starters on the... more »
  • Sports 2 a days: Livonia Play Video

    July 25, 2015 11:49 PM

    LIVONIA - The Livonia Wildcats football team reached the top of the mountain in 2014, winning a Class 3A state title. If they want to repeat the feat, though, Guy Mistretta's team will have to do it in Class 4A. The Wildcats got a bump up this season,... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Denham Springs Play Video

    July 20, 2015 12:42 AM

    Denham Springs - Denham Springs went to the 2nd round of the Class 5A playoffs last year, and with an experienced group coming back, head coach Dru Nettles feels like the team could do even better in 2015. The Yellow Jackets return 8 starters on offense, including quarterback Torez... more »
  • Referees, schools announce four-year deal

    July 16, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state High School Athletic Association and High School Officials Association announced that they've reached an agreement which will keep high school sporting events going without any delays. The four-year agreement includes putting into place raises requested by referees for seven sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer,... more »
  • LHSAA reaches deal with high school referees

    July 13, 2015 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The high school football season will go on in Louisiana without replacement referees. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association agreed to tentative terms with the referees to keep them on the field this season. The exact terms of the deal haven't been released, but a source tells... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Central Wildcats Play Video

    July 13, 2015 12:02 AM

    CENTRAL - Head Coach Sid Edwards has had plenty of success during his tenure at Central High School, but this season the Wildcats will be trying to bounce back from a disappointing 4-6 finish in 2014. The Wildcats have a battle for starting quarterback between Gabe Brown and Kyle... more »
  • LHSAA agrees to terms with referees

    July 12, 2015 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LHSOA and LHSAA have agreed to a tentative deal that will keep the refs on the field this high school football season. The terms of the agreement were not released. A member of the LHSOA tells WBRZ that more details might be released over the... more »
  • BR football coaches waiting out referee pay debate Play Video

    July 10, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the upcoming high school football season in limbo, head coaches around the Baton Rouge region are watching closely. Many referees say they won't work without a contract and pay raises. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association said schools can't agree to contracts with the Louisiana... more »
  • La. high school football season in jeopardy Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The upcoming high school football season in Louisiana could be in jeopardy if referees and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association do not come to terms on a contract agreement. Right now all referees, except in Lake Charles, plan to skip the season if their demands... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Zachary Broncos Play Video

    July 6, 2015 12:14 AM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary High football team is coming off one of their best seasons in program history, and with a veteran group returning for 2015, the Broncos appear poised to have another great season this year. The Broncos return 16 starters (8 offense, 8 defense) from a team... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: St. Helena Play Video

    July 4, 2015 11:02 PM

    Greensburg - The St. Helena Hawks have reached back-to-back playoff appearances: head coach Brandon Brown is trying to make it 3 for 3 in his 3rd year as the Hawks head coach this season. Last season, the Hawks went 3-8, but went 3-3 in district 7-2A and lost to... more »
  • Talks break down over high school referee fees Play Video

    June 23, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana High School Athletics Association said Tuesday talks abruptly broke down Tuesday with the state's sports officials' group over how high school referees were to be paid. LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine said they'd been in discussion with the Louisiana High School Officials Association for... more »
  • U High, Madison Prep earn boys hoops championships

    March 15, 2015 1:26 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - On the final day of the high school basketball season, University Lab and Madison Prep finished the best way possible - by winning state championships in their respective divisions. The Cubs took down John Curtis 77-60 to earn their second straight 3A state title, while the... more »
  • U High boys hoops books ticket to Marsh Madness, Walker girls lose in 5A title game

    March 7, 2015 11:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN - John Jones missed a 3-pointer that could have won the game in regulation, but hit a big 3 in overtime as the University Lab School beat Port Allen 76-73 in overtime to reach the boys Class 3A semifinal. The two teams swapped the lead throughout the... more »
  • Parkview Baptist takes down Division 2 #2 St. Michael 49-20

    November 22, 2014 12:07 AM

    DOUG WILLIAMS LEADERSHIP STADIUM - St. Michael may have been the higher seed facing Parkview Baptist, but the Eagles reminded the Warriors who the traditional power is between the two teams, as #7 Parkview rolled the Warriors 49-20 in the Division II quarterfinals. The Warriors had no answer for... more »
  • Zachary continues offensive outburst in 53-27 win over Airline

    November 15, 2014 12:03 AM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Broncos picked up where they left off in the regular season, beating Airline 53-27 in the first round of the class 5A playoffs. The Broncos have been putting up big offensive numbers all year, and Friday night was no different, getting big contributions from all... more »
  • Plaquemine begins 4A playoff run with 21-14 win over McDonogh #35

    November 14, 2014 11:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Even as the #1 seed in the class 4A playoff bracket, Plaquemine head coach Paul Distefano said his team was trying to earn some respect from the traditional powers as they began their playoff run. They got off to a good start Friday night, outlasting McDonogh #35... more »
  • High School football playoff brackets unveiled Play Video

    November 9, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LHSAA announced the brackets for the 2014 high school football playoffs Saturday. More than 25 teams in the WBRZ viewing area made the postseason this year. First round match ups will start this Friday. Click here to find out if your team made it... more »
  • Catholic clinches district 5-5A title with 38-30 win over Woodlawn

    October 31, 2014 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Woodlawn put Catholic to the test, but it was the Bears who had the answer in the 2nd half, breaking open a 17-17 tie to go up 31-17, and then hanging on for a 38-30 win over the Panthers to clinch the district 5-5A championship. The... more »
  • LHSAA head man out after mutual split

    October 23, 2014 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man who oversaw one of the most turbulent times of high school football in Louisiana is out after seven years on the job. Kenny Henderson took over the reigns of the high school athletics governing body back in 2007, however the last three years have... more »
  • Catholic survives scare from Dutchtown 20-17

    October 17, 2014 11:46 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - A last-second field goal attempt by Dutchtown fell short, and Catholic high escaped with a 20-17 win on Friday night. The Bears built a 13-9 lead in the 3rd quarter, and extended it with a 20-yard touchdown catch to make the score 20-9. With LSU offensive... more »
  • Week 6 high school football scores

    October 10, 2014 11:22 PM

    Here are the high school football scores from week 6 in Louisiana, courtesy of the Associated Press: Acadiana 28, Comeaux 0 Amite 33, Bogalusa 7 Ascension Catholic 45, St. John 14 Ascension Episcopal 28, Lafayette Christian Academy 21 Assumption 42, Ellender 34 Avoyelles 80, Caldwell Parish 44 Barbe 27,... more »
  • Scotlandville gets first district win, takes down Central 22-10

    October 3, 2014 11:49 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - The Scotlandville Hornets picked up their first district win of the 2014 season with a 22-10 win over Central on Friday night. The Hornets and Wildcats traded turnovers in the early going, with Delmas Holmes getting the only touchdown of the first half on a 6 yard... more »
  • Central moves to 2-0 with big win against Morgan City

    September 13, 2014 12:17 AM

    CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats lit up the scoreboard Friday night, beating Morgan City 51-27. Xavier Lewis scored the first points for Central, taking a 20 yard run in for a score: a two point conversion put the Wildcats up 8-0 in the first. The Tigers made things... more »
  • Wicks shines again as Plaquemine downs Brusly 47-20

    September 13, 2014 12:04 AM

    BRUSLY - D'Morea Wicks tallied almost 250 yards of offense and 3 touchdowns in the first half for Plaquemine, as the Green Devils built a big lead early and beat Brusly 47-20 Friday night. Wicks had his way in the first half, running for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns,... more »
  • Catholic throttles Mandeville in Skippers' house

    September 12, 2014 11:51 PM

    MANDEVILLE - Derrius Guice had 135 yards and 2 touchdowns as Catholic High took down Mandeville 48-0 on Friday night at the home of the Skippers. The Bears began with a Grayson Walsh touchdown catch that put Catholic High up 7-0 at the end of the first. Catholic... more »
  • Livonia opens Guy Mistretta era with win over Live Oak

    September 6, 2014 12:09 AM

    LIVE OAK - Livonia may have a new head coach, but they picked up where they left off from last year, starting their season with a 41-19 win at Live Oak on Friday night. Guy Mistretta is no stranger to winning, having won at both his previous stops at... more »
  • Lutcher football earns win at Dutchtown 19-14

    September 5, 2014 11:54 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - The Lutcher Bulldogs showed they have rebounded from a 5-5 season in 2013, knocking off 5A Dutchtown 19-14 in their season-opener Friday night. The two teams played to a 7-7 draw at the half, but in the 3rd quarter, Ricky Ross picked up a fumble recovery and... more »
  • Arbitrator rules refugee child ineligible for football season

    September 5, 2014 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child refugee and high school senior won't get to step onto the gridiron this year, according to the child's host mom. Clement Mubungirwa, 19, is a refugee from Congo and a member of Episcopal High School's football team. Jeanne James, Mubungirwa's host mom, says he... more »
  • The Future: Donald Freeman Play Video

    August 14, 2014 7:01 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - The Hornets have plenty of help this season, with senior outside linebacker Donald Freeman. The Scotlandville defender is gaining interest from Division 1, and even some SEC, schools as he decides where he'll spend his collegiate career. Sports 2's Brian Holland takes a look at one... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Central Wildcats Play Video

    August 10, 2014 9:26 PM

    CENTRAL - The Wildcats hope to live up to their program tradition and last year's record(11-2) in 2014. Central has won at least a share of their district crown in each of the past six years, but head coach Sid Edwards warns they only won it last year by... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: East Feliciana Tigers Play Video

    August 9, 2014 10:56 PM

    CLINTON, La. - The East Feliciana Tigers look to take a deeper run, after being ousted from the playoffs in the first round last year. The Tigers will rely heavily upon their size on the defensive line, but head coach Cedric Anderson says they'll have to find key starters... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Madison Prep

    August 8, 2014 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports 2 a days checks in on a team that has only played varsity football for one year, but that already has a playoff appearance under its belt. The Madison Prep Chargers went 5-7 last season, good enough to earn a spot in the Class 1A... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Springfield Play Video

    August 7, 2014 7:17 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Bulldogs are in the midst of the greatest run in school history, and head coach Ryan Serpas would like to see it continue. The Bulldogs have made the class 2A state playoffs for three straight years (the first time in team history for that accomplishment)... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Plaquemine Green Devils Play Video

    August 6, 2014 11:24 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Plaquemine Green Devils won 10 games and reached the state quarterfinals in 2013: this year, they'll have to rely on a veteran offense to help the team win a 2nd straight district title. The Green Devils won their district for the first time in 11 years... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Catholic Pointe Coupee

    August 4, 2014 10:02 PM

    Pointe Coupee - According to Catholic Pointe Coupee head football coach Rob Funderburk, the Hornets took a step in the right direction last year and now they wnat to keep moving in that direction in 2014. The Hornets finished 6-6 overall in 2013, 2-3 in district play, but they... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: St. Michael Play Video

    August 3, 2014 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to head coach Paul Varnado, the St. Michael football team took its lumps in 2013, but with a strong class of 19 seniors, the Warriors could make strides during the 2014 campaign. The Warriors have 16 returning starters including all five offensive linemen for a... more »
  • Sports2-a-Days Preview: Southern Lab Kittens Play Video

    August 1, 2014 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Lab Kittens hope to make another deep run in the 1A playoffs, after getting to the semifinal round in 2013. Kitten QB Bladerick Veal can throw it or run it, making him a dangerous threat to opposing defenses. What else can we expect... more »
  • Coaches plan vocal protest against LHSAA split Play Video

    January 29, 2013 11:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Coaches of private school football teams are discussing ways to fight a mandate that splits the playoff bracket. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) decided private and public schools would play separate playoff games. Tuesday, coaches against the plan met to talk about blocking it.... more »
  • LHSAA votes to split public, private school playoffs

    January 25, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports 2 reports a controversial plan to split private and public school football teams up when they reach the playoffs passed at the final day of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's annual convention. Proposition 18 divides the 388-school organization into separate playoffs for "non-select" schools... more »

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