Report: Southern Lab seeking appeal of LHSAA sanctions
BATON ROUGE – Southern Lab is seeking an appeal after an LHSAA-led investigation into recruitment violations ended with the firing of Head Football Coach Marcus Randall.
According to a report from the Advocate, an appeal from Southern Lab was on the agenda for a Wednesday meeting of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association executive meeting.
In August, the LHSAA said Southern Lab self-reported the violations which included breaking recruiting rules and giving some football players special benefits. The LHSAA said additional investigations could be forthcoming as it looks into the players involved – most gone from the program as of the initial announcement.
It was decided that Southern Lab would be sanctioned, officials said, going forward. In addition to a $5,000 fine and post-season suspensions, the team will lose its two state championship titles from 2015 and 2016.
The sanctions against the school would go through 2019. Randall cannot coach in the LHSAA for two seasons.