Louisiana high school football is officially back and got off to a groundbreaking start last week with the return of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/ LHSAA Thursday Night Football Game of the Week. Week one’s match-up was one for the books, as the De La Salle Cavaliers (0-1) battled a physical Warren Easton squad (1-0). The Cavaliers led all three quarters in the season opener, with touchdowns completed by Richon Porter, Nixon Bernard, Cole Milford and Patrick Martin. But it was the Eagles’ explosive offensive that was able to make a serious turn around and win the game. The touchdown by Casey Cain, two by Ja’Call Wynder, and two by Dayshawn Holmes advanced the Warren Easton Eagles to victory with a final score of 36-28.
Heading into week two, the match-up between the Iota Bulldogs (1-0) and the Welsh Greyhounds (1-0) will be the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Thursday Night Football Game of the Week. The game will take place at Bulldog Stadium, on Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m. The strong forces of the Welsh Greyhounds have made back-to-back trips to the Class 2A State Championship in the Mercedes Benz Superdome in 2017 and 2018, defeating the opponents and winning the state championship in 2017. The Bulldogs dream’s of playing in the Superdome were cut short last season, after losing in the semi-final game to the then #1 seeded Many High School Tigers.
The last time Bulldogs and Greyhounds matched up, the Greyhound offense topped the Bulldogs 49-6. The Iota Bulldogs performance last week showed promise, as they defeated the Iowa High School Yellow Jackets. In the Bulldogs opening game, senior running back Luke Doucet progressed the Bulldogs to a win with 211 rushing yards for three touchdowns and 23 carries. His outstanding performance earned him the honor of week one’s Player of the Week.
It will be a competition to see which dog comes out on top in this tenacious battle between the two teams Thursday Night. To get ready for tonight’s match-up, make sure to download the LHSAA Live app on your Android or iOS device. Watch the game live and follow along with our broadcast team featuring LHSCA Director Eric Held as the color analyst, Ken Trahan, owner of Crescent City Sports, as the play by play announcer and Kate Adams, LHSAA Director of Communication and Media Relations, as the sideline reporter. Be sure to tune in every Thursday for live streaming and updates on prep sports.