Another LHSAA football season concluded this weekend with an exciting Prep Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Zachary, Catholic-Baton Rouge, Edna Karr, University Lab, West Feliciana, Catholic-New Iberia, Welsh, Lafayette Christian and West St. John finished the fall as champions, with story lines abound.
Smaller school games were the closest of the select/nonselect era, including a Lafayette Christian shutout for title No. 1 and four West St. John interceptions to return the Rams to glory.
Catholic-New Iberia shocked much of the state.
Welsh started fast for its first-ever championship, while West Feliciana pulled away in the third quarter for its own.
U-High completed a dominant season with a strong case as the state’s top team regardless of classification.
Catholic and Zachary proved a year ahead of many people’s expected timelines to win their second titles in the past three years.
And perennial power Edna Karr finally went back-to-back.
Jerit Roser and Woodlawn-Baton Rouge safeties coach Brent Broussard, a Jennings alumnus in his eighth year with the Panthers, recap all the action, including top players and a slight look ahead to the next level for some top prospects and next season for the new defending champions.
Jerit Roser can be reached at Jerit@DatBoot.com.