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Pooka Williams, Catholic High, revenge games headline Thanksgiving week results | Jerit and The Kid

Four of the LHSAA’s nine football state championship matchups and another 10 intriguing semifinals are now set.

Thanksgiving Week featured a slew of noteworthy story lines as anticipated, but perhaps none bigger than Catholic High’s upset of Evangel Christian and Hahnville star Anthony “Pooka” Williams’ continued postseason dominance.

Jerit Roser and Jordan Burkett hash through all that action and look ahead to those next rounds of contests in this week’s podcast below.

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Updated LHSAA playoff outlook following early rounds’ surprises, performances | Jerit and the Kid

Most of the LHSAA playoffs’ first two rounds have gone as Jerit Roser and Jordan Burkett forecast two weeks ago.

But a couple surprises and other developments have slightly shifted the outlook in a few spots heading into some extremely intriguing quarterfinal and semifinal matchups for Thanksgiving week.

Jerit and Jordan recap all the second-round action and continue to look forward through the remainder of the postseason in the podcast below.

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Breaking down the 2017 LHSAA football playoff brackets | Jerit and The Kid

The LHSAA released its 2017 playoff brackets Sunday morning to set the stage for five weeks of intense postseason action capped by nine state championships in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in December.

Jerit Roser and Jordan Burkett go through the outlook, class by class and division by division, in the podcast below, including intriguing matchups, likely early upsets and predictions for winners in each.

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LHSAA’s biggest surprises, best teams at midway mark | Jerit and The Kid

The LHSAA regular season has hit its midway mark.

So Jerit Roser and Jordan Burkett decided to take a step back and reevaluate the big picture of the state’s high school football outlook the rest of the way.

Jerit and The Kid run through Week 5’s most notable outcomes and their predictions for this weekend’s biggest matchups — as usual — but also discuss their biggest surprises so far in terms of both teams that exceeded expectations and fell short of them.

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LHSAA squads head into major Week 5 showdowns off telling Week 4 | Jerit and The Kid

John Curtis, Evangel, Rummel, Scotlandville, University Lab and a few other schools around the state solidified their positioning about Louisiana’s top title contenders this fall, while others such as Catholic-Baton Rouge, Covington, Fontainebleau, Hahnville, Landry-Walker, Ouachita, Southern Lab, St. Amant and Walker notched some notable wins in their own right.

Jerit Roser and Jordan Burkett break down the variety of Week 4 action around the LHSAA, while also previewing some notable Week 5 games, including Warren Easton vs. John Curtis, Zachary vs. U-High, West Monroe vs. Neville, Southern Lab vs. Parkview Baptist, De La Salle vs. Riverside, Catholic-BR at Teurlings Catholic, St. Amant at St. James, Barbe at Acadiana, Live Oak at Denham Springs, Franklinton at St. Thomas More and McDonogh 35 at Carencro.

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