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Recapping 2017 LHSAA football state championships | Coach Talk

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.

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Jerit Roser can be reached at Jerit@DatBoot.com.



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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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Analyzing LHSAA’s remaining undefeated teams, predicting Week 8 | Jerit and The Kid

Twenty still-unbeaten LHSAA teams navigated an intriguing Week 7 that nearly saw title hopefuls such as John Curtis, Haynesville and Rummel on the wrong side of surprising upsets.

Jerit Roser and Jordan Burkett break down all the week’s action and particularly analyze the remaining undefeated teams:

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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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