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NW La. coaches react to LHSAA football start date
August 5, 2020, 8:47 pm

 The LHSAA finally set a return-to-football date Wednesday afternoon and the Northwest Louisiana football coaches are mostly fine with it.

The LHSAA set Thursday, Oct. 8 as the first playing date for the 2020 season. 

“We’re excited to have a start date, so we can have a plan for practice,” Calvary coach Rodney Guin said. “Now we know we have 7 to 8 weeks and can practice accordingly. Without an end date, it’s hard to figure how many games we are playing."

The start of the Louisiana volleyball season was bumped up from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, while the cross country season will remain the same. But at least it appears they will be starting, barring another collapse in the fight against COVID-19. 

“I felt like that was gonna happen,” Many coach Jess Curtis said of the move date. “I’m good with it. Felt like that was gonna be our window all along.”

Green Oaks coach Terrence Isaac wasn’t happy with the decision.

“I hate it. I believe the LHSAA is stalling so they can ultimately say ‘no football,’” Isaac said. What’s unclear from the LHSAA is any directive about jamborees, including the Bossier Lions Club jamboree.

“All we know is we will not have it on Aug. 28,” Lion member Harrell Shelton said. “No one can tell us what the LHSAA is going to do about jamborees.”




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