Game plan: LHSAA football teams ready for fall scrimmages

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Left, White Castle's Daniel Edwards rushes the passer in a spring game against Pointe Coupee Central. Right, Plaquemine's Orlando Batiste pursues the ball carrier in a spring game against Livonia. Plaquemine hosts West Feliciana in a fall scrimmage on Thursday at Andrew Canova Stadium and White Castle travels to Glen Oaks on Thursday for a scrimmage with Glen Oaks and Madison Prep. 
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PLAQUEMINE - LHSAA football teams have wrapped up a week of practice and most have scrimmages scheduled for this week.

Plaquemine, under coach Paul Distefano, hosts West Feliciana in a fall scrimmage at 5 p.m. at Andrew Canova Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 22. The Green Devils were 6-5 overall and 4-1 in district play a year ago advancing to the Class 4A playoffs. They held a intersquad scrimmage Saturday.

"We are getting better everyday," Distefano said. "The kids and coaches are working hard. We are going to find out how good we are on Thursday.

"Everybody is excited about the chance to game plan against somebody else. The kids are anxious to hit on somebody other than each other."

White Castle, under coach Lamar Thomas, travels to Glen Oaks on Thursday, Aug. 22 for a fall scrimmage with Glen Oaks and Madison Prep at 5:30 p.m. The Bulldogs were 9-3 a year ago and 4-1 in district advancing to the Class 1A regionals.

"We had camp here at school," Thomas said. "We are looking forward to having a veteran team that can provide good leadership and build on last season's accomplishments."

St. John, under coach Oliver "Cricket" Crockett, hosts a fall scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 22 at COPAC against Christian Life and False River beginning at 7 p.m.

The Green Devils host White Castle in the Plaquemine Jamboree on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. with varsity playing two 15-minute halves.

The Eagles will participate in the Live Oak Jamboree Aug. 30 and East Iberville will play Lusher Charter in a New Orleans Jamboree Aug. 30.