Louisiana High School Athletic Association http://wrkf.org en HS Football Playoff Controversy To Be Resolved Outside of Legislature http://wrkf.org/post/hs-football-playoff-controversy-be-resolved-outside-legislature <p>A bill filed in response to a decision by high school principals to change football post-season play has been voluntarily deferred.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:40:49 +0000 Ashley Westerman 9746 at http://wrkf.org High School Football Playoff Split Issue Heads to the Legislature http://wrkf.org/post/high-school-football-playoff-split-issue-heads-legislature <p>A state lawmaker has pre-filed a bill that aims to make it illegal for an association or organization to prohibit any school from participating in athletic activities based on its admissions criteria.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:08:19 +0000 Ashley Westerman 8171 at http://wrkf.org Football Playoff Split Goes Before Legislative Commitee http://wrkf.org/post/football-playoff-split-goes-legislative-commitee <p>Members of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association met Tuesday with lawmakers to discuss the recent vote to split high school football playoffs into two separate divisions; one for public schools and another for select-admission schools, such as private or parochial schools.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:37:33 +0000 Ashley Westerman 7086 at http://wrkf.org Long-Time HS Football Coach: 'Playoff Split Changes What LHSAA Is All About' http://wrkf.org/post/long-time-hs-football-coach-playoff-split-changes-what-lhsaa-all-about <p>At the end of January, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to separate high school football playoffs into two divisions: one for select admission schools – such as private and parochial schools – and another for non-select public schools.&nbsp;</p><p>Baton Rouge Catholic High School Head Football Coach Dale Weiner is a graduate of Baton Rouge High and has been coaching high school football in Louisiana for 38 years. Although most of his career has been spent at private and parochial schools, he was an assistant coach for two years at a public school.</p><p>Weiner said he never conceived the association would take a step like this.</p><p>“This kind of came out of left field for me and so, you know, I was a little shocked at the outcome and am disappointed in it," said Weiner.</p><p>Weiner says the move essentially changes what LHSAA is all about.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 6011 at http://wrkf.org Long-Time HS Football Coach: 'Playoff Split Changes What LHSAA Is All About' State High School Football Playoffs To Be Split http://wrkf.org/post/state-high-school-football-playoffs-be-split <p>Starting this fall high school football teams in Louisiana will compete in separate playoff divisions: one for select admission schools – such as private and parochial schools – and another for non-select public schools.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:02:26 +0000 Ashley Westerman 5285 at http://wrkf.org State High Schools to Vote on Playoff Changes http://wrkf.org/post/state-high-schools-vote-playoff-changes <p>The issue as to whether public and private high schools should compete in separate playoffs is a major topic at the annual <a href="http://lhsaa.org/">Louisiana High School Athletic Association</a> conference in Baton Rouge this week.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:54:54 +0000 Ashley Westerman 5165 at http://wrkf.org State High Schools to Vote on Playoff Changes