Crescent City Sports to produce prep games again this fall on CST
For the third consecutive football season, Crescent City Sports will produce high school games to air on Cox Sports Television, the New Orleans-based regional sports network reaching more than 5 million homes.
The coverage begins Thursday – the opening night of the 2019 Louisiana high school football season – with a non-district matchup between Warren Easton and De La Salle from New Orleans’ Tad Gormley Stadium. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. CT, with Ken Berthelot and Wayde Keiser describing the action and Kate Adams reporting from the sideline.
The CCS/CST schedule is highlighted by the 100th meeting of District 9-5A rivals Jesuit and Holy Cross on Oct. 4 at Gormley. The Blue Jays and Tigers have met every year since 1922, and the matchup is annually one of the largest-attended regular-season football games in the state.
The schedule also includes a pair of high-profile senior quarterbacks who will stay in-state to play collegiately – LSU commitment T.J. Finley of Ponchatoula, who will face Brother Martin at home on Sept. 20, and Tulane commitment Justin Ibieta of Country Day, which renews its rivalry with Newman on Sept. 27.
Also on the schedule is a Nov. 1 meeting between Archbishop Rummel and defending Division I champion John Curtis Christian. The winner of this matchup that gone on to capture the 9-5A title every year since the Patriots joined the league in 2015.
An additional game may be added at a later date.
Thursday’s game matches an Easton team that reached the Class 4A championship a year ago against a De La Salle squad that has at least reached the semifinals in Division II each of the last three seasons and played for a state title in 2017.
In addition to its television partnership with CST, Crescent City Sports will also feature live streaming of no fewer than 30 high school sporting events throughout the 2019-20 school year. All CCS-produced games on CST will also be streamed live on CrescentCitySports.com.
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…