Down but not out, South Lafouche set to return to the field

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South Lafourche football field damage
(Photos: Chris Towery)

The lingering effects of the pandemic has led to games this season being forfeited due to LHSAA rules.

On top of that, Hurricane Ida devastated South Louisiana, making her wrath felt in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes as much as anywhere. Since then, many schools in those parishes have yet to return the classroom or normalcy.

A sign the recovery is moving along comes this week in the form of a prep football game. On Saturday morning at 11 in Thibodaux, South Lafourche will play E.D. White Catholic High School at Cardinal Stadium.

“We are just excited to get out there and compete and Hoping to give everyone a sense of normalcy and something for the community to rally around,” noted South Lafourche head coach B.J. Young.

The South Lafourche campus and athletic facilities were devastated by Ida but the Tarpons are ready to play ball.

Just like in southwest Louisiana last year after two hurricanes pummeled the region, this area will see its prep teams on the field as a beacon of light for the Bayou region.

Southwest Louisiana has come to help as the Sulphur Golden Tors and head football coach Chris Towery have adopted South Lafourche to help in the recovery. Sulphur knows first hand what it’s like to have their school devastated by Mother Nature.

Next week, South Lafourche will travel to Central of Baton Rouge, and the opposing Wildcats are also in the process of helping their neighbors to the south.

Louisiana will once again rebuild together.

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Randy Pistorius


Randy Pistorius is a lifelong resident of South Louisiana and is currently working in the communications field in the Baton Rouge Metropolitian Area. Randy’s start in journalism came while still in high school at De La Salle in New Orleans and that carried with him to Southeastern Louisiana University where he wrote for the Lions Roar and also worked in…

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