Warren Easton forfeits first two football wins

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Already banned from participating in the postseason in 2023, Warren Easton’s great on-the-field start was wiped out Thursday when the LHSAA ruled its victories at Ruston and Catholic High as forfeits.

The LHSAA schedule database now lists both games as 1-0 losses for the Eagles. Easton lost 48-14 to Edna Karr last Friday at Tad Gormley.

While the LHSAA no longer announces penalties handed down to schools – instead deferring the decision on whether or not to publicize the penalties to the schools themselves – in-season forfeits can be found within the schedule database.

In April, the LHSAA denied an appeal by Easton officials, confirming a postseason ban for this season. Easton coach Jerry Phillips first spoke on the subject to Crescent City Sports and WGNO-TV in mid-August.

Ironically, Easton also picked up a pair of victories on Thursday – one on the field and one off.

The Eagles defeated Booker T. Washington 28-6 on the field Thursday night to improve to 1-3. Earlier in the day, the LHSAA announced that Carver would forfeit the remainder of its schedule. Easton and Carver were scheduled to meet in a District 11-4A game Oct. 5.

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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;…

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