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High school seniors in limbo as LHSAA postpones sports statewide

Posted at 5:25 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 18:39:06-04

The uncertainty for high school football is bringing even more uncertainty for some incoming seniors. The dream is to play in college but they're taking it one day at a time.

Voluntary workouts remain in full swing at Teurlings, as the future of high school football is in limbo.

"We need football. So, I have a feeling they'll get it right and they'll give us football at some point throughout the year," says senior Julien Guy.

"At first I was kind of bummed out but I never really gave up on the situation. I'm still working hard no matter what. I'm still going to do what I can and do even though we might not have football," said senior Kaden Boulet.

Speaking with the Louisiana Education Committee, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association announced teams can't play games until the state has reached phase four reopening.

"I got nervous at first but I did some research and I saw that that was the plan all along. So, I'm confident that we'll have some type of season soon," said senior Devin Chavis.

Chavis, Guy, and Boulet are hopeful they can return to the field. Teurlings head coach Dane Charpentier wants more than just sports to return safely.

"We have a lot of faith and hope that not just football is going to continue but some type of normal way of life is going to take back over and we're going to find a way to let these kids play and compete and have the same natural high school experience that all of us had," said Charpentier.

There's no timeline on when the state will move into phase four, but the athletes are hoping they can return soon.

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