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LHSAA invites Select Schools to participate in Prep Classic football championships

Posted at 1:52 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 14:52:14-04

BATON ROUGE — The LHSAA passed a motion unanimously to invite select schools to play in this year Prep Classic football championships hosted annually in the Superdome.

In a release posed to Facebook, the LHSAA voted Thursday to invite the select schools to the Prep Classic as an "olive branch." LHSAA director Eddie Bonine says in the statement that the furthering of the split is not in the best interest of students and called it "ill-advised."

The LHSAA has juggled a widening split since January when select schools voted to branch off further from the LHSAA. In July select schools voted to form the LSA, or Louisiana Select Association, as a branch of the LHSAA. These changes would mean that select schools, or private schools, in Louisiana would host and control their own championship events. Select schools have tossed around the idea of using different host sites, home field sites and neutral sites as all options, effectively ending the Prep Classic football championships in the Superdome as we know it.

In June,the LHSAA voted to further explore options to keep the LHSAA together and possibly end the split. But as the league explores those options, select schools have vowed to continue exploring their options.