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Final Four: Louisiana High School Lacrosse League

May 11-12 on the campus of St. Thomas More

  • Joel Rodgers

The Louisiana High School Lacrosse League is about to crown a NEW state champion. Semifinal Saturday is set for Saturday, May 11th, and on Mother’s Day (May 12th) a NEW state champion will be crowned.

The 2019 LHSLL Championship Weekend will be held at Cougar Stadium on the campus of St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, LA.

Teams qualifying for the championship are:

Caddo Magnet High School (Shreveport)- North District Champions

St. Paul’s School (Covington)- East District Champions

Brother Martin High School (New Orleans)- South District Champions

Catholic High School (Baton Rouge)- West District Champions

The first semi-final will see the Mustangs of Caddo Magnet taking on the Wolves of Saint Paul’s.  This game is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 11.  The second semi-final will see the Bears of Catholic High playing the Crusaders of Brother Martin.  This game is scheduled to start at 3:00 P.M.

Winners of each semi-final will meet at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 12 to determine who will be the 2019 LHSLL State Champion.

All Final Four games will be streamed on https://vsnlouisiana.com/.  All fans, please consider traveling to this awesome event and checking out the best lacrosse Louisiana has to offer.

According to St. Thomas More Head Coach Byrnes Tatford,  “STM is honored to again host the LHSLL State Championship Weekend. We have a tremendous support system in our parents and families, as well as the St. Thomas More administration, who all work together to make the weekend a great experience for everyone.

We understand this weekend should be a celebration of lacrosse in the State of Louisiana, so we enjoy hosting the high school teams, families and fans on Friday night for our “Re-Lax” event and are excited to again have a youth 7v7 tournament happening on Saturday before the semi-final games.

We also like to incorporate our faith into the weekend by hosting a Catholic Mass on Sunday morning for all Final Four teams and families to attend before the Championship game on Sunday. We want to thank the LHSLL Commissioner and Board for giving us this opportunity to host the State Championship again this season!”



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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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