LHSAA sets sportsmanship hearing for Live Oak, Parkway

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has confirmed it will conduct a sportsmanship hearing regarding what transpired before the Live Oak High-Parkway High football playoff game Nov. 9.

LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson confirmed on Monday a hearing has been tentatively set for 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at the LHSAA office in Baton Rouge. The LHSAA required both schools to submit reports on the incident last week.

Live Oak football coach Barry “Tut” Musemeche was handcuffed, but not arrested, by Bossier Parish law enforcement while his team was warming up approximately 20 minutes before the game. Television footage of Musemeche being led off the field in handcuffs was broadcast around the state.

Musemeche was released and did coach the Eagles in a 36-13 loss.

Parkway Principal Nichole Bourgeois said afterward in a broadcast report that the LOHS team refused to leave the field so the Parkway band could perform.

Musemeche said the Live Oak High band was originally scheduled to perform from 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and when the LOHS band opted not to perform, he was told by Parkway coach David Feaster that his team could warm up until the Parkway band was scheduled to perform at 6:45 p.m.

“We’re pleased that the LHSAA is going to look into everything that happened,” Musemeche said. “I think a lot of people see it as a coach who didn’t get his way or a principal who didn’t get her way. There is a lot more to it.”

Musemeche said he is considering taking legal action in the matter but declined to say what that action might be.