LHSAA holding committee meetings

Wednesday will be meetings day at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association office.

The LHSAA’s school relations committee will meet first, starting at 9:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., the nonpublic school committee meeting begins. Both meetings will be closed to the media and the public, according to LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson.

“We’re going to review what we recommended last spring,” school relations chairman Mike Boyer, of Teurlings Catholic, said. “Those items have already been accepted by the executive committee and will be on the agenda in January. But we’re going to look at them again, just to see what might need to be tightened up or tweaked. We’re also supposed to look at the transfer rules some more to see if there’s anything else we want to consider.”

In April, the school relations committee met for two days and hashed out 11 recommendations designed to ease tensions between its public and private/magnet/charter schools.

One key recommendation is that attendance zones for all schools would become the parish boundary. Others included allowing schools to play up to any classification, instead of just one class up and the use of a playoff success factor that would require successful schools to move up in class, based on championships won and deep playoff runs.

Henderson said the committee may also discuss a few other items, including his suggestion the LHSAA scrap its current districting system in favor of allowing schools to form their own conferences.

The nonpublic school committee will review some of the same information, according to Henderson. A review of financial aid forms also will be a key component for the nonpublic school representatives to discuss.

Istrouma nets win

Running backs Kelvin Robinson and Johnny Duncan Jr. teamed up to rush for 200 yards and three touchdowns, leading Istrouma to a 26-20 victory over Madison Prep in a game played Sunday night.

The game was originally set for Friday but was postponed by weather conditions. Derrick Leonard and Aaron Hall each had an interception for the Indians (1-1), who gave coach Donald “Que” Berniard his first victory as a head coach.

Honors, etc.

Quarterback Arek Moslander, of Christian Home Educators Fellowship, was voted the national player of the week by the National Homeschool Football Championship Series.

Moslander completed 9-of-18 passes for 302 yards, including a 72-yard scoring play to Spencer Costa in a 28-22 victory over Amite School Center.

With their second victory, the Patriots moved into the NHFC national rankings at No. 24.

Former Central High quarterback Brett Courville threw his first career TD pass in Arkansas-Monticello’s 42-34 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State last weekend.

The victory snapped an 11-game losing streak for UAM, a team coached by Hud Jackson, the son of former Central High, Nicholls State and McNeese head coach Sonny Jackson.