ASH heads south again; LHSAA quarterfinal matchups

Kicker Bodie Van Dyke is a reliable asset for the ASH Trojans. (Journal file photo by BRET H. MCCORMICK)

Alexandria Senior High is the lone local representative in the LHSAA football playoff quarterfinals and the Trojans are on the road again Friday against another traditional big-school powerhouse.

It’s a second straight trip to New Orleans, aiming for a win that could take the Trojans back there for the state championship game in the Superdome next month.

ASH, seeded 13th with an 8-4 record, will face No. 5 Edna Karr (9-1) in the quarterfinal matchup in Select Division I.

The Trojans shocked the 2022 state finalists, Brother Martin, by 23-0 last Friday, ending the season of the No. 4-seeded Crusaders.

Karr blasted 21st-seeded Woodlawn (Baton Rouge) 50-0 last week in the second round after drawing a bye in the opening round.  Karr won its first eight games, then lost the regular-season finale 41-7 to John Curtis.

Karr has won six state championships, including four straight from 2016-19. Like ASH, the Cougars’ primary colors are purple and gold.

Karr was beaten in the quarterfinal round a year ago.


Division I  

8-Acadiana (9-2) at 1-Holy Cross (9-2) 
13-Alexandria Senior High (8-4) at 5-Karr (9-1) 
6-John Curtis (8-2) at 3-Catholic-BR (9-2) 
18-Rummel (6-6) at 7-St. Paul’s (10-1) 

Division II 

8-St. Michael (8-2) at 1-St. Thomas More (11-0)
5-Shaw (10-2) at 4-John F. Kennedy (10-1) 
11-McDonogh #35 (8-3) at 3-Lafayette Christian (9-2) 
7-Teurlings (9-3) at 2-E.D. White (11-0)  

Division III 

9-Notre Dame (9-3) at 1-St. Charles (11-0) 
21-Lake Charles Prep (5-6) at 4-University Lab (10-1) 
11-Episcopal (10-2) at 3-Newman (9-1) 
10-Parkview (10-2) at 2-Calvary (11-0)  

Division IV  

9-Ascension Cath. (10-2) at 1-Vermilion Cath. (11-0) 
5-Riverside (10-1) at 4-St. Martin’s (9-1) 
6-St. Mary’s (8-2) at 3-Ouachita Christian (10-1) 
10-Central Catholic (9-3) at 2-Southern Lab (9-1)  


Division I 

9-Walker (10-2) at 1-Ruston (11-0) 
21-Mandeville (8-4) at 4-Airline (10-1) 
6-Zachary (10-1) at 3-Destrehan (11-0) 
18-Central-BR (9-3) at 7-Dutchtown (10-1)  

Division II 

8-Iowa (9-3) at 1-North DeSoto (10-1) 
12-Opelousas (9-3) at 4-Lutcher (8-2)
22-Northwest (9-3) at 3-Assumption (9-2) 
10-Jennings (8-3) at 2-Cecilia (10-1)  

Division III 

8-Amite (7-4) at 1-Jena (11-0) 
5-Bogalusa (7-4) at 4-Union Parish (7-4) 
6-Many (9-2) at 3-St. James (9-2) 
7-Pine (10-2) at 2-Sterlington (10-1) 

Division IV 

8-Welsh (9-3) at 1-Logansport (10-1) 
5-Jeanerette (10-2) at 4-Haynesville (10-1) 
6-Mangham (7-4) at 3-Oak Grove (9-2) 
7-Homer (9-3) at 2-Kentwood (9-2)