It’s finally time to put on those pads, strap on the helmets and crank up the Friday night lights! Another exciting season of Louisiana GameTime high school football begins October 2nd with a clash of LHSAA State Champions – Acadiana vs. Lafayette Christian.
This season’s GameTime schedule features eight weeks of the best Louisiana regular-season matchups, plus four weeks of playoff action. This all leads up to the 87th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic in January.
How to Watch
In the Louisiana region, viewers can watch the games on YurView LA (Cox channel 4/1004). All games are scheduled for 7:00 pm CT start. For more information, check local listings in your area.
Cox TV customers in Louisiana can also watch the games for free from anywhere using the Contour App and searching for YurView. Download the Cox Contour App on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
A live stream of every game will be available for only $7.50 and a stream/download bundle for $25. If you miss any of the games or want to watch them again, a replay or download version will also be available.
Featured Teams and Matchups
The 2020 Louisiana GameTime schedule features 6 of the top 25 ranked teams in Louisiana.
We kick off the season with Acadiana vs. Lafayette Christian, the #2 and #8 ranked teams in the state. Both programs are defending LHSAA champions and bring a long history of success and top college prospects. You can watch Acadiana again on October 23rd against Comeaux.
— ACADIANA WRECKIN RAM FOOTBALL (@AHSWRECKINRAMS) September 22, 2020
Other top-ranked teams include #4 Catholic B.R. who plays Dutchtown on November 20th, #19 Destrehan (Nov. 6), #22 Walker (Nov. 13), and #24 Hahnville (Oct 9).
Among the top players featured this season is Terrebonne 5-star DT Maason Smith. At 6’5″/316 lbs, Smith is the #1 ranked player in Louisiana and #1 defensive tackle in the country. As you can expect, a player of his caliber has received offers from the premiere D1 programs including LSU, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Five-star Maason Smith, the nation’s No. 1 DT, is feeling lighter & faster after shedding more than 40 pounds.
We talked about his recent offer from Deion Sanders, his top five coming soon & reuniting w/ Korey Foreman this weekend in Baton Rouge.
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— Julie Boudwin (@Julie_Boudwin) September 25, 2020
Other marquee players include Walker 4-star WR Brian Thomas (Nov. 13), Comeaux 4-star WR/Mississippi State commit Malik Nabors (Oct. 23), and Scotlandville 3-star safety/Michigan State commit Jah’von Grigsby (Oct. 30).
Here’s a look at a few of this season’s top Louisiana matchups:
October 2nd – #2 Acadiana vs. #8 Lafayette Christian
The Acadiana Wreckin Rams completed the school’s first undefeated season with an 8-to-3 win over Destrehan in LHSAA Class 5A. It is the fifth state championship in school history. Acadiana loses a lot on offense but returns defensive end Cam George who received nearly two dozen offers but committed to the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana.
Check out this recruit spotlight on @AHSWRECKINRAMS senior defensive end and @RaginCajunsFB commit @ctg_xliv! @JaceLejeune @RecruitLouisian @Louisiana5A @claude_georgejr https://t.co/wgwL9VxU80
— LA Football Mag & TV (@LAFootballMagTV) September 17, 2020
Lafayette Christian won its third state title last year with a convincing 41-14 thrashing of St. Charles in the LHSAA DIII championship game. The Knights are 39-2 over the last three seasons.
5-Star safety Sage Ryan enters his senior season for the Knight’s as the #2 rated player in Louisiana. He’s also considered the #1 safety and the 28th overall prospect in the nation. Ryan is a threat on both sides of the ball including special teams. He’s received offers from a who’s who of college teams including LSU, Alabama and Clemson. The Knights also have several heavily recruited juniors including DT Fitzgerald West.
No. 1️⃣ safety in the country ✔️
Honored to welcome Sage Ryan (@sageryan15) to the 2021 All-American Bowl @NBCSports #AAB21 🇺🇸#AllAmericanBowl 🏈 @GEICO pic.twitter.com/z1P0V8swKo
— All-American Bowl (@AABonNBC) September 17, 2020
October 9th – #29 Terrebonne vs. # 24 Hahnville
Two years ago, Terrebonne reached the quarterfinals and this season they come into the 2020 campaign with the state’s top high school prospect leading their defense. Maason Smith is a five-star defensive tackle that stands at 6-5, 316 lbs.
Hahnville has a new coach in former offensive coordinator Daniel Luquet. The Tigers return eight players on offense and expect to see Hahnville throw the football more with Luquet at the helm.
November 20th – Dutchtown vs. #4 Catholic High
The Catholic Bears are one of the most consistent teams in the state, with three straight trips to the Division One title game. The Bears will once again be solid on the offensive line led by junior OT Emery Jones, who has offers from Alabama and Florida.
Dutchtown has been a Class 5A playoff team every since head coach Guy Mistretta arrived at the Ascension Parish school in 2017. His offense will revolve around 5’8″ 3-star junior running back
The #Big10 has come callin’ in The Boot!!
2022 3⭐RB Dylan Sampson Dutchtown High School has earned an offer from #Northwestern #Wildcats
(4.4 GPA/22 ACT) #StudentAthlete
Sports: Football, Track/Field
2019 Rushed over 1800 Yards, 25 TD’s
R/L Profile: https://t.co/L4yvzedhDL https://t.co/VR26fGy6rG
— Recruit Louisiana 😷 (@RecruitLouisian) September 12, 2020
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🏈 2020 GameTime Louisiana Schedule (subject to change)