In the south, football is king.
That, of course, includes Louisiana – a state that currently leads in producing NFL players per capita. But while the majority of the state's lifeblood revolves around those Friday nights in the fall, central Louisiana finds itself lagging behind, particularly when it comes to player participation.
Due to costs and fear of injuries, high school football has seen a constant decrease in players each year for the past decade and many schools in CENLA have been affected. But just like in game, faced with adversity, local coaches are working overtime to find a solution.