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BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer

There’s a good chance St. Landry Parish could experience sufficient representation in the 2024 boys’ Top 28 Tournament and beginning Friday night, local spectators have numerous opportunities to watch that process to begin.

The first round of the boys Louisiana High School Athletic Association postseason features five parish teams which play home games.

J.S. Clark Leadership Academy, seeded No. 2 in select Division V, has a bye. However the Bulldogs are also the highest ranked parish boys team as the playoffs begin.

There are however other immediate options for watching the remaining parish teams, while waiting for Clark to determine a second-round opponent.

Northwest High, Beau Chene, North Central, Opelousas High and Opelousas Catholic are  ranked no lower than No. 13 seeds.

North Central is a defending Division IV state champion, while Opelousas High, Beau Chene and Northwest finished strongly inside highly competitive districts..

Here’s a playoff picture as the teams embark on a playoff journey.

Division II (Non-Select)

Northwest (No.5) hosts Church Point (No. 28). The winner plays either No. 12 Crowley or No. 21 St. Martinville.

Opelousas High (No. 11) hosts Loranger (No. 12). The winner plays either No. 6 Bossier or No. 22 Ellender.

Beau Chene (No. 7) host Livonia (No. 26). The winner plays No. 10 Lakeshore or No. 23 Lutcher.

Division IV (Non-Select)

North Central (No. 5) hosts Kentwood (No. 28). The winner plays No. 12 East Iberville or No. 23 Homer.

Division IV (Select)

Opelousas Catholic (No.13) hosts Ascension Catholic (No. 20). The winner plays at No. 4 St. Mary’s – Natchitoches.

Division V (Select)

J.S. Clark (bye). J.S. Clark will play the winner of No.7 Family Christian or No. 10 Jehovah Jireh.    

Authors

  • Bobby Ardoin
  • Courtney Jennings

    Courtney Jennings is a contributing writer with St. Landry Now since 2023 covering local events throughout the parish. She also runs the local publication MacaroniKID Acadia-St. Landry, an online publication and weekly e-newsletter on family friendly activities, local events, and community resources for parents.

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