Are You Ready for Some Football?

Are you ready for high school football?

Are you ready to watch your favorite team storm the gridiron?

Are you ready to treat your ears to the pad-slapping thuds that emanate from the field?

Are you ready to indulge in the mouth-watering aroma of hamburgers and hot dogs that waft from the grills in the concession stands?

We certainly are.

The staff of the Tri-Parish Times attempted to capture the sites, sounds and smells of the upcoming high school football season (which kicks off this Friday) in “Prep ’07: Tackling the Basics” (Section C).

Inside, you’ll find in-depth previews and analysis of nine local teams (5A – Central Lafourche, H.L. Bourgeois, South Lafourche, South Terrebonne, Terrebonne and Thibodaux; 4A – Vandebilt and Ellender; 3A – E.D. White), as well as Nicholls State and LSU.

We kibitzed with former Saints quarterback and South Lafourche grad Bobby Hebert, a.k.a. “The Cajun Canyon” and compiled a list of “A, B, C’s” to educate the pigskin neophyte.

Hollywood has made a slew of movies that capture the essence of high school football, but nothing beats experiencing it in person.

There’s something Norman Rockwellian about the canvas of a high school football game – especially in southern Louisiana.

It’s interwoven into the fabric of our culture and defines us as a region.

And it creates memories that last a lifetime.

Best of luck to all area teams.

Play hard and play safe.