Louisiana high school football team allegedly accessed opponent’s online playbook
An undefeated high school football team in Louisiana is being investigated by the state’s high school athletic association for an alleged cheating scheme that involved accessing the film and playbook of at least one opponent.
According to a report from the Shreveport Times, Destrehan’s football team, which boasts an 8-0 record and a No. 5 ranking in the state’s Class 5A, obtained the username and password to an online archive belonging to an opposing team, South Lafourche.
Destrehan’s staff then allegedly spent 12 hours on South Lafourche’s hudl.com site, which can house game film, practice film, schemes and playbooks. South LaFourche lost to Destrehan, 49-24 on Oct. 25.
It’s unclear whether the allegations against Destrehan are limited to just the incident involving South LaFourche.
Kenny Henderson, an executive director with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), said it’s an unprecedented situation:
“We’ve never dealt with anything like this before. Were doing an investigation and I can’t tell you more than that because it’s an ongoing investigation and, honestly, I just don’t know what to tell you.”
The LHSAA visited Destehan last Monday and is continuing with its investigation.