After appeals from Mayor Wendy Perrette, education leaders and law enforcement professions, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association reversed its decision from last week that would have moved the Bogalusa High School Lumberjacks final game of the season to a “neutral” location.
On Monday (October 31, 2022), Perrette, Police Chief Kendall Bullen, Bogalusa Superintendent of Schools Lisa Tanner and others signed an agreement that puts a security plan in place for athletic events at BHS. LHSAA had based its previous decisions on safety concerns.
“I’m very happy we’ve been able to reach an agreement that allows our Lumberjacks to play their final game at home, and to celebrate Senior Night with their peers,” Perrette said. “I appreciate how swiftly community leaders came together to make this happen, and I’m grateful to the principals of District 7-3A for their willingness to quickly reconsider the decision.” Perrette added “I am thankful for a good working relationship with Principal Romona Thomas and her faith that we will implement new plans of security in all games played.”
Bogalusa will play against Albany High School this Friday.