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Friday Football Fever Preview Special

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We kick Friday Football Fever off a week early with our one hour high school football preview special.  During the hour we preview teams from Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas and dive in to the controversial split between "select" and "non-select" schools in the state of Louisiana.

Former LHSAA Commissioner Tommy Henry has some strong words against the split, calling it "segregation."  We also hear from coaches on both sides of the issue.

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