Coach, when you were a kid, how’d you get started?


Each week this fall the Shreveport Bossier Journal will feature a question we ask all the local high school football coaches, and their answers will run each Wednesday.

This week’s question:

What was the first team you ever played on? Any other details?

Austin Brown, Northwood High School

Sweeney Jets, in Lawton, Oklahoma. I was in fourth grade. Played running back.”

Justin Scogin, Airline High School

“Leesville Bears, in Leesville, in Pee Wee Baseball. I was 7 years old.  We wore black and white uniforms. I played everywhere.” 

Jason Brotherton, Haughton High School

“The Wildcats, with the Bossier YMCA. I played quarterback.

Reynolds Moore, Benton High School

“I was in the seventh grade. I played for Carthage Jr. High, Carthage, Miss., and we were the Tigers with black and gold uniforms. I played quarterback.”

Coy Brotherton, Parkway High School

“It was the Bossier Parks Little Bucs team. I was probably in the fourth or fifth grade. I’ve always played on the line.”

Chadwick Lewis, Green Oaks High School

“My first team was the C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets in 1998 at the age of 14. I played running back and linebacker.”

Jesse Esters III, Southwood High School

“I started playing in Tallulah for the McCall High School Dragons. We wore blue and gold. I played center and defensive tackle.”

Clint Walker, Plain Dealing High School

“I got going in Blanchard Dixie Baseball when I was 8 years old. I played for the Braves, and we wore red and blue uniforms. I played catcher.”

Johnny Kavanaugh, North Caddo High School 

“I was in the fifth grade when I started playing with the Bossier City YMCA Oilers. We wore blue and I was the QB.“

De’Aumante Johnson, Bossier High School

“My first team was the Dallas Cowboys – not the NFL team! I was, 4 years old, in Bossier City, and it was a BPAR team. We wore, blue and white, and I played quarterback.”

Mike Greene, Loyola College Prep 

“I was 7 years old playing flag football at the YMCA on Flournoy-Lucas Road. We were the Raiders and wore black. Roy Millen was our coach and I played quarterback.”