A foggy mist over the field as L.B. Landry plays G. W. Carver for the Class 4A bi-district football playoff game at Joe Brown Stadium in New Orleans East on Friday, November 12, 2021. (Photo by Chris Granger | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate) ORG XMIT: 58485

The L.B. Landry football season ended with a forfeit loss to Vandebilt Catholic in the opening round of the Division II select playoffs.

The Bucs were scheduled to open the playoffs Friday at Behrman Stadium.

As a result, No. 19 Vandebilt (4-6) advanced to face No. 3 De La Salle (10-0) in the regional round.

Vandebilt athletic director Kayla Vicknair said the school found out Wednesday about the forfeiture. She said LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine called and but did not provide a reason for the forfeit.

Landry, seeded 14th, posted a 4-5 overall record in the first season with Noel Ellis as coach. Ellis declined comment when contacted.

A statement from Algiers Charter said the school learned Wednesday from the LHSAA that it would be ineligible for the postseason.

"We are very disappointed as we understand how this affects our student-athletes, Algiers Charter families, and community," the statement read.

"The mission of Algiers Charter is to deliver and support education excellence in New Orleans and ensure our children excel. That includes representing excellence in all that we do as an organization. We will stand by that mission and ensure it’s represented in all aspects, including within our athletic program."

Algiers Charter did not respond when asked about the reason for the forfeit.

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