Looks like the Alabama ban at Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana may soon be lifted as the school has fired head football coach David Feaster. Feaster gained notoriety this week after reiterating on ESPN 104.5 Baton Rouge radio that Crimson Tide coaches were not allowed on Parkway’s campus.
Parkway went 11-2 under Feaster in 2016. However, the strong record wasn’t enough to save Feaster’s job after he was so vocal regarding his feelings toward the Alabama program. Feaster’s strong stance against Alabama began after their recruitment of former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris – himself a former Parkway High School student under Feaster.
Parkway administrators apparently did not appreciate Feaster’s stance, according to Roy Lang III of the Shreveport Times. Lang wrote Friday that school officials felt Feaster was “not the spokesperson of Parkway High School.”
Parkway has two elite rising senior 2018 football prospects in five-star receiver Terrace Marshall, the state’s top-ranked prospect, and four-star quarterback Justin Rogers, the state’s top quarterback prospect. Feaster did not attempt to hide his desire to protect both players from Alabama’s recruiting practices.
Lang notes in his piece that Parkway believed Feaster was ‘undermining’ school officials and could potential hurt students’ future opportunities at Alabama. Feaster had been warned by officials in the past about such behavior, but apparently, the message did not resonate.
Even with SEC football hitting a slow point on the calendar, the drama never seems to stop in the world of college football recruiting.
Feaster’s two above mentioned former players were not happy to hear the news: