When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, Warren Easton High School, the oldest public high school in Louisiana (est. 1844), was not expected to recover. The community rallied to save the school, but rebuilding the football program presented an even greater challenge.
When head coach Tony Hull arrived in 2007, most of the former players had relocated to other states. Of the 55 students that joined the squad, only four had ever touched a football. Fast-forward seven years, the Warren Easton Fighting Eagles have rebuilt and are on the brink of the school’s first state championship since WWII. In the infamous Superdome, the only thing standing in their way is the perennial Louisiana high-school football powerhouse, the Neville Tigers.
Directed by Colin Barnicle, "W.E. NOLA" follows Warren Easton from the raucous pep rally to the thrilling conclusion of the 2014 championship.
Glory Days is a new series from Victory Journal and Prospect Productions that showcases players and communities that, despite everything that life might throw at them, still upholds the respect and passion of the game.