Eunice News article brings back memories for a Bobcat
Your article in The Eunice News, “Memories of Bobcat Field big wins,” brings back memories of myself attending most of these games that were played and from one of my storerooms I came out with three large tote boxes of memories collected through the years.
One morning, I decided to bring all the tote boxes to the Eunice Museum, which was well received. It included some of the same games that are included in the newspaper article. The staff at the Eunice Museum put the items in a green three-ring binder (Bobcats) and a blue binder for the Blue Jays.
Some of the games
1982 Class AAA Championship, The Bobcats and the Jennings Bulldogs, 16-13. The 1982 Bobcat school calendar with Chris Carrier holding the trophy inside the Dome, 1987. Eunice High and John Curtis games and many more game books, playoff games. I kept my game T-shirt, my license plate, bumper sticker, a Bobcat clip from The Man Shop. I gave this back to Tommy Myers.
There were five Bellow brothers that included sports through their senior years, excluding Norris — they assigned him as a cheerleader.
I, myself, Eston Bellow, 1947, offense and defense, 1948 offense and defense end. Upon graduation I was voted by teammates the Best All Around Athlete, and in the year 1949, on graduation night, I was presented a trophy by the Rotary Club of the City of Eunice. By the way we played on the Tri-Parish Rodeo arena field.
My brother Norris Bellow played sports through his junior year. As a senior he was a cheerleader. He enlisted in the Air Force and came back to graduate with his brother Jim. He played football on the Bobcat field behind the high school.
My brother Jim (James) Bellow played sports until his junior year. On a visit to the family doctor he told my mother not to let him play sports. He graduated from Eunice High School.
My brother Melvin Bellow was in sports through his senior year. He played defensive back although he was a quarterback in his lower grade levels.
My brother Lawrence Bellow Jr. was very active in sports. His assignment was a quarterback, kick off punter. As I recall he was the first Bobcat to kick a field goal (16 yards) and won the game against the Opelousas Tigers.
I would suggest all Bobcats and Blue Jay fans to visit the Eunice Depot when it does reopen.
I supported Eunice High School through the years, and was a season ticket holder. I took bus rides to out of town games, and helped with the school’s fund raisers.
I’m proud to be a Bobcat. I have a display on my west side of my small porch.
Support Eunice’s two high schools.