High School Sports

Deshotel reflects on playing days

NEW ORLEANS – It has been 20 years since Ryan Deshotel touched the turf of the Louisiana Superdome.
Friday, Deshotel will be coaching on the sidelines as Eunice takes on Sterlington for the Class 3-A state championship.
Deshotel and the Bobcats faced John Curtis in consecutive title games in 1997 and 1998.
“I dressed out as a freshman in 1997 and when we went back the second year I played defensive tackle.”
Deshotel said he still remembers in the 1997 game when Robbie Landreneau blocked a punt and Charles Anderson returned it for a touchdown.

Bobcats are Dome-bound

The local fans wanted a rematch between No. 1 Iota and No. 2 Eunice in the Class 3-A state championship.
But that won’t happen as Eunice rolled to a 19-0 win over No. 3 Kaplan and No. 4 Sterlington stunned Iota as the Panthers grabbed a 21-12 win over the Bulldogs.
It is the first trip the championship game for Eunice as the Bobcats faced John Curtis in back-to-back title games in 1997-98.
The Eunice – Kapan game was contested on a wet and muddy Bobcat Field.

Bobcats to battle Pirates in Class 3-A semifinals

It was 1997 and 1998 the last times the Eunice Bobcats advanced to the state semifinals.
That season, Eunice rolled to a 21-0 win over Bastrop to earn back-to-back trips to the 4A championship game.
“It is hard to get to this point,” Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said. “A lot of coaches coach for a long time and never get to the semifinals.
“If it turns out like the last two semifinals, I will be happy.”
Last week, No. 2 Eunice cruised to a 41-12 victory over No. 26 Madison Prep.

Lady Jays fall to Gueydan

GUEYDAN – The Honey Bears exploded for a 21-5 second-quarter run as Gueydan rallied for a 56-46 win over St. Edmund Tuesday in a non-district clash.
The Lady Jays (3-3) opened the game with a 13-9 first quarter advantage.
Jill Simpson led SEH with six points in the period, while Mary Beth Lafleur chipped in a three-pointer.
Kendra Petry pushed in four points to lead Gueydan and teammate Ryleigh Istre drilled a three-pointer.
Gueydan (4-3) used its second quarter surge for a 30-18 halftime lead.

Bulldogs down Bobcats, 81-71

With the football team heading to the state semifinals, the Bobcats are short-handed on the basketball court.
But Eunice (1-3) managed to keep with in striking distance most of the game Tuesday night against Ville Platte (4-1) before the Bulldogs grabbed a 81-71 win.
Ville Platte started strong in the first quarter finishing with a 23-14 lead over the Bobcats behind the play of Tyler James and Jahmel Byers.
The Bobcats got their scoring from Divine Hampton, Kobe Doucet and Mykal Moore.

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