High School Sports

Jays face Tarpons for homecoming

Homecoming week is usually filled with festivities and excitement.
But this week as St. Edmund prepares to take on South Cameron, the Blue Jays are also dealing with the death of Gracie Marie Zaunbrecher.
Following a nearly two-year fight with DIPG, a rare and aggressive brain tumor, the eight-year old passed away Monday morning.
“She put up quite a fight,” Hargroder said. “She was relentless for her battle for life – she was always positive.
“We need to keep that same spirit and remember that nothing is promised.

Bobcats, Bears collide

Heading in to the Church Point game last year, the Bobcats had a 1-3 record.
Not many expected Eunice to begin the 2018 season 4-0 with wins over Opelousas (53-36), Jennings (33-23), Rayne (36-14) and Crowley (36-32).
“We exceeded what we thought was possible,” EHS head coach Paul Trosclair said. “We are estastic about it but we have a big one this week.
“This should be an exciting game for the fans and we are happy we are playing them at home – it is tough winning in Church Point.
“Coach Arceneaux has developed a fine program, no doubt about it.

Blue Jays shut out Bearcats

BASILE – It all started with a 30-minute lightning delay just prior to the kickoff between the Blue Jays and the Bearcats.
It finished with the thunder of the St. Edmund defense earning a 14-0 shutout over No. 10 Basile in the District 4-1A opener.
The rain through the first quarter helped the field to be sloppy and slow, but the Blue Jays used it to their benefit.
Basile moved the ball 30 yards in eight plays on tje opening drive but the Bearcats were forced to punt.

Bobcats rally for win over Gents

CROWLEY – The Eunice High Bobcats improved their record to 4-0 with a 36-32 victory over the Crowley High Gents in District 5-3A action here Thursday night.
The Cats and the Gents battled in the first quarter of action, with the Gents taking the kickoff and advancing to the Eunice 38-yard line before the Cats defensive unit stopped the Gents on a fourth-down attempt.
The Bobcat offensive unit responded to the Gents on their first offensive play as Deon Ardoin executed a 12-yard run for a first down.

Blue Jays invade Bearcat territory

Basile – St. Edmund.
That’s all that needs to be said as the Blue Jays visit rival Basile Friday night.
There will be chants of “Bearcat boudin” and “Blue Jay gumbo” all game as two teams for the upper hand in the District 4-1A opener.
The series started in 1961 and was played every year until 2009.
After a four-year break, the two teams renewed the rivslry in 2013.
St. Edmund leads the series (37-16-1) and holds a 17-8-1 advantage at Basile.
But since 2013, the Bearcats are 3-2 over the Jays.

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