High School Sports

Chris Stroud
(The Daily Review/Mico Aloisio)

Morgan City Tigers show improvement in scrimmage

While Morgan City High School may not have scored during its scrimmage Friday with H.L. Bourgeois, the Tigers’ offense certainly got better during the two-plus hours of work against its Terrebonne Parish opponent.
“Really pleased the way the kids played hard,” Morgan City High School Coach Chris Stroud said. “I thought early we got a little dazed, because H.L. got the best of us early. Those kids are big. They played hard, so we kind of little had that look in our eyes.”

Key LHSAA football rule changes designed to enhance player safety

The one-year experiment that allowed the LHSAA to use the “tackle box” rule available to NCAA football teams is over. However, two other rule changes designed to enhance player safety do go into effect this fall.
The “tackle box” rule allowed a quarterback to roll out toward the sidelines and throw the ball out of bounds without an intentional grounding penalty being called. Under NFHS (National Federation of High School Associations) rules, those plays will now be considered intentional grounding.

Parish bragging rights

OPELOUSAS – The St. Landry Parish jamboree is holding its 21st annual jamboree and Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair has been a part of the games since its inception.
Eunice, Northwest and Port Barre are in District 5-3A, but will not face each other in the jamboree.
Eunice opens the regular season against Opelousas High, so Beau Chene and North Central were the only options for the Bobcats.
Eunice will take on North Central 6 p.m. Friday in the opening game held at Donald Gardner Stadium in Opelousas.

One step closer to the season

With the local teams scrimmaging this week, that means football season is just around the corner.
Eunice travels to Kaplan at 5:30 p.m. today as the Bobcats face to the 2017 Class 3-A state semifinalists.
“We are to see what progess we have made in the off-season workouts and the first few practices,” Bobcat head coach Paul Trosclair said.
“We have a long way to go in preparation for the season,” he said. “We need to improve if we want to win any of the first five games.”

Francois joins EHS Hall of Fame

Jerry Francois was a dominating athlete in the late 1950s for the Eunice High Bobcat Track and Field team.
Francois and his teammates were a force to contend with in the Parish Championships, culminating in the 1956 Parish Meet when they scored 118 points while breaking five records, according to an article in the Eunice News.
Francois was named the Outstanding Trackman, posting a time of 15.5 in the 120 high hurdles, according to the Eunice News.
Francois also won the javelin competition with a winning toss of 162-1.5


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