Sports

Gallow be inducted in LA USSSA Hall

Perry Gallow plays each game with a fire and passion that still drives him at 54, the oldest player on his teams.
The 1982 Eunice High graduate and former Opelousas police chief will be inducted later this month into the Louisiana United States Speciality Sports Association Hall of Fame.
“I played football and baseball my senior year at Eunice High after having to sit out my junior year because I transferred as a sophomore from Church Point.”
Gallow said his early days of baseball was shaped by Bobcat head coach Clarence Merricks.

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

Nagata jamboree adds third game

The sixth annual Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree will have a new twist this season with the addition of the third game to the format.
The Nagata jamboree will be held Aug. 24 at St. Edmund’s Blue Jay Field.
The Iota Bulldogs will take on the Southside Sharks at 6 p.m. in the opening game.
Eunice High will face Opelousas Catholic in the middle game before the host Blue Jays take on the Notre Dame junior varsity in the finale.
According to jamboree chairman Paul Brown, the new format should bring an added excitement to the already successful event.

Fontenot added to EHS Hall of Fame

Raymond Fontenot played football under the guidance of Coach Faize Mahfouz during the Bobcat seasons of 1951-1953. Fontenot, a center, was named Honorable Mention All-State in 1953.
Fontenot now joins Mahfouz as a member of the Eunice High School Sports Hall of Fame, joining previous inductees Dana Jenkins, Joe Nagata, and Leonard Matt.
Fontenot earned his spot as both a player and an administrator, having served as Eunice High principal for 27 years.

Prep football schedules examined

During the summer workouts, each football team has a goal to win their respective districts and make a deep run in the playoffs.
St. Edmund rolled to a 10-2 overall record in 2017 and went a perfect 7-0 in District 4-1A for the district championship
The Blue Jays open the 2018 season at home against Hanson Memorial (3-8 in 2017)
St. Edmund then travels to Sacred Heart of Ville Platte (8-3) and Mamou (1-9).
The Blue Jays open district at rival Basile (9-4, 6-1) before entertaining South Cameron (0-9, 0-7).

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