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Area jamborees kick off season

By Tom Dodge
Sports Editor
The high school jamborees around the area tomorrow means the games that count start next week.
The seventh annual Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree will be held at St. Edmund.
Opelousas Catholic will take on Ascension Episcopal at 6 p.m.
St. Edmund will face Vermilion Catholic at 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Jays downed Pine Prairie 24-6 in last week’s scrimmage.
Peyton Marcantel scored on a 5-yard run, while Clay Miller followed later with a 50-yard touchdown scamper.

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Alumni tourney crowns champions

The 13th annual Eunice High Alumni Tournament avoided a rain out and crowned three champions.
In the Rookie League semifinals, Class of 2017 downed the Class of 2012 (12-7), while the Class of 2013 slipped past the Class of 2016 (10-9).
The Class of 2013 won the Rookie League title with a 15-9 win over the Class of 2017.
The Class of 2013 captured its second straight title after finishing as runners-up in 2017.

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Scrimmages kick off football season

The high school football season moves one step closer today with several scrimmages around the area.
Eunice High will hold a three-team scrimmage set to begin at 5:30 p.m.
The Bobcats will face Kaplan and Catholic of New Iberia.
“Our varsity will go offense against Kaplan one round and then Catholic another,” Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said. “Our varsity defense will go once against each of them.”
According to the coach, each of the teams will get two rounds on offense and defense.

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Bulldogs look to repeat as district champs

IOTA – Last year, the Bulldogs had its best season since winning the state championship in 1999.
Iota finished 13-1 overall, won the District 5-3A title and advanced to the semifinals.
The Bulldogs entered the state playoffs last season, opening with a 49-0 win over Kipp Renaisance.
The Bulldogs went on to defeat Baker 31-14 and North Webster 21-14 before a 21-12 loss to Sterlington.
Josh Andrus is entering his fifth season as the Bulldogs head coach and the Iota faifthful are excited about the possibliities in 2019.

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Basile looking to compete in district

BASILE – There are only five seniors on the Bearcats football team this season, but Basile head coach Kevin Bertrand believes that group can help lead the way to a District 4-1A championship.
“They are a lead by example group,” Bertrand said of seniors Issac Cortez, Keeman Ivory, Gabe Duplechin, Isaiah Ceaser and Logan David.
“They have been starters and they have experience in the big games so I think they will be a big part of our success this season.”
Basile will scrimmage DeQuincy on Aug. 22 and then host the Evangeline Parish jamboree on Aug. 30.

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