Sports

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.”

Bengals turn dirt on soccer field

History was made Wednesday at LSU Eunice s a ground breaking ceremony was held for the construction of the soccer fields.
“This is an exciting time for us,” LSUE chancellor Kimberly Russell told the crowd. “This new soccer complex will be completed Oct. 1 and will serve the LSUE campus and our region for many years to come.
Russell said the new complex will not only support the LSUE men’s and women’s teams, but it will also benefit the community and region.

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.

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