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Basile looking for District 4-1A title

District 4-1A will remain an eight-team football district but without two familiar names.
Two-time district champions St. Edmund has moved to District 5-1A and South Cameron has dropped football for the forseable future.
Newcomers East Beauregard and Gueydan join Basile, Elton, Grand Lake, Hamilton Christian, Merryville and Oberlin for the next two seasons.
Basile went 8-2 in the regular season and finished 6-1 in district play.
The Bearcats opened the playoffs with a 56-8 win over Tensas and then rolled to a 63-40 win over Montgomery.

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Bulldogs, Bears favorites in 5-3A title race

Last football season, Iota went 10-0 in the regular season, beating rivals Church Point and Eunice High en route to the District 5-3A title.
The Bulldogs advanced to the semifinals but fell to Sterlington.
Church Point defeated Eunice High but the Bears fell to Sterlington in the second round.
Eunice finished second in the district race, but then went on to earn the Class 3-A title with a 59-47 victory over Sterlington.

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Shiver era begins at St. Ed’s

A Blue Jay has returned to the nest.
James Shiver has been named the athletic director and head football coach at St. Edmund.
Shiver, 42, is the 16th head football coach for St. Ed’s, replacing Andy Hargroder (23-11) who helped lead the Blue Jays to two consecutive district titles in his three seasons at the helm.
Shiver is a member of the SEH Class of 1994 and wants the Blue Jay pride to continue in every sport
“I knew the heart of a Blue Jay,” Shiver said. ”I know the will to win is there.”

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Bobcats face new district challenges

A football state championship by the Bobcats will be remembered for a long time by the Eunice High faithful.
But a Class 3-A repeat isn’t possible as the Bobcats are moving up a division for at least the next two years.
In fact, four of the five teams in District 4-4A are moving in classification.
Rayne is the only original team in the district with Eunice, LaGrange, North Vermilion and Washington-Marion joining the Wolves.
Eunice, Washington Marion and North Vermilion- are moving up, while LaGrange is stepping down from Class 5-A.

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SHVP downs Lady Jays

MAMOU – A bases loaded hit by the Lady Trojans lifted Sacred Heart of Ville Platte to a 3-2 win over St. Edmund in Acadiana Softball League play.
The Lady Jays grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Kinsley Marcantel walked and scored on a hit by Anna Belle Fontenot.
Sacred Heart answered with a two-run hit by Gena Manuel to push the Lady Trojans ahead in the bottom of the frame.
The Lady Jays threatened in the top of the second inning when Sarah Duplechain walked, Kaitlyn Lacour bunted and Ashton Marcantel was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

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