Sports

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).

2018 top athletes named

Their high school careers will be remembered for their accomplishments as stellar athletes and quality individuals.
The Eunice News Athletes of the Year are Eunice High’s Robbi Palmer and Jaden Brasseaux along with St. Edmund’s Abby Miller and Murphy Richard.
All four were nominated by their respective athletic directors as their school’s top athletes.
Palmer and Miller were both selected as homecoming queens during the 2107 football season.
“I was very surprised when they named me Miss Blue Jay,” Miller said. “I didn’t think I was going to get that award.”

Matt joins EHS Sports Hall of Fame

Leonard Matt may be one of the most diverse athletes in the history of Eunice High sports.
From 1956 through 1958, Charles Leonard Matt was a key performer for the Eunice High Bobcats in football, basketball, and track.
In football, Matt first played end for the legendary coach Faize Mahfouz and was a two-time All-District selection at that position as well as being named an All-State Honorable Mention selection at end.

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