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Gearing up

The Sacred Heart starting defensive unit works on the game plan for their scheduled scrimmage against Bunkie. The scrimmage, played on Friday, gives the Trojans a chance to find out just how ready the team is for the upcoming season and to possibly see some hidden talents. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux

Hard to believe, but the LHSAA High School football season is inching upon us everyday.

Ole’ Miss bound

Pine Prairie native Julia Johnson signs her name on the dotted line as she commits to the University of Mississippi to play golf. The first year student at Ole Miss will actually enter as a sophomore in terms of college hours acquired. Johnson wants to double major in business. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Johnson)

It has been a tremendous run for Pine Prairie native Julia Johnson.
The upcoming college freshman (technically a sophomore) has enjoyed a tremendous last three years on the golf course, playing in some of the most prestigious tournaments throughout the country.

Catching a wave

Former Ville Platte High and current Tulane Green Wave tight end celebrates his winning two-point conversion catch against UL-L last season. The junior looks to help guide the Green Wave to a winning season in 2017 while collecting double bachelor’s degrees this year. (Photo courtesy of Tulane Athletics)

As a freshman football player three years ago, Kendall Ardoin came into the Tulane program like a deer caught in headlights.
Now, the Junior tight end can honestly say that he has become one of the wise old mentors, ready to give advice to any younger player that seeks it out.

Chief Imagineer

Jacob “Timbo” Fontenot (left), Co-Founder of the Tee-Cotton Bowl, poses with his dad Tim (right) and the Tee-Cotton Bowl Trophy. The Fontenot duo have put the Tee-Cotton Bowl on the national map since its inception in 1999. The Tee-Cotton Bowl is slated for September 1. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Fontenot)

A number of people know the effort that Tim Fontenot has put out for the previous Tee Cotton Bowl and the monstrous renewal game coming up on September 1.

A family affair

Sacred Heart assistant coach Brent Duplechin poses with his family following the Dixie Youth Minor’s Regional Tournament. Pictured above are (Bottom L to R): Betsy, John Michael, and Caroline. (Top L to R): Christian and Brent. Duplechin has coached since he was 18. (Photo courtesy of Betsy Duplechin)

If one is to get into the coaching profession, that person must be willing to sacrifice some things in order to be the best that you can be.


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