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Basile High linebacker Andre “Bubba” Reed is this year’s choice for Most Valuable Defensive Player in Evangeline Parish. The junior veteran helped lead the Bearcats to a Class 1A quarterfinal appearance. He was also a first team choice on offense. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Reed has had a number of influences in becoming a polished linebacker

Sports Editor

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Sacred Heart junior running back JT Harper was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player for Evangeline Parish due to his continuing success on the field. The quiet leader has scooped up this honor for the second year in a row. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Junior invasion

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Basile head football coach Kevin Bertrand is this year’s recipient of the Coach of the Year for Evangeline Parish. Bertrand guided the Bearcats to an overall record of 9-4 and an appearance in the Class 1A quarters. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Bertrand gives credit to patience and coaching staff in turn-around season

BASILE -- Coming back to your Alma mater to become the head football coach can be a daunting undertaking.


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