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Sacred Heart head coach Josh Harper, pictured above, has made the Sacred Heart Trojan program a consistent winner, including this year where the Trojans went 4-1 and made another trip to the Division IV playoffs. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Harper leads the Trojans to great season despite all of the adversity faced

VILLE PLATTE -- For all of the high school football teams around the state, 2020 has been the ultimate test on patience and fortitude.

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McCoy, a junior linebacker for the Bearcats, was a huge part of Basile’s playoff season in 2020. The talented defensive player hunted down the football and recorded 39 tackles, 33 assists, 5 tackles for loss and two sacks as an all-district first teamer. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Despite not playing football until junior high, McCoy caught on fast

BASILE -- Normally, players that are named as the Evangeline Parish Defensive Most Valuable Player have had a background of participating in arguably THE greatest game on the planet.

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Veteran Sacred Heart Trojan running back Alex McElwee fought his way back from an injury prone junior season to produce some big numbers his senior year. The two-way player for the Trojans rushed for 518 yards on 52 carries and scored 16 times. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

McElwee leaves with the knowledge that his career has made SHS better

VILLE PLATTE -- Like most red-blooded American boys, Alex McElwee has always had the passion for the game of football.

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Basile High’s Jared Thomas (33) jumps for the opening tip against South Cameron’s Chase Javes in Thursday night’s non-district contest. Basile motored past the Tarpons 75-45 for their first win. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Raining threes

BASILE -- The Basile Bearcats drained 10 three-point baskets, including four in the first quarter, to motor past the South Cameron Tarpons 75-45 in non-district action Thursday.

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Basile’s Henley Lejeune (12) takes a charge against a South Cameron player in the Lady Bearcats’ 58-24 win Thursday night. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Lady Bearcats blow past Lady Tarpons; get first win of year

BASILE -- The Basile Lady Bearcats jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter of play and never looked back as they blew past the South Cameron Lady Tarpons 58-24 in non-district action Thursd


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