Ville Platte High’s Ernest Roberts (25) and Rayville High’s Nashaun Ellis (11) extend high for the opening tip-off of the game. Ville Platte was bounced from the second round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs by the No. 1 ranked Hornets. Ville Platte ended the season with an overall record of 17-12. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)
RAYVILLE – There was no doubt that it would be a tough task for the Ville Platte Bulldogs to come into a hostile environment and knock out the best team in the state in Class 2A.