Ville Platte High junior running back Jamal Byers (9) is back for another season with the Bulldogs. Byers and the rest of the team hope to gain momentum from last season and reach the playoffs again this year. Ville Platte opens the season against Sacred Heart in the T-Cotton Bowl. (Gazette file photo)

Confidence first

VILLE PLATTE -- Confidence is a funny thing.
If you have it, things just seem to fall into place.

Ragin’ Cajun quarterback Andre Nunez (7) throws during practice on Wednesday, August 15, at Cajun Field. (Advocate staff photo by Brad Bowie)

Vermilion colored glasses

Much like at other places around the state, the Ragin’ Cajuns of UL-Lafayette are engulfed in a quarterback battle.

Saints backup quarterback Taysom Hill (pictured here) runs along the sideline of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the second preseason game of the year against the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, | The Times-Picayune)

A savage hill to climb

The 2018 New Orleans Saints have penciled in a return trip to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Super Bowl LIII, but, to get there, the team will have to get through a schedule that features the

McNeese starting quarterback James Tabary (pictured here) was recently named to the College Football Performance Awards Watch List. (Photo courtesy of McNeese Sports)

Rounding up a title

As he enters his senior year as quarterback of McNeese State University, senior James Tabary was listed as one of 36 athletes on the 2018 College Football Performance Awards Watch List for the NCAA


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