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After the Class A state championship trophy was formally presented to Coach Mackie Duos, the Sacred Heart Trojan players gathered around in victory celebration. Pictured in the winning circle are Mayor Hottell Fontenot, Spencer Manuel, David Veillon, Ryan Brignac, Sean McCurry, Alex Cantu, Tommy Manuel, and Kevin Ardoin. (Gazette photo by Nicholas Jagneaux)

Cooking up a championship

Winning a state championship is a lot like making the most amazing meal ever.

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Above is the picture that tells the story of what the Tee Cotton Bowl is all about, as Ville Platte High’s Micah Chatman (78) consoles Sacred Heart’s Stuart Schexnayder (14) in the ninth edition of the iconic high school football game. Ville Platte defeated Sacred Heart 34-20 in one of the top five Tee Cotton Bowls of all time. (Gazette file photo )

The best of Tee Cotton

There is no doubt that the Tee Cotton Bowl has become one of the premier events in high school football in Louisiana.

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Pictured above is the man tabbed to lead the Pine Prairie High School Panther football team, David Michael Carrell. The South Terrebonne High School and Nicholls State grad was named to the position in February. Carrell was a long snapper on the Southern University and LSU football squads. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Panthers pick

It’s official.


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