The Pine Prairie Panther offensive line gets a huge surge against Port Barre this past Friday night, as quarterback Peyton Ledoux (20) and fullback Joel Franks (24) get ready for the play. The Panthers (2-3, 1-1) host Mamou (0-5, 0-2) tonight in a district contest as well as an inter-parish battle. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

Needing a win

Tonight’s contest between inter-parish rivals Pine Prairie and Mamou will be huge for each team in their own right.

Pine Prairie running back JJ Sims falls forward for positive yardage against Port Barre Friday night. Sims, a senior, rushed for 272 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in the Panther’s 27-0 win over the Red Devils. Pine Prairie is now 1-1 in District 5-3A play and will face Mamou this Friday. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

Running wild

PINE PRAIRIE -- Behind JJ Sims’ three touchdown runs and a suffocating defense, the Pine Prairie Panthers improved to 2-3 on the season and 1-1 in district play after a resounding 27-0 win over the


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