The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers are the 2018 Evangeline Parish Girls’ Champions after taking down Mamou 36-20 in the finals. This is the first parish championship for the Lady Panthers in the past 30 years. Pine Prairie was undefeated throughout the tournament with a record of 3-0. Pictured above are: Kneeling (L to R): Kaitlin Robinson; Maycie Hardy; Kameron Allen and Kailey Doucet. Standing (L to R): Asst. Coach Dawn Hardy; Statistician Aleah West; Brianna Wall; Zaquindalyn Alfred; Bryia Williams; Brashaylin Doucet; Scorekeeper Alice Fontenot; Asia George; Abby Arnaud and head coach Renotta Edwards. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

The Ville Platte High Bulldogs are the 2018 Evangeline Parish Boys’ Champions after beating Mamou 68-31 in the finals. Ville Platte went undefeated in the tournament with a record of 3-0. Pictured above are: Sitting (L to R): Montreavus Campbell and Rodney Anderson. Kneeling (L to R): Brandon Veazie; Jahmal Byers; Devontae Fontenot; Tauj Roy; Korrin Coward; Taylon Richard and Kyle Williams. Standing (L to R): Rasheed Serialle; Head coach Tommy Jones; Tye’Waun Byers; RJ Williams; Asst. coach Launey Coward; Ernest Roberts; Devontae Robert; Colby Lafleur; Tyler Jones; Braylon Walon; Terrian Roy and Asst. coach Bryant Richard. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

Evangeline Parish Champions

VILLE PLATTE – A historical afternoon for the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers turned routine for the Ville Platte Bulldogs as the two teams went undefeated to take home the title of Evangeline Parish To

Ville Platte’s Alyssa Soileau tries to get out of trouble in the lane, while Sacred Heart’s Olivia Hernandez (34), Lauren Shipp (22), Anna Claire Parrot (15) and Amanda Bergeron (25) surround her. Soileau’s team mate Lanaiya Thomas tries to give help. Both teams have title hopes alive as of Thursday night. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

Quest for the title

VILLE PLATTE – The quest for the 2018 Evangeline Parish hardcourt title began with a slate of four games here

Sacred Heart’s Wesley Launey was named to the first team all-district as an athlete for his performance as a quarterback and a running back for the Trojans this season. The senior was also named to the first team defense as a flex player. Launey recorded over 1,400 total yards this past year. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

Reaping the rewards

Unfortunately, the 2018 football season has come and gone for all of the parish teams.


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