Sports

Sacred Heart junior running back JT Harper was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player for Evangeline Parish due to his continuing success on the field. The quiet leader has scooped up this honor for the second year in a row. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Junior invasion

Basile head football coach Kevin Bertrand is this year’s recipient of the Coach of the Year for Evangeline Parish. Bertrand guided the Bearcats to an overall record of 9-4 and an appearance in the Class 1A quarters. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Bertrand gives credit to patience and coaching staff in turn-around season

BASILE -- Coming back to your Alma mater to become the head football coach can be a daunting undertaking.

Gridiron warriors

It was a season to remember for a number of parish football teams, as three of the five programs were able to earn playoff bids, with Sacred Heart and Ville Platte reaching the first round and Basi

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