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2010 Crowley Fighting Gents

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010

Members of the 2010 Crowley High Fighting Gents football team include D’Myrus Daniels, Christian Allen, Tonori Boutte, Calvin Robinson, Davante Bourque, Tuskani Figaro, Joski Banks, Marquise Lee, Trey Bias, Cade Abshire, Dylan Montgomery, Caleb Cormier, Dorris Senegal, Andre Mills, Brody Deshotel, Chanz Moore, Nick Senegal, Brennan Andrus, Benjamin Murphy, Damon Malbrough, Phillip Artall, Charles Ancelet, Jesse Harmon, Markkeith Allison, Danny Malbrough, Zach Love, Trey Moore, Carnell Davis, Chris Wilson, Travoris Robinson, Alex Lebouef, Seth Cormier, Dylan Romero, Harold Thomas, Dillon LeJeune, Andrew Flugence, Nick Hoffpauir, Marcil Solomon, Curtis Broxton, Michael Caldwell, Josh Doucet, Chris Pridgeon, Aaron Miller, Deanere Price, Carnelius Davis, Joe Rubin, Tyler Johnson, Phillip Cradeur, Devin Hebert, David Tautkus, Kevin Breaux, Jordon Guillotte, Reginal Lee, Tyler Martin, Shawn Guidry, Dylan Hoffpauir, Mark Kritzer, Derek Romero, Taylor Martien, James Whiting, Bryson Maurx, Kaj Lemaire, Christian Wesley, Yuri Lewis, Joseph Tautkus, Akeem Robinson, Tyler Credeur, Nick Cavell, Kye Daigle, Jerry Dregin, Will Davis, Andrew LeJeune, Roger Lefleur, Dwayne Campbell, Thomas Cavell, Jacoby Solomon, Jacob Doucet and Troy Johnson. Coaches include Tommy Tate, Josh Fontenot, Craig Manuel, Wesley Jacob, Charles tatman, Cedric Figaro, Neil Lowery, Brian Keltner and Jeb Wright.


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Expectations high for Tate’s Crowley Gents BY CHRIS QUEBEDEAUX SPORTS EDITOR

CROWLEY – Coach Tommy Tate’s Crowley High Gents find themselves in unfamiliar territory yet again heading into the 2010 prep football season. Last year it was a district realignment and a number of new teams on the Gents’ schedule. This year it’s high expectations - not from themselves, but from fans in Crowley and prognosticators across the state. “The talk hadn’t come from here,” said Tate. “It might come from the outside, but not from our guys. Our guys understand that this is a process and we’re just trying to get better each day. We have a big challenge ahead of us.” The hype surrounding the Gents, who posted a 9-3 record in 2009, comes from the number of returning starters Tate has back from last year’s second-round playoff team that had eventual state runnersup Parkview Baptist on their heels for nearly

three quarters before bowing out in the re- as the addition of Davante Bouque, who gional round. transferred from Gueydan last year. Crowley returns seven starters on an ofBoutte racked up 635 yards and 10 fense that passed for over touchdowns during his 1,500 yards and rushed for 2010 CHS Schedule junior campaign and also nearly 1,600 yards while caught 20 passes for 211 Opponent Place yards and two more scores. scoring 29 touchdowns Date Erath Kaplan on the ground and nine Aug. 27 Bourque is a welcomed Sept. 3 Jennings Home addition after leading through the air. Leading the way on that Sept. 10 Abbeville Away the Bears to the Class A offense is senior quarter- Sept. 17 Bolton Away quarterfinals last year. He back D’Myrus Daniels, rushed for 1,779 yards and Sept. 24 Peabody Away who passed for 1,524 yards 31 touchdowns en route to Rayne Home being named the LSWA and nine touchdowns while Oct. 1 Iowa Home Class A Offensive MVP in also rushing for 785 yards Oct. 8 and another 16 touch- Oct. 14 Church Point Away 2009. downs. “We have some Oct. 22 Westlake Home “Everything starts with Oct. 29 good skill guys around Eunice Away the quarterback and it’s a D’Myrus,” said Tate. Nov. 5 Northwest Home big plus for us to have a re“Tonori was a big factor turning quarterback with a in our offense last year full season under his belt,” said Tate. and, with the addition of Davante, we have Daniels is surrounded by a wealth of some athletes at the skill positions.” talent in the backfield with returning seThe Gents also return their second nior running back Tonori Boutte as well leading receiver in junior Caleb Cormier,

who caught 13 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore. Cade Abshire will fill the void left by wideout Donavon Morris (35-750, 6 TD) and Kye Daigle returns at tight end. “Caleb was a big factor for us and Kye Daigle did some really good things for us last year,” said Tate. “That’s the big key right there, being able to run the football and protect. There’s a lot of work to be done, a lot of timing and ball handling in the back field and tying it in with the offensive line. “That’s the key, to be efficient offensively, being able to be balanced running the football and throwing the football. When you have that balance, you’re usually a pretty good football team.” Also returning offensively is tackle Shawn Guidry, center Jude Credeur and guard Devin Hebert. Newcomers to the line include guard Aaron Miller and tackle Yuri Lewis. SEE CROWLEY GENTS, PAGE 4A

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“Up front, coach (Craig) Manuel does a heck of a job,” said Tate. “We have three guys returning that have played a lot and that will be key for us. We’ll probably start a young guy at tackle in Yuri Lewis and hopefully he can handle it. Then we’ll be able to rotate some guys on the offensive line too.” The main question mark for the Gents is on defense where they lost a pair of dominating linebackers in Calvin Lewis and George Henagan as well as all-purpose standout Troy Wilridge. “Coach (Cedric) Figaro and his guys do a great job with the scheme that they run,” said Tate. “We are young on defense, but we play with a lot of energy and attitude. We play with a motor and that’s going to be the key.” Returning All-District performer Tuskani Figaro headlines this year’s linebacking core after logging 62 tackles and 12 sacks last season. He is joined by newcomers Brody Deshotel, Chris Wilson and Jacoby Solomon. “For the most part, our linebackers

don’t have a lot of game experience, but they have a lot of attitude,” said Tate. Kristian Allen is the lone returner in the Gents secondary that also consists of Phillip Artall, Marquise Lee and Brennan Andrus. “We’re young in the secondary so we have to learn the cover schemes that we have and we have to learn how to defend different formations, make checks and stuff like that,” said Tate. “Having Kristian Allen back brings a lot of experience to the secondary which is good.” The Gents return their most experience on the line in their 3-4 defense. Troy Johnson, who had 40 tackles and five sacks last year, returns at end as does Travoris Robinson. Nick Hoffpauir returns at nose tackle. “What I like about this team is that they come to work every day,” said Tate. “We take it one day at a time right now.” Crowley kicks off its 2010 campaign with the Acadia/Vermilion Parish Jamboree Friday in Kaplan when they take on Erath at 7 p.m. The Gents’ open the regular season at home on Sept. 3 against Class 4A Jen-

Best Wishes on a Great Season! Wishing All Parish Teams a Successful and Safe 2010 Football Season

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Running backs for the 2010 Crowley Gents include, from left, Danny Malbrough, Davante Bourque and Calvin Robinson.

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Members of Crowley High’s offensive line include, kneeling from left, Devin Hebert, Aaron Miller, Yuri Lewis; standing, Nick Cavell, Phillip Cradeur, Shawn Guidry and Kye Daigle.

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Senior Gents THE POST-SIGNAL / Chris Quebedeaux

Senior Members of the 2010 Crowley High School football team include, seated from left, Markkeith Allison, Aaron Miller, Trey Bias, Phillip Artall, Charles Ancelet, Devin Hebert; kneeling, Shawn Guidry, Joski Banks, Marquise Lee, Akeem Robinson, Nick Hoffpauir; standing, Christian Allen, Nick Cavell, Tonori Boutte, D’Myrus Daniels, Travoris Robinson and Troy Johnson.

Junior Gents THE POST-SIGNAL / Chris Quebedeaux

Junior Members of the 2010 Crowley High School football team include, seated from left, Mark Kritzer, Kevin Breaux, Brennan Andrus, Seth Cormier, Chris Wilson; kneeling, Dorris Senegal, Bryson Maurx, Phillip Cradeur, Kye Daigle; standing, Cade Abshire, Caleb Cormier, Dylan Montgomery, Tuskani Figaro and Davante Bourque.

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Receivers and quarterbacks for the 2010 Crowley High Fighting Gents’ football team include, kneeling from left, Dorris Senegal, Andre Mills, Chanz Moore, Cade Abshire; standing, Tonori Boutte, Tuskani Figaro, D’Myrus Daniels, Caleb Cormier and Dyaln Montgomery.

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Defensive backs for the 2010 Crowley High Fighting Gents’ football team include, kneeling from left, Marquise Lee, Brennan Andrus, Joski Banks, Andre Mills; standing, Damon Malbrough, Christian Allen, Tuskani Figaro, Tonori Boutte and Dorris Senegal.

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Members of the 2010 Crowley High football coaching staff include, kneeling from left, Neil Lowery, Tommy Tate, Brian Keltner; standing, Cedric Figaro, Josh Fontenot, Craig Manuel, Jeb Wright and Wesley Jacob. Missing from the photo is coach Charles Tatman.

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CROWLEY – Reloading, rather than rebuilding, is something Lewis Cook has grown accustomed to during his 13 years at the helm of the Notre Dame Pioneers football team. Regardless of the annual losses to graduation, Cook has built the Pioneers into a powerhouse year in and year out in Class AAA football, reaching the state finals six times in the last 10 years before picking up their second championship trophy during that time in 2010 with a 14-7 victory over Parkview Baptist. This year, however, the Pios’ traditional trek to the New Orleans Superdome may be a little bit tougher than normal after graduating a number of key players from last year’s squad. “The good thing is that we return quite a few players from last year’s team,” said Cook, who has five starters back on offense and seven back on defense. “There’s some

experience coming back. We have some big holes to fill, but there’s holes to fill every year. “Every year the kids have seemed to step up and try to fill the shoes of the teams that were ahead of them and I think this bunch is willing to accept that challenge.” That challenge could be a tough one - on both sides of the football. Offensively, the most notable loss is that of quarterback Ryan Leonards, who is now pursing a collegiate baseball career at Louisiana Lafayette. Leonards was a key cog in the Pios’ run to the state title game in 2008 before suffering a broken collarbone in the quarterfinals against Richwood. He returned last year and guided the Pios to a perfect 15-0 season while throwing for over 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns. Taking over under center this year for the Pios will be Stu Cook, who saw time at quarterback after Leonards was injured and helped Notre Dame get through a close victory over Redemptorist in the 2008 semifinals. Last season Cook was at running back

and racked up 598 yards and 12 touchdowns on 132 carries. He also hauled in 31 passes for 351 yards and six touchdowns. “Quarterback is the hardest position to play on offense,” said Cook. “When you can bring back an experienced quarterback like we did last year, it makes life a lot easier for all of us. Anytime you lose a quarterback, it’s tough and having it being Ryan, the hole’s a little bit bigger to fill. “But with Stu having been on the field, I mean the kid led us to a semifinal win and quarterbacked in the championship game (in 2008) so that should help him. And that’s why I’m going with him.” A big plus for Notre Dame is the return of tailback Logan Venable, who led the Pios’ ground attack last year with 888 yards and 14 touchdowns on 151 carries. Luke Besse, who saw significant time last year, will be in at fullback. “Having Logan back gave us the freedom to move Stu (from tailback to quarterback) because now you have a tailback with a ton of carries who had a great year last

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chance on offense.” New starters to the offense this year include Drew Trahan at split end, Cole Reiners and Charlie Daigle at the tackles and Donald Cormier at guard. Defensively, the shoes get a bit tougher to fill. Yes, the Pios do return seven of their starters. But they have some voids there due to the departure of Division I signees D.J. Welter (LSU) and Jacob Molbert and Hunter Stover (both Louisiana-Lafayette) as well as Michael Dysart. Those four players combined for 369 tackles and 25 sacks. “The shoes are a little bit bigger on that side of the ball because they were three pair,” said Cook. “We had three guys move on to Division I football which we haven’t had three at one time ever that I’ve been there.” However, the Pios do return their entire secondary, which is reason for optimism. That consists of Ricky Stoma, Luke Bourgeois, Keving Johnston and Dylan Faul. Stoma had a stellar year in 2009, record-

ing 36 tackles while logging 10 intercep- last year so, again, there’s a decent nucleus tions. Bourgeois had 49 tackles, two sacks on that side of the ball,” said Cook. “There and three interceptions. are some big shoes to fill, but we have some “The good thing about it, I think, is that experienced guys to at least step in and help the quarterback on defense is back,” said pick up some of that slack.” Cook of Stoma. Stover’s departure also left an open“Having the year he had ing in the kicking game for last year with 10 intercep- 2010 ND Schedule the Pios. D’Aquin and Goss tions; he made all the calls Date Opponent Place will take up those chores. so having him back is big. Aug. 26 Acadiana Lafayette “They don’t have the And then Luke Bourgeois Sept. 2 Teurlings Home experience or quite the and Kevin Johnston back strength in their leg that there with him on each side Sept. 10 Breaux Bridge Home Stover did but on any given just makes it better for him Sept. 17 Christian Life Away year, they both would be Home as good a kicker as a lot of to have that experience Sept. 24 St. Louis around him.” Oct. 1 Eunice Away people have,” said Cook. John Rothermel moves Oct. 8 Erath Away “They just need some time. to linebacker after playing Oct. 14 We just need to do it, give Rayne Home every game last year in the them the opportunity to get secondary. He will be joined Oct. 22 Abbeville Away in there and get some reps by returnee Will Fruge and Oct. 29 N. Vermilion Away at it.” Kaplan Home Nov. 4 newcomer Connor Goss. Goss and Tyler Jerry Menard is the lone Melancon will also handle returning starter on the defensive line at the punting. tackle. Paul LaCroix will fill the void at the “Last year we went into the season with other tackle left by Dysart. Dylan Daigle an experienced kicking game and this year, and Jacob Melancon will hold down the end we don’t have that experience so that is an positions. area that we hope we can grow up in pretty “A lot of these guys played extensively fast,” said Cook.

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And growing up fast in every phase is a must as usual with the non-district slate that Cook has lined up. Following a scrimmage against St. Thomas More and a jamboree contest against Acadiana, Notre Dame opens the season with back-to-back home games against Class 4A opponents when they host Teurlings on Thursday, Sept. 2 and Breaux Bridge on Sept. 10. The Pios then travel to Baton Rouge to take on Christian Life on Sept. 17 before returning home to take on St. Louis on Sept. 24. Their final non-district contest is Oct. 1 at Eunice. “The first seven weeks are going to be good for us,” said Cook. “We’ll get tested real quick with the scrimmage and the jamboree. And then we have Teurlings and Breaux Bridge. The first four weeks is going to be a grueling stretch. And then with Christian Life, St. Louis and Eunice, that’s some good quality teams. We’ll get to find out a lot about ourselves early.” The Pios then open league play on Oct. 8 at Erath before hosting Rayne on Oct. 14. Back-to-back road trips to Abbeville and North Vermilion follow before the Pios close out the regular season at home against Kaplan.

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Junior members of the 2010 Notre Dame Pioneers’ football team include, seated from left, Emma Frank, Connor Goss, Andre Thibodeaux, Philip Reiners, JP Miers, Waylon Young, Zach Miller, Lyla Simoneaux; kneeling, Paul LaCroix, Brent Sonnier, Blake Miller, DJ Petitjean, Josef Schmid, Jacob Sloane, Jacob Melancon; standing, Jackson Landry, Grant Clark, CJ Hundley, Cole Reiners, Austin Bordelon, Nick Casanova, Nick Gossen and Brandon Sonnier.

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Members of the 2010 Iota Bulldogs football team include Jacob Pousson, JT LeJeune, Brandon Fantroy, Cody Mrak, Ben Thevis, Brennan Bobbett, Nick Sloane, Thomas Murrell, Gavin Guidry, Jimmie Hillman, J.P. Ward, Trever Fruge, Michael Thevis, Wyatt Steen, Seth LaCombe, Garrett Myers, Ryan Chapman, Colby Wickman, Sammy Reed, Ethan Navarre, Phillip Reed, Tyler Trahan, Cade Dietz, Tyler Prejean, Troy Bouley, Bryce Zaunbrecher, Bryant Fantroy, Rovontae Lewis, Kyle Leger, Connor Meyer, Chase Doucet, Chris Fant, Matthew Moffett, Dustin Breaux, Jacob Meaux, Derek Scott, Trevor Guillory, Reece Meyer, Tyler Crochet, Logan Hebert, Dylan Thibodeaux, Connor Mire, Destin Laidlaw, Matthew Trahan, Riley Menard, Logan Laughlin, Derek Smith, John Pinson, Jeff Murrell, Jake Scott, Mitchell Orcino, Sean Veronie, Taylor Duhon, Hayden Meyer, Regan Leblanc, Phillip Miller, Darin McFarlain, Jude Matthews, Caleb Miller, Phillip Hebert and Jacob Fontenot.


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BY JEANNINE LEJEUNE STAFF WRITER

IOTA – The Iota Bulldogs are entering their second season back in the 5-AA, one that head coach Marcus LeJeune believes will be wide open. “You still have quality teams in both areas,” said LeJeune. “It seems like in AAA … they’ve got more numbers, more players, one-way players. It’s a different kind of ball, but AA is good as well. The only real difference is the numbers.” The only other difference, according to LeJeune, is that AA teams are more likely to have to play freshmen, especially if there are injuries. “As far as the quality goes, though, there are some quality teams in AA, just like there are in AAA.” LeJeune is entering his seventh year as a head coach and led Iota to a 4-6 overall record while going 2-4 in district play in 2009. Despite a below average season, the Bulldogs made it into the playoffs, but

were handed a 35-14 defeat by St. Louis our district has a majority of their players in the first round last year. Furthermore, coming back.” during the regular season three of the LeJeune says he sees the district as Bulldogs’ district losses were by a score anyone’s to win in a lot ways because of seven or less. of the large number of “We were in all those 2010 IHS Schedule returners on each team games,” said LeJeune. Date Opponent Place with a lot of close games “Making a few plays here Aug. 27 Kaplan Kaplan throughout the division. or there was the difference “You have Oakdale and Vinton Home in those games. We’re fo- Sept. 2 Pine Prairie who finished cusing on getting better at Sept. 10 St. Edmund Home in the bottom last year finishing those games and Sept. 17 S. Beauregard Away and could very well be in winning the close games.” Sept. 24 Welsh Home the top at the end of the Iota will return 12 start- Oct. 1 Oakdale Away year. That’s just the way ers from last year. But Oct. 8 our district is this year. I Kinder Home while LeJeune says this think it is wide open and is a good thing, it is also Oct. 15 Lake Arthur Away I think you’d get everyone Livonia Away to agree.” a luxury a lot of teams in Oct. 22 the division have been af- Oct. 29 Pine Prairie Home The Bulldogs will once forded as well. again return to the “Power Mamou Away Nov. 5 “That is our big plus, I and 4-2-5 formations we have a lot of lettermen returning and on offense and defense, respectively. we have a big senior class,” he said. “We Iota gained 2,803 yards last season, with have a lot of people coming back, but so 2,342 of those yards coming from the does everyone else. Almost everybody in running game.

On the offense, the Bulldogs’ leading rusher, Bryant Fantroy (5-10, 165) returns along six other starters. Fantroy, who carried the ball 130 times for 586 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and scoring seven touchdowns for the Bulldogs last season, will look toward the returning starters for leadership this year. “We’re going to build on our experience, that’s what we’re going to rely heavy on,” said LeJeune. The offensive line, which will see three new starters, will be a work in progress for the Bulldogs. Left tackle John Ponson (6-3, 285), left guard Tyler Crochet (6-2, 195) and right guard Derek Smith (6-1, 175) will join returning starters center Sean Veronie (5-11, 305) and Mitchell Orcino (6-6, 245) to lead the offensive charge for the Bulldogs. “The more they play, the better they’ll get,” said LeJeune. While, in years past, certain groups have been the strong points with returnSEE IOTA BULLDOGS, PAGE 20

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ing leadership, this year, Iota’s returners are all mixed, on both sides of the pigskin. The Bulldogs did lose their passing leader from last year, Ben Thevis, but Gavin Guidry (6-0, 165) looks to step in and fill the void immediately. Other offensive starters are a mix of new and returnees. J.P. Ward will enter the fray as tight end, while Bryce Zaunbrecher (5-8, 155) will return as split end, Phillip Reed (5-5, 165) will return as fullback and Colby Wickman (5-10, 180) will return as wingback. On the defensive side, leading tackler, Wickman, joins four other returning starters. Just like on the offensive side, it will be up to Wickman, who recorded 65 solo tackles and 28 assists last season, to assume the leadership role. This year’s defensive backfield is the experienced core. Linebackers Ethan

Navarre (5-9, 165) and Wickman, strong safety Bryant Fantroy, cornerback Brandon Fantroy (6-0, 175) and free safety Guidry all return for the Bulldogs this year. The defense will also likely have some growing pains with new starters as well, particularly on the defensive line. Defensive ends Jimmie Hillman (6-1, 185) and Reece Meyer (5-10, 190) as well as defensive linemen Matt Trahan (5-9, 245) and Taylor Duhon (5-11, 245) make up a brand new defensive line. Also new to their respective starting roles are outside linebacker Thomas Murrel (6-0, 185) and corner Ryan Chapman (5-11, 165). LeJeune stresses, however, that this season will be a team effort and the team is what will define this season. “We have our leaders, but we’re playing team ball,” he said. “It’s not one guy standing out in front of the other guy, we want to do well as a team.” LeJeune is fortunate enough to have players that he feels can play on both

sides of the ball. However, he hopes to limit that crossover as much as possible throughout the season. “Right now, we don’t have many of them playing both ways. We try to limit it as much as we can (players going both ways),” he said. “But with injuries and things like that we’ll start having that. It’s good for us though that we have some players that can do that.” The Bulldogs open up the season on Thursday, September 2 at home against 4-AA’s Vinton, who finished last year as division runner-up, and then home again for their St. Edmund game on September 10. St. Edmund finished last year in the middle of 5-A. Iota’s first away game will be at another 4-AA opponent, South Beauregard, on September 17. They will open up district play on September 24 versus Welsh. The Bulldogs will spend a great deal of October on the road with three of their five games away. They begin October on the road at divi-

sion foe Oakdale. Their other two away games during the month fall back-toback. On October 15, Iota travels to last year’s 5-AA champions Lake Arthur. The following week, October 22, the team will travel east to Livonia, who finished in fourth place in the 8-3A division. The Bulldogs do have two home games in October, “Senior Night” is slated for their October 8 home game versus Kinder and “Homecoming” is slated for October 29 versus Pine Prairie. Iota wraps up the season with an away division game. The Bulldogs will play at Mamou on November 5. “It’s a tough district and you’ve got to play hard every week,” said LeJeune. “Obviously you want to do well at home, but you’ve got to be able to compete in those hostile environments as well. You’ve got tough games throughout the district, home or away.” “But, at the end of the day you still have to play football. You have to play right and you have to play hard.”

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Defensive backs for the 2010 Iota Bulldogs include, kneeling from left, Thomas Murrell, Gavin Guidry, Bryant Fantroy; standing, Brandon Fantroy, Bryce Zaunbrecher and Ryan Champman.

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Linebackers for the 2010 Iota Bulldogs are, from left, Ethan Navarre and Colby Wickman.

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Senior members of the 2010 Iota Bulldogs football team include, seated from left, Gavin Guidry, Bryant Fantroy, Bryce Zaunbrecher, Phillip Reed, Ethan Navarre, Colby Wickman, kneeling, Tyler Crochet, Jimmie Hillman, Reese Meyer, Seth LaCombe, Chase Doucet; standing, Destin Laidlaw, Cody Mrak, Mitchell Orcino, Ben Thevis, Sean Veronie and Derek Smith.

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2010 Rayne High Wolves

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Lisa Soileaux

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010

Members of the 2010 Rayne Wolves’ football team include Ben Harrington, Shelby Thibodeaux, Aaron Chaisson, Daquan Wycoff, Brody Bourque, Dannie Harmon, Clarence Leger, Thaddeus Savoy, Koi Gautreaux, Quinn Guidry, Andrew Abshire, Tyler LeJeune, Kevin Jordan, Dequincy Senegal, Lukas Meche, Grant Menard, RJ Buchanan, Tre Leon, Jaylen Williams, Jaylen Boutte, Kentrill Alexander, Davon Vallery, Lacy Granger, Cody Manuel, Josh Peltier, Trent Duhon, Dylan Ware, Billy Marcantel, Robert Buller, Caleb Bruce, Bryan Minix, Brennan McKnight, Trey White, Matt Dore, Cooper Bouillion, Jake Martin, James Whitten, Kye Doucet, Jake Cormier, Rustey Arceneaux, Kyle Gutherie, Devon Arceneaux, Andrew Granger, Darius Mouton, Brennon Bourque, Kameron Falcon, Kourtsie Bernard, Gavin Broussard, Tyler Jennings, Ty Mouton, Tyler Miller, Malcolm Winbush, Patrick Charles, Lucas Daigle, Anthony Seaux, Austin LaCombe, Jake Picard, Dillon Coubillin, Dylan Soileaux, Coby Guidry and Tyler Bonnett.


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Rayne depending on defense for 2010 campaign BY LISA SOILEAUX LSN STAFF WRITER

RAYNE – With a large number of underclassmen and a limited supply of returning starters for the 2010 football season, Rayne High Head Coach Curt Ware remains hopeful for a very competitive season. “As in past seasons,“ states Ware of the 2010 campaign, “Our strong point of this year’s team is our defense. If we continue to improve on defense, as we saw last week in the Opelousas Catholic scrimmage, we can be competitive this year.” Ware’s defensive depth falls on the shoulders of returning defensive end Andrew Abshire (6-0, 210 lbs.), linebacker Dylan Ware (5-8, 185 lbs.), tackle Tyler

Jennings (5-8, 240 lbs.), and defensive backs Aaron Chaisson (5-9, 160 lbs.) and last year’s interception leader Shelby Thibodeaux (5-9, 160 lbs.). The basic defensive set for the Wolves is again a 4-2-5. Last year’s tackle leader Abshire, with Shelby Thibodeaux leading in interceptions, both returning for this season. Completing Rayne’s defensive unit are a number of new starters who Ware will be relying on this season, including tackle Gavin Broussard (5-11, 245 lbs.), end Pat Charles (6-0, 235 lbs.), linebacker Lacy Granger (6-0, 180 lbs.), and backs Lukas Meche (5-9, 155 lbs.), Ben Harrington (59, 160 lbs.) and R.J. Buchanon (5-10, 155 lbs.). “If our key returners continue to im-

prove,” notes Ware on this year’s defense, “and our newcomers can step it up to that next level, I think we can hold our own.” Ware also returns a core number of dedicated offensive players, despite loosing a few key players at graduation. “We’re not returning much, but who’s back will help us a lot,” while overviewing his offensive squad. “We have a bunch of players out here that give it their best, what really counts when you’re out on the field.” On offense, six starters return, including All-District lineman Kyle Guthrie (61, 235 lbs.). With Guthrie at guard, he is joined by offensive tackles Jake Cormier (5-10, 250 lbs.) and Ty Mouton (6-0, 240 lbs.). SEE RAYNE WOLVES, PAGE 26

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2010 Rayne Schedule

Date

Opponent

Place

Sept. 3

Rosepine

Home

Beau Chene

Home

Crowley

Away

Aug. 26 Sept. 10 Sept. 17

Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8

Abbeville Church Point Welsh

Church Point

Away

Away

Kaplan

Home

Oct. 22

N. Vermilion

Home

Nov. 5

Abbeville

Home

Oct. 14 Oct. 29

Notre Dame Erath

Away Away

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Members of the Rayne High Wolves coaching staff for the 2010 football season are, kneeling from left, Casey Hayes, Broc Menard, Head Coach Curt Ware, Donovan Anderson, Jason Bonin; standing, Charlie Hayes, Benny Fontenot, Daniel Venable, Chester Randell, Jared Duhon and John Chevalier.


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Of the remaining offensive starters are full back Brodie Bourque (5-11, 185 lbs.), who led in rushing yards last season, along with Jake Martin (5-9, 200 lbs.) at center, and Tre Leon (5-9, 185 lbs.) in the backfield at running back. Joining last year’s veterans are Quinn Guidry (5-9, 155 lbs.) at running back and backup quarterback, Dannie Harmon 6-2, 210 lbs.) at tight end, Macolm Winbush (510, 210 lbs.) fillling in at offensive guard, and Thaddeus Savoy (5-10, 160 lbs.) at split end. Ware will depend on sophomore quarterback Clarence Leger (5-10, 200 lbs.).

Lost to graduation was Tyler Venable who filled in at quarterback and punter for the past two years. Leger will run a wing-T offense with Bourque and Leon at running back, along with team mate Quinn Guidry who will also fill in on the receiving end. The Wolves will try to improve their 1-9 overall record of last year, and 1-4 in district play. Rayne’s competition again this season in 5-3A teams are Kaplan, Erath, Abbeville, North Vermilion, and returning Notre Dame. Rayne will travel to Church Point Thursday for the first night of this year’s Acadia-Vermilion Jamboree where they will meet Abbeville during the 6:30 p.m. contest.

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Lisa Soileaux

Members of the 2010 Rayne High Wolves’ offensive line include, kneeling from left, Jake Martin, Dannie Harmon; standing, Jake Cormier, Kyle Guthrie, Malcolm Winbush and Ty Mouton.

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Lisa Soileaux

Defensive starters for the 2010 Rayne High Wolves include, kneeling from left, Aaron Chaisson, Ben Harrington; standing, Shelby Thibodeaux, Daquan Wycoff, Dequincy Senegal and Lukas Meche.

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Defensive linemen for the 2010 Rayne High Wolves include, from left, Tyler Jennings, Andrew Abshire and Kourtsie Bernard.


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2010 Church Point Bears

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Carolyn Hart

Members of the 2010 Church Point Bears’ football team include Laine Miller, Jacob Boone, Hunter Wimberly, Zack Meche, Desmond Bellard, Brett Richard, Gabe Smith, Nick Ledet, Linus Hagger, Von Duplechain, Ty Leger, Kantarise Lazaro, Kenyon Guillory, Casey Benoit, Chance Roy, Tyler Veronie, Tyler Monroe, Rene Veronie, James Bellard, Jackson Bellard, Justen Roscoe, Tanner Higginbotham, Devin Landry, Dexter Charles, Dennis Guerrero, Scotty Jacobs, Tyler Clavier, Jordan Benoit, Trevor Breaux, Tanner Briscoe, Cainen Briscoe, Luc Thibodeaux, Zach Daigle, Tyler Darbonne, Zack Quibedeaux, Darin Bourque, Tedrick Citizen, Charles Richard, Tory Venable, Brock Latiolais, Kyle Boudreaux, Tate Thibodeaux, Bailey Gautreaux, Ryan Doucet, Beau Baker, Brock Buller, Joshua Lavergne, Joseph Guidry, Elliot Vallery, Ryan Olivier, Caleb Leger, Taylor LeJeune, Kane Briscoe, Toby Kirkpatrick, Taylor Moresi, John Leger, Devin LeBouef, Colby Thibodeaux, Hunter Matte, Jared Savoy, Jordan Richard, John Dunbar, Andrew Boone, Quinton Elliott, Neil Stutes, Deonta Lazaro, Travette Meche, Jake Morvant, Brett Thibodeaux, Spencer Panks, Aaron Venable, Todd LeJeune and Austin Meche.


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CHURCH POINT - The Church Point High School Bears will be rebuilding in 2010, says head coach John Craig Arceneaux. The Bears return just seven starters from last season‘s 5-5 team. Coach Arceneaux and his staff must replace all but four starters from their offensive unit. One of those returnees is senior running back Von Duplechain (5’2”, 130 lbs.), who will be a fourth-year starter for the Bears. Arceneaux calls Duplechain “one of the most productive backs in the state pound for pound.” Other returning starters include senior tight end Quinton Elliott (6’1”, 180 lbs.), junior split end Desmond Bellard (5’8”, 135 lbs.), and junior left guard Beau Baker (5”9”, 215 lbs.). Expected to start alongside Baker are junior tackles Taylor Moress (5’11”, 245 lbs.), and Josh Laverne (5’9”,

225 lbs.), sophomore right (6’1”, 285 lbs.). “Leger and guard Jarod Savoy (5’9”, 2009 CPHS Schedule Charles are very athletic 210 lbs.), and senior cen- Date Opponent Place and will be very valuable ter Ryan Obrer (5’6”, 232 Aug. 26 N. Vermilion Home in helping stop the run,” lbs.). said Arceneaux. Leger is a Sept. 3 Beau Chene Away Sophomore quarterreturning starter from 2010. back Ty Leger 5’11”, 145 Sept. 10 Avoyelles Home Junior defensive end Away Brett Thibodeaux (6’2”, lbs.) will direct the Wing- Sept. 17 Parkview Rayne Home 175 lbs.) returns as starter Toffense at quarterback. Sept. 24 In addition to Duplechain, Oct. 1 Erath Away along the line. Junior Ryan Leger will joined in the Oct. 8 Northwest Home Doucet (5’10”, 185 lbs.) backfield by fullback Zack Oct. 14 Crowley joins Charles at tackle, with Home Quebodeaux (5’10”, 230 sophomore Tanner HigginIowa Away lbs.), a senior, and halfback Oct. 22 botham (5’7”, 150 lbs.) is Away a new starter at the other Jacob Boone (5’7”, 150 Oct. 29 Westlake Nov. 5 Eunice Home defensive end spot in the lbs.), a junior. On defense, the Bears Bears‘ 50 defensive alignwill be led by first-team All-District nose ment. tackle John Leger (5’6”, 235 lbs.), a seThe new starters at linebacker are junior, and sophomore tackle Dexter Charles nior Hunter Wimberley (5’7”, 165 lbs.) and

sophomore Dennis Guerrero (5’11”, 185 lbs.). Returning senior starter Nick Ledet (5’9”, 165 lbs.) is the free safety, with junior Lane Miller (5’7”, 145 lbs.) at strong safety. The cornerbacks are senior Linus Haggar and junior Zack Meche (5’11”, 140 lbs.). Arceneaux likes the athleticism of his defensive unit. “We will have to lean heavily on this unit in order to give our young offense an opportunity to work through some early season growing pains,” commented the Bears’ head coach. The Bears will once again be playing in District 4-3A. Last season they struggled in district play, finishing 1-4. In non-district action, the Bears were just the reverse, finishing at 4-1. District opponents will include Eunice, Crowley, Northwest, Westlake, and Iowa.

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Carolyn Hart

Members of the 2010 Church Point High School football coaching staff include, first row from left, Chad Latiolais, Eric Cooley, John Craig Arceneaux, Jared LeBlanc, Jeptha Wall; second row, Mike Hardy, Natalie Menard, Brock Darbonne, Jared Carrier and Eddie Bergeron. Missing from the photo is Tim Jones.


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