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Trojans take title

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Sacred Heart running back JT Harper (6) rushes around the right side, as Ville Platte High’s Kaybrien Ardoin (8) and Davondez Doucet (58) give chase. Harper rushed for 113 yards on 18 attempts, earning him MVP honors for the Trojans in Tee-Cotton Bowl XIV. (Gazette photo Nicholas Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE -- The Halls of Troy reign supreme once again in the City Championship gridiron classic, as the Sacred Heart Trojans ran past the Ville Platte Bulldogs 40-19 here Friday night to take home the Tee-Cotton Bowl XIV title.

The “Game”

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The Ville Platte High Bulldog offense gets ready to run a play against Mamou in their 13-7 win over the Demons in the Evangeline Parish Jamboree last Friday night. Ville Platte will face Sacred Heart in the Tee-Cotton Bowl tomorrow night at Ville Platte High Stadium. (Gazette photo by Justin Johnson)

VILLE PLATTE -- Not since Hurricane Lily strode through the City of Ville Platte in 2002 has there been so much talk about how the weather will affect the most anticipated high school football game of 2017, the Tee-Cotton Bowl.

Finding out

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Ville Platte High running back Jaishaun Doucet (6) runs around the right end as offensive lineman Davondez Doucet (58) leads the way. The Bulldogs defeated Mamou 13-6 in the first game of the 2017 Evangeline Parish Jamboree Friday night. (Gazette photo by Justin Johnson)

BASILE -- On what turned out to be a misty night in the land of the Bearcats, all four of the parish’s public schools came together for the annual jamboree.


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