High School

Robert Lewis (right, in pre-game warm-ups) was an imposing force on the Avoyelles Mustangs' offensive and defensive lines during his high school football career. The 6-6, 295-pound senior plans to go to college and hopes football can still be a part of his life at that level. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Brody Knott (shown passing as quarterback last year) enjoyed playing a number of positions, including a marauding linebacker that tackled opposing quarterbacks and running backs for losses on many occasions. The 5-8 senior started as the Mustang signal caller when he was a 5-6 8th grader. He spent most of his time on offense this year at halfback. {Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

Brody Knott: “I was pretty much always the smallest one on the field, but I didn’t think about that when I was blocking or on defense. I just hit them and whatever happened after that just happened.”

Robert Lewis: “I’m not worried about who gets the headlines and the credit. I’m just worried about protecting my quarterback and making a hole for the running back.”

The ‘long & short’ of Avoyelles Mustang football

If the Avoyelles Mustangs football team could be considered a “pod,” these two would definitely not be considered “two peas.”

Avoyelles Parish 4-H students (from left) Robert Hubbard and Abigail DeLoach, both of Effie and 8th graders at LaSAS, and Anna Gautreaux of Simmesport, an 8th grader at Avoyelles High, were selected for the state 4-H Educational Awards Trip over the Thanksgiving break. {Photo courtesy of Avoyelles Parish 4-H Facebook}

3 Avoyelles Parish 4-H students earn Awards Trip

Three Avoyelles Parish 4-H members were selected to attend the annual 4-H Educational Awards Trip to sites in Baton Rouge and New Orleans on Nov. 18-20, during their Thanksgiving break.

STRIKING 'GOLD' AT FFA NATIONALS

Representing Louisiana at the National FFA Convention were (from left) LaSAS ag teacher Brandon Sostand and his 8th grade students Austin Spencer and William Manuel. The boys’ project on producing queen bees for the honey industry placed 5th at the expo, qualifying for a gold medal. {Photo courtesy of Jonathan Manuel}

LaSAS duo takes ‘gold’ at FFA Nationals

Two young Avoyelles Parish agri-business students from LaSAS brought home the gold in a national competition in late October.

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