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SHOWING PRIDE IN THE FLAG

Each member of the Avoyelles High Mustangs football team carried a U.S. flag as they entered the field for their Homecoming game against archrival Marksville. The intent was to honor military veterans and to show that local high school football players do not share some NFL athletes' position of kneeling in protest when the National Anthem is played before a ball game. Avoyelles defeated the Tigers, 36-30, breaking a 21-game losing streak against Marksville. {Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

Avoyelles breaks 21-year losing streak, holds on to beat Marksville, 36-30

If a young man was born the night the Marksville Tigers started their domination of the football rivalry with the Avoyelles Mustangs, he can go out and have his first legal beer tonight to mark the

ONE-ON-ONE

Avoyelles defender Dujon Bradford (#4) makes a solo tackle on the Giants’ Shan Todd (#8) during last Friday night’s game in Jena. Jena scored three touchdowns in a 5-minute span in the third quarter to win the district opener for both teams. {Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

District Openers: Marksville wins; Avoyelles, Bunkie lose to districts' top teams

Marksville continued its win streak at home, Avoyelles got burned by a stingy defense and Bunkie found out firsthand what it’s like to be hit by a potential state champion.

Mustang running back Donnell Carter (#5) breaks through the Vikings' defensive line for a long gain during Avoyelles' 48-22 victory over Northside last Friday night. Carter had one of his best nights, gaining 163 yards and scoring three touchdowns in the winning effort.
{Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

Bunkie wins high-scoring nailbiter, Avoyelles dominates foe, Marksville drops third road game of the season

The three football playing high schools in Avoyelles Parish ended their non-district season this past Friday with fan-pleasing scoring fireworks.

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