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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}

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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}

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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.”

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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.”


Two out of three Avoyelles Parish football teams won Friday night.

Avoyelles 26
Peabody 20

Bunkie 32
Lakeview (Campti) 20

Marksville 8
Caldwell 13

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Panther punter/kicker Mitchell Hukins sends the pigskin sailing. As of Week 9, Hukins was averaging 38.4 yards per punt and had pinned opponents behind their own 20 yard line 15 times. He had made three out of four field goal attempts and nine of 11 extra point kicks.

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Hukins puts ‘foot’ in Bunkie Panthers football

He’s the one who puts the “foot” in football at Bunkie High School, but Mitchell Hukins is more than just the Panther’s punter/placekicker.



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