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Jennings gets revenge with 36-8 victory

Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

By TOM PRECHT Daily News Sports Writer The Jennings Bulldogs and the St. Martinville Tigers kicked off the 2014 season in hot, steamy Jerry Simmons Stadium Friday night. The home standing Bulldogs opened up a comfortable first half lead, taking advantage of three Tiger turnovers to set up touchdowns. The Dogs finished the first half […]

Dogs begin title pursuit at home week one

Senior QB Kaleb Chaisson (7) and senior RB Lemontay Mouton (6) will lead the Dogs’ offense.
Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor When the Jennings Bulldogs walked off the field after week one last season, the team knew they left numerous opportunities on the field to reverse their fate against 4A St. Martinville – literally. 

Questions loom for LA entering week one

LA quarterback Glen Guidry (middle) and RB Trey Hargrave (right) will be vital to the Tigers’ attack this week.
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor Coming off a middling performance in the Jeff Davis Parish Jamboree, first-year Lake Arthur head football coach Mark Deshotel’s Tigers face their initial competition of 2014 this week when they travel to face 1A Hamilton Christian, a team against whom they are 4-1 since 2009.  

Dogs add new faces to football staff

LeJeune works with RBs at a recent practice. 
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor The Jennings Bulldogs football coaching staff added two key components this off-season, bolstering its ranks with new offensive assistant coach Marcus LeJeune and safeties’ coach Scott Blanchard. 

Dogs score ‘victory’ with Lafayette High draw

JHS Chaisson at Line

Although the scoreboard will say 21-21, fans of the Jennings Bulldogs should view Thursday’s jamboree contest as a win for JHS, as anybody who saw the size and speed differentials between the 3A Dogs and 5A Mighty Lions would have bet Lafayette High would blow Jennings out of the water. The Dogs showed great heart […]

Dogs tie 5A Lions 21-21

Jennings runningback Travis Etienne (8) scored the crucial late touchdown and two-point conversion to stave off defeat for the Dogs
Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor A touchdown and two-point conversion with 36 seconds left by sophomore runningback Travis Etienne in Thursday’s Lafayette Kiwanis Club Jamboree lifted the Jennings High School Bulldogs from a sure 21-13 defeat to tie the 5A Lafayette High Mighty Lions at 21-21. 

2014 Jamboree Schedule

Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

All four area teams will be in action tonight for their final tune-up games of the summer. Welsh, Lake Arthur and Elton all square off at the Jeff Davis Jamboree held at Elton High School. Jennings will travel to Lafayette to battle with the 5A Lafayette High Mighty Lions at Clark Field. 

JPD golf tournament a huge success

Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor The Jennings Police Department hosted a charity golf event and auction for Sgt. Rickey Benoit Saturday and Sunday at Jennings Country Club, raising $28,500 for the officer who was shot in the neck in June. 

Welsh and Lake Arthur enjoy strong scrimmages

By PAT DESHOTEL Daily News Sports Writer ABBEVILLE – The Welsh Greyhounds and the Abbeville Wildcats scrimmaged here Friday night to get the 2014 gridiron season officially started. The battle was pretty even throughout the night, but the Hounds scored a late touchdown to edge the varsity of the hosts 14-7.

Dogs show well against 5A Barbe

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Writer LAKE CHARLES – With the start of the 2014 regular season only two short weeks away, Jennings High School head football coach Rusty Phelps led his Bulldogs down I-10 for their annual preseason tussle with perennial 5A power Barbe. While it’s always a tough match-up against the Buccaneers, […]

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