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Avoyelles halfback Myron Robertson scoots into the endzone after catching the game-winning touchdown pass in last Friday’s Homecoming game against the Marksville Tigers. The 36-30 victory was the Mustangs’ first over Marksville since 1995 -- a 21-year losing streak. {Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

Marksville quarterback Daniel Miller (#10) hits the line en route to a 1st down during last Friday’s 36-30 loss to Avoyelles. {Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

Avoyelles, Marksville face undefeated foes in District 3-AAA

No matter how much unpleasantness there may be between the Avoyelles Mustangs and the Marksville Tigers, both teams are rooting for their rivals in a week that has playoff implications for both of


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


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.



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