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Wed
14
Nov

Giants blow out South Beauregard 49-0 to advance to second round of playoffs

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants had a home playoff game last week as for the 4th year in a row the Giants earned a home game in the 1st round of the Class 3A state playoffs. The Giants finished the regular season as district champs and their 8 wins earned them the #12 seed in the playoffs.

The Giants opponent would come from the southwest part of the state as they would take on the #21 South Beauregard Golden Knights. South Beauregard would come in with a 5-5 record but during the week many of the predictions were that the Golden Knights would pull off the upset.

South Beauregard is a very similar team to the Westlake team that came to Jena a year ago and upset the Giants in the 1st round of the playoffs. The Jena Giants senior class remembered how it felt to be upset like that and they vowed to make it sure it didn’t happen again.

 

 

Wed
14
Nov

JHS football team aids in cleanup

For the past four years of high school, senior Shaun Todd has watched as large crowds of football supporters fill the stands each Friday night in support of the Giants - whether at home or on the road.

He has witnessed how those crowds have helped the team in crucial situations and close games to help secure a victory. Todd has also seen how the community supports the Giants off the field, from part-time jobs at local businesses, to helping them with funds to get needed equipment.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Teacher’s pay in state below southern average

By Sheridan Wall & Charlotte Bellotte LSU Manship School News Service

Danielle Couturier, an elementary teacher in suburban New Orleans, gets to school at 7 a.m. and often works on lesson plans until 10 p.m. But the 15-hour days are not enough to make ends meet. She also teaches summer school for extra pay.
Couturier, who has a master’s degree and 16 years of experience, makes $46,000 a year. After the first of her three children was born, she had to waitress on the weekends to earn more money.
“We put our blood sweat and tears and our whole hearts into this,” she said. “I don’t feel valued. I never have. But, I’m okay with that because that’s not why I do it.”

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Giants win third district title in four years with win over Bolton

By Austin Whatley

The Giants had their annual homecoming game this past Friday. The Bolton Bears would be the opponent for the Giants as they were trying to win their 3rd district title in 4 years. The Giants would also be trying to secure a top 16 ranking in the playoffs so they could have a home playoff game for the 4th straight year. Bolton would come in much improved over the last couple of seasons as Coach Mark Teague has done a great job of trying to rebuild the program. The Bears came in with a 3-6 record which was the most wins they have had in 4 years.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

JHS Hall of Fame inductees honored

A capacity crowd was on hand last Thursday night for the annual Jena High School Alumni Association’s banquet at which three former JHS graduates and one TGP graduate were inducted into the JHS Hall of Fame.
The banquet was held at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena with W. B. “Bo” McCartney serving as Master of Ceremonies. After a brief welcome, Boy Scout Troop 14 presented the colors and led in saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, and Ron Carr led in singing the Alma Mater.
Before the meal, JHS graduate Rev. Johnnie Phillips, pastor of United Baptist Church, gave the invocation and blessed the food. At the close of the program, Rev. Truman Stagg, pastor of Nolley Memorial Methodist Church, gave the benediction.

 

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Tue
30
Oct

Giants defense holds on to win 21-20 at Caldwell

By Austin Whatley

This past week the Giants traveled to Columbia to take on the Caldwell Spartans in what has become a pretty good rivalry game for the Giants the past few seasons. Last season saw a matchup of undefeated teams that was watched by the biggest crowd to ever watch a game at Guy Campbell Memorial Stadium.

Last year’s game was for the district championship and it ended with Shaun Todd catching a 30 yard touchdown pass from Lamar Farris in the final minute of the game to give the Giants a 29-26 win.

The Giants came into the game last Friday winners of 5 of the last 6 matchups between the two teams and on a 4 game winning streak in the series. This year would be no different as Caldwell would come into the game with a 7-1 and 3-0 district record while the Giants came in with a 6-2 and a 2-1 district record.

 

 

 

Tue
30
Oct

Win two tickets to Saints/Eagles game

The Jena High School Alumni Association is raffling off two tickets to the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles game on November 18th at the Superdome in New Orleans. The game begins at noon.

The winner will receive two executive skybox suite tickets, as well as a $150.00 Visa gift card. Drawing for the winner will be held during the annual JHS Alumni Association banquet, planned for tomorrow night, November 1, 2018, at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena.

 

 

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Tue
23
Oct

Jena Giants blow out Marksville to set up ‘giant’ matchup at Caldwell

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants came into this past week with their season on the line. With the loss to Avoyelles a couple of weeks ago that made it where every game the rest of the season would be important if the Giants wanted to win a district championship.

This week the important game would be against the Marksville Tigers. These two teams have produced some incredible games over the years with the winner going on to win the district championship the last 5 seasons. There is a crazy stat between these two teams though as in the last 6 matchups the road team has won every time.

There would be a lot at stake in this one as both teams came in with 5-2 records and the Tigers came in undefeated in district play. Both teams are also looking to set themselves up with a good playoff seed with a win.

 

 

Tue
23
Oct

Tigers win! Tigers win! 47-42 over Lakeside

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers got much needed revenge on the Warriors of Lakeside High School this past Friday night with a 47-42 win. The Tigers were talking all week about the game last year that cost them a running back, quarterback, and lots of pride. The LaSalle Tigers took a whooping last year in Sibley, Louisiana, but returned the favor to the 5-2 Warriors in Olla this year.

The Tigers scored early and often as the Warriors couldn’t stop the run or the passing attack of the Tigers. Jason Baum found 2 different receivers for touchdowns in this game as the Tigers racked up 226 yards through the air.

Tue
16
Oct

Giants get back on track with 31-0 win

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants came into this week with a different mindset that this group of players have never experienced before. For the first time since the 2014 season the Giants came into the game with a losing streak after losing the two previous games at ASH and at Avoyelles.

This group of seniors haven’t lost two consecutive games in their careers going all the way back to jr high. So it would be interesting to see how the team would respond after losing a heartbreaker on the road at Avoyelles a week earlier.

The Giants would welcome the 0-6 Peabody Warhorses to town which would be an excellent candidate to get the Giants back on track. Peabody is not your normal 0-6 team though as they came into the game playing one of the toughest schedules in the state and are very talented for a winless team.

 

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