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Jerry Byrd A half century after he became the first basketball All-American in the history of Northwestern State University, and more than 20 years after...

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Before Don Shows took over the football coaching reins at West Monroe High School in 1989, the Rebels had the reputation of looking like...

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Jerry Byrd Before Joe Ferguson’s junior and senior seasons at Woodlawn High in 1967 and 1968, no local high school quarterback had thrown a lot...

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Russell Hedges With losses by the Bossier Nationals and the Bossier 13s All-Stars Tuesday, another Bossier Parish All-Star season is in the books. And it’s one...

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Jerry Byrd In April of 1966, Terry Bradshaw of Shreveport’s Woodlawn High broke the national record in the javelin throw four weeks in a row. It...

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Jerry Byrd Back in the 1960s, when I was directing Shreveport Swim Club workouts at the downtown YMCA pool during the school year and old...

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By Jerry Byrd He didn’t win the Heisman Trophy, as John David Crow of Springhill and Billy Cannon of Istrouma (Baton Rouge) would do many...

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By Jerry Byrd   When Evangel Christian Academy won its first state football championship in 1993, it was the first football title for any local school...

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By Jerry Byrd The last time I saw Eddie Robinson, we were attending Collie Nicholson’s 83rd birthday party at Shreveport Country Club. Nobody had told me...

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When I was attending high school at three local schools between 1949 and 1952, the football team at each school reached the state finals...