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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...

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Jerry Byrd In the spring of 1958, Billy Cannon of LSU was either the strongest sprinter or the fastest shot putter in college athletics. When he...

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On Sept. 27, 1957, the fourth Friday night of the first football season in my sports writing career, I saw the Homer “Iron Men”...

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Three of the six men shown in Joe Rosenthal’s picture of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, did not survive the...

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Jerry Byrd In the spring semester of my senior year at Northwestern State College, I decided to enter the intramural cross country race one more...

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Jerry Byrd “Records are made to be broken, but not to be taken seriously.” That is how I start Chapter Seven (“The Records”) in my first...

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Russell Hedges From the moment you step into the entrance of the new Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, you realize...

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Jerry Byrd In 1926, Francis “Mule” Hammett of Baton Rouge High broke the state record in the mile run by more than 14 seconds with...