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|Picking top parish games|
So I need a little help.
All right, when you are done snickering you can read on.
This summer, the Sentinel is going to do a series on the top 10 football games played in Concordia Parish.
Six easily come to mind — John Curtis at Ferriday in 1991, Ferriday at Vidalia in 1984, Tallulah at Ferriday, South Natchez at Vidalia in 1982, St. Louis at Vidalia in 1972, Delhi at Ferriday in 1956, Riverside of Reserve at Huntington in 1971 for the state championship, Buras at Vidalia in 1966.
Then there are countless Vidalia-Block games and that wild Vidalia-Jena game of 2003 when the Vikings came back from 18 down late in the third quarter to pull out a 50-46 win.
Our job, with your help is to rank them and then count them down.
Game No. 10 will run on June 6, followed each week by game 9, game 8 up until the No. 1 game on Aug. 8.
We will go back over each game and talk to some of the participants.
Chances are a lot of you were at some of those games.
That is where your help is needed.
Send in a nomination for the game(s) you remember the most played in the parish and if you were at that game, what was it that made that game so memorable.
This does not includes games involving parish teams played away from the parish.
You may have been a cheerleader, band member of you had a relative playing.
I was actually a spectator at the 1981 Ferriday-John Curtis game.
I had to sit on the John Curtis (heavens no, I wasn't pulling for them) because there was not even standing room available on the Ferriday side.
It was interesting to watch John Curtis Sr, prowl the sidelines with the scowl on his face. It was incredible to see the numerous Patriot assistant coaches running around.
It was rewarding to see the John Curtis fans worrying for once about actually winning a game.
By game's end, they knew they had been in a contest and were fortunate to walk out of Melz Field with a win.
Everyone leaving that stadium that night knew they were part of something that was very special.
We're not doing this by vote, because somehow that never seems to work. But we will take serious consideration to all of the suggestions.
So get your thinking cap on. And drop me a line by phone (757-3636), e-mail (email@example.com) or just a "Hey you" when you see me out and about.
After all, I need all the help I can get.
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