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Football in 2011 spotlight

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From colleges to preps, parish sparkled on gridiron
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Left: Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS Senior defensive end Matt Broha (91) was one of the Louisiana Tech University players who kept steady pressure on opposing offenses during the 2011 season. The Baton Rouge product helped Tech feature one of the top defensive units in the Western Athletic Conference. Right: Photo by GLEN LEWIS Sophomore running back Dawrence Roberts (43) of Grambling State University led the team and Southwestern Athletic Conference in rushing and played a major role in the Tigers capturing a Western Division championship and overall title in the league.

In the state where the sport is clearly king, Lincoln Parish wore the crown proudly during the year of 2011.

If any one part of the athletic landscape in the area dominated much of the headlines over the past dozen months, it was on the gridiron.

There, you had both parish collegiate teams winning conference titles and compiling impressive victory streaks.

Or move over to the prep division and both of the city’s high schools won no fewer than eight games and participated in the state playoffs.

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