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Port Arthur Lincoln (15) — Aaron Brown (Chiefs*, Packers), Tom Smiley (Bengals), Harry Gunner (Bengals, Bears), Leroy Howard (Oilers) Leroy Leopold (49ers*), Joe Washington (Chargers, Colts, Redskins*, Falcons), Tim McKyer (49ers**, Broncos*, 4 other teams), R.C. Mullen (Rams), Michael Green (Chargers), Reggie Lewis (Tampa Bay), Ronnie Haliburton (Broncos), Marcus Price (Chargers, Saints), Shockmain Davis (Patriots) Jordan Babineaux (Seahawks), Jonathan Babinueax (Falcons). School closed in spring of 2001.
Beaumont Hebert (10) — Warren Wells (Raiders), Jerry LeVias (Oilers, Chargers), Mel Farr (Lions), Miller Farr (St. Louis Cardinals), Anthony Guillory (Rams, Eagles), Alvin Maxson (Saints), Bob Pollard (Saints, St. Louis Cardinals), Vance Bedford (St. Louis Cardinals), Floyd Dixon (Falcons, Eagles), Leland Douglas (Dolphins). School closed in 1982.
Beaumont West Brook (9) — Jerry Ball (Raiders, Lions, Vikings), Mickey Washington (Bills, Saints, Jaguars), Calvin Collins (Falcons), Earl Dotson (Packers*), Frank Middleton (Bucs), Darrell Colbert (Chiefs), Michael Batiste (Cowboys, Redskins), Anthony Malbrough (Browns), Christine Michael (Seahawks)
Port Arthur Jefferson (7) — Dan Rogas (Eagles, Lions), Goose Gonsoulin (Broncos, 49ers), Gary Hammond (St. Louis Cadinals, Giants), Cotton Speyrer (Colts, Redskins), Carl Larpenter (Broncos), Kary Vincent (Saints), Kevin Everett (Bills). School closed in spring of 2001.
Beaumont Charlton-Pollard (5) — Bubba Smith (Colts*, Raiders, Oilers), Tody Smith (Cowboys *, Oilers, Bills), Jess Phillips (Bengals), Wayne Moore (Dolphins**), C.L. Whittington (Oilers). School closed in mid 1970s.
Beaumont Central (5) — (Michael Sinclair (Seahawks), Daryl Price (49ers), Leland McElroy (Arizona Cardinals), Donald Mitchell (Cowboys), Anthony Collins (Bengals)
Beaumont Ozen (1) — Willie Jefferson (Texans)
Silsbee (5) — William Graham (Lions), James Hunter (Lions), Leonard Garrett (Packers, Saints), Reginald Garrett (Steelers**), Curtis Buckley (Bucs, 49ers)
Orange Stark (5) — Jimmy Colvin (Colts, Cowboys), Patrick Gibbs (Eagles), Larry Keller (Jets), Hogan Wharton (Oilers), Ox Emerson (Lions).
Beaumont South Park (4) — Johnny Fuller (49ers), Dwight Harrison (Broncos), Kenny Harrison (49ers), Bud Hebert (Giants). School closed in mid 1970s.
West Orange-Stark (4) — Kevin Smith (Cowboys***), Greg Hill (Oilers), Chris Cole, WO-Stark (Denver) Earl Thomas (Seahawks)
Port Arthur Memorial (3) — Jamaal Charles (Chiefs), James Johnson (Bengals), Danny Gorrer (Bucs)
Beaumont French (3) — Gus Hollomon (Jets), Louie Kelcher (Chargers, 49ers*), Cliff Odom (Browns). School closed in mid 1970s
Bridge City (3) — Jason Mathews (Colts, Bucs, Oilers), Shane Dronett (Broncos, Lions, Falcons), Matt Bryant (Giants, Dolphins, Bucs, Falcons)
Port Arthur Austin (2) — Duriel Harris (Dolphins, Cowboys), Eric Alexander, (Patriots*)
BCP (2) — Reggie McElroy (Jets, Raiders), Herman Fontenot (Browns) ####This is not the same Beaumont-Charlton-Pollard as mentioned earlier. It was formed through a merger of Beaumont High and Charlton-Pollard. It closed a few years later and became Central.
Port Neches-Groves (2) — Robert Giblin (Giants, St. Louis Cardinals), Mike Simpson (49ers)
Orange Wallace (2) — Ernie Ladd (Chargers), Garland Boyette (Oilers)
Hamshire-Fannett (2) — Flip Johnson (Bills, Felman Malveaux (Redskins)
Little Cypress-Mauriceville (1) — Joe Bob Isbell (Cowboys)
Beaumont High School (1) — Charlie Ford (Bears). School closed in mid 1970s.
HEAD COACHES — Bum Phillips, Beaumont French (Oilers, Saints), Jimmy Johnson, Port Arthur Jefferson (Cowboys**, Dolphins), Wade Phillips, Port Neches-Groves (Broncos, Bills, Cowboys, Texans)
ASSISTANT COACHES — Lance Van Zandt, Port Neches-Groves (Saints, Cardinals)
TRAINERS — Bubba Tyer, Nederland (Redskins****), Charlie Henry, Port Neches-Groves (Oilers)
91 players, four coaches, two trainers from 22 area high schools
* Indicates Super Bowl rings
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Foshee, Pirates too much for Bulldogs, 6-0
Eric Foshee was for sure the man Tuesday night for the Vidor Pirates against the Nederland Bulldogs.
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BEAUMONT — It may be just the second year of the program’s revival, but the Lamar softball team has already established a tradition: Winning the home opener on a walk-off home run.
Casey Cromwell’s three-run blast in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Lady Cardinals a 6-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana at Ford Park in the first home game of 2014 for Lamar and the Southland Conference opener for both squads.
Lamar, which won its first game last year over UTSA on a walk-off home run by Ashley McDowell, cruised to an 8-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana in Saturday’s nightcap.
“This is why I love playing at home,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. “The fans really get us pumped up, and we respond.”
Cromwell hit two home runs in the opener for Lamar (5-9 overall, 2-0 Southland). Beverly Corry also homered for Lamar. Shannon Millman (3-5) was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cardinals in both games, working 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief in the first game before firing a three-hit gem in the nightcap.
“We got tremendous pitching for both Shannon and Tina (Schulz) today,” Bruder said. “We also got some great defense, and that really helped us.”
Candyce Carter and Jenna Holland homered for Lamar in the second game. Carter had three RBIs in the game, while Holland and Julianne Viator added two RBIs apiece.
Carter closed out the game in spectacular fashion, making a diving grab in center field to turn what looked to be a sure double off the bat of Brittney Tschoepe into the final out of the game.
The two teams wrap up their three-game series with a single contest at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ford Park. All senior citizens 55 and older receive free admission.
“It’s always tough to sweep a team,” Bruder said. “We know Sunday’s game will be tough.”
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