Photos: Ascension in Focus for Oct. 6, 2012

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Colyn Marchand, Tyler Robertson, Beau Marabella, Byron Turner, Devin Rivett, Archie Garza and Jace Fairchild, front row from left, toss powder into the air with East Ascension classmates at the kick-off of the school's homecoming game against Denham Springs High School at Spartan Stadium in Gonzales on Friday.

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  • Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School football players take practice kicks midfield at Spartan Stadium before the school's 500th football game in 2012. This season, the stadium is being reseeded with a newer strain of Bermuda grass.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Former East Ascension High School football coaches Vernon 'Coon' Schexnaydre, left, and Joe Clark, right, are presented on the field at Spartan Stadium before the school's 500th football game in Gonzales on Friday. Schexnaydre's son, Kent, center, drives the golf cart used to deliver his dad to the field.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School Hall of Fame trophies wait to be distributed before an induction ceremony at the school's 500th football game at Spartan Stadium in Gonzales on Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Parents Michael, left, and Shandrell Bourgeois, right, escort their daughter, Kayla Bourgeois during halftime homecoming festivities of East Ascension High School's football game at Spartan Stadium on Friday. Kayla, who was crowned queen on Sept. 27 during a court presentation ceremony, and other members of the court were honored during the halftime ceremony.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Tyler Villar, right, receives an East Ascension High School Hall of Fame trophy from Principal Traci McCorkle, left, before the school's 500th football game at Spartan Stadium. Villar's wife, Mary, looks on.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School alumnus Sherrl Lynn Andrews, center, receives a Hall of Fame trophy from Principal Traci McCorkle, left, before the school's 500th football game at Spartan Stadium Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School alumnus Adrien Claiborne, center, receives a Hall of Fame trophy from Principal Traci McCorkle before the school's 500th football game at Spartan Stadium in Gonzales on Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Colyn Marchand, 18, bottom left, leads the stands in a cheer Friday at East Ascension High School's 500th football game at Spartan Stadium. The school's 500th game coincided with homecoming, a hall of fame induction and a pre-game reception.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension's Sione Palelei (33) runs the ball for a touchdown, putting the Spartans up 12-6 over Denham in the second quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Denham's Sterling Suggs (17), right, hangs onto a slippery pass to score the opening touchdown against East Ascension's Vance Grayson (4), left, in the first quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Denham's Sterling Sugg makes a reception against East Ascension's Vance Grayson to score a touchdown in the first quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension's Michael Sparrow (23), left, carries the ball past Denham's Trevelle Dickson (25), right, to return a kick-off for a touchdown, tying the score at 6-6 in the first quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Denham's (2), left, dodges a tackle from East Ascension's Devon Gipson (31), center, during a high school football game at Spartan Stadium in Gonzales on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. East Ascension High School celebrated its 500th football game with homecoming, a hall of fame induction, and a pre-game reception

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Denham's Zach Borne (5), center, scrambles out of the pocket with the ball while East Ascension's Dakota Bercegeay (34), right, tries to tackle.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Lake's C.J. Sullivan dodges a tackle from Prairieville's Kyle Sarrazin during a middle school football game at Lake Elementary School in St. Amant on Sept. 27.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Praireville Middle School's Ricky Martinez, right, rushes with the ball past Lake Elementary School's Billy Simoneaux during a middle school football game at Lake Elementary on Sept. 27.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Lake Elementary School's Benjamin Parker, center, is tackled by Prairieville Middle School's Ricky Martinez, left, and Kyle Sarrazin, right, during a middle school football game on Sept. 27.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Lake Elementary School's Benjamin Parker, left, scoops up a pass while Prairieville Middle School's Ricky Martinez and Ethan McCloud, from left, close in during a middle school football game on Sept. 27.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Kameron Pedescleaux carries the ball during the Dutchtown Mighty Griffins youth football game against the St. John Heat at Dutchtown High School on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Shedrick Williams III carries the ball Saturday during the Dutchtown Mighty Griffins youth football game against the St. John Heat.

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