Jun 27, 2013 5:25 PM by Ian Auzenne

Tee Cotton Bowl wins award from Tom Benson Foundation

Ville Platte High and Sacred Heart High School have won a sportsmanship award from the Gayle and Tom Benson Foundation.

According to Tee Cotton Bowl founder Tim Fontenot, the school won one of the New Orleans Saints Community Quarterback Awards. Fontenot says the schools will each receive half of the $1000 prize.

This is the second time in the last eight years that the schools and the Tee Cotton Bowl have been honored by the Saints and the Benson Foundation. The award is given to athletic programs that show sportsmanship, cooperation, respect, and unity towards their peers.

This year's edition of the Tee Cotton Bowl remains in limbo after the LHSAA voided the contract between the two schools. Fontenot says some people involved in the game have lost sight of what the game's mission is.

"I think we are being short-sighted to let this slip away," Fontenot said. "Our principals, coaches, and players have worked hard to make this game what it is."

"We're going to lose a game that can benefit both schools for years to come."



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