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Etienne family takes returns to New Orleans hoping for a championship

Travis & Trevor both play for titles in Superdome
Posted at 11:03 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 00:03:06-05

JENNINGS — High school players in Louisiana grow up thinking about winning a title in the Dome.

Trevor Etienne got that chance this year. His older brother will too.

Travis, a star running back for Clemson, will play in the National Championship against LSU Monday, a game played on the same field his brother competed for a 3A state title on just a month earlier.

"You're whole life is about the national championship," Trevor, a sophomore running back for Jennings said. "That's the dream. Being in the Dome, you dream of being in the Dome and we both made it this year."

Trevor cashed in for a touchdown in Jennings championship loss. The Etienne brothers are already 0-2 in the Superdome after Travis and the Clemson Tigers lost in the 2018 Sugar Bowl. Trevor scored a touchdown in the 3A championship, and jokes that he has one up on big brother who didn't score in that bowl game.

Trevor, and Jennings head coach Rusty Phelps spoke with KATC this week as part of a bigger feature on Travis Etienne. That piece airs during the Bayou Bengals Championship Preview show on Sunday, January 12. That airs around 10:15 p.m. following an abbreviated KATC's news at 10.