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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:20am
In the mid-1960s in a tucked-away small town of Doyline, a young man named Tommy Joe Eagles possessed a very strong faith and a pretty good jump shot. His brilliance on the basketball court showed up both in the box score (2,744 career points) and in the win column. Eagles led Doyline High School to the ‘67 Louisiana state title, the last time the Panthers held up THE trophy. An even bigger victory in Eagles’s life at the time was winning the heart of Connie Thomas. The two started dating as juniors. Connie planned to attend Louisiana Tech, a modern-day drive of roughly 45 minutes east down...

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