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Evangel to honor 1999 National Champion Team at game against North DeSoto

Dennis Dunn returns to Evangel's Rodney Duron Field

  • Joel Rodgers

Evangel vs North DeSoto is Friday October 25th and for Evangel head coach Byron Dawson, it’s a matchup with former head coach (and current North DeSoto Head Coach) Dennis Dunn.

“Coach Dunn was like a father-figure to me. He was my mentor and my coach. He hired me back at Evangel in 2005. We’ll need to bring our A game”, says current eagles head coach Byron Dawson.

ECA also honor the 1999 National Champion Team. A team coach by Dennis Dunn. It’s been 20 years.

Dennis Dunn coached Evangel to 9 state championships. Byron Dawson has coached the team to 1.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at

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