LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – 12 teams will play in the biggest and best pre-season high school jamboree in the state starting Thursday and Friday.

Tuesday, the 12 coaches or representatives from the teams got up and told their sad stories or challenges they’ve faced this season.

The coach with the best story, wins the crying towel.

For the fourth time, the towel went to St. Martinville coach Vincent Dereoun.

The full speeches from all of the coaches are below: