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Expected to play defense for Abbeville will be Kevin Dennis (53), Jamal Hoffpauir (38) Chad Celestine (8), Joshua Landry (58), Keiran Shelvin (63) and Christian Alvarez (34).

Wildcats have to slow down Church Point’s running game

The Abbeville Wildcats faced a passing team the first week and held their own. Now, they have a new challenge tonight.
The Class 3A Church Point Bears, who are ranked No. 4 in the latest Class 3A SportsWriters Poll, battle the Abbeville Wildcats (1-0) in Wildcat Stadium.
The Wildcats are coming off a 39-30 win over West St. Mary, while Church Point beat Jennings 30-21, who is ranked at No. 10 in Class 3A.
Abbeville head coach Kevin Kern said, “We will be tested. Church Point has a good team, but I think we are ready to step up.”

Logan Roy hustles for yards for Kaplan.

Kaplan almost pulls off upset against Acadiana HIgh

KAPLAN - OK, so maybe the 2018 Kaplan Pirates are going to have a great season after all.
The Pirates, who are ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, did not play that way last week in the Acadia/Vermilion Parish Jamboree. Fast forward a week, and the better Pirate team showed up Friday to give the Class 5A Acadiana Rams all they could handle. Time ran out as Kaplan fell 27-20 in a thriller.

Jance Miller pulls down a Beau Chene runner.

Darian Duhon (44) takes a handoff and heads up field for NVHS.

North Vermilion too much for Beau Chene

Special to the Meridional
After being on the road for the past two years, the Beau Chene Gators returned to the “swamp” with lots of pre-game energy and an excited fan base. The celebration, however, didn’t last long as the North Vermilion Patriots used a dominating run game and a stifling defense to put the game away early and took the season opener for both teams, 47-14.
The win marked the first victory for the Patriots under new head coach Brett Blakey and put the Patriots at 1-0 to start the season.

Garrett Wiggins (6) heads up field for VC after he catches the football.

Kalix Broussard lands on his head after being tackled by a Loreauville player. Broussard was not hurt on the play.

VC blows out Loreauville

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles had 356 yards of total offense to cruise to a 45-6 season-opening win against the Loreauville Tigers.
It was also new VC head coach Kevin Fouquier first win as a head coach. He has been coaching football since the late 1980s and never has been a head football coach on any level.
“It feels good,” said Fouquier about his first victory. “The kids played well. We still had a few mistakes that we have correct. Overall, we were physical. We ran the football and threw the football well.”

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