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Eric LeBlanc

Erath names LeBlanc as head football coach

ERATH — For the second time in Erath High’s history, an Erath High graduate is named the head football coach.
Monday morning, Erath High Principal Marc Turner announced that he has named Eric LeBlanc as the new head football coach.
“He is the best choice,”said Erath High Principal Marc Turner.
The first Erath High graduate to be named the head coach football coach was MC “Paul” Trahan, who graduated from EHS in 1959. He coached from 1973-75.

Spencer Broussard signs a letter of intent to attend Louisiana College in Alexandria, Louisiana. He will join three other parish athletes already on the team. Watching him sign are his family, mom Brandy Broussard, father Stacy and brother Slade.

Gueydan's Broussard heading to Louisiana College

GUEYDAN — Spencer Broussard of Gueydan is the only Vermilion Parish athlete to sign a letter of intent on National Signing Day.
The Gueydan High senior is taking his talent to central Louisiana to play football for the Louisiana College Wildcats.
He will be joining three other Vermilion Parish athletes on the team. They are Abbeville High graduates Montel Cormier and Chris Shelvin, along with Kaplan’s Julius Johnson.
“I am happy to be going to Louisiana College,”said Broussard. “It is a good fit. I enjoyed the visit and loved the campus.”

Ross Granger’s parents Nathan and Dana Granger stand with Dane Dixon, the LSU-E player who will wear Ross Granger’s No. 11 jersey.

Tradition continues: LSU-Eunice player given Ross Granger’s No. 11 jersey

EUNICE - It was his dream to play college baseball, but Ross Granger never threw a pitch for LSU of Eunice.
On April 10, 2015, Granger signed with the Bengals and the left-hander pitcher was just 10 days away from starting his collegiate career before cancer ended his dream of playing college ball.
The son of Erath’s Nathan and Dana Granger from was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in his brain stem and the 19-year old died on Nov. 11, 2016, as his former Erath football team beat Eunice High in the Class 3-A playoffs.

Bailey Broussard

Former VC pole vaulter finishes third at LSU indoor track meet

LAFAYETTE – Former Vermilion Caholic pole vaulter Bailey Broussard finished third (11-3 3/4) place in her first college track meet.
Broussard, a freshman, and the Cajuns track and field team opened its 2018 indoor season on Friday when it traveled to Baton Rouge to compete in the LSU Purple Tiger Invitational at Carl Maddox Fieldhouse.

North Vermilion's Allison Meaux (20) and Gabbie Bessard .

North Vermilion sweeps Erath

The North Vermilion Patriots and Lady Patriots took care of Erath on Friday.
The win keeps both North Vermilion teams in the hunt for the district title and a playoff berth in the Class 3A playoffs.
In the girls game, the Lady Pirates had little trouple whipping Erath 58 -36 at NVHS.
The Lady Patriots blew the game open in the first half by scoring 36 points compared to Erath’s 20.
Kaylee Lopez provided the spark for NV with 20 points. She nailed four 3-pointers. They were all made in the first half.

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