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Ethan Weygand (26) goes out for a pass for Kaplan in the jamboree. Kaplan threw the football seven times in the jamboree.

Erath at home; Kaplan travels to Franklin

Tonight’s game in Erath could be a long one.
Two of the top five quarterbacks from Acadiana will go head-to-head in Erath.
Ascension Episcopal Blue Gators travel to Erath tonight to open the season for both teams.
The Gators are coming off a 9-3 season and bring back eight starters on offense, including Cole Simon. Simon, a three-year starter, threw for 1,851-yards and 13 touchdowns last year. He completed 115 out of 203 passes.
Simon had the fifth-most passing yards in Acadiana.

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Kaplan tight end Andre Gaspard heads up field after catching the ball.

Kaplan Pirates score three times against Rayne

It does not seem to matter who runs the Wing T offense for the Kaplan Pirates. It is still hard to stop, no matter who executes the plays.
The Pirates scored three times en route to an 18-0 jamboree win over Rayne on Friday night.
Kaplan’s running game produced 100-yards rushing behind three players.
Hayes Abshire had eight carries for 57 yards. Nathan Sistrunk carried it seven times for 28-yards and scored twice.
Drake Lejeune ran six times for 18 yards.

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Saul Dartez had five catches for 70 yards for VC.

VC blanks St. Ed's in jamboree

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles, behind 101 yards passing, shut out St. Ed’s of Eunice 9-0 Friday in the Eunice Jamboree.
Quarterback Drew Lege completed 11 out of 16 passes for 101 yards and one touchdown.
Saul Dartez was VC’s top receiver with five catches for 70 yards.
Josh Sagrera had a 21-yard touchdown reception. Camden Sellers had two catches for three yards, and Moe Maxile had two receptions for seven yards.
The Eagles did not run the football too much. Lege had two carries for 15 yards. Andre LeBlanc and Maxile combined for five yards on three carries.

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Abbeville field goal holder Brendan Shelvin (2) picks up the ball and goes around kicker Jeremi Vilchis and runs 16 yards for Abbeville’s only touchdown.

Abbeville hangs on to beat Church Point

For the last three years, the ball has not been bouncing in the Abbeville Wildcats’ favor. On Friday, in the Acadian/Vermilion Parish Jamboree, the ball finally bounced Abbeville’s way.
The Wildcats held on to beat the Church Point Bears, 7-6. The Bears were 40-yards away from possibly winning the game with 1:16 to play. But the Wildcats’ defense stopped the Bears on three straight plays and then the game clock expired, giving AHS the rare jamboree win.
It has been five years since AHS last won a jamboree game.

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NV defender Noah LeBlanc breaks up a pass against Crowley.

Defense shines for North Vermilion against Crowley

The star of the Acadian/Vermilion Parish Jamboree on Thursday went to the North Vermilion defense.
The NV defense, who were outmanned and outsized, outperformed the Crowley offense, en route to a 7-0 win over Crowley on Thursday.
The NV defense forced the Gents to put three times, and they were able to keep the Gents out of the end zone twice in the final two minutes of the game.
Crowley was marching downfield and crossed into Patriot territory. On fourth down from the NVHS 40, Crowley’s quarterback threw a bomb downfield.

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