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Erath defensive linemen Austin Hebert (77) and D.J. Toups (75) tackle a Lake Arthur runner.

Erath Bobcats beat Lake Arthur in jamboree

The Erath Bobcats racked up 235 yards of offense en route to a 14-7 win over the Class 2A Lake Arthur Tigers Thursday in the Acadia/Vermilion parish jamboree.
Bobcat quarterback Luke LeBlanc, who threw for 2,000 yards last year, began where he left off. On Thursday, he completed 11 out of 18 passes for 157 yards.
He threw to eight different receivers. Two had three catches.
Ian Harrington had three catches for 33 yards, and Gabe Primeaux had three catches for 21 yards.

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NV head coach Brett Blakey

High school has new 40-second clock; Vermilion Parish Coaches react to extended time

Starting in tonight’s jamborees, high school coaches, players, and fans will have to get used to playing with the new 40-second play clock.
In conjunction with the National Federation of High Schools, the LHSAA has adopted a 40-second play clock; like the ones used in college and the pros, in place of the traditional 25-second clock.
Surrounding states are also adopting the new 40-second clock.
Before, the clock stopped until an official spotted the ball following an offensive play.
Now, the 40-second clock restarts as soon as the play is whistled dead.

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Richard Melancon (far left), Troy Frederick (far right) and the Kiwanis Club welcomed
Abbeville head coach Kevin Kern, Erath head coach Eric LeBlanc, Gueydan head coach
Roderick Moy, VC head coach Kevin Fouquier, Kaplan head coach Stephen Lotief and North Vermilion head coach Brett Blakey to Tuesday’s meeting. The coaches talked to the Kiwanis members about the upcoming high school football season.

Vermilion Parish Coaches talk about 2019 season at Kiwanis meeting

As the kickoff to the regular season approaches, you would be hard-pressed to find a coach who is thinking about what his football team is going to look like in November.
That’s because every coach is working hard to find out what his team is right now.
Coaches from Vermilion Parish shared some of that insight Tuesday during the traditional preseason meeting with the Kiwanis Club of Abbeville. 

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Gage Trahan

Gage Trahan continues baseball at Ark. Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK- Head Coach Chris Curry has announced his 2019 spring signing class. The 10 students-athletes will be joining the Little Rock baseball program in 2020 in the team’s attempt to build upon a record-setting 2019 season. One of those signees is Vermilion Catholic graduate Gage Trahan.
Little Rock, who plays in the Sun Belt Conference, finished 29-27 last year and 16-14 in the Sun Belt.
Trahan (5’10 170 pound, right- hand pitcher) transferring to Little Rock from LSU-Eunice, where he played prior to transferring.

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