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The VC Eagles run onto the field before the Erath game.

Vermilion Catholic handles Erath

The VC Eagles beat parish rival, the Erath’s Bobcats, 34-11, on Friday.
The Eagles got down 3-0 when Erath scored on its first possession. But, only giving up three points sent a message that scoring was not going to come easy against VC’s defense.
Before the field goal, Erath had the ball on VC’s 11 and second down but could not punch it into the end zone.
In the first half, Erath missed scoring opportunities three times. The Bobcats had the ball on the VC 5, twice and came away with no points.
VC head coach Kevin Fouquier was proud of his defense.

John Robert Allums kicked two field goals in final three minutes of game for VC.

VC kicker nails game-winner

When the game was on the line, the Vermilion Catholic Eagles answered in a big way.
Sophomore kicker John Robert Allums kicked two field goals in the final three minutes of the game to help his team beat Opelousas Catholic 26-23 on Friday.
The young man nailed a 25-yarder with 15 seconds to play, giving the Eagles the dramatic 26-23 win over the Class 2A team.
“Our kicker has ice in his veins,” said VC head coach Kevin Fouquier.
Allums kicked a 27-yard field goal with 2:44 to play in the game that tied the game 23-23.

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.

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