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New Erath head coach Eric LeBlanc got his first win as a new high school coach.

EHS running back Jax Thibodeaux runs the football for Erath.

Erath surprises Berwick; new Erath coach gets his first high school win

BERWICK - It was a win the Erath Bobcats needed and they got it in impressive fashion, beating Berwick 36-14 on Thursday night.
The win was the first all season for the Bobcats (1-5 overall), though you wouldn’t have known it by watching them Thursday. It was also the first win for new EHS coach Eric LeBlanc.
When Leblanc played his final high school game at Erath, the Bobcats beat Berwick 42-12 in 2007. Now, Berwick is the first team he beats as a new head coach.
So, Berwick now holds a special place in his heart.

Kaplan's Drake Abshire outruns the Abbeville defense.

Russo Trophy staying in Kaplan for another year

The Abbeville Wildcats gave the Kaplan Pirates a scare, but in the end, the Pirates won 42-30, bringing back the Peter Russo Trophy to Kaplan for the 13th straight year.
Kaplan head coach Stephen Lotief was not too happy after the game, but it was a win.
“Anytime you win, it is a good thing,” said Lotief. “We made some mistakes that we need to go back and correct.”
The Wildcats made the Pirates play all four quarters.
With nine minutes left in the game, Abbeville was behind only 28-24.

Abbeville's Tavion Menard rushed for a team-high 125 yards.

Abbevlle scores 50 points in win over Jeanerette

The Abbeville Wildcats needed to beat the Jeanerette Tigers on Friday.
The week before, the Wildcats committed 11 turnovers and were beaten badly by Church Point.
Abbeville head coach Kevin Kern could not afford to watch his team sink another week.
In the end, Abbeville scored 50 points after being down 14-0 in the first half. The Wildcats went on to win 50-20 against Jeanerette.
Abbeville had more than 400 yards of offense, including two running backs who rushed for more than 120 yards.

Gueydan improves to 3-0

GUEYDAN - Could history be in the making at Gueydan High School this football season?
The Bears have improved to 3-0 after crushing South Cameron, 34-0, in a Thursday night game in Gueydan.
It is the best start for a Gueydan team since 2009 when the Bears began the year 4-0 under then head coach Jay Landry.
Second year head coach Roderick Moy is excited his team has jumped out to a great start.
“We met our first goal,” said Moy. “We want a first round home playoff game, and this start was our first step. Now we are heading into the next phase.”

Kendrick Baudoin (10) breaks up a pass.

North Vermilion falls to Ascension

Coach Matt Desormeaux’s Ascension Episcopal Blue Gator took momentum from a 95-yard drive and opted to go for the win instead of overtime Friday night here at Patriots Stadium. And boy did the gamble pay off.
Wide receiver Seth Kirstetter took the snap in the wildcat formation, sprinted hard to the right, and fooled everyone as he put on the breaks and threw back across the field to a wide open Ethan Leoni who snuck across the formation from his tight end spot to give AES a 22-21 win over the Patriots.

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