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Nick Mire (19) catches the ball against Rayne.

Rayne beats Erath

ERATH - The game was just about over after the second play of night when Rayne tailback Trent Winbush darted 55 yards for a touchdown 12 seconds into the game.
That would be the start of a long night for the Erath Bobcats on Thursday at EHS.
Winbush would score a total of five touchdowns to help the Wolves crush Erath 35-7 in a non district game. He had TD runs of 5, 16, 34 and 61 yards. He finished with 294 yards on 19 carries.
The Bobcats were able to hang with Rayne in the first period, down 7-0.

Darius Davis catches one of his seven receptions for NV. (photo by Beverly Vincent).

North Vermilion beats Varnado in a close game

LEROY - The North Vermilion Patriots gave their homecoming crowd a thrilling game to watch.
The Class 3A Patriots scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Class 1A Varnado Wildcats 35-18.
While the score looked like a blowout, it was not.
Varnado took an 18-13 lead around the 8 minute mark in the third period.
But the Patriots did not panic. They just took their next possession and marched 60 yards down field and retook the lead for good.

The Kaplan Pirates run out onto the field before the game.

Ground game works for Kaplan against Kinder

KAPLAN - The Kaplan Pirates did not do any thing fancy or use trickery to beat Kinder on Friday. They did what they normally do - run the football.
The Pirates have shown when they run for more than 260 yards a game in 2017, they win games.
Against Church Point last week, they rushed for 300 yards and cruised to a victory.
On Friday, the Pirates rushed for 263 yards and cruised to a 28-6 victory over Kinder.
Braylon Romero and Mac Thibeaux combined to 188 yards out of the 263 yards for Kaplan.

Andre LeBlanc had a busy night running the football for VC. He carried it 27 times and gained 97 yards.

Vermilion Catholic knocks off Hanson

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles took care of business on Friday by whipping the Hanson Tigers, 17-0.
The victory puts VC at 1-0 in district and now 3-1 overall.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles scored a touchdown to lead 7-0 at half.
The Eagles scored at the 7:13 mark when Andre LeBlanc scored from the 1. LeBlanc had a busy night. He came into the game with less than 15 carries all season. But because Kalix Broussard was sidelined with a knee injury, LeBlanc picked up the slack. He had 27 carries and finished with 97 yards rushing a touchdown.

Tavian Menard dives across the goal line for Abbeville. Somehow, he held on to the football.

Keiran Shelvin of Abbeville jumps up and deflects the football. However, a Breaux Bridge lineman caught the deflected ball and ran for a first down.

Abbeville High has more bad luck than good luck against Breaux Bridge

There is no doubt the Abbeville Wildcats have luck. But on Friday, it was not good luck.
When the Wildcats (1-3) would do something positive in the game against the Breaux Bridge Tigers, bad luck would strike on the very next play.
Abbeville hung with the Tigers for a little while but, in the end, Breaux Bridge won 43-14 in a non-district game.
The Tigers led 13-0 after the first quarter. At the start of the second quarter, Abbeville got on the board to make it a game early in the second period.

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