Sports

Two parish soccer teams land in the playoffs

Two Vermilion Parish teams learned on Wednesday who they will play in the first round of the Division III high school soccer playoffs.
The North Vermilion Patriots earned a No. 10 seed and will play host to No. 23 Cecilia Bulldogs, either Friday or Saturday.
The winner of that match will be on the road to play the No. 7th seed St. Michael.
The Abbeville Wildcats, seeded No. 19, will travel to play Deridder, the No. 14th seed. The match will be Saturday at 1 p.m. The winner of that match plays No. 3 St. Louis.

Tayla Willis scored 15 points for Abbeville.

Abbeville Lady Wildcats' win keeps them in playoff hunt

The Abbeville Lady Wildcats helped their playoff cause by beating Westgate 48-24.
The victory gets Abbeville over the .500 mark at 12-11.
As of Tuesday, Abbeville is the No. 30th seed team in Class 4A. The top 32 teams qualify for the playoffs.
The Lady Wildcats blew the game open in the second half by scoring 31 points.
The Lady Cats had three players score in double digits.
Tayla Willis, who has been steady the last two weeks, scored a team-high 15 points.

Demarcus Collins goes up for two of his 14 points for Abbeville on Friday.

Abbeville Wildcats get it done against West St. Mary

The Abbeville Wildcats made 18 out of 24 shots at the charity stripe and cruised to a 59-33 win over West St. Mary in a non district game.
At the start of the fourth period, the Wildcats (20-6) led by three points, 34-31.
But then West St. Mary went cold shooting, while the Wildcats’ shooting got hot, especially at the free throw line.
The Wildcats went to the free throw line 15 times and impressively made 14 of their free throws in the final seven minutes of the game.

Ryan Gratz (right) scored nine points for Kaplan.

Kaplan boys stun ED White

KAPLAN - The Kaplan Pirates got a 43-37 win over ED White on Friday.
Creed Rudd paced Kaplan with 17 points. He made 2 3-pointers.
Ryan Gratz had nine. Making four points each were Keegan Gaspard, Trent Dupuis and Quintlan Cobb. Daniel Poole and Taylor Dupuis each had two points.

ED White girls...39
Kaplan...............22
The Lady Pirates only scored five points in the first half and never recovered against ED White.
For KHS, Rylie Frick made 8 points and sister Leah Frick scored 7.

Kaplan's Julius Johnson

Johnson, Mitchell land on coaches Class 3A all-state team

The Class 3A Coaches All-State Team was recently released and Vermilion Parish players did well on the team.
Two running backs from Vermilion Parish landed on the first team.
Elijah Mitchell of Erath and Julius Johnson of Kaplan landed on the first team as running backs.
Julius Johnson also landed on the first team defense at linebacker.
Parish players who landed on the second team are Connor Dupuy of North Vermilion at wide receiver. Payton Gaspard of Kaplan landed on the second team as a punter.

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