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The NV offense was rolling against Ridgewood.

North Vermilion, Gueydan almost pull off upsets

Two Vermilion Parish football teams almost pulled off first round upsets in the playoffs.
North Vermilion, the No. 26 seed, lost to No. 8 Ridgewood 20-17 on the road.
No. 26 Gueydan Bears lost in overtime to No. 10 Montgomery, 38-30.
At the 8:26 mark in the second period, North Vermilion was down 14-3.
With 23 seconds left before halftime, North Vermilion scored when quarterback Garrett Becker threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Malik Criner. The extra point was missed, and NV had new life, down 14-9, at halftime.

Ethan Lege checks with the defensive coaches.

Vermilion Catholic cruises to victory in first round

What a difference a year makes.
The Vermilion Catholic Screaming Eagles soothed the memory of last year’s playoff exit with a dominating 40-7 first-round victory over visiting St. Martin’s Episcopal Friday night.
In a performance sure to make a statement, first-year coach Brady Thomas saw his squad build a 40-0 halftime lead before coasting home.
The 33-point win was a mirror-like reversal of 2016’s 33-0 opening loss to Cedar Creek, a setback that stuck with the Eagles.

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Kaplan's Quintlan Cobb sacks the quarterback and forces a fumble. (photo by Brett Hebert)

Kaplan has easy time in first game

KAPLAN - The Kaplan Pirates moved on to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs by knocking off KIPP Renaissance Bobcats 35-7 in ED Douglas Memorial Stadium.
No. 5 Kaplan entertains No. 12 Iota, who beat Patterson, 48-21, at home on Friday.
The Pirates ran for 392 yards while holding the Bobcats to 6 yards rushing and 114 yards passing.
Pacing the Pirates’ rushing attack was Kaplan tailback Mac Thibeaux. Thibeaux who ran for 159 yards on only 12 carries in the first half.

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Demarcus Collins looks down field to pass the football for Iowa Wesleyan last week.

Abbeville's own Demarcus Collins starting QB for Division III college

Abbeville’s own Demarcus Collins is a true freshman at Iowa Wesleyan College, and he is already showing off his talent.
Collins, who graduated from Abbeville High last year where he played quarterback, played in seven games for Iowa Wesleyan. He was named the starting quarterback two weeks ago.
He won his first collegiate start, 24-17, two games ago. This past Saturday, however, Iowa Wesleyan fell to Minnesota Morris 48-41 in a shootout.
The Tigers were up 20-10 at halftime before being outscored 38-21 in the second half.

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