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Crowley, Erath each in need of a victory

ERATH – With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, prep football teams across the state are jockeying for position in the upcoming playoffs.
That is exactly the case for the Crowley Gents and the Erath Bobcats, who square off Friday at Bobcat Stadium (7 p.m.).
For the Gents (5-3, 1-1), it’s a chance to possibly move up a spot or two from where they sit now in the power ratings (No. 20).
It’s just as big for the Bobcats (3-5, 1-1) , who are currently on the bubble for the playoffs at No. 30.

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Vermilion Catholic on the road to play Covenant

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles (7-1 overall, 3-0 in district) will try to keep their dream of winning a district title still alive.
The Eagles travel to Houma to play Covenant Christian Academy (2-4, 0-3) in a district game.
Covenant Christian likes to run the football.
They average 131 yards on the ground and only 13 yards in the air.
Their running back has 259 yards rushing. Connor Mathern has carried the pigskin 53 times for 259 yards. In Covenant’s 27-0 win over St. John in Week 3, the sophomore rushed for 100 yards.

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Peter Russo Memorial Trophy.

Kaplan, Abbeville play for Russo Trophy

One does not have to look too far when it comes to reasons why the Kaplan Pirates need to get pumped up to the play the Abbeville High Wildcats in Kaplan.
On Friday, the Wildcats (1-7) travel to Kaplan to battle the Pirates (4-4), who are on a three-game winning streak.
On paper, it does not look like there is much for the two teams to play for. Look harder, however.

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Vermilion Catholic moves to No. 1 in power ratings

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles (7-1) leaped from No. 4 of last week to No. 1 this week in the latest Division IV power ratings.
The reason for the leap was because they played and beat Centerville, who had six wins, so the Eagles’ power rating went up.
Do not be surprised if VC falls to No. 2 or No. 3 next week because the Eagles are playing Covenant Christian, who only has two wins.
The Eagles overtook Opelousas Catholic (7-1) who dropped to No. 2. Ascension Catholic (8-0) is No. 3 and Southern Lab (4-3) is No. 4.
The top 16 make the Division IV playoffs.

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