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Abbeville’s Adam Nichols (44) and Jaidyn OBrien (13) tag team an Ascension runner to make a tackle. (Photo by Shannon Feehery).

Acadia/Vermilion Jamboree to be held on Thursday/Friday

CROWLEY – Acadia and Vermilion Parishes are joining forces once again to stage a preview of some of their respective teams in the Acadia-Vermilon Jamboree on Thursday and Friday.
The two-day event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Church Point High School with Rayne taking on Kaplan. The final game of the evening will follow with the host Church Point Bears squaring off with Erath.
Rayne, a Class 4A semifinalist in 2017, returns 10 starters from last year’s team.

$42,000 donation to NV athletics

The North Vermilion Patriot Athletic Club donated a check for $42,000 to the North Vermilion Athletic Program. Accepting the large check from Kevin Meyers is North Vermilion athletic director Jack LeBlanc. In the photo with Meyers and LeBlanc are (left to right) Nick Touchet, Jessica LeBlanc, Meyers, LeBlanc, Barbara Robinson and Rocky Guidry.

Derrick Fourroux played for McNeese from 2006 to 2009.

Erath’s Fourroux lands on McNeese’s All-75th Anniversary Football Team

In conjunction with that, McNeese Athletics will be releasing its All-75th Anniversary Team that will be broken down by positions beginning with quarterbacks.
The criteria for being named to the team includes the following: being a member of the McNeese Sports Hall of Fame, named an All-American, and earned first team all-conference honors two or more years.
A total of seven athletes make up the 75th Anniversary All-Quarterback team, ranging from the early 1950s to the new millennium.
In chronological order, the list begins with Lester Landry (1951-52).

Brandon Lawley (middle) talks with assistant coaches Keith Calvert (left) and Tommie Pillette.

Lawley calling plays in Erath

ERATH - With the departure of head coach David Comeaux, Erath High had to go searching for a new offensive coordinator.
They found their man.
Calling the offensive plays this year for the Bobcats will be Brandon Lawley, who was the head coach at Walker High School near Baton Rouge for the last two years.
Before he arrived, Walker High posted a 0-10 season. Two years later, Walker went 7-4 in Class 5A and reached the playoffs for the first time in years. It was their first winning season since 2003.

Elijah Mitchell rushed for more than 200 yards his freshman year at UL before getting hurt.

New Cajuns head coach has plans for former Erath running back when he is healthy

NEW ORLEANS – Elijah Mitchell has barely scratched the surface of how good he can be.
The Erath High product gave fans and coaches a peek at that potential – a tease frame, more than a freeze frame – during UL’s 2017 season.
But a foot injury against Idaho put Mitchell on the shelf for half of the season and all of spring drills, robbing him of a chance to impress new coach Billy Napier and his staff on the field.
Not to worry. Napier has plans for Mitchell as soon as he gets healthy.

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