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Kaplan's Drake Abshire outruns the Abbeville defense.

Russo Trophy staying in Kaplan for another year

The Abbeville Wildcats gave the Kaplan Pirates a scare, but in the end, the Pirates won 42-30, bringing back the Peter Russo Trophy to Kaplan for the 13th straight year.
Kaplan head coach Stephen Lotief was not too happy after the game, but it was a win.
“Anytime you win, it is a good thing,” said Lotief. “We made some mistakes that we need to go back and correct.”
The Wildcats made the Pirates play all four quarters.
With nine minutes left in the game, Abbeville was behind only 28-24.

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Abbeville's Tavion Menard rushed for a team-high 125 yards.

Abbevlle scores 50 points in win over Jeanerette

The Abbeville Wildcats needed to beat the Jeanerette Tigers on Friday.
The week before, the Wildcats committed 11 turnovers and were beaten badly by Church Point.
Abbeville head coach Kevin Kern could not afford to watch his team sink another week.
In the end, Abbeville scored 50 points after being down 14-0 in the first half. The Wildcats went on to win 50-20 against Jeanerette.
Abbeville had more than 400 yards of offense, including two running backs who rushed for more than 120 yards.

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Gueydan improves to 3-0

GUEYDAN - Could history be in the making at Gueydan High School this football season?
The Bears have improved to 3-0 after crushing South Cameron, 34-0, in a Thursday night game in Gueydan.
It is the best start for a Gueydan team since 2009 when the Bears began the year 4-0 under then head coach Jay Landry.
Second year head coach Roderick Moy is excited his team has jumped out to a great start.
“We met our first goal,” said Moy. “We want a first round home playoff game, and this start was our first step. Now we are heading into the next phase.”

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Kendrick Baudoin (10) breaks up a pass.

North Vermilion falls to Ascension

Coach Matt Desormeaux’s Ascension Episcopal Blue Gator took momentum from a 95-yard drive and opted to go for the win instead of overtime Friday night here at Patriots Stadium. And boy did the gamble pay off.
Wide receiver Seth Kirstetter took the snap in the wildcat formation, sprinted hard to the right, and fooled everyone as he put on the breaks and threw back across the field to a wide open Ethan Leoni who snuck across the formation from his tight end spot to give AES a 22-21 win over the Patriots.

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The VC Eagles run onto the field before the Erath game.

Vermilion Catholic handles Erath

The VC Eagles beat parish rival, the Erath’s Bobcats, 34-11, on Friday.
The Eagles got down 3-0 when Erath scored on its first possession. But, only giving up three points sent a message that scoring was not going to come easy against VC’s defense.
Before the field goal, Erath had the ball on VC’s 11 and second down but could not punch it into the end zone.
In the first half, Erath missed scoring opportunities three times. The Bobcats had the ball on the VC 5, twice and came away with no points.
VC head coach Kevin Fouquier was proud of his defense.



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