The boys Erath cross country team finished second at state on Tuesday. (top row) Noah Terpening, Cameran Carpenter (Co-Captain), Ethan Suire (Captain), Jack Richard, and Adam Soileau; Middle row Joel Allen, Andrew Sonnier, Jason Leblanc, and Blaze Bright Bottom row: Head Coach Mark “Skeeter” Theall, Michelle Theall, Ross Allen, Ashton Watson, Dillon Domingue, Shawn Efferson, Asst. Coach Eric Toups, and Asst. Coach Eric Viator
The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles had too much experience on the floor against the Lady Bobcats of Erath, who have a new head coach and a handful of new starters.
The Lady Eagles (1-0) beat Erath 57-27 in Erath.
It was Erath’s new head coach Dana Mouton Frederick’s first game at Erath against legendary VC head coach Kim Guidry.
The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 14-4 first quarter lead and never looked back. At halftime, VC led 26-10.
VC point guard Jay Demouchet and post player Kelli Frith both had 14 points.
The Abbeville Wildcats jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first period and cruised to a 71-52 win over Franklin on Tuesday to tip off the new year.
Franklin did not score its first point until there were only 3:39 left on the clock in first period. And that bucket was only a free throw. Franklin finally scored its first bucket at the three-minute mark of the first period.
Abbeville’s Tyrese Sam provided the spark in the first quarter with 11 points. He finished the game with 20 points. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Tarrius Campbell and Sam made it 13-0.
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.
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.