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Front (left to right) ; Karina Patel, Emily Nguyen, Lyla Fletcher, Tai’Janae Green; Middle (left to right), Suzie Gamez, McKayla Lopez, Elle Hebert, Ny’Haylie Guidry, Niki Tran, Angela Brailey; Back (right to left) Coach Ashly Boudreaux, Jayla Hebert, Payton Brown, Nevaeh Willis, Kendra Davenport Emma Reynolds, Alexis Stelly, Abbie Mouton and Coach Lacey Meaux.

Abbeville Lady Wildcats begin season with no fans in stands

The Abbeville Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team opened the 2020 season in front of no fans or students cheering. Instead, the Abbeville gym had players, managers, two referees, Principal Brett Darby, coaches and the clock operator.
While the gym was not as noisy as it could have been, there was cheering going on.
For the Lady Wildcats, Thursday’s game was a season-opener against West St. Mary. Abbeville had only a handful of practices leading up to Thursday’s match.

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Jude Roger moves from right guard to left tackle this season.

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At 6-foot-4, Jude Roger (center of picture) will play left tackle and will be the tallest offensive lineman on the VC squad.

Protecting the ‘Blind Side’: Roger takes on new role on Vermilion Catholic’s offensive line

Some would say the offensive line’s left tackle is one of the most important positions on the field. Most coaches place their best and smartest lineman at that position.
Vermilion Catholic head coach Broc Prejean is not about to buck the football system. In his first year at the school, he inherited an offensive line with only one returning starter. That one person is senior Jude Roger. Roger played right guard last year.

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Vermilion Parish football coaches react to Oct. 2 start

The countdown to high school football has begun. As of Sunday, there are only 18 days left before kick-off.
Last week, the LHSAA announced the start date to high school football was being moved from Oct. 9 to Oct. 2.
Teams will also be able to scrimmage an opponent the week before.
Each team will play eight regular-season games. There is even a chance homecoming will take place.
Parish head football coaches are happy to play football, even if it is a week ahead of what they first thought.

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As long as Louisiana is in Phase 2, athletes at the starting line will not be able to bunched up like they are doing in this photo. Starting in September, there will only be 25 athletes at a time at the starting line. The athletes will have to be six-feet apart from one another when they line up.

Cross Country meets will be different

Since March, things have not been the same in the sports world. But starting in September, sports will begin to return slowly.
Cross country will be one of the first to return, along with swimming on Aug. 31. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association recently issued a list of new rules to maintain safety at cross country meets.
Cross country coaches throughout Acadiana have been talking about ways to run a meet while implementing the guidelines from the LHSAA.

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