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Kaplan's Hayes Abshire (7) avoids North Vermilion defenders. Abshire had a season high 157 yards against North Vermilion.

Kaplan runs over North Vermilion

KAPLAN – Two old district rivals met in an early season contest Friday as the North Vermilion Patriots traveled to Kaplan for an early season Vermilion Parish matchup. And when the dust settled it was the home team that played smash mouth Pirate football and claimed the 32-7 non-district win.
The Pirates improved their record to 2-0 and will take on Church Point next Friday. North Vermilion fell to 1-1 and will travel to Youngsville next Friday to take on the 2-0 Ascension Episcopal Gators.

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VC's Alex Sanders makes a tackle early in the game.

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VC defenders Andre LeBlanc (8), Moe Maxile (4) and Blair Turner (3) tackle an OC receiver.

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VC's Camden Sellers (9) and John Robert Allums (22) trot to the sidelines.

Opelousas Catholic hands loss to VC

After getting a big win the week before against Catholic High of New Iberia, the Vermilion Catholic Eagles were handed a 33-21 loss to Opelousas Catholic on Friday.
Despite outgaining OC, 480 yards to 327 yards, Opelousas Catholic’s offense gave VC’s smaller defense fits.
Opelousas Catholic quarterback Jessie Roy had success throwing the football, completing 21-out-of-30 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns.
VC quarterback Drew Lege did not have a bad night. He completed 32 out of 50 passes for 365 yards and two touchdowns.

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The VC players shake hand after upsetting Catholic High.

Vermilion Catholic moves up to No. 3 in Class A

Class 5A

1. John Curtis (9) 1-0
2. West Monroe (1) 1-0
3. Catholic-BR 1-0
4. Rummel 1-0
5. East Ascension 1-0
6. Zachary 0-1
7. Acadiana 1-0
8. Destrehan 1-0
9. Alexandria 1-0
10. Haughton 1-0

Others receiving votes: Ruston 16, Scotlandville 13, Slidell 10, Captain Shreve 8, Terrebonne 8, Parkway 6, John Ehret 5, Jesuit 4, Live Oak 1, East St. John 1.

Class 4A

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Ian Harrington (10) comes down with a 13-yard catch for Erath.

Erath drops a back and forth game

ERATH - The key to winning the Erath/Ascension Episcopal game was to be the last team to score.
As it turned out, it would be Ascension Episcopal with two minutes left in the game, en route to a 34-27 win over the Bobcats.
The Bobcats tied it 27-27 with 4:28 to play in the game. Jax Thibodeaux scooted five yards for a touchdown.
Erath head coach Eric LeBlanc did not want to leave too much time on the clock for Ascension. Four minutes was plenty of time, however.

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Jacques Touchet (7) goes in for a tackle for VC.

VC stuns Catholic High on the road

NEW IBERIA - The Vermilion Catholic Eagles did something that not many teams, which are not named Notre Dame, can do.
Under head coach Brent Indest, the Catholic High Panthers have only lost to two teams on their home turf during the regular season. The teams were Notre Dame and Patterson.
Well, Indest can now put the VC Eagles on that shortlist.
In a back and forth game, the Eagles upset the Class 2A Panthers, 43-32, on Friday.

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