Brett Blakey speaks to his North Vermilion players.

Eric LeBlanc is the new head coach at Erath, and he will be coaching his first game as a head coach.

New coaches ready to lead Erath, North Vermilion

Tonight two new parish head coaches will begin their era in Vermilion Parish.
In Erath, Eric LeBlanc is a brand new coach for the Bobcats. He replaces former head coach David Comeaux, who is now an assistant coach at Comeaux High Schoool.
LeBlanc and the Bobcats travel to Youngsville to battle the pass-happy Ascension Episcopal. The two teams met last year, and Ascension won 46-14. They went on to post an 8-3 record, while Erath finished 1-9.

Defensive players Chad Celestine (8) and Hogan Landry (70) will be in action tonight with the rest of the Abbeville Wildcats. (photo by Beverly Vincent)

2018 Season Begins: Wildcats on road tonight to play ‘athletic’ West St. Mary

The Abbeville Wildcats did not look too sharp last week in the Acadia/Vermilion Parish Jamboree.
The Wildcats had a few defensive offside penalties, coupled with other crucial penalties that kept drives alive for Lake Arthur.
This past week, the Abbeville coaching staff worked on ways to correct the mistakes.
The jamboree was the dress rehearsal. Now, tonight is the real thing.
The Wildcats open the season on the road against West St. Mary. Game time is 7 p.m.

Destiny Alarcon

Destiny Alacorn

Lady Wildcats open volleyball with win

The Abbeville Lady Wildcats’ Volleyball Team opened the season with a three-set victory over Westgate on Tuesday to begin the season 1-0.
The program, only in its second year of playing varsity, won the first set 25-19 but dropped the second set 25-12. Westgate jumped out to a 12-0 lead and Abbeville was unable to recover.
The Lady Wildcats bounced back and won the third set 25-21.
Abbeville slammed the door on Westgate, winning the fourth set 25-19.

Drake Abshire will be the go-to tailback for Kaplan. The Pirates are ranked No. 3 in the Class 3A poll.

Kaplan ranked No. 3; VC at 9

The Kaplan Pirates probably do not have to win a game to make the Class 3A playoffs. The reason is because of how tough their schedule is in 2008.
On Monday the Louisiana Sports Writers Association released the preseason football poll.
Kaplan starts the season ranked No. 3 in Class 3A.
Four of the five Kaplan’s first opponents are ranked in the Top 10 in three different polls.
The opener is at home against Class 5A Acadiana High School. The Rams are ranked No. 9 in the Class 5A poll.

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.


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