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The Kaplan Pirates run out onto the field before the game.

Ground game works for Kaplan against Kinder

KAPLAN - The Kaplan Pirates did not do any thing fancy or use trickery to beat Kinder on Friday. They did what they normally do - run the football.
The Pirates have shown when they run for more than 260 yards a game in 2017, they win games.
Against Church Point last week, they rushed for 300 yards and cruised to a victory.
On Friday, the Pirates rushed for 263 yards and cruised to a 28-6 victory over Kinder.
Braylon Romero and Mac Thibeaux combined to 188 yards out of the 263 yards for Kaplan.

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Andre LeBlanc had a busy night running the football for VC. He carried it 27 times and gained 97 yards.

Vermilion Catholic knocks off Hanson

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles took care of business on Friday by whipping the Hanson Tigers, 17-0.
The victory puts VC at 1-0 in district and now 3-1 overall.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles scored a touchdown to lead 7-0 at half.
The Eagles scored at the 7:13 mark when Andre LeBlanc scored from the 1. LeBlanc had a busy night. He came into the game with less than 15 carries all season. But because Kalix Broussard was sidelined with a knee injury, LeBlanc picked up the slack. He had 27 carries and finished with 97 yards rushing a touchdown.

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Tavian Menard dives across the goal line for Abbeville. Somehow, he held on to the football.

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Keiran Shelvin of Abbeville jumps up and deflects the football. However, a Breaux Bridge lineman caught the deflected ball and ran for a first down.

Abbeville High has more bad luck than good luck against Breaux Bridge

There is no doubt the Abbeville Wildcats have luck. But on Friday, it was not good luck.
When the Wildcats (1-3) would do something positive in the game against the Breaux Bridge Tigers, bad luck would strike on the very next play.
Abbeville hung with the Tigers for a little while but, in the end, Breaux Bridge won 43-14 in a non-district game.
The Tigers led 13-0 after the first quarter. At the start of the second quarter, Abbeville got on the board to make it a game early in the second period.

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LSWA Prep Football Polls

CLASS 5A
Rec Pts PV
1, West Monroe (6) 3-0 114 1
2, John Curtis (3) 2-1 103 2
3, Evangel (1) 1-1 99 3
4, Rummel 2-0 90 4
5, Acadiana 3-0 80 5
6, Scotlandville 3-0 74 6
7, Barbe 3-0 60 8
8, Zachary 2-1 50 9
9, Covington 3-0 42 NR
10, Destrehan 2-1 26 NR
Others receiving votes: Ruston 15, Catholic-BR 12, John Ehret 6, Sulphur 4..

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VC's Drew Lege, a freshman, was 10 of 19 passing for 178 yards. It all happened in the second half, against EHS.

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VC cornerback Ethan Lege (22) runs an interception back for a touchdown. Trying to catch him is Erath quarterback Mason Granger.

VC freshman QB ignites come from behind victory over Erath

Who would’ve thought a freshman would be the one to come into the game to help knockoff the Class 3A Erath Bobcats.
The freshman is Drew Lege, the younger brother of JT Lege, the senior quarterback who is sidelined with a knee injury.
Drew came into the game for the first time at the start of the second half and ignited the VC offense en route to a 28-20 come-from-behind victory.
Erath was leading 20-6 with five minutes to play in the third period.

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