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René Trahan to be inducted into Abbeville Hall of Fame

On Thursday at the Abbeville High Hall of Fame Banquet, one of the greatest athletes from Abbeville High will be honored by her peers.
The late René Giles Trahan will be inducted into the Abbeville High Hall of Fame. The ceremony is being held at Magdalen Place on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited.
When she graduated in 1996, Trahan was not only great on the parish and state level, but she was great on the world level.

Deion Williams (5), Hogan Landry (70) and Chad Celestine (8) tackle a Patterson player.

Wildcats get road win

The Abbeville Wildcats picked a great time to play the their best game of the season.
The Wildcats, behind its veer offense, ran over the Patterson Lumberjacks, 41-19.
Abbeville improved to 3-4 on the year and is at home Friday against district rival North Vermilion for a homecoming battle.
“We played well all around,” said AHS head coach Kevin Kern. “This week I told the players to have to finish a game. We have to play a complete game. Tonight, we did that.”
The Wildcats set the tone early by jumping out to a 20-0 first quarter lead.

Luke LeBlanc of Erath throws one of his nine completions in the first half.

Erath quarterback breaks 33-year-old passing record

ERATH - All records are meant to fall.
On Thursday in Erath, a 33-year-old Erath school record fell.
When Erath junior quarterback Luke LeBlanc took to the field Thursday night against the North Vermilion Patriots, it was reported that he was 300-plus yards away from tying Nathan Granger’s single-season passing record. Granger’s single-season record was 1,433 yards set in 1985.
However, after going back and recalculating his throwing stats, it was determined LeBlanc was a lot closer to tying the record than first reported.

Ethan Lege had 11 catches for 113 yards.

Vermilion Catholic surprises E.D. White

HOUMA - The Vermilion Catholic Eagles, a Class 1A team, upset the Class 3A E.D. White Catholic football team 27-20 on Friday night at Yockey Bernard Field at Harvey Peltier Memorial Stadium.
E.D. White fell to 3-3 overall and Vermilion Catholic of Abbeville improved to 6-0 on the season.
The Cardinals scored first after a bad snap on a punt gave E.D. White the ball on the Vermilion Catholic 9 and Michael Clement scored on an 8-yard run and the Cardinals led 7-0 early on.

New Erath head coach Eric LeBlanc got his first win as a new high school coach.

EHS running back Jax Thibodeaux runs the football for Erath.

Erath surprises Berwick; new Erath coach gets his first high school win

BERWICK - It was a win the Erath Bobcats needed and they got it in impressive fashion, beating Berwick 36-14 on Thursday night.
The win was the first all season for the Bobcats (1-5 overall), though you wouldn’t have known it by watching them Thursday. It was also the first win for new EHS coach Eric LeBlanc.
When Leblanc played his final high school game at Erath, the Bobcats beat Berwick 42-12 in 2007. Now, Berwick is the first team he beats as a new head coach.
So, Berwick now holds a special place in his heart.

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