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Erath native Elijah declares for NFL draft

Former Erath High running back Elijah Mitchell announced Sunday he will enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
If he is drafted, he would be the first Erath High gradaute to be drafted. No Erath High graduate has also played in the NFL.
The website,, has Mitchell ranked as No. 16 running back in the draft.
Mitchell is a fourth-year senior from Erath High. He made his announcement on Twitter Page and did not forget the community that raised.

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Abbeville’s McKinley Nicholas 2) bounces the basketball for nine straight minutes.

Wildcats stall for nine minutes, nip NV

The Abbeville Wildcats nipped the North Vermilion Patriots 28-24 in double overtime last week.
One would think that by playing eight extra minutes, it would lead to a lot more scoring. But that was not the case.
The Wildcats, sitting on a 19-18 lead in the third period, held the ball for nine straight minutes and did not take a shot.
In the meantime, the Patriots sat back in a zone defense, and Abbeville’s McKinley Nicholas stood at midcourt, next to Abbeville head coach Colby Batiste bouncing the ball.

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Benny Dronet is back on the sidelines at DHS. He has more than 40 years coaching experience.

Delcambre anthers in good shape in power rankings

The Delcambre Panthers find themselves in a great place at this time in the season.
The Panthers won their 10th game of the year, with a 55-36 district win over Catholic High on Tuesday.
What that win did was move the Panthers (10-4) to No. 16 in the unofficial Class 2A power rating, according to
If the playoffs began today, the Panthers would have a home game in the first round because the top 16 get a home game.

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Chelsea Stewart (left) handles the basketball around a NISH player earlier on the week. Alissa Richard (1) dribbles the ball down court.

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Lady Wildcats have ‘lot of potential’ this year

After seeing seven seniors graduate from last season’s team, Abbeville girls basketball coach Ashly Boudreaux is hoping to avoid the dreaded “rebuilding” season as the 2020-21 basketball campaign gets underway.
“We have two seniors this year and a number of freshmen and sophomores,” Boudreaux said. “I think that they are ready for the challenge and I think that we have a lot of potential this year.”
The Abbeville coach has had to make a couple of changes in her team philosophy for this season.

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This photo received attention over the weekend, because of what is occurring. After the overtime VC loss, Ouachita Christian linebacker Henry Messinger (right) and Ouachita Christian quarterback Henry Herring comfort VC quarterback Drew Lege. In the back ground is No. 7 Thomas Culp, who is trying to calm his team down, because some VC players were hurting after the loss.

Class Act:

What occurred after the Vermilion Catholic Eagles/Ouachita Christian Eagles football game was amazing.
On the game’s final play, VC quarterback Drew Lege threw an incomplete pass in the end zone. Because of the missed throw, the game ended, and VC lost.
It meant the end of the season for 13 seniors, and it also pushed Ouachita Christian into the Division IV finals for the second year in a row.
Like always, when the game is over, one team is happy, and another team is sad.
A handful of VC players, mostly seniors, fell to the ground and began crying.



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