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Broc Prejean, shown standing with a STM athlete, is now the new football coach at VC.

VC hires alum as new football coach

Most high school athletes and coaches only dream about what it is feels like to win a state title. Abbeville resident Broc Prejean can tell you first hand because he has been a part of five, either as a player or an assistant coach.
On Monday, VC announced to their alumni that they had selected Prejean as the school’s new head football coach.
Prejean is a 2006 VC graduate. In 2003 he was a member of the 2003 football team that won the Class 1A state title after beating Kentwood.

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Abbeville High hosting two-day Regional powerlifting competition

The Abbeville High gymnasium will be busy Friday and Saturday with the 2020 LHSPLA West Regional Power Lifting Meet.
For the first time, the high school will be hosting the two-day event.
The girls will begin lifting Friday at 10 a.m., and it will go until around 5 p.m., and around 100 girls are lifting.
Saturday morning will be busy with more than 200 male powerlifters. That meet will go until around 7 p.m.

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VC’s Whitney Bourque (14) went up for two points against Opelousas Catholic last week.

Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles travel to face St. Mary’s

St Mary’s basketball team has been knocked out of the quarterfinal round of the Division IV playoffs three years in a row, and they are tired of it. The team wants more.
Tom Collins is St. Mary’s basketball coach and he is coaching a group of seniors who he describes as “hungry girls.”
“They want more than reaching the quarterfinals,” said Collins. “I have four senior starters who are tired of being knocked out by Houma Christian or Vermilion Catholic. They want to get to the next round.”

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Kyrah Brailey prepares to shoot a free throw for VC. She finished Thursday’s game with 21 points.

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Kelli Frith goes inside for VC. She scored 16 points in Thursday’s playoff win.

Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles put on show in front of next opponent

With the No. 2 St. Mary basketball team sitting in the crowd, the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles performed in front of who will probably be their next opponent.
No. 7 VC beat No. 10 Opelousas Catholic 52-40 in the first round of the Division IV basketball playoffs on Thursday.
St. Mary has yet to play a first-round contest. They will play No. 15 Calvary Baptist on Monday. Expect VC head coach Kim Guidry to be scouting St. Mary on Monday.

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Kirsten Reed of Gueydan scored 14 points in the Honeybears’ win over Oberlin.

Third time a charm for Gueydan

GUEYDAN - The third time was the charm for the Gueydan Honeybears Thursday night in the Class 1A playoffs.
Gueydan advances to the second round after beating Oberlin, 48-44. Gueydan plays No. 2 East Iberville, who drew a first-round bye.
The game will be Monday at 6 p.m. on the road.
The No. 15 Honeybears drew No. 18 Oberlin in the first round. That was good news and bad news for Gueydan.
The good news was that Oberlin was no stranger to Gueydan. They played one another twice this season, so both teams knew one another.

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