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NV quarterback Dale Martin hands the ball off to Benny Freeman in the first game of the year. The Patriots played a home game in Wildcat Stadium in Abbeville.

North Vermilion 's homecoming game being played in Kaplan

This football season has been unique for the North Vermilion Patriots (1-1).
In their second year in Class 4A, the coaching staff and players have to adapt to what has been thrown at them, such as COVID 19 and Hurricane Delta.
The Patriots have one of the smallest home stadiums in the parish despite being the largest school. When Gov. John Bel Edwards mandated allowing only 25 percent capacity for football stadiums, that was not good news for high school teams, especially the Patriots due to their small stadium.

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Above - Saul Dartez (1) catches one of his three passes for VC. Tackling him is Gabe Primeaux for Erath. Also in the photo is EHS defender Jose Valenzuela.

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VC's J. Rob Allums hauls in a pass with EHS defender Jose Valenzuela tackling him.

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VC defender Alec Broussard intercepts a pass.

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VC's Thomas Bellaire catches one of his three passes and is swarmed by Bobcats.

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Erath receiver Austin Hebert (11) stiff arms VC defender Saul Dartez, who is trying to tackle him.

VC too much for Erath

ERATH - After a 7-0 first quarter lead, the Vermilion Catholic Eagles scored 27 points in the second period and cruised to a 47-0 victory over the Erath Bobcats.
The Eagles, who are ranked at No. 9 in the Class 1A poll, racked up 394 total yards while the VC defense held EHS out of the end zone for four quarters.
VC senior quarterback Drew Lege threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns. In only two games, Lege has thrown for just over 600 yards.

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BATON ROUGE – The LSU at Florida football game of October 17 has been postponed due to positive tests and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Florida football program, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for December 12 in Gainesville.
The SEC’s COVID-19 management requirements, as developed by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, are available on

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Abbeville High cancels football game against Eunice

Abbeville High head football coach Roderick Moy has decided to cancel Friday night’s home game against Eunice because some players live in areas that don’t currently have electricity.
While most of the city has electricity, there are areas in the city that did not, as of Tuesday afternoon. Many Wildcat football players live in those areas and are not home due to no electricity.
Moy held football practice Tuesday morning to see who would attend. Half of his team was missing. That is when he knew there was no way to play football on Friday.



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