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The Vermilion Catholic Eagles will take the field tonight with a chance to reach the Division IV title game. The No. 2 Eagles will play host to No. 3 Ouachita Christian at 7 p.m.

Eagles on the verge

In order for the No. 2 VC Eagles to play for the school’s third state title, they have to beat a team that has won six state titles, including last year’s Division IV state title.
No. 3 Ouachita Christian Eagles (8-1) travels to Abbeville to battle the No. 2 Eagles in the semifinal game. The winner heads to the Division IV state finals. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.
While VC may be the higher seed, Ouachita Christian will be a tough opponent because of their talent.
As a team, the OC Eagles average 226 yards on the ground and 144 in the air.

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VC faces unfamiliar, but tough challenge

There is no real history between the Vermilion Catholic Eagles (8-0) and the Ouachita Christian Eagles (8-1).
The schools have only played each other once, in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs in 2010. The OC Eagles won 56-0. They went on to finish state runner up in Class 1A.
The crazy thing is that Ouachita head coach Steven Fitzhugh was also the head coach back then.
Tonight the two tangle for only the second time. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Eagle Stadium.

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The Eagles will play host to No. 3 seed Ouachita Christian next Friday for the right to play for the Division IV title.

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Vermilion Catholic’s Saul Dartez (1) and Mikie Bazar (14) celebrate one of Bazar’s two touchdown catches during Friday’s quarterfinal win over Riverside Academy. Dartez also hauled in a pair of scores from Drew Lege, including one late in the first half that helped give the Eagles momentum.

Vermilion Catholic Eagles roll on to semi-finals

By Neal McClelland
Special to the Meridional



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