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Elijah Mitchell rushed for more than 200 yards his freshman year at UL before getting hurt.

New Cajuns head coach has plans for former Erath running back when he is healthy

NEW ORLEANS – Elijah Mitchell has barely scratched the surface of how good he can be.
The Erath High product gave fans and coaches a peek at that potential – a tease frame, more than a freeze frame – during UL’s 2017 season.
But a foot injury against Idaho put Mitchell on the shelf for half of the season and all of spring drills, robbing him of a chance to impress new coach Billy Napier and his staff on the field.
Not to worry. Napier has plans for Mitchell as soon as he gets healthy.

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Here are the names of the 10-year-old All-Stars and their jersey numbers. #00 - Kaine Stevens, #1 - Braylon Himel, #2 - Jax Smith, #3 - Cooper Petrey, #5 - Mason Hargrave, #6 - James Higginbotham , #7 - Joshua Rupert , #8 - Jackson Romero, #10 - Caleb Whitlock, #12 - Wyatt Kline , #13 - Caleb Hebert and #54 - Aiden Feverjean. In the picture, head coach Clay Young talks to his players in between innings.

North Vermilion 10s gearing Up For Road Trip

Next week the North Vermilion 10-year old All-Stars are taking their 10-game winning streak on the road to compete in the Mustang South Zone Tournament in Deer Park, Texas.
The squad leaves Wednesday and will play two pool play games. The first game is a week from today and then again on July 27.
North Vermilion will open the tournament playing Loredo, Texas at 9 a.m.
The next pool play game will be against Houston Meadow Place.
After the two pool play games, each team will be seeded.

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The North Vermilion Youth Association 9-10 year old All-Stars captured the Mustang Super Region Tournament early Friday morning in Abbeville. NV beat SLYSI of Lafayette 17-14 . The game began at 9 p.m. on Thursday and ended Friday, just after midnight. The all-stars will be traveling to Deer Park, Texas on July 25 to compete in the PONY Zone tournament. The members of the team are kneeling (L-R) Jackson Romero, Kaine Stevens, James Higginbotham: Standing (L-R): Braylon Himel, Caleb Whitlock, Coach Jason Broussard, Caleb Hebert, Aiden F everjean, Coach Clay Young, Mason Hargrave, Cooper Petrey, Jax Smith and Wyatt Kline. Missing from the picture is Coach Steven Romero & Joshua Ruppert

Super Region Champions: North Vermilion Gets It Done

Good things come to those who wait.
The 10-year-old North Vermilion All-Stars have waited three years for this to happen.
Early Friday morning, at around 12:02 a.m., the North Vermilion All-Stars were celebrating their 17-14 victory over SLYSI of Lafayette. The game began Thursday at about 9 p.m. and ended just after midnight.
With the win, they have qualified to play in Deer Park, Texas for the next round. The tournament begins on July 25.
Last year, with most of the same boys, the club finished third in the same tourney.

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Jax Harrington may be the first Erath High offensive linemen to commit to a Division I university.

Erath's Harrington commits to play for Cajuns

A football player, the size of Jax Harrington, does not come around Vermilion Parish too often.
Harrington is 6-foot-5 and weighs 290 pounds, and he plays offensive tackle for Erath High School.
Earlier in the week, Harrington verbally committed to play for the UL Ragin Cajuns, via Twitter. He selected UL after receiving 13 other scholarship offers, including from Kansas, Tulsa, Southern Miss., La Tech, and Air Force.

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The Gueydan Bears will be working on their passing game this week at STM.

Four parish teams competing in 7-on-7 tournament at St. Thomas More

Four schools from Vermilion Parish will be competing in Quint Slant’s 7-on-7 tournament at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette.
The four teams are Vermilion Catholic, Gueydan, North Vermilion and Delcambre High.
The small schools play Wednesday, and the larger schools Class 4 and Class 5A schools play on Thursday.
There will be no running plays, just passing plays.
Gueydan, a Class A school, has the first game on Wednesday against Class 2A Delcambre Panthers. It begins at 4 and will only last 20 minutes.



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