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Demarcus Collins looks down field to pass the football for Iowa Wesleyan last week.

Abbeville's own Demarcus Collins starting QB for Division III college

Abbeville’s own Demarcus Collins is a true freshman at Iowa Wesleyan College, and he is already showing off his talent.
Collins, who graduated from Abbeville High last year where he played quarterback, played in seven games for Iowa Wesleyan. He was named the starting quarterback two weeks ago.
He won his first collegiate start, 24-17, two games ago. This past Saturday, however, Iowa Wesleyan fell to Minnesota Morris 48-41 in a shootout.
The Tigers were up 20-10 at halftime before being outscored 38-21 in the second half.

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Kaplan tight end Quintlan Cobb (1) goes flying in the air after being hit by North Vermilion linebacker Ryan Broussard. Cobb was able to hang onto the ball when he landed. Looking on is North Vermilion’s Noah LeBlanc (25).

Four Vermilion Parish football teams in great shape to make playoffs

With one more game to play in the regular high school season, it looks like four Vermilion Parish teams will be making the LHSAA playoffs, starting on Nov. 10.
The four teams who are in good shape to make the playoffs are Kaplan and North Vermilion in Class 3A, Vermilion Catholic in Division IV and Gueydan in Class A.
Two of the four teams are expected to have home games in the first round.
The Kaplan Pirates (6-3) are seeded No. 6 in this week’s LHSAA Class 3A power rankings. The top 16 teams play home in the first round.

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North Vermilion's Malik Criner (11) is the parish's leading rusher

Vermilion Parish rushing leaders

Player Team Carries Yards TDs
1. Malik Criner NVHS 165 1,270 9
2. Mac Thibeaux Kaplan 157 1,108 8
3. Braylon Romero Kaplan 133 880 4
4. Spencer Broussard Gueydan 80 746 8
5. Mark Clark Gueydan 85 583 5
6. Colt Dooley Delcambre 94 549 6
7. Blaire Broussard Gueydan 84 463 6

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Erath's Luke Frederick is tackled by North Vermilion players.

North Vermilion blows by Erath

LEROY – The North Vermilion Patriots are sitting pretty. Just don't expect them to rest on their laurels. There's simply too much left to accomplish.
Coach Richard Prejean's squad rebounded from last week's narrow loss to Patterson with a resounding 34-0 victory over winless Vermilion Parish rival Erath on Friday, improving to 5-2 on the year.
It was the kind of performance every coach wants to see in answer to adversity.



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