Article Image Alt Text

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.

Article Image Alt Text

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

Article Image Alt Text

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.

Article Image Alt Text

Bernadette Dawson Benoit and Don Chauvin hold their awards at the banquet.

Abbeville High inducts two into athletic hall of fame

Two were inducted into the Abbeville High Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday.
They were also honored at Friday’s football game at halftime.
Inducted were Bernadette Dawson Benoit, 1989 AHS graduate, and Don Chauvin, who was inducted for the work he did to make Abbeville High athletics better and was also one of the founding fathers of the AHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
Benoit was a two-sport (basketball and track) athlete. Her freshman year she quit track but came back strong, the following three years.

Article Image Alt Text

Abbeville quarterback Chad Celestine scored against Patterson.

Abbeville almost pulls off upset against Patterson

The Abbeville Wildcats actually outplayed the Patterson Lumberjacks for three out of the four quarters. It was that one quarter that cost them the game.
The Wildcats fell 34-24 to Patterson in front of a homecoming crowd.
“After the Jeanerette game, we had people crying,” said AHS head coach Kevin Kern. “Tonight, they had enough (of losing). They wanted to come out and show what they are made of. This game proved that we can do better than what our record shows. This game should go a long way.”



Vermilion Today

Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542