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North Vermilion's Devin Martinez (3) scores a 21-yard TD in the second half.

STM too much for North Vermilion

LAFAYETTE - The North Vermilion Patriots ran into a well, oiled machine Friday when they traveled to Lafayette to play the Class 4A St. Thomas More Cougars.
The Cougars (8-2) are the No. 2 power ranked team in Division II, and the Patriots found out why.
The Cougars crushed North Vermilion 62-14 in a non-distrct game.
The game ended the regular season for both teams. The Class 4A playoff pairings will be announced today, and the Patriots will be on the road in the first round.
Against STM, the Patriots fell behind 28-8 in the first half and could not recover.

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Andrew Marceaux stepped in as the VC quarterback when starter Drew Lege went out with an injury.

Marceaux steps in as quarterback for VC and delivers

MORGAN CITY - VC senior Andrew Marceaux delivered when he was called on.
Marceaux is the backup quarterback for Drew Lege, a junior who has thrown for 5,200 yards over the last three years.
This season Marceaux gets to play quarterback when VC is leading by far. He has appeared in nine games.
But on Friday, that changed.
On VC’s second possession of the game, quarterback Drew Lege injured his ankle and was sidelined for the rest of the game.
With the district title and a No. 1 powerpoint ranking on the line, no one panicked when Lege did not come back in.

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Abbeville's Garrick Scott (9) catches one of his four passes for the Wildcats.

Erath escapes Abbeville with a win and a share of the district title

The Erath Bobcats escaped the Wildcat Stadium with a 24-22 win and a piece of the District 6 3-A football title.
The Bobcats, St. Martinville, and the Kaplan Pirates share the title with a 3-1 district. A piece of a district title still counts as a district title. Football district titles do not come around too often at Erath High. Before Friday’s win, Erath had only won five district titles (1958, 1959, 1962, 1963 and 1998). It’s been 21 years since their last district title in 1998. None of the Bobcat players were born the last time Erath won a football district title.

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The Kaplan Pirates are expected to play at home in the first round on Friday,

Five teams expected to make the LHSAA playoffs

The LHSAA will announce the football playoff pairings on Sunday, and Vermilion Parish should have five teams in the playoffs.
Three of the five teams are expected to play at home in the first round game on Friday.
Landing in the playoffs will be Vermilion Catholic (9-1), Erath (5-5), North Vermilion (5-5), Kaplan (6-4) and Gueydan (5-5).
The VC Eagles are expected to be the No. 1 ranked team in the Division IV Power ratings. If they are, they will be playing No. 16 ranked Central Private (5-4) at home. Central Private is in the same district as Southern Lab.

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The Vermilion Catholic Eagles have a lot riding on this game. For starters, a win puts them at 5-0 in district and the new district champs. It also could move the Eagles up from No. 2 to No. 1 in the final Division IV Power Point ratings.

Vermilion Catholic, Central Catholic playing for district title

MORGAN CITY Central Catholic High School will meet Vermilion Catholic High School in Morgan City tonight for the District 8-1A title.
Central Catholic (5-3 overall, 4-0 in district) comes into the contest after defeating Highland Baptist 42-6 a week ago.
Meanwhile, Vermilion Catholic (8-1, 4-0) defeated Covenant Christian 45-0 last week. Vermilion Catholic is ranked No. 3 in the latest Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 1A poll.



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