High School Sports

Iota running back Kollin Guillory attempts to slip past a Vermilion Catholic defender Thursday during the Bulldogs’ scrimmage against the Eagles in Abbeville.

Iota’s offense shines against Vermilion Catholic

For the first time in 2018, the Iota High School football team had an opportunity to share the field with another team.
On Thursday, they traveled to Abbeville to practice and scrimmage against the Vermilion Catholic Eagles.
There were plenty of moments when the Bulldogs, who return 13 starters from last year’s 9-3 squad, showed why they are being predicted by some to make a return trip to the playoffs. There were also several moments that reminded Iota fans that there was still much work to do before the season begins.

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Crowley High’s Rapheus Joseph runs down St. Louis’ quarterback Friday during the Gents’ three-way scrimmage with the Saints and Southside High School of Youngsville.

Wall impressed with Gents in three-way scrimmage

It was only a scrimmage, but Crowley High football coach Jeptha Wall left the Gents’ first test of the 2018 season with reason to smile Friday.
The Gents hosted a three-way scrimmage with St. Louis Catholic and Southside High School and Wall walked away from the three-hour session “very pleased” with what he saw.
“You know, we played with a lot of poise and we never really got rattled,” he said. “We never hit that panic mode. They stayed calm, (players) kept their mouths shut and played the game and that was good to see.”

Notre Dame’s Brant Theunissen makes a play on a ball during the Pios’ scrimmage against St. Thomas More Thursday in Lafayette.

Pios pass the scrimmage phase of preseason

Notre Dame squared off against St. Thomas More Thursday in their annual skills and drills scrimmage heading into jamboree action this week.
The teams matched up for inside blocking drills, passing skels and defensive rush drills. The scrimmage concluded with a team on team scrimmage.
“We’ve been doing this for about 15 years now,” explained Pios coach Lewis Cook. “We feel this format reduces the risk of injury while at the same time giving us the chance to evaluate blocking and other techniques that helps in our development as a team.”

The 2018 Berwick High School Panther football team
(Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

Berwick High has big shoes to fill in 2018

Berwick High School lost two of the state’s best receivers to college football, but the cupboard is far from empty in 2018.
First, Berwick hired Mike Walker as head coach and athletic director in February to replace Eric Holden, who resigned after two seasons. Walker, 29, comes to Berwick after spending the past four seasons as defensive coordinator of the Vandebilt Catholic football team. The former Nicholls State linebacker also has two years of experience as a Nicholls graduate assistant.

Chris Stroud
(The Daily Review/Mico Aloisio)

Morgan City Tigers show improvement in scrimmage

While Morgan City High School may not have scored during its scrimmage Friday with H.L. Bourgeois, the Tigers’ offense certainly got better during the two-plus hours of work against its Terrebonne Parish opponent.
“Really pleased the way the kids played hard,” Morgan City High School Coach Chris Stroud said. “I thought early we got a little dazed, because H.L. got the best of us early. Those kids are big. They played hard, so we kind of little had that look in our eyes.”


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