High School Sports

VC cornerback Cody Verret fights off the block of an ED White player before trying to make a tackle. (photo by Mia Bacilla)

E.D. White too much for VC

First-year Vermilion Catholic coach Brady Thomas had a date to fill on his 2017 schedule when he took over the Screaming Eagles’ reins.
His choice of Class 4A member E.D. White shows how strongly Thomas wants his team to be able to compete, a matchup that could pay dividends down the road.
On Friday night, though, his Eagles fell behind 21-0 after one quarter and were no match for the visiting Cardinals, who departed with a 35-7 victory.

Ville Platte falls short to Lake Arthur in first district game

LAKE ARTHUR – The Ville Platte Bulldogs made the trip down to Lake Arthur Thursday night to tangle with the Tigers in hopes of extending their win streak to three in a row and picking a district win.
With both teams ready for battle, the game became a nail bitter until the final horn blew. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs would come up short on the night, as the Tigers came away with a 21-20 win.
With the loss, Ville Platte fell to 2-4 on the year and 0-1 in District 6-2A. The Bulldogs will host Kinder this Friday in continuing district action.

Sacred Heart cannot sustain momentum; loses two in a row

OPELOUSAS -- What looked to be a classic finish to an ever important game in the race for the District 5-1A title, turned into a runaway contest as the Opelousas Catholic Vikings scored 21 points in the second half on their way to a 35-7 win over the Sacred Heart Trojans here Friday night.
With the loss, Sacred Heart fell to 4-2 on the year and 1-2 in district competition. The Trojans will host North Central this Friday night.

Pine Prairie running back JJ Sims (21) breaks free from Mamou High’s Parker Granger (54) while Ethan Granger (10) gives chase. Pine Prairie took advantage of several Mamou miscues on their way to a 42-8 win. Pine Prairie improves to 3-3 and Mamou falls to 1-5. (Gazette photo Nick Jagneaux)

Panthers pounce

MAMOU – Like a big jungle cat, the Pine Prairie Panthers pounced on three early Mamou Demon miscues and converted them into points, as they rolled to a 42-8 District 5-3A win here Thursday night.
The night began eerily similar to the Demon’s loss to Iota last week, when Mamou fell behind to the Bulldogs 34-0 in the first quarter. On Thursday, déjà vu filled the air, with the Panthers taking a 22-0 lead after one period of play following an interception, a fumble recovery and a safety, all occurring on the Demon’s first three possessions.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Christell Faul
Notre Dame’s Waylon Bourgeois (18) breaks free for a big gain Friday during the Pios’ 38-37 come-from-behind victory over the Kinder Yellow Jackets. Bourgeois logged 12 carries for 23 yards and two touchdowns and also had one reception for a 63-yard touchdown.

Lamm field goal saves Pios in district opener

It was a matchup long overdue, the first ever meeting between 2015 state champions Kinder and Notre Dame and it did not disappoint. The Pios overcame a 28-0 first half Kinder lead to extend their regular season win streak to 30 when John William Lamm booted a 35-yard field goal with 2:06 to play for a 38-37 Notre Dame win.

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