High School Sports

Bobcats open district against Crowley Gents

Eunice is undefeated after three weeks as the Bobcat nation celebrated wins over Opelousas, Jennings and Rayne.
“It is a pleasant surprise to see us at 3-0,” Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said after the Bobcats opened the 2017 season 1-4. “We thought with the youth we had, that was going to be a tall task.
“The seniors have really stepped up and kept the team focused on what we need to be focused on.
“We have a good mixture of veterans and young guys and it has paid off for us.
“Our guys step out there and believe they can win.”

Pine Prairie blows past Beau Chene to pick up first win

BEAU CHENE -- The Pine Prairie Panthers trounced the Beau Chene Gators 34-7 in a highly physical brawl to pick up their first win after a rough start to the season.
The Panthers improve to 1-2 on the year and will host Church Point Friday night in their first district game of the season.
Pine Prairie running back JJ Sims was the star of the show Friday night, racking up 260 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Kendrick Baudoin (10) breaks up a pass.

North Vermilion falls to Ascension

Coach Matt Desormeaux’s Ascension Episcopal Blue Gator took momentum from a 95-yard drive and opted to go for the win instead of overtime Friday night here at Patriots Stadium. And boy did the gamble pay off.
Wide receiver Seth Kirstetter took the snap in the wildcat formation, sprinted hard to the right, and fooled everyone as he put on the breaks and threw back across the field to a wide open Ethan Leoni who snuck across the formation from his tight end spot to give AES a 22-21 win over the Patriots.

Gueydan improves to 3-0

GUEYDAN - Could history be in the making at Gueydan High School this football season?
The Bears have improved to 3-0 after crushing South Cameron, 34-0, in a Thursday night game in Gueydan.
It is the best start for a Gueydan team since 2009 when the Bears began the year 4-0 under then head coach Jay Landry.
Second year head coach Roderick Moy is excited his team has jumped out to a great start.
“We met our first goal,” said Moy. “We want a first round home playoff game, and this start was our first step. Now we are heading into the next phase.”

The VC Eagles run onto the field before the Erath game.

Vermilion Catholic handles Erath

The VC Eagles beat parish rival, the Erath’s Bobcats, 34-11, on Friday.
The Eagles got down 3-0 when Erath scored on its first possession. But, only giving up three points sent a message that scoring was not going to come easy against VC’s defense.
Before the field goal, Erath had the ball on VC’s 11 and second down but could not punch it into the end zone.
In the first half, Erath missed scoring opportunities three times. The Bobcats had the ball on the VC 5, twice and came away with no points.
VC head coach Kevin Fouquier was proud of his defense.

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