Kaplan slips, VC holds steady in polls
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Freshman Gage Broussard had a reception for VC in the fourth frame.
Freshman Gage Broussard had a reception for VC in the fourth frame.
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Vermilion Catholic’s 49-7 win over Lafayette Christian on Friday night kept them undefeated. The Eagles sit at 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in district.

Kaplan, meanwhile, fell in a tough game against Iowa, one that was much closer than their score would let on. That left the Pirates at 3-1.

As a result, the Eagles held on to their No. 3 rank in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll for this week, while Kaplan fell to No. 10, tied with Caldwell.

VC continues their tour of the district with an appearance Thursday night against Central Catholic, who sits at 0-4 (0-1 in district) after a 34-28 loss to Highland Baptist last week. The Eagles have a storied past against Central Catholic, and this look look to keep the edge they picked up on the team last year.

Kaplan has a chance to recover after the fall to Iowa last week. The hit the road Friday night to take on St. Martinville, who also suffered a loss on Thursday. Kaplan’s game against Iowa was much closer than the score appeared, and the Pirates only suffered a minor setback in their path toward district which begins against North Vermilion in two weeks.

The Eagles and the Pirates started off the season strong with upset wins over Catholic of New Iberia and Lafayette High, respectively. Unlike VC, however, Kaplan had not started the season on the polls, but after the first week and that win over Lafayette, they saw themselves sitting at No. 10 and slowly worked their way to No. 7 before the Iowa loss knocked them back down.

Both Kaplan and VC have the best records in the parish, with North Vermilion’s win against St. John on Friday night putting them at 1-3, the same record held by Delcambre.

Erath’s and Abbeville’s tough schedules have them sitting at 0-4 records, while a struggling Gueydan sits at 0-3.

Kaplan’s head coach, Stephen Lotief, referred to the polls as “just numbers” last week, saying “They only mean something at the end of the season.”

His Pirates are looking to return to their winning ways in hopes of building up the momentum necessary to take on their week ten opponent, Notre Dame, who right now sits at No. 3 on the poll.

Vermilion Catholic is the only team from their district to get into the top ten, but Highland Baptist is looking to break in. Those two teams will meet on October 18.
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