Kaplan runs by North Vermilion
NV’s Connor Dupuy (1) and Evan Dubois (3) tackle Mac Thibeaux (28) from Kaplan.
The Kaplan Pirates’ running game looked to be just fine based on Friday night’s performance against the North Vermilion Patriots.
The Pirates rushed for 236 yards in 30-minutes of football and cruised to a 29-6 win over North Vermilion.
Vermilion Parish’s 2015 Offensive MVP Julius Johnson began where he left off, rushing the football. He finished with 118 yards and a touchdown on only 8 carries. Also helping the run department was Mac Thibeaux, who had five carries and 35 yards and a score.
“I liked what I saw,” said KHS head coach Stephen Lotief. “Outr running game did well. There are still a lot of improvements we need to make in a short period of time.”
Kaplan plays at Abbeville on Thursday in the season opener.
The Pirates scored on their first three possessions. They went 57, 55 and 60 yards on the drives.
The Patriots had a drive that took 8 minutes off the clock in the first half.
After going three plays and then forced to punt, NV punter Connor Dupuy showed his skills in the passing department. On aa bad snap, Dupuy picked up the ball, rolled left and threw it to Luke LeBlanc for a 16-yard reception and a first down to keep the drive alive.
North Vermilion went 70 yards on the scoring drive after that play. There were two big plays on the drive. First-year starting quarterback, sophomore Garrett Becker, completed a 13-yard pass and a 7-yard pass to Dupuy.
On fourth down and 13 yards away from paydirt, Becker scrambled and then tucked the ball in and darted 13 yards for a touchdown.
He completed five passes, all to Dupuy, for 52 yards.
It was hard to tell the Gueydan Bears only had three days of practice before playing the Erath junior varsity team.
The Bears rushed for 173 yards to blank the junior varsity team 26-0.
Sophomore Matt Clark paced GHS with 71 yards on eight totes. He also had a 13-yard touchdown run in the second half.
The Bears went ahead early on a 1-yard run by Spencer Brousard. As time expired in the first half, Griffin Guidry had a 65-yard touchdown reception.
Andre Toups had an interception for Erath.