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Cathedral puts behind Stringer victory, focuses on Lumberton

Cathedral’s R.J. Givens reaches for the ball against Stringer’s Zack Tew and Mason Avery. Stringer was called for pass interference, one of two penalties that would help the Green Wave win the game Friday night. (Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat)
Cathedral’s R.J. Givens reaches for the ball against Stringer’s Zack Tew and Mason Avery. Stringer was called for pass interference, one of two penalties that would help the Green Wave win the game Friday night. (Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat)

NATCHEZ — Cathedral High School (5-1) head coach Ron Rushing didn’t go to sleep Friday night thinking about his team’s victory against top-ranked Stringer.

“That game’s over with,” Rushing said. “I started thinking about Lumberton Friday night before I went to sleep.

A win against Stringer did give Cathedral high hopes for the rest of district play, but Rushing said they would not get complacent with one win as they focus their attention to Lumberton this week.

“Our district is brutal from top to bottom,” Rushing said. “Each district game could hurt you, so it’s very important that we stay focused.”

Going against Lumberton would prove to be a similar match up to Stringer. Rushing said his offense must come ready to tally up some serious yardage if they want to leave Lumberton victorious.

“I think it’s another game where have to score some points,” Rushing said. “They’re very big up front and very discipline.”

And if the Green Wave give the same offensive effort as they did against Stringer, Rushing said they’ll have a great chance to succeed in district play.

“We had a great team effort, and some great individual effort,” Rushing said. “Garrity threw the ball well. Everybody contributed.”

Garrity threw for 441 yards with seven touchdowns Friday. Jardarrius Anderson caught two of those touchdown passes and Ishmael Blackmon scored one.

Rushing said those two receivers must continue to play well.

One player, Rushing said, showed up at the right time scoring the winning touchdown against Stringer after struggling all season.

“(Christian) Jenkins has had a lot of things go wrong for him this year,” he said. “He’s had bad shin splints, and he’s finally fighting through all that.

“Getting him involved in the offense will make us much better. He’s going to give us that other dimension.”

Cathedral will head to Lumberton at 7 p.m. Friday.

 

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