Natchez High hits the road for win

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 1999

Hop on the bus, Gus. After four straight home games (5 of the last 6), the Natchez High Bulldogs hit the road Friday, hoping to change their luck.

After a season-opening win over Jefferson County, the Bulldogs have lost five straight.

Of course it doesn’t help when you are playing teams like Gulfport, Vicksburg and Provine.

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Natchez travels to Jim Hill Friday. The Tigers are 1-1 in the division.

The Bulldogs are 0-2 in division play and hopes for a postseason look slim. But Jim Hill represents a good chance for the Bulldogs to improve to 2-5 overall with a legitimate shot at a 4-7 season.

That’s a big difference from 2-9 and should be enough motivation this week: Natchez 21, Jim Hill 12.

The last time Cathedral High played on D’Evereux Field is one Green Wave players want to soon forget.

Cathedral lost to St. Aloysius 47-12 at homecoming.

With Wesson and Hinds waiting in the wings, the Green Wave must beat St. Andrews for any type of playoff hope.

The Saints pick a bad time to visit Green Wave country: Cathedral 24, St. Andrews 6.

Trinity gets to catch its breath with a non-district game this Friday, but Union is no pushover after giving CHA a run for its money.

The Saints can improve to 4-4 with a win. Looking good at homecoming and at .500: Trinity 26, Union 20.

Adams County Christian School is also celebrating homecoming Friday and happy to be out of division play.

The Rebels have been shooting themselves in the foot the past two weeks. But you know it is hunting season now: ACCS&160;24, Brookhaven 12.

Vidalia goes to Block in a contest critical as far as district and playoff hopes are concerned.

The Vikings have been slow starters all year and that could be dangerous against what will be a pumped-up Bear football squad.

Pure emotion will keep this contest closer than it would be on paper: Vidalia 20, Block 14.

CHA and Huntington used to fight it out for a playoff spot when they were both in the same division.

They are in different divisions now, but it still should be a tough fight: CHA 24, Huntington 16.

Ferriday High hosts Crowville and the timing couldn’t be better. The Trojans lost to a physical Winnsboro team last week, but Crowville will not put up much of a fight:&160;Ferriday 36, Crowville 6.

Throw out the record books. When Wilkinson County Christian Academy and Centreville Academy get together, anything can happen.

The Tigers have dominated the series of late, but the Rams have had some bright spots. And you can bet this is one game where they will want to shine the brightest. But the Tigers will still be too much to handle: Centreville 26, WCCA 6.

Franklin County got in the win column last week against North Pike and found out how much they like it. Jefferson County was on the losing end against Wilkinson County last week and won’t get any sympathy from another neighbor: Franklin County 29, Jefferson County 12.

Pine Hills has been the surprise team of the area, while Porter’s Chapel has been disappointing. No change this week:&160;Pine Hills 28, Porter’s Chapel 6.

Wilkinson County has been on a run with one of the most talented backfields around. Still on a run: Wilkinson 18, Hazlehurst 6.

Tensas Academy appears to be peaking at the right time. They’ll find the summit again at home against Mount Olive: Tensas 20, Mount Olive 6.

Port Gibson faces Amite County and all-everything receiver Leon Collins: Amite County 20, Port Gibson 6.