Hoping for a drier Friday night

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 12, 1999

After spending most of the weekend popping the sides of my head to get the water out of my ears, I’m ready for another week of prep picks.

Not that it hasn’t looked as if my picks have been made after being whopped upside the head.

There are some tough games this week, almost as tough as the poor folks who had to repair the football fields. And wouldn’t you know five of our six teams would have been at home last week. Natchez and Vidalia sure picked a good night to be on the road.

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Cathedral has this week off, so they’ve got a little more time to work on their field.

By the way, would someone let me know if it’s D’Evereux Stadium or D’Evereaux Stadium. The old press box had D’evereux, while the new one has D’Evereaux. To make matters even more confusing, there are two streets nearby with those same two spellings.

Natchez High takes to the road again against Wayne County this week. The Bulldogs battled Jim Hill to the wire, falling 21-18. That may have been Natchez’s lost shot at a win: Wayne County 22, Natchez 12.

Adams County Christian School will host a machine when Jackson Prep comes to town. ACCS looked impressive against Brookhaven last week, but Prep looks impressive every week.

Look for the Rebels to go for broke Friday, but it won’t be enough:&160;Jackson Prep 28, ACCS 6.

Trinity takes on the most improved team in the area in Pine Hills. The Wildcats are only three points away from being unbeaten.

The Wildcats will keep their hopes for a wild card bid: Pine Hills 22, Trinity 13.

Vidalia versus McCall. This one used to be critical in the past when both teams were in the same division and current Arkansas wide receiver Anthony Lucas would streak down the sidelines past Viking defenders in much the same way he does now.

Of course, Vidalia had its high points in the series, as well. Another high point:&160;Vidalia 30, McCall 6.

Ferriday High steps out of district after defeating Crowville last week. Not so lucky this week: Farmerville 22, Ferriday 12.

Huntington High has scratched and clawed to stay remain in a race for a wild card spot. Tensas has assured itself of a postseason bid. More assurance: Tensas 22, Huntington 6.

Chamberlain-Hunt is staying right on the heels of Woodland Hills and Tri-County. University Christian will be another stepping stone:&160;CHA&160;29, University Christian 6.

Franklin County is unbeaten in division play, while Hazlehurst has not won a game. That trend continues: Franklin County 20, Hazlehurst 12.

Wilkinson County Christian School put up a great fight against Centreville last week. It’s going to be tough to get that pumped up again:&160;Silliman 26, WCCA 12.

Wilkinson County is No. 3 in the state in points scored (268) and first in points allowed (27). The Wildcats also have a very good football team: Wilkinson County 35, Port Gibson 6.

Centreville struggled past WCCA last week. You can bet Tiger coach Bill Hurst won’t let that happen again: Centreville 26, Amite 0.

Block gets some relief after battling Vidalia last week: Block 28, Crowville 6.

Jefferson County has been taking it on the chin most of the season. Not turning the other cheek this week:&160;Jefferson County 18, North Pike 12.

Joey Martin is sports editor of The Democrat. He can be reached by calling 446-5172 ext. 232 or by e-mail at joey.martin@natchezdemocrat.com.