Football season is just a few weeks away

Published 12:16 am Thursday, August 9, 2007

NATCHEZ — In 15 days — or 360 hours or 21,600 minutes — the lights go on, the tee is placed and the 2007 football season gets kicking.

Last year’s class AA state champs Trinity Episcopal moved up to class AAA and will open their season at home against Tensas Academy on Aug. 24.

“We are ready to play,” Trinity head coach David King said.

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The other three games kicking off on Aug. 24 are Centreville Academy vs. Brookhaven Academy, Huntington vs. Central Private and Adams County Christian School vs. Wilkinson County Christian School.

“We have been working hard all summer,” ACCS head coach Paul Hayles said. “It will be good to see what we can do.”

But that’s just an appetizer for the next Friday, Aug. 31, when all the Miss-Lou high schools will be playing.

Cathedral opens their season with a district game at Dexter.

“All of our games are district games,” Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley said. “We’ve been preparing all summer.”

Other teams opening their season on Aug. 31, Natchez High School plays at home against Jefferson County, Vidalia High School vs. Block, Ferriday High School vs. Madison Parrish, Franklin County goes to Hazelhurst and Wilkinson High School will play at Greenwood.

“I love this time of year,” Vidalia head coach Dee Faircloth said. “We will be competitive this season.”

The last week of August will also see a rivalry reborn in the Trinity vs. ACCS game.

“This is the first time we played in a while,” Hayles said. “It’s a district game. So it means more than just bragging rights.”

Other big games going on will be Huntington traveling to WCCA, Centreville going to Parklane and Tensas’s home opener against Franklin Academy.