Natchez High starts late, stays strong

Published 1:37 am Saturday, September 15, 2007

Woodville — Last week’s overtime win against Gulfport didn’t drain the energy from the Natchez High Bulldogs.

They handed Wilkinson County a 40-24 loss in Woodville Friday night.

“We came out a little flat in the first half,” Natchez High head coach Lance Reed said.

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Reed said Wilkinson County came out and played a good game.

“They played a tough game tonight,” Reed said. “They jumped out on us early.”

Reed said his team is still having problems playing four quarters.

“We finally started coming around in the second quarter,” Reed said.

The Bulldogs went into the half up 19-16.

“We came out ready in the second half,” Reed said. “Javon Washington had a great game tonight.”

The Bulldogs scored 14 unanswered points in the third and held Wilkinson County to just eight points in the fourth.

“Defense did their job for the most part,” Reed said. “We are still making some mistakes and need to work in some areas. But I’m proud of the win tonight.”

The Bulldogs have a tough test coming up when they travel to play undefeated Franklin County Friday at 7 p.m.