Three area teams log victories after dry spells
Published 12:51 am Monday, October 15, 2007
natchez — Last week saw a Natchez High, Cathedral and Franklin County return to the win column after a few weeks of hard losses.
NHS defeated Brandon 35-28.
“I almost forget what a win felt like,” Natchez head coach Lance Reed said. “We made some adjustments on offense last week and we did a good job taking what Brandon’s defense gave us.”
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Quarterback Javon Washington had a tremendous game throwing for 172 yards and four touchdowns.
The Bulldogs also got some help from running back Wille Newman. He rushed for 115 yards averaging 7.6 yards per carry.
Reed said he was happy with the way his defense stepped up in the back and forth game.
“The defense made some key stops Friday night,” Reed said. “Callon Green has stepped up and been the key on defense for us.”
NHS hits the road the again to play Jim Hill High School.
“As a program, we felt like we haven’t played our best game,” Reed said. “Our district is wide open. Winning out can earn us a spot in the playoffs.”
Cathedral picked up a big 48-32 win over Stringer. It was their first win in four weeks.
The Green Wave ffense tallied up over 400 yards. Quarterback Preston Edwards threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another.
Cathedral’s defense came through putting 14 points on the board.
Daniel Culvert and Braxton Fondren each returned an interception for touchdowns.
Cathedral hits a brick wall this week as
they hit the road to take on the No. 1 in 1A 6-0 Puckett Wolves.
After two tough nail biter games, Franklin County took their frustration out in the form of a 38-7 pounding on North Pike.
Jamie Collins and Jordan Hunt rushed for two touchdowns each. Both had one going for 40 or more yards.
The Ferriday Trojans extended their undefeated record to 7-0 after defeating the Sterlington Panthers 18-13.
“We played as a team,” Ferriday head coach Freddie Harrison said. “I’m very proud of them.”
After taking a 12-6 lead, the Trojans played time management football in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Kendrick Harris led a 10-minute, 92-yard drive to put the out of reach.
Harris said after the game, “It came down to wanting to move the ball. When it comes down to it, you have to give that extra push.”
Harris credited Harrison for having them prepared for Sterlington and the reason for their impressive season so far.
“Coach is well organized,” Harris said. “He works us hard to get better. We still have a lot of work to do.”
Ferriday has a tough game ahead of them this week with 4A Beau Chene (4-3).
“They are big, hard hitting team,” Harrison said. “We are going to play whoever is on our schedule.”
Probably the biggest surprise, Jefferson County handedly defeated Tylertown 32-12. Tylertown was ranked No. 1 in the district.
“There were a lot of miss matches,” JC head coach James Herrington said. “Our offensive line did a great job defending against the blitz.”
Herrington said with the way they way the offensive line played, they were able to dictate the flow of the game and do what they wanted to with the ball.”
In other area action, Vidalia was blown out by Marksville, Block returned to their old ways losing 40-7 to LaSalle and Wilkinson County took a beating falling to Amite County 65-14.