FHS, VHS alumni to play Saturday

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ferriday — A mother-daughter matchup is one of many cross-rival trends that will transpire in the first-ever Battle of Concordia Parish Alumni Game Saturday.

Bragging rights will be on the line when former rivals from Ferriday and Vidalia guard one another at the Florida Street gym in Ferriday. Ferriday head coach Lisa Abron will wear red and blue again as she represents Team Vidalia, but she’ll take on her daughter Jasmine Upchurch, who she coached at Ferriday. Joining Upchurch for the Ferriday girls will be Monique Jones, who played in 2002 with the Trojans. Cassidy Cubie will join Abron on Vidalia’s squad.

The girls will tip off at noon, and the boys’ game will follow immediately after.

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Representing the boys will be Ronald Ellis, Gary Stewart, Prentiss Jenkins and David Hueing for Vidalia. Stewart won the LHSAA Class 3A State Championship in 2010. Opposing them will be Dylan Gullage, Mike Tennessee and Eric Crump, who all played in the 2000s for the Trojans.

The boys and girls will each play two 20-minute halves with a running clock.

Admission for the games will be $6 with the proceeds supporting the Miss-Lou Select travel team.

A trophy will be awarded to the winning girls and boys’ teams, and will reside at the winning school for a year.