Vidalia High drops first game of season, can’t keep up with Rayville

Published 2:24 am Saturday, September 30, 2017

Rayville High School junior quarterback James Powell Jr. threw six touchdown passes as the Hornets stunned the Vidalia High School Vikings Friday night in LHSAA District 2-2A action, 40-12.

Rayville (1-4, 1-1) led 26-0 before Vidalia finally got on the scoreboard as Jakalen Poole recovered a fumble and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown with 6:55 left in the third quarter.

The Vikings also scored with 1:31 left on Tristan Weatherly’s 6-yard TD pass to Josh Marsaw.

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Weatherly went 9-for-19 passing for 125 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Marsaw also had one interception on defense, as did Jamar Lyons.

Vidalia (4-1, 1-1) hosts General Trass for homecoming at 7 p.m. next Friday.