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Green Wave hopes to improve with win over Amite on Friday

NATCHEZ — The Cathedral High School Green Wave will look to improve its record to 3-0 on the season when it travels to Liberty to take on the Amite School Center Rebels at 7 p.m. Friday.

Cathedral is coming off an impressive 40-0 win over the Christian Home Educators Fellowship Patriots last Friday night while Amite School Center picked up its first win of the season with a 26-13 win at Ben’s Ford Christian School.

Green Wave head coach Chuck Darbonne said practice was not affected by the Labor Day holiday, but weather was an issue last week.

“It went off pretty good (Monday). We had just two days of practice last week because of lightning. We’ll have to move practice inside (Wednesday). I think preparation-wise, we’ll be fine. Hopefully, we’ll get a few minutes outside when it’s wet,” Darbonne said Tuesday with anticipation of possible impact of Tropical Storm Gordon.

In the win over CHEF, the Green Wave put up 369 yards of total offense and only had to punt twice while its defense forced five turnovers.

“We executed better than we did against Central Private. We were able to get some young kids in,” Darbonne said.

As to what concerns him the most about the Rebels, Darbonne said,

“They play hard. They’re a physical team,” Darbonne said. “Their quarterback runs the ball well. They have a physical receiver. Defensively, they play well against the run. They’re a young team that makes a few mistakes.”

The one thing Darbonne said his team will work on this week is fundamentals.

“We’re still making mistakes. Not paying attention to detail,” Darbonne said.

Home games

Adams County Christian School (2-0) hosts Christian Home Educators Fellowship (0-3) today at 7 p.m. Centreville Academy (1-2) will look to get back on the winning track when it hosts Ben’s Ford (1-2) Friday at 7 p.m.

Coming off a 38-12 loss to defending MAIS 8-Man state champion Briarfield Academy, Wilkinson County Christian Academy (0-2) plays host to Riverdale Academy (1-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wilkinson County High School (2-0) will look to remain undefeated when it plays host to MHSAA Class 2A Heidelberg High School (2-1).

Franklin County High School (0-3) will have its hands full when it hosts MHSAA Class 1A Lumberton High School (3-0), which is coming off 32-7 win over Heidelberg. Kickoff for both games is at 7 p.m. Friday.

Road games

Jefferson County High School (1-1), coming off a 21-0 win at Amite County High School, will for its second straight win on the road when it travels to Rolling Fork to take on South Delta High School (1-1), which lost a heartbreaker at Leflore County High School 50-48 last week.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday.

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