Natchez travels to Velma Jackson

Published 1:29 am Friday, September 6, 2019

By Patrick Murphy

The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ — The Natchez High School Bulldogs travel north to Camden to face Velma Jackson High School in a non-divisional game.

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After last week’s loss against Jefferson County, 22-20, head coach Roy Rigsby said he has made some personnel changes at quarterback and defensive ends and backs.

In the game against Jefferson County, Kyreek Murray was the quarterback. The starting quarterback for the game is senior James Singleton. Rigsby said he wants to see the overall team start to form.

“We want to see what groups play well as a team,” Rigsby said. “We need guys who need to play with the right demeanor and that’s going to be indicative in the way we play.”

This is the second away game of the season for Natchez. In away games overall, the Bulldogs (1-1) are 37-59. Meanwhile, the Falcons come into this game on a two-game losing streak.

Last week, the Falcons lost to Vicksburg, 19-14. At home as a whole, Velma Jackson is 64-33. This is the first time the two teams are facing each other.

“Velma is a very good football team. They’re athletic and well-coached,” Rigsby said. “I have a lot of respect for Velma and what they have done to continue to build their program. They’re a formidable opponent.”

The game is set to begin at 7 p.m. at Velma Jackson High School.