Cathedral Green Wave need to win last two games for home playoff game
NATCHEZ — As football playoffs for the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools, Mississippi High School Athletic Association and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, several Miss-Lou football teams are plotting their paths to the post season.
In the MAIS, Cathedral Green Wave and Adams County Christian School Rebels each have two more games left in the regular season.
The Green Wave secured their playoff spot in the Class 4A MAIS playoffs with a 44-42 win against MAIS Class 3A opponent Centreville Academy Tigers in last Friday’s game.
Cathedral Green Wave Head Coach Chuck Darbonne said the Green Wave have not missed the playoffs since he started coaching in 2015.
“As far as the seeding goes, we need to win the last two games of the season to put ourselves in the best position as far as hosting a playoff game and being the highest seed you can be without winning the district,” Darbonne said about the importance of the last two games of the season.
Cathedral (5-3) will host MAIS Class 3A opponent Amite School Center Rebels on Friday for Homecoming for the final regular-season home game.
In preparation for Friday’s game against the Rebels (1-7), Darbonne said the Green Wave are going to focus on improving techniques.
“We weren’t consistent at times with our technique,” Darbonne said. “To be a team that needs to make a run at the playoffs, we need to be more consistent with our techniques. At times when it was looking grim in the game against Centreville Academy, our kids played well when we needed them to play well and they were able to overcome some adversity.”
The Green Wave will travel to St. Aloysius of Vicksburg High School Flashes for the final regular-season game.
Adams County Christian School
Adams County Christian School Rebels picked up a 40-23 win against St. Aloysius High School Flashes of Vicksburg on Oct. 11.
Rebels Head Coach David King said the Rebels have a good chance of making the playoffs.
“The key is where the seeding is going to be. If we lose one of these other games, then our seeding is going to go down,” King said about the Rebels making the playoffs. “Losing the Silliman Institute game cost us a chance of winning the district. We don’t control our destiny where we are in seeding.”
The Rebels (6-2) last home game is on Friday against Centreville Academy (2-6).
The last game of the season for ACCS is on the road against District 3-5A foe of Central Hinds Academy (0-8, 0-3).
Natchez High School Bulldogs
The Natchez High School Bulldogs have four football games left in the Mississippi High School Athletic Association season.
In order for the Bulldogs to make the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs, the Bulldogs need to win three of the remaining four games, said Roy Rigsby, head coach.
In the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs, only the top four from Region 3 will make the playoffs. As it stands right now, the Bulldogs are out of the playoffs.
The Bulldogs (3-4, 1-2 Region 3-5A) have two more away games and two more home games.
Friday’s game is at Forest Hill High School Patriots. The Patriots (3-5, 2-1) are in third place in the Region 3 standings.
Ferriday High School Trojans
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association goes by a Power Rating system for their playoffs, in which teams face other teams in higher classes to earn points.
The Ferriday High Trojans are ranked No. 5 of all 59 high school Class 2A teams in the Power Rating system with a 13.61 rating.
Ferriday Head Coach Stanley Smith said the only way the Trojans can make the Class 2As playoffs is to win District 2.
As of right now in the District 2 standings, the Trojans (5-1, 3-0) are in first place.
The Trojans will host Vidalia High School Vikings on Friday.
LHSAA regular season play ends Nov. 9. Ferriday has four games left in the regular season.
Delta Charter High School Storm
After losing the first four games of the season, the Delta Charter Storm need to win the rest of their games, in order to make the LHSAA Class 1A playoffs.
In the District 2-1A standings, Delta Charter is in a three-way tie with Cedar Creek and St. Frederick. The Storm will travel to St. Frederick on Oct. 25 and will host Cedar Creek on Nov. 1.
The Storm (2-4, 2-1 District 2-1A) will host Tensas High School Panthers (0-6, 0-3) on Friday.
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