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Miss-Lou high schools release 2020 football schedules

NATCHEZ — Four local public schools recently released their varsity high school football schedules for the 2020 season. And for a change, there is no change to the teams they will be facing from what it was in 2019.

But there will be one big change for two of those teams.

Randy Craft is the new head football coach at Natchez High School, replacing Roy Rigsby. Michael Norris was promoted from assistant coach to head coach at Vidalia High School while Rob Faircloth, who was the interim coach for the Vikings last year, will be an assistant coach this year.

Neither coach made any changes to their non-region and non-district opponents, respectively.

Natchez High School

Natchez High hosts Vicksburg High School for a scrimmage game on Friday, Aug. 14. Then it will start its regular season on Friday, Aug. 21 at home against Wilkinson County High School.

Then the Bulldogs travel to Fayette to take on Jefferson County High School on Aug. 28.

The Bulldogs then play host to Velma Jackson High School on Sept. 4 before going to Baton Rouge, La. to take on LHSAA Class 5A Scotlandville High School.

After an open week on Sept. 18, they open up MHSAA Region 3-5A play on Sept. 25 when they travel to Jackson to face Jim Hill High School.

After hosting Wingfield High School on Oct. 2, the Bulldogs have three straight road games against Laurel High School on Oct. 9; Forest Hill High School on Oct. 16; and West Jones High School on Oct. 16.

Natchez High plays host to Brookhaven High School on Oct. 30 before closing its season on the road on Nov. 6 against South Jones High School.

Vidalia High School

Vidalia High School has two home games to begin its 2020 season. The Vikings host Sicily Island High School on Sept. 4 and Block High School on Sept. 11. Then it’s back-to-back road games against Class 5A West Ouachita High School on Sept. 18 and Class 3A Caldwell Parish High School on Sept. 25.

The Vikings start the LHSAA District 2-2A portion of their schedule at home against Rayville High School on Friday, Oct. 2. Then they travel to Lake Providence, La. to take on General Trass High School on Oct. 9. After that is the Concordia Parish rivalry as Vidalia plays host to defending district and Class 2A state champion Ferriday High School on Oct. 16.

For the second time this season, Vidalia will have two straight road games – this time in district play.

The Vikings play at Madison Parish High School on Oct. 23 and at Mangham High School on Oct. 30. They finish their season at home against Delhi Charter School.

Ferriday High School

Speaking of the defending LHSAA District 2-2A and Class 2A state champion Ferriday Trojans, they will play in both a scrimmage and a jamboree to get ready for the 2020 season. They will play at the Bastrop Fall Scrimmage on Aug. 21 and at the sixth annual Eddie G. Robinson High School Football Classic Jamboree at Robinson Memorial Stadium on the campus of Grambling State University against Class 5A Evangel Christian Academy.

Then for the second straight year, Ferriday will play at Class 5A Alexandria Senior High School on Sept. 4 to begin its regular season. Then the Trojans play at Class 4A Plaquemine High School on Sept. 11. They finally play their home opener on Sept. 18 against Class 1A Sicily Island High School.

Ferriday begins defense of its district championship on Sept. 25 at Rayville High School. Then it hosts General Trass High School on Oct. 2 before hosting Madison Parish High School for homecoming on Oct. 9.

After playing at district and Concordia Parish rival Vidalia High School on Oct. 16, the Trojans play host to Mangham High School on Oct. 23. They play at Delhi Charter School on Oct. 30 for their district finale before playing at Richwood High School in their regular-season finale.

Delta Charter School

Delta Charter School will have three home games in its first four weeks of the 2020 season. The Storm hosts Delhi Charter School for its season-opener on Sept. 4 before traveling to Alexandria, La. to take on Class 4A Peabody High School on Sept. 11. After that it hosts Jonesboro-Hodge High School on Sept. 18 and defending Class 1A state champion Oak Grove High School on Sept. 25 in its district opener.

The Storm plays at Sicily Island High School on Oct. 2, hosts Delhi High School on Oct. 9, plays at Tensas High School on Oct. 16 and hosts St. Frederick High School on Oct. 23 for its home finale. Then it plays at Cedar Creek School on Oct. 30 and closes out the season on the road against district foe and defending Division IV state champion Ouachita Christian School on Nov. 6.