West Feliciana High School will host unbeaten University High, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, in a non-district homecoming contest.
The Cubs enter Friday night’s game 8-0 overall after beating Denham Springs, a 5A team, 56-21 last week.
West Feliciana is 7-1 overall and 3-1 in District 7-3A and riding a four-game win streak, thanks to a 32-28 win over Brusly. In that game, quarterback Ryan Reed accounted for four touchdowns. He completed 10 of 12 passes for 241 yards with two TDs and rushed for 101 yards and scored on runs of 8 and 6 yards.
Receiver Jazz Ferguson scored on touchdown receptions of 61 and 25 yards and finished with nine catches for 225 yards. WFHS’ Lorenzo Green opened the scoring with a 71-yard TD run and finished with 95 yards on four carries.
E.Feliciana and Northeast
East Feliciana High School will travel to face Northeast in a District 6-2A showdown that could go a long way in determining the district champion.
East Feliciana is 5-2 overall, but is the district’s lone undefeated team with a 4-0 record.
Northeast enters the game after suffering their first loss, 31-0, last week at Episcopal. The Vikings are 6-1 overall and 2-1 in district play.
The Tigers used a stifling defense to limit Capitol Charter to 79 yards of total offense in a 36-0 win last week. Running back Christopher Chaney scored on runs of 1 and 89 yards, and receiver Timothy Thompson scored on a 75-yard kickoff return and a 30-yard pass from quarterback Kavon Moore. Moore also tossed a 20-yard TD pass to Treylan Dunn.
Silliman begins playoffs
The Silliman Institute Wildcats will host Ben’s Ford, of Bogalusa, for the second straight week when they open the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Double A playoffs Friday at their Clinton stadium.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. for the seventh-seeded Wildcats and 10th-seeded Ben’s Ford. Centerville Academy is seeded first in the 16-team bracket.
Silliman finished the regular season with an 8-2 record by putting up 334 yards of offense against Ben’s Ford in last week’s 39-7 win.
The Wildcat defense held the visitors to 94 total yards and forced two fumbles (Jordan Talley and Tyren Shelton) and one interception (Will Douglas). Zach Kelly led the Silliman offense, rushing for 98 yards and one TD while throwing for 133 yards and two scores. Receiver Trace McManus had TD catches of 41 and 80 yards.
St. Helena Central falls
St. Helena Central fell behind 24-12 by halftime and couldn’t catch up with District 7-2A rival and seventh-ranked St. Thomas Aquinas, losing 45-22 in Hammond. STA is 7-1 overall and is the only unbeaten team in District 7-2A at 5-0.
The Hawks fell to 1-7 overall and 1-3 in district. Coach Brandon Brown’s team will host Hannan (1-7, 1-4) in a district contest Friday before closing out the season against Pine in Franklinton on Nov. 7.
Volleyball teams in action
The West Feliciana volleyball team dropped two matches last week by identical 3-0 scores.
The Lady Saints fell to 13-11 overall and 6-4 in Division III, District 4, after a 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 loss to Brusly and a 25-13, 25-15, 25-15 loss to Parkview Baptist.
Northeast also saw action, beating Capitol 25-22, 25-9, 25-9 to improve to 3-16 overall and 2-6 in Division IV, District 2. Playoff pairings will be announced Nov. 3.
Fight Night slated for DCI
Dixon Correctional Institute, located at 5568 La. 68 near Jackson, will host a Fight Night on Nov. 6. The event promises “prison boxing at its best” with prisoners battling in different weight classes. The gates open at 5 p.m. with the first bouts starting at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. There will be an open concession stand and hobby crafts for sale.
Howard Arceneaux covers sports for The Advocate Extra. Email Arceneaux at firstname.lastname@example.org.