With undefeated University High virtually assured of winning the District 6-3A championship, West Feliciana’s football team will be positioning itself for a top playoff seeding as the regular season winds down Friday night.
The Saints will close the season at home against Kinder on senior night. The game against the Yellow Jackets of District 6-2A will only count for style points as coach Robb Odom’s squad has wrapped up its 6-3A slate of games with a 5-1 league record and an 8-1 overall mark. That’s a game behind U-High, which can win the outright league crown with a win over Baker.
West Feliciana rolled over Baker, 56-0, for a soggy homecoming victory that saw delays because of weather. Quarterback Derek Turner tossed touchdown passes of 45 and 24 yards to Khiry Morrison and rushed for a 24-yard score as the Saints built up a 49-0 halftime advantage.
Also notching scoring runs were Clayton Howard with two touchdowns and Davon Harris and Deondre Cummings with one apiece. Chad Tillery also found the end zone on a 15-yard fumble recovery.
Kinder’s Yellow Jackets are 5-4 overall and 2-2 in 6-2A.
East Feliciana faces Northeast
While Dunham and Episcopal battle for the District 7-2A title this week, East Feliciana has plenty on the line when it travels to face rival Northeast in the regular season finale for both schools.
East Feliciana is coming off a 41-16 loss to Episcopal last week that dropped the Tigers to 4-5 overall and 3-2 in 7-2A. Knights running back Caden Dickinson rushed for five touchdowns and caught a pass for another. The Tigers were led by quarterback Caleb Anderson, who passed for one touchdown to Marvell Jackson and ran two yards for another score.
Northeast enters Friday’s annual rivalry game with a 5-3 overall record and 2-3 in 7-2A after last week’s 41-0 win over The Church Academy. With both teams likely headed for the playoffs, the Vikings and Tigers will be battling for bragging rights as well as higher seedings.
Centreville alive in playoffs
Centreville Academy, the No. 2 seed in the Class 2A Mississippi Association of Independent Schools football playoffs, picked up a first-round victory last week, a 46-18 triumph over Carroll Academy. The win improved the Tigers to 9-2 overall.
On Friday, Centreville will host No. 7 Brookhaven Academy, which opened the playoffs with a 45-18 win over Central Holmes.
Meanwhile, Silliman Institute’s season ended with a 36-14 loss to Riverfield Academy in the first round of the 3A MAIS playoffs, leaving the Wildcats at 4-7 for the year. Wilkinson County Christian Academy ended its season at 1-9 with a 42-18 loss against Claiborne Academy.
Lady Saints 10th at CCSL
The West Feliciana girls swim team recorded its highest ever showing at the Capital City Swim League meet last week, finishing in 10th place with 51 points.
The West Fel boys placed 15th in the meet with 34 points. Team points are awarded to the top 16 finishers with awards to the top eight.
Reagan Edwards placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke and 10th in the 100-yard butterfly. She joined Anna Girior, Anna Bergeron and Ruby Roberg in the 400-yard freestyle relay to place eighth, and they placed 10th in the 200 free relay.
Edwards will lead the Lady Saints in relays and will swim in two individual events at the LHSAA State Swim Meet at the Spar Aquatic Center in Sulphur on Nov. 15-16 in the Division III Championships.