West Feliciana will celebrate homecoming Friday with a parade, followed by a District 6-3A football game against Baker at Saints Stadium. The third-ranked Saints remained unbeaten at 7-0 overall at 4-0 in league play with last week’s 34-6 thumping of Port Allen.
The Saints will try not to overlook the Buffaloes, which enter Friday’s game 3-4 on the year and 1-3 in 6-3A after last week’s 26-22 loss to Donaldsonville. Next week, coach Robb Odom’s squad will travel to play Parkview Baptist (4-3, 4-0) in a key contest that could go a long way in determining the district champion. Parkview is at Donaldsonville this week.
The Saints didn’t miss a beat with backup Davon Harris getting the start at quarterback in place of injured Derek Turner. Harris completed 4 of 8 passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 136 yards and another score as the Saints piled up 363 yards on the ground.
West Feliciana’s offense is averaging just over 33 points per game while the defense is surrendering only 11.3 points per contest.
Tigers hosting Mentorship
East Feliciana improved to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in District 6-2A with last week’s 30-28 win over Christian Life. The Tigers will seek to keep pace in the competitive league race with an eye on a playoff berth when they host Mentorship on Friday at East Feliciana Middle School stadium in their annual homecoming contest. Mentorship is 0-7 overall and 0-4 in 6-2A after last week’s 60-0 loss against Madison Prep.
In the win over Christian Life, Gemontae Franklin scored his third touchdown of the game on a 63-yard run to put the Tigers ahead, 30-28, in the third quarter and their defense held the Crusaders scoreless the rest of the way. Franklin collected 187 rushing yards for East Feliciana, which also got a touchdown on a 67-yard pass from Marvell Jackson to Cedric Anderson.
Silliman entertains Centreville
Silliman will host Centreville Academy in the regular-season finale for both teams with playoffs starting next week. The game will be celebrated as senior night.
The Wildcats won their second straight game, 28-0, over Ben’s Ford after opening the season with five straight losses. They are 2-1 in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ District 5-3A games heading into the Centreville game. Coach Bill Hurst’s Tigers are 7-2 on the season and 3-0 in 5-3A and can wrap up the league title with a win.
Saints third, 10th at meet
The West Feliciana boys finished in third place and the girls in 10th position in the Small School varsity divisions at the annual Walker Shootout on Oct. 15 at Hutchinson Park in Walker. The Saints finished with 79 points to place behind E.D. White with 22 and Runnels with 79.
Four Saints boys finished in the top 20, led by Chandler Sullivan’s sixth-place showing in 16:56.29. Other top times included Nate Semmes in 14th place (17:44.82), Hunter Fudge in 16th (17:47.02), Drew Hennessy in 20th (18:17.81), Everitt Williamson in 24th (18:37.24), Luke McMillan in 27th (18:42.38) and Horn James in 34th (18:56.39).
In the Small School varsity girls division, West Feliciana finished 10th of 11 teams, scoring 269 points. Elizabeth McKinney led the way in 47th position in 22:38.88, followed by Mary Elizabeth Barrow in 66th (24:26.65), Caroline Smith in 69th (25:01.37), Fiona Tully in 79th (26:08.19) and Sarah Bagget in 91st place (27:45.81).
Saints swimmers second, third
The West Feliciana girls swim team finished second and the boys were third at the final regular Capital City Swim League meet at Crawfish Aquatics on Oct. 15. The girls finished with 213 points to place behind Baton Rouge Magnet (466) while the boys’ 257 points trailed Baton Rouge Magnet (321) and Brusly (318).
The next meet is the CCSL Championship meet at Crawfish Aquatics at LSU, Oct. 29-30. Visit crawfishaquatics.com for a full schedule.