Notebook: Episcopal regroups after lopsided loss; Silliman wins 6th straight MAIS Class 3A South State softball tournament _lowres

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Episcopal Coach Travis Bourgeois.

A 53-14 loss to Country Day in a Week 3 game set off some alarms for Episcopal football coach Travis Bourgeois.

Maybe it should have sounded some alarms for East Feliciana.

The Knights rebounded from the loss to claim a pivotal 34-26 road win over East Feliciana in a District 6-2A opener Friday.

“A lot of things went into what happened at Country Day,” Bourgeois said. “That’s a team we’d beat several years in a row.

“They have a new coach, and they were ready for us. We also didn’t handle playing a game at 4 p.m. very well.

“What that made us do was look at ourselves and what we were doing. You always wonder how a team will handle adversity.

“These guys went to work, got ready and then played a heck of a game. We fell behind 12-0, and that didn’t bother them.”

T.J. Wisham had touchdown runs of 37 and 4 yards in the fourth quarter to help lift the Knights (3-1, 2-0). Wisham finished with 262 yards on 26 carries.

Sophomore quarterback Cade Edenfield tossed a 3-yard TD pass to Sam Rotenberg.

“That turned out to be a real gut check for us,” Bourgeois said. “And I couldn’t be prouder.”

Silliman advances

The Silliman Institute won its sixth straight Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 3A South State softball tournament and will compete in the MAIS’ overall 3A tourney set for Saturday and Monday at Shiloh Park in Brandon, Mississippi.

Tori Mac was the winning pitcher in a 13-8 victory over Adams County Christian in last weekend’s first game. Maddie Trahan finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Allie Delee, Kali Douglas and Callie Venable each had two hits.

The Wildcats (38-8) beat Cathedral 12-2 in their second game.

Kennedy Carruth got the win and also finished 3-for-4. Douglas also was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Praising Georgia

Central football coach Sid Edwards hasn’t had an attachment to a Southeastern Conference program other than LSU.

The Tigers are still Edwards’ favorite, but he now has a fondness for Georgia, based on the outpouring of support Southern University’s Devon Gales has received since suffering a spinal injury in the Jaguars’ loss to the Bulldogs last weekend in Athens, Ga.

Gales, a former Central High standout, has received multiple visits from Georgia coach Mark Richt, Bulldogs players and assistant coaches.

“The attention and support they’ve given Devon and his family is unreal,” Edwards said. I wasn’t a Bulldog fan before, but I am now.”

Cubs perfect in district

It hasn’t been a perfect year for the University High volleyball team. The Cubs (9-10, 6-0) are unbeaten in Division IV, District 3, even though the results on the LHSAA website don’t show it.

A glitch in reporting the score of a game between Episcopal and UHS incorrectly listed Episcopal as the winner, said UHS coach Bonita Johnson.