Game of the Week - Tylertown vs Wesson at Co-Lin College. Saturday August 28. This could easily have qualified as the Road Dog Special but it looks like a good game featuring some nice talent. Tylertown has two receivers who are committed to SEC teams, one to Mississippi and one to Kentucky. Wesson has a quarterback who hasn't committed yet, as he is going into his junior season, but had an outstanding sophomore season passing for nearly 3000 yards. Tylertown's two athletes are committed as receivers but will likely play as defensive backs as well for the Chiefs and go against the Cobras gifted quarterback directly.
Any Demon fans could get an early look at Tylertown as they are on the Demons schedule later in the season.
Should be a good one.
Road Dog Special - West Harrison, MS at Bay High, MS. All right, I confess, I'm being just a bit selfish here as I'm putting this down because this is the game I'm attending. My one and only nephew, Kendall, plays for Bay High as well as my niece Estella being a dancer there and this is likely my only chance to see him play and her dance this season. However, looking at the records from last season leads me to think that this could be a good game. Upon further review, the last two games between these teams were excellent close games so if that is any indication of the type of game this could be then this is a win-win for me.
Notes and Quotes
"We came out pretty flat in the first half but we played well enough to still be in the game, we had different drives where our offense looked good and then looked bad. We went into half time down 12-0 and for it to only be that by the way we were playing we still had an opportunity to come out in the second half and win. When we came out in the second half, we played with a lot more fire but it felt like anytime we got something going offensively we kept having penalties and we ended up losing 20-0. We just have to keep our heads up and get ready to open up district next week and defend our district title." ---Bens Ford head football coach Destin Pittman
"We didn't really keep score; it was a controlled scrimmage. There were definitely some bright spots. We didn't have many negative plays offensively, but we turned it over too many times. We have to make better decisions with the football. Defensively we have to be better. The strength of our team is our front seven and we didn't play up to our standard in that area. I was happy for our players to have some success, but they understand that we are better than our performance. There wasn't a ton of excitement from our guys, because they know we can be better. The special thing about this team is they love one another and they refuse to be complacent. We will be challenged in a different way next week, and we look forward to the opportunity. Go Demons!"
---Franklinton head football coach Jonathon Barber on their scrimmage with Pine
"I was happy with the way we played. We ran the ball effectively. Our quarterback got outside the pocket and made a couple of plays. Defensively we gave up a couple of big plays. We need to get that fixed." ---Pine Head football coach Bradley Seal on their scrimmage with Franklinton
"We didn't keep score but I thought we played sloppy and there is a lot to improve on. We graduated a huge class last year so our numbers are down. We only have three seniors and two were out due to quarantine but it got a few younger kids some experience. When your numbers are low you have to be in good shape and we aren't where we need to be as far as that aspect either. We have a lot of improving to do before week one." ---Varnado head football coach Adam Brumfield on their scrimmage with Independence
"We accomplished what we had hoped, to see if we could be physical up front, if we would battle a complete game and most importantly if we could battle back from adversity. We gave up some big plays defensively early, but as the scrimmage went on, we played better defensively every series. Offensively, I have much respect for out offensive line. Those guys fought hard. Played iron man football. Most are playing offense and defense. Not easy to do this time of year. I boiled a dozen eggs on the sideline last night without a pot! Take away a few big plays early in the scrimmage and we done much better as the night went on."
---Independence head football coach Scott Shaffett on their scrimmage with Varnado
"Lost 9-3 in the real portion of the scrimmage which was a half. Had two critical turnovers in our redzone. Played physical and really showed that we have grown up since last year. Defensively put in sports and came through and offensively moved the ball until critical turnovers. I was really pleased with the way we competed and played the entire game."
--- Denham Springs head football coach Brett Beard on their scrimmage with Woodlawn
Last Week’s Action
Centreville 38 Bowling Green 16
Silliman 13 Columbia Academy 6
Oak Forest 35 Parklane 0
Manchester 20 Bens Ford 0
Football Jamboree games this week
Franklinton vs Northshore at Lakeshore
Varnado vs Central Private at Loranger
Pine at Loranger
Bogalusa vs Higgins
Football Regular season
Ben's Ford at Prentiss
Tri County Academy at Bowling Green
Columbia Academy at ERA
Tylertown vs Wesson at Co-Lin College
District 4A4 Standings after week one
Team Overall District PF PA
Wayne Academy 1-0 0-0 41 21
Columbia Academy 1-1 0-0 48 27
Bowling Green 0-1 0-0 16 38