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|Get ready for February Frenzy|
The NCAA has its March Madness.
High school has its February Frenzy.
Parish high schools are gearing up for postseason play, and the way things are looking we should have a good representation when the regular season ends.
Huntington School is hosting district tournament at its place on Feb. 2-5.
The Hounds are currently tied with WCCA in second place in the western side of the district.
Franklin holds down the top spot with one loss, to Huntington.
WCCA and Franklin play in Woodville on Friday, which could lead to a three-way tie for first, forcing a tiebreaker if it ends that way.
Huntington plays at Tensas Friday and hosts Tallulah Tuesday.
Huntington beat WCCA Tuesday, which is huge for the Hounds knowing they beat the Rams and Cougars on their home floor and that the district tournament is at Huntington.
Huntington's girls are fighting to get into the tournament, tied for the final fourth spot.
Huntington has not hit on all cylinders, but a change of coaches before the season and at mid-stream has certainly made for a major adjustment.
The Hounds have three more games to improve before the district tournament, which will be on Huntington's home court.
In the MPSA, a win in the first game gets you to South State and that's what the Hounds will be shooting for right off the bat.
This team can compete with any team in its district and with a lot of teams in the state when they are all on the same page.
David Boydstun has gotten them to the state championship game before. It will take a lot more to get there again, and the Hounds will have to pull off a few upsets for that to happen.
The odds are not as good for the Lady Hounds, but once again if they can win one game they can at least advance to South State and that would be quite an accomplishment for this short-staffed team.
Vidalia High's boys have been ranked at or near the top in Class 3A most of the season, but Viking head coach Robert Sanders will tell you his team has not played up to that - yet!
The Vikings can run with any team in Class 2A and certainly in their district as Bunkie can attest to after the Vikings cruised past the Panthers Tuesday night.
Sanders is emphasizing his team to commit his team to playing four full quarters of basketball without careless turnovers or lack of focus.
Winning games on the road in district is the key for Vidalia. That was certainly a good start on Tuesday.
Vidalia's girls continue to play hard, although they do not possess the talent as most teams in the district and were hurt by the transfer of Alaina Burns to Neville High.
Ferriday High's girls have also been ranked among the top five in their 2A class, but Lady Trojan coach Lisa Abron is also looking for more consistent and better offensive play from her bunch.
Ferriday looked good in a win over Lake Providence, but fell at Jonesboro-Hodge Tuesday where it is tough to win.
Ferriday's boys are 2-1 in district play, and not a lot of folks expected that after the losses from last year's state runner-up team.
First-year head coach Glen Henderson has done a great job with this club, taking his lumps early against some good competition. That has certainly helped prepare the Trojans for district and Henderson has kept the Ferriday boys believing in themselves.
A return to the state tournament may be asking a lot, but getting to the playoffs will be valuable to the future of this team.
Monterey High's boys have put together 10 wins on the season and Wolf coach Jeffery Odom is very optimistic going into district play.
February should be an interesting month in the parish.
Monterey's girls are having to grow up on the job without a senior on the team, but have been very competitive all season. The Lady Wolves will not be expected to win district, but will have a lot to say about it. A couple of years from now, they will a lot more say.
Good luck to all parish teams and get ready for a frenetic February.
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