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|Parish teams will face new foes|
If everything goes as planned, Ferriday High will pick up Mangham in its district, while Vidalia High adds Caldwell and Jena to its district according to the LHSAA preliminary reclassification plan.
Vidalia missed by one student of dropping down from Class 3A into Class 2A.
Meanwhile, Monterey High has been moved from Class 3B to Class 5B where the Wolves will compete with Oak Hill, Rapides, Harrisonburg, Glenmora and Avoyelles Public Charter.
Ferriday remains in Class 2-2A and will be competing with Farmerville, Lake Providence, Mangham and Sterlington. Jonesboro-Hodge moves out of District 2-2A into District 3-2A with Lakeview, Mansfield, Menard, Red River and Winnfield.
Ferriday head football coach Freddie Harrison said that teams in the district have appealed to bring Jonesboro-Hodge back into the district to make it a six-team district.
"But once the decision is final, it is what it is," Harrison said. "It's unfortunate that Vidalia just missed being in 2A or they could have been in our district."
Harrison said he will finalize his schedule once the reclassification is complete.
Tentatively, Harrison said Ferriday will open at home against Natchez High, followed by Block and Vidalia. Games against Wossman and Peabody will follow. But right now that is tentative until the final ruling is made on reclassification. A second meeting is being held March 12.
Vidalia coach Dee Faircloth said he is satisfied with the re-classification and was not surprised about remaining in Class 3A.
"With eight teams it makes our scheduling a lot easier," Faircloth said. "We'll start out playing Block, Ouachita Christian and Ferriday and then get into our district schedule."
Jena head football coach Bernie Cooley, a native of Vidalia who played football under Faircloth, said he is happy with the change.
"We felt like we should have been in that district all along," Cooley said. "We already play Vidalia and Marksville, so it's not going to affect us that much."
Monterey athletic director Cary Shively said the change will affect Monterey from a mileage standpoint because their district went from four teams to six teams.
"That's going to be two extra trips, so that's six trips in baskeball and baseball," Shively said. "But we're kind of out here on an island. As for the district, the playoffs go by a power rating now, so that's not a big deal.".
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