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|Vidalia holding Homecoming|
Vidalia High celebrates Homecoming Friday in hopes of celebrating its first win of the season as the Vikings host winless Baker at Dee Faircloth Viking Stadium.
Baker has dropped games to Independence (28-12), Brusly (47-0), Wilkinson County (42-0) and Livonia (45-6). The teams they have lost to are a combined 15-2.
"We've played two of the top teams in 3A and one of the best teams in Mississippi," said Baker head coach Richard Oliver, who is in his first year after coaching at Ferriday High last year. "We've been taking it on the chin. But it is what it is."
"They are a lot like Bolton," Parnham said. "They have a very athletic quarterback (Dedrick Gourrier) who likes to throw the football. Our defensive backs have to eliminate some of the mistakes we made last week."
Baker only score against Livonia came after a nine-play touchdown drive where Dedrick Gourrier found Michael Gosserand for a 14-yard touchdown pass.
Gosserand paced the Buffaloes offense with 93 all-purpose yards.
Parnham said quarterback Michael Whitley, who sprained his knee in the second game against Delhi Charter, is questionable.
Oliver, whose Ferriday team defeated Vidalia 43-7 last year, said the Vikings look vastly improved.
"They are running the football pretty well and and playing hard," he said. "We need something positive to get us going in the right direction."