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|Vikings fall to Caldwell|
Caldwell High School improved to 3-1 in District 2-2A by cruising past Vidalia 56-6 Friday night at Dee Faircloth Viking Stadium.
The Vikings' only score came when Charles Albert fielded a kick at his 31, bobbled it a bit and then took off down the left sideline for the score.
"I was real proud of our kids," said Caldwell head coach Bo Barton. "I felt all week like this was a trap game. Our goal has been to win our last two games and get a home playoff game. I'm proud of our kids for the effort they gave."
Caldwell (7-2 overall and 3-1 in district) hosts Jena Friday.
"We have lost seven games the last two years and six have been on the road," Barton said. "So winning on the road Friday was big for us."
Vidalia High coach Gary Paul Parnham went to his reserves in the third period.
"It's disheartening," said Parnham, whose team fell to 1-8. "It's been a struggle keeping them focused. We were playing well early in the year, but it's like we have taken three steps back. The only good thing from Friday is that we played a lot of younger kids and they are getting some experience. We pretty much had our team for next year out there."
Vidalia, 1-8 overall and 1-4 in district, closes out its season at home Friday against the surprise team of the district in Buckeye, which defeated Avoyelles 52-42 last week to improve to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in district.
"We have to come out and play or it could be just like last week," Parnham said.
"Our kids and coaches have worked really hard this year," said Buckeye coach Kevin Cook, who is in his first season at Buckeye. "We've been really blessed, and we're in a good spot right now. The kids have bought into what we are teaching them. They have a different mentality. When I first got here they really didn't know how to come out and play. It used to be they would come out and wait and see if we can compete. Now they expect to win. We're more aggressive from the beginning."
Cook said fans got their money's worth at the Avoyelles game.
"It was well worth the six dollars," he said. "But I can't too many more games like that."
Cook said he expects a tough game with Vidalia Friday.
"We started talking to them as soon as last Friday's game was over about this game," Cook said. "I know Vidalia will be fired up and will come out and play hard."
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