Ferriday gains two new foes
by Joey Martin - posted Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 @ 3:06 pm
Ferriday High principal James Davis found one positive out of the proposed redistricting for District 2-2A.
"At least we won't have to travel as far," Davis said.
But dropping Homer and Lakeside for Winnfield and Oak Grove makes Ferriday's district a whole lot tougher the next two years.
"I wasn't expecting that," Davis said. "It makes it tough for us. But we don't make the decisions and we'll live by it."
Monterey High remains in District 4B, but the good news is that Rapides and Oak Hill will both be moving up to Class 2A and out of Monterey's district.
Monterey's district for the next two years will include Avoyelles Public Charter, Glenmora, Grace Christian and Harrisonburg.
Nothing changed for Vidalia. Viking head football coach Gary Paul Parnham was worried that Ville Platte, which is moving up from Class 2A, would move into District 3-3A and bump Vidalia up north.
But Ville Platte was placed in District 5-3A with Church Point, Northwest, Notre Dame, Pine Prairie and Port Barre.
"We're happy where we are," Parnham said.
Besides his district foes, Parnham has Delhi High School, Delhi Charter and St. Frederick in Monroe set as 2013 opponents.
Block will not open against Vidalia because Bear head coach Benny Vault is talking to a former teammate in Dallas about a possible game. If that does not happen, Vault said Ouachita Christian is interested in playing the Bears in their season-opener.
Block will compete in District 3-1A with LaSalle, Logansport, Montgomery, Northwood-Lena and St. Mary for the next two years.
On a bigger scale, one thing Ferriday will be happy about, but not so much Vidalia is the fact that football powers John Curtis and Evangel Christian opted to play up to Class 3A The proposals still have to be approved. Two more meetings are scheduled before the plans are finalized.