“The dress rehearsals are over and the show starts this Friday night,” said Zachary High Coach Neil Weiner. Weiner begins a new era at Zachary High School as his stint as head coach gets under way this Friday, Sept. 4, as the Broncos take on the West Feliciana Saints.
Centreville will play host to Huntington in MAIS action while the Silliman Wildcats look to pick up their first win of the season as they play host to Prairie View before they begin district play next weekend. After a strong showing in jamboree action last weekend, Coach Tommy Spillman’s Baker Buffalos will take on the Tara Trojans next week.
Coach Solomon Lee and his Jackson Chiefs will rekindle a few old memories on Friday as they take on St. Helena Central. The two teams were district foes for many years before the Hawks moved to another 2A district and now the Chiefs find themselves in Class 1A.
However, the biggest game of the week will take place between local rivals Northeast and Clinton. The Eagles and Vikings have put on some classic games in the past and this week’s edition of a great rivalry should be just as fun.
Northeast Coach David Masterson has been around the rivalry for nearly 20 years and thinks it’s the communities and the people that make the game so much fun to be a part of.
“It is truly a great game and a great rivalry,” Masterson said. “The players know each other and many are related. These guys and their towns look forward to this game every year and it is a great way to start off the season. I have been part of this since 1992 and it is a clean, hard fought game that features great players and teams that play hard until the horn blows and then they shake hands when the game is over. That’s what makes Northeast and Clinton a great rivalry,” Masterson said.