Vidalia High goes on the road for the first time this season, taking on a Jena opponent which has not had a game because it’s scheduled opener was cancelled because Rayville had COVID-19 issues.
“They are big up front,” said Vidalia coach Michael Norris. “We saw them in their jamboree and they were very physical. Offensively, they line up and run the ball at you.”
Jena’s defensive co-ordinator is former Vidalia head football coach Rob Faircloth.
“Coach Faircloth knows us well,” Norris said. “He is going to stack the box and make us throw it.”
Jena was the No. 11 seed in Class 3A last year, defeating Kenner Discovery Health Science 48-12 in the first round and Jewel Sumner 8-0 in the second round.
The Giants lost a 28-26 heartbreaker to Lake Charles College Prep in the quarterfinals.
“This is a good measuring stick for us,” Norris said. “They are a good test for us, and our guys are excited about the challenge.”