With only one parish team remaining in race for a football championship, the sporting focus now shifts to the hardwood, where plenty of story lines are shaping up as the season tips off.
Perhaps no more intriguing however is the how Wossman will do this season under new head coach Casey Jones, who made the off-season transition to his alma mater from Ouachita, a team he led to multiple district titles and a 2008 5A championship.
But maybe the bigger question is how Ouachita does without its long-time coach, and what would have been one of its top returning players in Casey "CJ" Jones, Jr., who now dons the purple and white with his father on Hwy. 165.
New Lions’ head coach Jeremy Madison, a longtime assistant of Jones, is currently searching to find the right rotation.
After trouncing Richwood by 34 points in its season opener, Ouachita (1-2) dropped a 62-60 dogfight with a promising Carroll squad before losing to Bossier by seven points in the Paul Milsaps Classic at Bossier Parish Community College on Saturday.
Wossman (2-0) blazed past Vision Academy in its opening game, before edging Richwood 67-65 in the Rod Jenkins Memorial Shoot-Out.
The Wildcats and Lions tangle tonight at The Vamp, in what is set up to be an early measuring stick for two of the area’s best hoops programs.