In a flashback to last Thursday night, the Week 6 game pitted District 2-1A rivals Ouachita Christian against host Cedar Creek in Ruston. The Eagles from Monroe raced out to a 7-0 first quarter lead and added a touchdown late in the 2nd quarter to enter halftime 21-0 courtesy of Cougar turnovers. OCS used favorable field position to their advantage in the second half as well to stymie any comeback effort by Cedar Creek. The Eagles scored three more times before Cedar Creek avoided a shutout with a long touchdown run against OCS reserves. Ouachita Christian moved to 5-1 in its 42-6 victory, while Cedar Creek dropped to 4-2 on the season. OCS head Coach Steven Fitzhugh picked up career win #197 and is now just three shy of milestone victory #200.
Both squads anticipate making the Division IV playoffs when pairings are released after the regular season comes to a close.
Looking at tonight’s game, those that tune in to the live stream on the LHSAA App and on Crescentcitysports.com will see a 5-1 St. Charles Catholic team traveling to take on 4-2 Franklinton in an exciting Thursday night contest in Washington Parish. A large crowd is anticipated with school out in Washington Parish due to the annual Parish Fair and Demon fans will have an opportunity to see a ballgame between two teams moving in the right direction.
Coming off of a 14-6 loss to top ten ranked East Ascension of Class 5A, the Comets defeated Port Gibson of Mississippi by a score of 28-0. SCC is 5-1 on the season and has played up in class in all six of their games. The Comets signature way may have come against 3A power De La Salle in their 26-23 triple overtime thriller.
The Comets are coached by five decade veteran Frank Monica who has a career record of 271-88 and is in year number twenty at St. Charles Catholic. Monica was a recent inductee to the LHSAA Hall of Fame and has a reputation for getting the most out of his team’s year in and year out.
SCC will look to its move the chains, grind out the clock offense and rely on the strength of its defense and kicking game tonight against Franklinton.
The Demons are coming off of a huge victory last week in its 23-17 win over previously undefeated Belle Chasse. Franklinton is currently on a three game win streak after starting the season off 1-2. The 4-2 Demons are coached by Jonathan Barber, a 2003 alum of Franklinton, who is in his second year. The Demons have improved under the former FHS player and are working at getting his program back on those deep Class 4A playoff runs.
Franklinton will show multiple formations from its offense, but will stay true to its power run game from its I-formation based attack. On defense, the Demons will operate from a base three-man front that is known for its penchant at creating turnovers.
Tune in for some action packed Louisiana high school football on Thursday night on the LHSAA App or on Crescentcitysports.com. Kickoff is set for 7pm with the pre-game show beginning at 6:50pm.
Ken Trahan will handle play-by-play with Eric Held providing color and Kate Adams reporting from the sideline.