Bad day for Avoyelles Parish high school teams
Simply put, Avoyelles Parish's three football-playing high schools had a bad night. Two had a long trip home while the other had a disappointing game in front of their fans. All were beaten soundly.
Avoyelles led Caldwell Parish for most of the first half before going into the locker room down 24-22. The Mustangs were shutout 30-0 in the second half as the Spartans may have silenced their doubters who chalked up their undefeated status to an "easy schedule" through the first seven games.
Marksville, the defending 3-AAA champ, was set on its heels by Avoyelles last week in a 36-30 decision. The Tigers were trounced by the Jena Giants, 33-14, in Marksville.
Bunkie also faced an opponent who is undefeated in its district. Red River's Bulldogs remained perfect in District 3-AA and 6-2 overall while the Panthers are now 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the district.