Avoyelles defender Dujon Bradford (#4) makes a solo tackle on the Giants’ Shan Todd (#8) during last Friday night’s game in Jena. Jena scored three touchdowns in a 5-minute span in the third quarter to win the district opener for both teams. {Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

District Openers: Marksville wins; Avoyelles, Bunkie lose to districts' top teams

Marksville continued its win streak at home, Avoyelles got burned by a stingy defense and Bunkie found out firsthand what it’s like to be hit by a potential state champion.

Mustang running back Donnell Carter (#5) breaks through the Vikings' defensive line for a long gain during Avoyelles' 48-22 victory over Northside last Friday night. Carter had one of his best nights, gaining 163 yards and scoring three touchdowns in the winning effort.
{Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

Bunkie wins high-scoring nailbiter, Avoyelles dominates foe, Marksville drops third road game of the season

The three football playing high schools in Avoyelles Parish ended their non-district season this past Friday with fan-pleasing scoring fireworks.

Welsh running back Charlie Watkins (24) draws a crowd of Mustangs during last Friday’s game. Derrick Coleman (28) gets an assist from teammates Myron Robertson (25) and Brandon Levy (20). The Greyhounds used a 27-point 2nd Quarter to send Avoyelles home with a 41-8 non-district loss. {Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

Marksville's Daniel Miller runs for a first down during the Homecoming game against the Winnfield Tigers. MHS defeated Winnfield 42-14 this past Friday evening.

Home teams win Week 4 contests with Avoyelles Parish schools

Avoyelles Parish's three football-playing schools will end their non-district schedule this Friday. Week 4 was good for the home teams.



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