The 2012 football regular season is quickly winding down for the Webster Parish football teams. This will be week eight for the LHSAA schools, while Glenbrook will be playing game #9.
Two schools are celebrating Homecoming this week, while the two other schools will look to their quarterbacks to continue their high level of play as they stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.
It's been a tough year for the Minden Crimson Tide, as they dropped to 0-7 with their loss to the Woodlawn Knights last Friday night.
A week after they put together one of their best offensive outputs of the year against Fair Park, the Tide took a step back against Woodlawn as they ended the game with just 32 yards of total offense.
The good news was that the defense held the Knights without a score, as all the Woodlawn points came on defensive points or from the special teams.
This week, the Tide will hope to rebound in time to get a win for their Homecoming this Friday night when they host the Huntington Raiders.
The Raiders will be another tough test for the Tide, as they are 4-3, but are averaging 37 points per game in their four wins.
Huntington beat Fair Park, 20-12 last week, and their three losses have come at the hands of Evangel, Benton and Captain Shreve.
First the good news. After five straight road games, the Lakeside Warriors finally returned to Warrior Stadium to play a home game last week.
The bad news was that Jonesboro-Hodge ran all over the injury-depleted Warriors, 62-12.
This week the Warriors, who are 3-4 on the season, will celebrate Homecoming against The Homer High Pelicans.
The Warriors played last week without starting quarterback and team leader Clayton Festavan, and he might be out again this week. But head coach Joey Pesses was impressed with the play of Festavan's replacement, Thomas Lambert against Jonesboro.
This week the Warriors will host the 5-2 Pels. Homer beat Lake Providence 46-14 last week and Ferriday, 42-23 the week before. Their only two losses have come against North Webster and Haynesville, two likely playoff teams.
The Glenbrook Apaches took a big 60-28 Homecoming game win over PVA last week, and now will look to beat district rival Cenla Christian Academy in Pineville this Friday night.
Cenla is 6-3 on the year, and the Lions are coming off a 62-30 win over Amite last week.
Cenla is averaging 32.9 points per game and will be a stern test for the Apache defense. Cenla running back La'Montrell Goudeau ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns and retwrned a kick-off 74 yards for another score.
The Apaches will look to quarterback Regan Edwards to continue to lead their high-powered offense. Edwards completed nine of 15 points for 308 yards and five touchdowns last week.
The North Webster Knights improved to 4-3 with a 23-12 win over Mansfield last Friday night.
Quarterback J.O. Smith continues to lead the team, this time as a two-way player. Smith led the Knights 118 yards and a touchdown on offense, and also returned an interception on defense.
This week the Knights will host North Caddo, head coach John Ware's former team. The Rebels are 2-5 on the season with wins over Merryville and Lakeview. North Caddo has lost the last two games, 41-27 to Mansfield and 49-0 to Evangel.