Week 3 Vernon Parish Football Wrap-Up

Leesville picked up a nice road win at Iowa 30-13, but both Pickering (0-47) and Rosepine (0-34) fell in week-three action of high school football.


The Leesville Wampus Cats rebounded from a tough home loss to Jena by going on the road and taking a convincing 30-13 win at Iowa last Friday night.  The Leesville defense allowed an early score before dropping the hammer down on the Yellow Jackets.

Seven Leesville defenders had six or more tackles, led by Evan Combs and Tim Wise with nine tackles apiece.  Kade Manci had eight stops, and the defense registered eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage plus an interception.

Xavier Ford and Isiah Farley led the offense.  Ford had 39 carries for 264 yards and three TD’s (42-2-1) while Farley had a 20-yard TD reception and a 34-yard rushing TD.  QB Corbett Robbins was 8/13/87 yards passing and the TD to Farley.

Leesville (2-1) travels Friday, September 22, to play Catholic of New Iberia (2-1).  Gametime is 7 p.m.  The game can be heard on KJAE-FM 93.5.


Pickering’s Red Devils fell to 0-3 last Thursday, September 14, with a 47-0 loss at Grand Lake.

Offensively Pickering continues to have trouble moving the ball, gaining only 30 yards rushing for the game. Defensively the Red Devils were led by Logan Sneed’s four tackles and three assists.

Special teams highlights included two kickoff returns for 45 yards by eighth grader Jae’don Sandoval and a Caleb Falls kick return for 27 yards.

Pickering will host Welsh (1-2) in their next home game Friday, September 22.  Kickoff is 7 p.m. at O’Banion Stadium.


The Rosepine Eagles came out in some new offensive sets for their home opener but ended up on the short end of a 34-0 loss to Kinder last Thursday, September 14, at McKee-McCain Stadium.

Bright spots for the Eagles included 78 yards rushing from freshman Brynamm Channey, including a 64-yard scamper.  Devin Janice added 31 yards rushing.  Senior linebacker Landon Lawrence led the Eagle defense with four tackles and a fumble recovery.

The Yellow Jackets scored first on a six-yard run by freshman Isiah Thomas.  Kinder wasted little time getting on the board moments later on a 40-yard pass from junior Landon Rice to senior WR J.J. Eaglin.  The other two Kinder scores came on an 11-yard run from sophomore Brandon Perkins and a 13-yard run by senior Ben Fontenot.

Rosepine (1-2) will host Vinton (1-2) on Friday, September 22.  Kickoff is 7 p.m. at McKee-McCain Stadium.  The game can be heard on KVVP-FM/105.7