Farmers look to rebound
On paper, the Madison Parish Jaguars are the perfect
opponent for the Union Parish Fighting Farmers to face
They would also appear to be an ideal tonic to get the
taste of last week’s 14-6 loss against Richwood in their
District 2-3A opener out of their mouth.
Madison will bring a 1-6 mark into Doc Elliott Stadium
for Friday’s contest. They are on a four-game losing
skid after posting a 58-44 win over Delhi in Week Three
of the season.
Other than one game this season, the Jags have
been more than able to put points on the board. Throw
out one game where they only scored one touchdown,
they’ve averaged 28.4 points per game.
Defense is another matter altogether. In only one
game this year have the Jags not surrendered at least 30
points to their opponents. Their last two games – Wossman
last week and Country Day the week prior – they
gave up 50 and 70 points, respectively. They are allowingopponents to score an average of 45 points per game.
Madison is coached by Levi Washington Jr. He played
quarterback for his father, who coached Tallulah High
School for many years. In his first year as head coach,
Washington Jr. led the Jaguars to their first playoff
berth in 13 seasons.
Since 2011, the Farmers and Madison have been
district opponents. The Farmers have won seven games
against the Jags in that time, including two during a
three-week period in 2014 – a 49-8 win in Week Nine
of the regular season and
a 44-6 victory in the first
round of the Allstate/Sugar
Bowl LHSAA playoffs.
Last year, the Farmers
snapped a two-game district
losing streak with a
28-6 win over the Jags.
The Farmers come
home after their fourgame
win streak snapped
at Richwood. As is frequently
the case in District
2-3A, both teams played
rock-ribbed defense as the
Rams took a 14-6 win.
After getting good production
through the air
during the win streak –
including two touchdown
passes in each of the previous
three games – the
Farmers were limited to
just 4-of-12 passing with
Glosson Jr. throwing the
teams’ first interception
of the season. Trent Ginn
didn’t connect on any
of his three passing attempts,
but did lead the
Farmers with 50 yards
rushing on eight carries.
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