Chiefs gain momentum; face West Ouachita Friday


Colin Vedros | Times Intern

Natchitoches Central varsity football plays their final home non-district game of the season against West Ouachita this Friday, Sept. 17. The Chiefs come off a 41-14 win against Peabody and culminate a dominant performance throughout the first two games of the season.

This article published in the Sept. 16, 2021, print edition
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NCHS ran away with the football under Caylin Demars with 215 rushing yards. BJ Young, junior quarterback for NCHS, gave the Chiefs life when keeping the ball in the air.   Young had a short memory, made some big plays with his feet and completed some big passes in crucial moments,” NCHS head coach James Wilkerson said. “Caylin Demars continues to carry us and make big plays.”

Justin Aaron, defensive back for the Chiefs, came in clutch on defense with an interception for a 44-yard touchdown, leaving the defense with two fumbles to follow Aaron’s success.  “I thought our defense really stepped it up in the second half as a whole,” Wilkerson said. “It was a big challenge for them last Friday.”

Wilkerson said overall, the Chiefs are a good competitive team ready to win.

The West Ouachita Chiefs sport a 1-1 record. West Ouachita was knocked off 41-20 in Friday’s non-district battle against the Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers. Both teams will face off Friday night in Turpin Stadium at 7 p.m. It will be the tribal wars as both school mascots are the Chiefs.