Chiefs prepare for 2022 football season

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Tradition: Team gathers around head coach James Wilkerson post-match to debrief. Photos by BethAnne Methvin

BethAnne Methvin
The Natchitoches Central Football team hosted a well-attended scrimmage against the Pineville Rebels Friday, Aug. 19. Both teams had the opportunity to run new lineups and plays in preparation for the coming season. The last 20 minutes included a scrimmage of two 10 minute halves, wherein the Chiefs and Rebels battled for an even score of 6-6.

This article published in the Aug 25, 2022, print edition.
NCHS head football coach James Wilkerson is said he is grateful for the insight on where the team can improve and looks forward to another great season. The chiefs went 7-4 last year, a winning record not seen in almost a decade. The chiefs look forward to hosting their jamboree this Friday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Turpin Stadium, in which they will go head to head with the Loyola Flyers.
NCHS students packed the “Teepee” to cheer on their team.