After a successful season opener against the Woodlawn Knights (18-14), the Chiefs fell to Opelousas High School (27-7) in an away, non-district match.
With several players out of the game due to injuries, there were some unfamiliar faces on the field last Friday night, Sept. 16, when the Chiefs challenged Alexandria High School. Most notably, sophomore Adam Guillet continued his debut as quarterback, filling in for senior Brian Young. Senior Hayden Jackson remarks, “I think he’s doing well given that he’s a sophomore. He’s still young and has a lot to learn, but this is a good experience for him because he has a lot of potential.”
Only a few minutes after kickoff, the Chiefs made the first touchdown by freshman Jeremy Lowe after a 28-yard touchdown pass from southpawed Guillet. The chiefs followed with a missed PAT.
The Alexandria Trojans followed with an impressive TD, followed by a successful 2-point conversion. The Chiefs struggled against Alexandria’s strong defensive line, with most of their offensive plays stifled at, or right behind, Alexandria’s defensive line. After another ASH touchdown, a successful kick, and safety resulting from a successful snap into the endzone, the first quarter concluded 6-17, Alexandria.
The Trojans showed off their unstoppable offense in the second quarter with two more Trojan TDs and 2-point conversions. The second quarter ended with a Trojan field goal, concluding the first half 35-6, Alexandria.
ASH scored a touchdown at 6 minutes, 32 seconds into the third quarter but followed with a failed run. Another touchdown and kick by the Trojans concluded the third quarter 48-6, Trojans. The fourth quarter consisted of two mishandled snaps from the Chiefs for a loss of 18 yards. A short punt from the Chief’s 2-yard line to the 29-yard line led to Trojan possession and a series of three downs leading to another Trojan TD, but a failed pass, with 3 minutes, 58 seconds in the fourth.
The match concluded with a 54-6 loss for the Chiefs.
Natchitoches Central Chiefs football looks forward to facing off with Southwood High School in Shreveport Friday, Sept. 23. The Chiefs hope to repeat last year’s win against Southwood and improve their record to an even 2-2.