All the gyms in Jackson Parish will be lit up this coming Tuesday evening as JHHS, Quitman and Weston welcome visiting opponents for the start of the 2021 portion of the prep basketball schedule. That is providing the girls and boys contests that are slated will be played.
Given how the 2020 portion of the season has gone with many of the schools having to cancel or postpone many games due to the ongoing Coronavirus, it is advisable to check to make sure the games will be played before heading out to root for your favorite teams.
Actually, Weston tips off the New Year for local schools with a boys and girls matchup at home on Monday against Family Community Christi and then welcomes Castor on Tuesday. Jonesboro-Hodge hosts Neville and Quitman will see St. Mary’s of Natchitoches come to town in other January 5th games.
In girls and boys games involving area teams, Simsboro will host Caldwell Parish on Monday and then Summerfield on Tuesday. In other January 5th contests Calvin will be at LaSalle, West Ouachita goes to Choudrant, Dodson travels to Georgetown and Ruston will invade Richwood.
The contest between Ruston and Richwood has great local flavor, especially among the coaches. The Richwood girls is coached by former JHHS player and coach, Kristi Brothers, while the boys matchup features former Weston star and coach, Ryan Bond as the Ruston coach and former NBA player, Terry Martin, who hails from now defunct Shady Grove High School, as the Richwood head man.
Season records for area girls teams in order of wins (as of 12/30/2020)
Season records for area boys teams in order of wins (as of 12/30/2020)