Jonesboro-Hodge and Quitman High School will celebrate “Senior Night” during their respective games this coming Tuesday evening. The festivities where the senior boys and girls basketball players and cheerleaders will be presented to the audience will begin at 5:00 pm at JHHS and in between the girls and boys game at Quitman, estimated to be around 7:00 pm.
While the mood will be joyous when the Seniors are being honored, the games that are to be played carry serious connotations. At Jonesboro-Hodge the boys game against D’Arbonne Woods Charter (DWC) marks the first district game of the year after the Tigers were sidelined for two weeks due to COVID-19 contact protocol. For the district 1-2A leading Lady Tigers, a victory over DWC will virtually secure the title.
The Quitman vs Weston contest is always one of the most important games of the year regardless of district standings. Both the girls and boys teams from Quitman would love to say they swept their parish rival and Weston will be desperately seeking a split of the season series. It also carries importance for the two Quitman teams who both have district title hopes still alive, albeit the Lady Wolverines who sits atop the standings, look to have a better chance than the boys, who trail juggernaut Simsboro by a game.
Additional important Tuesday night contests for Jackson Parish Journal Sports coverage area teams include the playing of the final game of the regular season for Saline and Dodson who battle Castor and Doyline respectively. Also Calvin will take on Harrisonburg in a 4C battle that with a victory basically sews up the title for the Lady Cougars.
Tuesday, February 9th schedule:
D’Arbonne Woods at JHHS (Senior Night)
Weston at Quitman (Senior Night)
Saline at Castor
Dodson at Doyline
Ruston at West Monroe
West Ouachita at Pineville
Arcadia at Homer
Haynesville at Lincoln Prep
Choudrant at Simsboro
Cedar Creek at Sicily Island
Winnfield at Lakeview