The 2020-21 LHSAAhigh school basketball season gets underway for two of the three Jackson Parish schools this Thursday, October 28th when Quitman and Weston will meet for the annual Quitman Jamboree that is slated to tip off at 5:00pm. Tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased at the door.
The contests will carry a stark contrast in regard to coaches. In the boys action it will be a battle between 2nd year head coaches Mike Black of Quitman and Jacob Otwell from Weston. In their first year, Black led Quitman to a 15-7 record and a second round appearance in the Class B playoffs while Otwell’s Weston squad closed the year out at 9-19 and a first round playoff loss.
The girls game pits two of the longest tenured coaches in not only Jackson Parish but in north Louisiana in Kyle Leach of Quitman and Stacy Tucker of Weston. Leach led Quitman to the district 2B title and one of the best regular season records in school history at 23-2 before unexpectantly falling in the first round of the playoffs. Stacy Tucker’s Lady Wolves also lost in the first round to end the year at 13-14.
The contest between the schools is just one of several activities scheduled at both beginning on Wednesday and running through Friday. Schedule of upcoming events:
RED RIBBON WEEK AT WESTON
PICTURE DAY ON FRIDAY AT WESTON
FALL FEST ON FRIDAY AT QUITMAN
PUMPKIN CONTEST AT QUITMAN ON FRIDAY
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