West Ouachita can run its winning streak to four games as they host Class 5A Natchitoches Central. The “Battle of the Chiefs” will kickoff at 7 p.m. at “Red” Sims Field and is an interesting one on a lot of fronts. West Ouachita beat Bolton 46-14 last week and now have a chance to not only move to 4-0 for the second time in two seasons, but the Chiefs can also gain some major power points against a 5A team. Those power points come into play later when used to determine the Top 32 teams making the Class 4A playoffs.
West Ouachita has been impressive in the run game led by the likes of quarterback Hunter Chatham and fullback Logan Ratcliff. Ratcliff and Dylan Spillers, another key runner, were limited due to injury last week and Spillers did not play at all. It remains to be seen how much they get to play on Friday, but it is safe to say the Chiefs are better when they are on the field and running to capacity.
Natchitoches Central (2-1) is coming off an impressive defensive performance and a 30-7 win over former district foe Captain Shreve. Natchitoches Central struggled to hold onto the football – committing six turnovers off of eight total fumbles.
On the flip side, the Natchitoches Central defense held Captain Shreve to minus-45 yards rushing in the first half and forced four turnovers during the game.
The game will be broadcast live on the radio by KRQL 94.1 FM.