For the White Castle Bulldogs to claim the 6-1A title, they needed to have beaten current district leader Southern Lab last week, and they nearly pull off the road upset. White Castle traveled to take on SL, but came away just short of a win, 40-42.
The win over Southern Lab would have almost guaranteed the Bulldogs a lock as kings of 6-1A, but instead they look to finish second.
After the loss, the Bulldogs returned home to tip off the first of their final three district games of the regular season. They hosted lowly rival Ascension Catholic and dominated the court in a 82-33 rout.
WCHS then hit the road to take on rival Kentwood and defeated the Kangaroos handily 76-52.
The Bulldogs currently sport a 20-13 overall record and are 9-2 in district play with one game remaining.
WCHS will host parish rival East Iberville Tigers on Feb. 18 to close out the regular season. Southern Lab currently leads 6-1A at 10-0 with two very winnable games remaining against St. John and Ascension Catholic. White Castle follows at 9-2 and East Iberville at 6-3.
The Bulldogs were bumped down a spot in the LHSAA 1A power rankings to fifth overall this week and will look to finish strong and earn a high playoff seed for their postseason 1A Championship journey.