East Iberville home, all other local teams travel for Week 2

John Dupont
White Castle team members stand with head coach Aaron Meyer.

Three teams hit the road for Week 2 action, while another faces a formidable foe in the comfort of its home stadium.

East Iberville will entertain Class 2A foe Northeast, while Plaquemine heads to Ferriday. St. John ventures to Jeanerette, and White Castle visits Morgan City in this week's slate of non-district football action.


Plaquemine heads to the Louisiana music mecca of Ferriday, where the Green Devils hope to leave their foes singing the blues.

The Green Devils (1-0) head up the Mississippi Delta after a 38-7 win over former district foe Livonia, while Ferriday lost 35-22 in its season opener against Alexandria.

Ferriday, under third-year head coach Stanley Smith, is led by quarterback Kobe Dillon, who has been effective both in the rushing and passing game. FHS will also bring speed to the table, thanks to senior wide receiver Justin Burns, running back Da'minya Milligan and wide receiver Jyron Milligan.


The War Eagles began the season in outstanding fashion with a 48-0 rout over Hanson Memorial last Thursday night.

The season started on a much rougher note for Jeanerette, which opened its 2019 run with a 66-20 loss to 5A Lafayette.

First-year coach Clifford Paul leads a Tiger team that struggled through the 2018 season, which ended 2-8. The rebuilding effort continues for JHS, whose prospective standouts included running back Karol Sparrow, quarterback Noah Rollins, wide receiver Raphael Honore and strong safety Ka'Kyrle Silliman.


The Tigers hope to improve to 2-0 this week when they entertain the Northeast Vikings, a squad based in Pride, a community in the northern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Kickoff at EIHS is 7 p.m.

The Vikings, 0-1, hope to regain momentum after they suffered a 49-0 rout against Baker, one of the more highly touted non-parochial programs in the Baton Rouge area for 2019.

Northeast -- which plays in District 8-2A with Port Allen, Episcopal, Capitol, Dunham and East Feliciana -- is headed by veteran coach David Masterson. He has the task of building a program which graduated standout quarterback Ryshaun Steel last year.

Prospective leaders for the Vikings include quarterback Darren Taylor, wide receiver Jerome Thompson and offensive tackle Jermahiah Bradford.


The Bulldogs will also strive to find solid ground after they lost 56-36 in the season opener at Central Lafourche.

Morgan City (0-1) will look to do the same after a 39-0 loss to neighboring foe Berwick in the season opener.

The Tigers, led by second-year head coach Chris Stroud, will rely on wide receiver Davonta Grogan, cornerback Adian Garrison, full back Dylan Tingle and Cornerback Taat Delaune when they face the Bulldogs.

Morgan City finished 2-8 last season.