ND vs Lee Academy

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015

Mardi Gras homecoming sets tone for North Delta

By Brad Greer

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In keeping up with The North Delta School’s Mardi Gras homecoming theme Laissez les’ bon temps roule’, a French term meaning ‘let the good times roll’, the Green Wave football team will be hoping to do  plenty of that tonight as they host the Lee Academy Colts in a District 1-AAA contest beginning at 7 p.m.

Both teams enter tonight’s grudge match sporting records of 3-1 on the season as Lee edged Columbus Heritage 35-34 last week while North Delta opened up district play with a 47-14 romp over Kirk. This will be the Colts first district contest of the year.

In other games involving district opponents, Kirk (1-3) hosts West Memphis, Ark.(1-3), Indianola (4-0; 1-0) is at Bayou (2-2;0-1) and Madison St. Joseph (2-2) travels to Greenville St. Joe. (3-1; 0-1)

Lee under first-year head coach John Holcombe opened the season with back-to-back victories over Magnolia Heights ( 14-6) and Manchester (33-20) before falling to Pillow 28-0 in Greenwood.

The Colts are led on offense by senior quarterback Shaw Johnson ( 5’9”- 170) and senior running back Sumpter Bass (5’8”- 165) along with junior wideout Maddox Allen (6’5”-200). John Agostinelli (6’1”- 230) anchors the offensive line while Vincent Serio (6-foot- 225) spearheads the defensive front.

Lee will have their hands full on trying to corral a North Delta offense that is averaging 41 points and 451 yards per game on offense and has outscored its opponents 164-84.  The Green Wave generated their largest yardage total of the year last week with 493 yards that included 388 yards rushing.

  Kaleb Joyner, Will Kidder and Hunter Baker all enjoyed over 100-yard rushing games with Kidder and Baker registering two touchdowns each. Kidder also tossed two touchdowns on 11-of-16 passing for 105 yards and no interceptions. 

 North Delta defeated Lee 27-23 last year in a game that was postponed late in the fourth quarter due to lightening and resumed the following Monday.