An athletic defense that runs to the ball and delivers bone-crushing blows when they get there continues to be the primary reason the West Marion Trojans remain undefeated. The Trojans (5-0) controlled the action at Sumrall Friday night from start to finish in a 43-0 blowout victory.
The Columbia Academy Cougars dropped their second consecutive foray into Louisiana at Silliman Institute Friday night in a 65-34 contest that lit up the scoreboard.
Head coach Randy Butler said the Cougars struggled in basically every aspect of the game and that moving forward they need to focus on improving themselves first.
Week 5 is in the books and both the Columbia Wildcats and West Marion Trojans remain undefeated, but they got to 5-0 in very different ways Friday night.
Columbia vs. Lawrence County
The East Marion Eagles proved once again this week why they’ve been the class of Region 7-1/3A the past several years.
Coming into the week the Eagles, now 8-1 and 7-1 in district play, sat atop the district standings and held firm on their grasp of a playoff spot while defeating their two bitter rivals.
The West Marion Trojans essentially had their playoff dreams come to a screeching halt this week on the volleyball court.
The Trojans (7-12, 4-4) needed to beat both East Marion and Salem to have a realistic chance but instead dropped both in extremely close matches.
The East Marion Eagles were in desperate need of a victory following back-to-back losses to rivals Columbia and West Marion, and they rose to the occasion with a come-from-behind 36-22 victory at Morton Friday night.
The Eagles (2-2) fell behind early 22-8 but scored 28 unanswered points to pull off the comeback victory.