The playoff train paused briefly in Coushatta Tuesday night then roared out of the station. It will be back on Friday. After a slow start in the Red River – East Feliciana game, the score went back and forth. Red River would be up one, then down two, then up again for three full quarters of play.
East Feliciana lead 14 to 11 at the end of the first quarter. By the half, Red River climbed to a one point lead 28-27. The score was East Feliciana 48 and Red River 47 after three quarters. Then the Bulldog Train gathered a head of steam and never looked back.
Final score was Red River Bulldogs 68 and the East Feliciana Tigers 55.
What’s next? Coach Keith Johnson said another game being played Tuesday night would determine the next opponent. Johnson said, “The next playoff game will be played Friday night and it will probably be played at Red River.”
A short time after the game the LHSAA brackets were updated. Lakeside High from Sibley defeated Amite 60 to 55. Lakeside advances and the brackets confirm the game will be at Red River Friday, March 2nd.
On Tuesday, Red River Parish Superintendent Alison Hughes made the announcement that everyone is invited to make the trip to Alexandria for the Lady Bulldogs playoff game on Thursday against North Caddo.
Hughes said, “We are very excited to announce that our Red River High School Lady Bulldogs basketball team has made it to the Top 28. Their semifinal game will be Thursday, March 1 at 3:00 at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria Louisiana against North Caddo. Due to this early game time, we will be dismissing school on Thursday, March 1 at 12:00 noon.
“We will also be taking spectator busses for students and the community. These buses will be leaving Red River High School at 12:30. Any parent or member of the community who wishes to ride a spectator bus needs to sign up to secure a seat at the Red River Parish School Board office by 4:00 Wednesday afternoon.
“Students of Red River High School must sign up to ride at Red River High. Students of Red River Elementary and Red River Junior High are welcome to ride the spectator bus but must be accompanied by an adult. Adults accompanying these students must also sign up at the Red River Parish Central Office. There is no charge for riding the bus, but spectators will be responsible for game tickets and food.