Vidalia hosts soccer jamboree this Saturday – Mississippi’s best community newspaper
BUCKEYE, Louisiana – Vidalia High School head coach Michael Norris and his team have a second chance to learn what they can expect from the 2021 Vikings when they play in the Vidalia High School Football Jamboree. The jamboree kicks off on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Class 2A Vidalia faced Buckeye High School at Buckeye Scrimmage last Friday night. For the most part, Norris said he was happy with his team’s performance against the Class 3A Panthers.
“We did well. We saw things that we wanted to see. Some things we didn’t want to see. Our kids, if I rated them I would give them a B, B minus, ”Norris said. “They fought hard. They competed hard. I know we scored more than them. We scored three times. We gave up a touchdown. We moved the ball well. We performed well in attack.
“The defense was largely around the ball. We made some mistakes in the homework. They got tired at the end. We’re not going to tire them out. We play to get in shape. We saw what we needed to see, ”added Norris.
Norris said he was very happy with the team’s efforts and one area the Vikings need to improve on is getting in shape. He said the team will clean up the little things this week in training ahead of their jamboree.
This year’s jamboree will feature host Vidalia as well as Ferriday High School, Block High School and General Trass High School in Lake Providence, La.
The jamboree will start with General Trass against Block, followed by General Trass against Ferriday, Vidalia taking on Block and Vidalia taking on Ferriday.
“We had more, but they had to back down because of the quarantine (due to COVID-19),” Norris said. “We’re going to start at 6 pm, so it’s not that hot. We will play four 12-minute quarters, so each team will have two. “
Norris noted that he and his coaching staff should have a better idea of what to expect from the Vikings after Saturday night’s scrimmages.
“From the melee and the movie we shot, we’ll have a better idea of what to work on,” Norris said. “I want to be cleaner on offense, to be more efficient on defense and to push hard until the end.”