In uncharted territory, unbeaten Sophie B. Wright faces Higgins on Thursday night

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Crescent City Sports High School Football

Ken Dorsey did an excellent job as the interim head coach at St. Augustine in 2019, falling a minute short of upsetting eventual unbeaten Division I state champion Archbishop Rummel in the state quarterfinals.

Dorsey stepped into a difficult situation and steadied the ship in fine fashion.

While he did not land the job on a permanent basis, Dorsey showed everyone that he is a good head coach, capable of leading any program in solid fashion.

Dorsey is doing just that at Sophie B. Wright. His Warriors are off to a 3-0 start for the first time in program history with wins over Collegiate of Baton Rouge, Jefferson Rise and the Willow School.

The primary force has been the Sophie B. Wright defense, which has allowed just nine points in three games. The offense has done its part, averaging 33.3 points per game.

Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the Warriors host Class 5A Higgins at Pan American Stadium. The Hurricanes (0-3) have struggled, losing to John F. Kennedy, Livingston Collegiate and West Jefferson.

While basketball has flourished at Sophie B. Wright, football has been a different story.

The Warriors were 2-5 last year after going 0-8 in 2020 and 1-9 in 2019. The program’s last winning season was in 2018.

Dorsey has his forces primed to change that trend this season.

“It feels really good,” Dorsey said. “The administration is really excited. We have never been 3-0 before. The kids are starting to believe in themselves and starting to believe they are winners.”

In the process, the Warriors are changing attitudes around the school.

“They have always heard that they were a sad team around school,” Dorsey said. “That is not the case now. We have a long way to go to get where we want to be but it is a great feeling to see hard work paying off and heading in the right direction.”

Senior quarterback Edward McKinnis has been the catalyst, extending plays with his legs. Junior receiver Oririn Scott has been a good pass catcher and blocker. Senior Donte Glass has excelled as a cover corner. Senior linebacker Donald Bissant has also been a force. Senior Defensive tackle Dennis Wells has been outstanding as a run stopper.

“We have good senior leadership with guys getting after it,” Dorsey said.

“Higgins is a big 5A team,” Dorsey said. “They have real good athletes on the outside and they are well coached. We have to be mistake-free and have to execute if we want to emerge victorious.”

Louisiana Prep Football Schedule for Week 4
Thursday, Sept. 22
Acadiana at Lafayette
Ascension Catholic at Dunham
Capitol vs. The Willow School at Tad Gormley Stadium
Captain Shreve vs. Byrd at Lee Hedges Stadium
Centerville at Jeanerette
Covenant Christian at Central Catholic
Denham Springs at Franklinton
Grace King vs. Riverdale, 6:30 p.m.
Hanson Memorial at Highland Baptist
Higgins vs. Sophie B. Wright, 7:30 p.m. at Pan American Stadium
Huntington at Northwood
Kenner Discovery vs. Patrick Taylor, 6:30 p.m. at Hoss Memtsas Stadium
Kinder at St. Louis Catholic
Madison Prep at Parkview Baptist
North Vermilion at Loreauville
Oakdale at Grand Lake
Pearl River at Independence
Pope John Paul II at Ben Franklin, 6 p.m.
Rosepine at Vinton
West St. Mary at St. John

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