Varnado victorious on Friday afternoon

Published 12:26 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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Varnado captured a 36-12 win over Cohen College Prep in a District 10-1A contest that was held Friday afternoon at Pan American Stadium.

“I’m happy for the kids,” Varnado coach Adam Brumfield said. “I think it was probably our most complete game this year. We opened with a tough schedule. I think Pine (6-1) Slaughther (6-1) and Northlake Christian (5-2) are a combined 17-4 and you saw Pine beat Amite (28-26) on Friday, so we have played some pretty good competition. During that stretch of adversity we had some kids quit and get hurt and that injury bug is hard to overcome at a small school.”

In last week’s game, Jamari Lewis threw for 82 yards and a touchdown. He ran for 54 yards and a score.

Devonte Magee rushed for 58 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns, while catching a 32-yard touchdown throw.

Chad Ladner had 77 yards on seven attempts with a touchdown.

Tyriq Bell ran for 60 yards on 11 carries.

Tyler Whitfield ran for 34 yards on two carries.

Quovadis Bickham caught a pass for 32 yards.

Brumfield said he feels like his quarterback Jamari Lewis has played well the last two games.

“Vonta Magee caught a touchdown and ran for one,” Brumfield said. “Tyler Whitfield is a senior who just got back on the field last week for the first time since the scrimmage and he’s a big help on both sides of the ball. Kid’s a player and grown up a ton. It’s been hard seeing him on the sideline not playing. Chad Ladner and Tyriq Bell both had some big plays and scored and the defense played well. Hopefully we can get a couple good practices in this week and are mentally tough enough to not let the fair mess us up. It’s always challenging to play during fair week.”

Varnado is 2-5 overall and 1-1 in league play. The Wildcats are 28th in the non-select Division IV power ratings according to

Cohen College Prep is 1-5 overall and 1-1 in league play. Cohen is 28th in the select Division IV power ratings according to

Varnado will play again on Oct. 20 at home against Crescent City Christian School.

Crescent City is winless in six games and two contests in district play. Crescent City  lost to St. Martin’s Episcoal, 45-14, last week.

Crescent City is 32nd in the Division IV power ratings according to