Winnfield Tiger Football Prevails In Season Opener

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From Left to Right: Danny Parker, Joshua Tinnerello, Coach Lynn Bankston, and Mike Smith. Joshua Tinnerello (QB/DB) was honored as the P.K. Smith Player of the Week. He had two interceptions and 75 yards rushing in the win against Jonesboro Hodge.

According to Eddie Jenkins, WSHS Football Alum and creator of, WSHS and Jonesboro-Hodge have one of the longest running series in Louisiana High School Football history. The two have faced each other each year since 1945. Through the 2019 season, the two schools have met 92 times on the football field with Winnfield leading the series 48-42-2.

When these two teams face each other it is always very competitive, and this past Friday night was no exception. WSHS received the opening kick and marched methodically down the field until they were plagued with flags when the Tigers reached the Jonesboro-Hodge 15-yard line. WSHS field goal attempt is no good. The JH offense started out with a snap over the head of the QB but they recovered. But, after a strong defensive stand by the WSHS defense, Jonesboro was forced to punt out of their end zone. The good field position and impressive defensive display motivated the Winnfield tiger offense. They scored four plays later with a two-yard run by Isiah Loucious, and the extra point was good by Cole Debusk. The Winnfield football team now lead 7-0.

JH answered after a WSHS fumble with a 40 yard scoring strike. Jonesboro would then score another touchdown before the half. However, with a missed extra point attempt, the Jonesboro only led the game 13-7 at halftime.



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