Future Warhawks Will Do Battle

Tonight two future Warhawks will meet for the first time when Rayville's Gerrand Johnson and Ouachita's Justin Ginyard square off in the Hornet's nest for an out of district battle.

Warhawk fans can get a two for one early peek at the future tonight when commitments Gerrand Johnson from Rayville and Justin Ginyard from Ouachita will do battle before they become teammates.

The Lions (1-0) are coming off a huge win over the defending class 4A state champ Neville Tigers 28-21.

"It was a big win for us", said Ginyard. "We had them down 28-7 and made some mistakes to let them back in the game. We should have done better but we were excited to get the victory".

Justin got off to a fast start hauling in 3 passes for 65 yards and a highlight film touchdown catch that gave the Lions their second score.

"Coach Farmer was at the game to watch me play". "He told me he was more impressed with the way I played without the ball in my hands".

While Justin and Gerrand are both committed it will be a first for both of them when they meet. "I don't know Gerrand", said Justin, but I'm looking forward to meeting him". "We will get to push each around on the field first", joked Ginyard.

For Johnson and Rayville, they came up short to a powerful and disciplined Oak Grove Tiger team 45-42.

"It was a tough loss for us be we are going to be ok", said Johnson. We have been practicing hard this week getting ready for Ouachita". "We are going to have some surprises for them. I can't give it away but I'm not gonna be where they expect me to be".

In the loss, Gerrand had one monster of a game. The 275 pound Johnson registered 14 tackles, 2 sacks, had five tackles for a loss, and blocked a kick.

"I just took the offensive lineman and drove him into the kicker. The ball went off the back of his helmet".

As for meeting the Ginyard for the first time, Gerrand said he is looking forward to it.

"He's coming into the Hornet's nest tonight". "I'm gonna give a little taste of what college life is going to be like", joked Johnson.

By the sound of things the Warhawks have them a couple of great prospects who love to compete and it should show Thursday night when the two teams meet.

"I cant wait", said Ginyard. "Rayville likes to play man defense so it's gonna be a great night".

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