One of the biggest high school football games in Vicksburg will be held Friday as the Warren Central Vikings host the Vicksburg High Gators in the annual Red Carpet Bowl.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic caused the first two games of their seasons to be canceled, both squads will have their season opener tonight in one of the biggest crosstown rivalry games. Both have played in scrimmages, and defense was the key in both matches. The Vikings scrimmaged against Holmes County Central last week while the Gators took on Hazlehurst.
Both VHS and WCHS are stacked with returning starters from last season who are eager to take the field tonight.
VHS is returning key players such as Tommy Curtis II, Michael Montgomery and quarterback Shakori Regan, along with many others. The Vikings are bringing back Taylon Smith, Kentrick Thompson and four starting offensive lineman from last year.
The Red Carpet Bowl is expected to be a great, hard fought game especially as the Gators are seeking their first winning season since 2017.
The Vikings are continuing under the leadership of head coach Josh Morgan while the Gators have a new coach, Todd McDaniel, who has a great track record with his former teams.
The Vicksburg Warren School District is limiting the number of fans who can watch the game live (see below); however, it will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and fans can tune in on the radio at 105.5 FM and 107.7 FM.