The Union Parish Farmers will kick off the 2017 season against the West Ouachita Chiefs. The Farmers are looking to improve on a 4-7 season that ended in a playoff run for the Farmers. Both West Ouachita and Union Parish will square off in the Eddie Robinson Classic this week and both teams are looking to start the season with a momentum building win.
Union Parish fans will want to keep an eye on Jarred Singleton. Singleton saw some time at running back, but where he excels is on the defensive side of the ball. Singleton has been a standout on the defensive side of the ball from the linebacker position, racking up over 100 tackles as a sophomore. I look for the Farmers to improve tremendously this season and they will get a great test this week against West Ouachita.
The West Ouachita Chiefs are looking to improve this season as well and possibly reach the playoffs. The Chiefs will see running back Kaleb Nolan get plenty of carries this season. Nolan is an aggressive runner who has no problems running opposing defenders over. West Ouachita has the potential to be a dangerous team and a great place to get the ball rolling is at the Eddie Robinson Classic. The battle between Union Parish and West Ouachita should be a good one and fans will get a good early season look at both teams.