Boys Basketball—The Denham Springs Yellow Jackets and Walker Wildcats will go head to head Friday, January 29 at 7:45 pm. The Wildcats and Yellow Jackets are long-time rivals and the crowd is expected to be heavy.
Denham Springs’ state ranking is 102nd in the state, which is significantly lower than Walker’s seat at 50th in the state, according to MaxPreps.com. Despite the large gap in rankings, Walker won a neutral tournament game against Denham Springs last month by only one point, with the final score being 46-45.
Walker has an overall record of 19-5, with a 4-0 record for away games (MaxPreps.com). Denham Springs has an overall record of 12-11. Denham Springs has proven itself to be a third quarter team, according to MaxPreps.com. It will be interesting to see how the Yellow Jackets play without one of their starting players, Mitch Wilkerson, who is out with an injury.
To fuel on the rivalry, Denham Springs is on a 7-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Walker is recovering from an 87-29 loss against Scotlandville, according to MaxPreps.com. You can follow the action live tonight using #WalkerAtDenham on twitter or by following @BtheJournalist.