Rosepine has torn through this first half of its schedule but bigger test lay ahead as district play starts.

The Eagles take on Vinton Thursday night for an early chance to jump ahead of the standings.

The Lions (3-2) is averaging 30 points a game this season and is coming off a 46-7 win over Beau Chene.

The Vinton defense gives up an average of 17.4 points a game and gave up a season-high 36 points in a loss to Opelousas in week 3.

Rosepine (5-0) has shown the ability to get it done in the air or on the ground throughout the season.

Quarterback Seth Ducote's ability to throw and run the ball has put the Eagles notch above where they were last season.

Ducote has 698 rushing yards on the year and has thrown for 558 yards.

Rosepine running back Seth Shirley has 621 yards through the first five games of the year but is coming off a 38-yard performance against North Central.

The defense for the Eagles is giving up 10.8 points a game, and the secondary for Rosepine has been playing better after an offseason overhaul of the group.