In the second district game for both teams, both the Leesville Wampus Cats (0-6, 0-1) and the Grant Cougars (0-6, 0-1) are still searching for not only their first district win, but their first win of the season.

In the second district game for both teams, both the Leesville Wampus Cats (0-6, 0-1) and the Grant Cougars (0-6, 0-1) are still searching for not only their first district win, but their first win of the season.

This week, the Wampus Cats will be looking to put everything together and build some momentum going forward in district play Friday when the Cats travel to Cougar Stadium.

"We have to stop shooting ourselves in the foot at critical times," Leesville head coach Tommy Moore said.

"We have to move the ball on offense and put it in the end zone, and not stall out on drives," said Leesville head coach Tommy Moore.

The Cats have scored a total of 41 points this season, but despite allowing an average of 27.8 points per game, their defense has kept the Wampus Cats in several ballgames, including a 17-14 loss to Holy Savior Menard and a 15-6 loss to Buckeye.

Still, Moore knows there's work to be done.

"We have to move the ball on offense and put it in the end zone, and not stall out on drives," he said. "Defensively, we have to get lined up and quit giving up the big play."

Last season, a trip to Grant was just what the doctor ordered for the Wampus Cats. Entering the game at 0-8 and 0-3 in district play, as Leesville ran for 226 rushing yards and threw for over 100 in a 42-20 win over the Cougars. And the meeting before that, the Wampus Cats throttled the Cougars in a 64-6 victory at Leesville High School. In fact, Leesville has averaged 49 points in the last four games against Grant, never scoring less than 40 points each time.

The Cougars have struggled this season as well, losing their first six games. Their season started with a 33-0 loss to 1A Montgomery, followed by losses to 3A squads Jena and Buckeye, and 1A St. Frederick. Their non-district schedule was capped with a 35-14 loss to West Ouachita, and then, in district play, Peabody shut the Cougars out, 39-0. Daring back to 2012, the Cougars have lost eight straight games and 14 of their last 15; their last win came on Oct. 19, when the Cougars beat Bolton, 40-20.

The Cougars average 7.7 points per game while allowing 34.7, and have yet to allow less than 24 points in a game this season. Leesville, meanwhile, scores an average of 6.9 points per game while allowing 28.3 per game.