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|Ferriday-Vidalia renew rivalry|
Ferriday High did not trail in too many games last year on its way to a perfect regular season.
The one time they did was in its third game of the season at Vidalia when the Trojans had to rally from a 16-0 deficit to defeat the Vikings 18-16.
Ferriday now leads the series 24-14-1, having won the last three contests.
You're talking about Coach (Dee) Faircloth and I have never known a coach with that kind of imagination," said Ferriday coach Freddie Harrison. "He's a veteran coach, but he has a young imagination. They will come out with five wide receivers, four wideouts, straight T. You don't know what to prepare for."
Vidalia fell to Ouachita Christian 40-14 in its opener. Ferriday was upset by Block 12-8.
"We expect the best game out of Ferriday all year," said Vidalia coach Dee Faircloth. "Those horns (helmet logo) seem to bring out the best of everybody."
Faircloth said Ferriday falling to Block will make the Trojans tougher to handle.
"They'll be fit to be tied when they come out of chute six riding Thunderball," he said. "They've got athletes."
Faircloth said he is shuffling his defense hoping for better play on that side of the ball.
"We've got to find people who can tackle," he said. "We need defensive linemen who can make plays."
Faircloth is also hoping his team can avoid leg cramps that plagued a few players last week.
"It was humid and we've got guys not getting enough potassium," he said. "We spend a lot of money on Gatorade for them to drink after practice, but apparently they haven't been."
Harrison said the game will not make or break either team, but a win would be a big boost at this stage.
"Vidalia is a big rival and we are on kind of a rebound," Harrison said. "It's always exciting when these two teams meet. We have to be focused, calm down and just play football. We're young, but these kids have been playing football all their lives."
Harrison said the Trojans will have to be wary of Viking senior tailback Kevin Johnson.
"Kevin is a good back," Harrison said. "He's a hard runner and real explosive. He means everything to them. He runs the ball, throws it and kicks it. The only thing he doesn't do is dry it off between plays."
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