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|Stuff was flying in the air at jamboree|
Ferriday High head coach Freddie Harrison joked early in the first quarter of Block's contest against Tensas Parish Saturday night at the Vidalia Jamboree that he and Bear coach Benny Vault had a friendly bet on who would throw the ball more that night.
At least I thought he was joking.
I believe Harrison would have won that bet if the jamboree had not been cut short by lightning.
Block quarterback Curdarius Johnson dropped back to pass on the Bears' first play against Tensas Parish and fumbled the ball away to the Panthers.
Block got the ball back on the next play on a fumble and Johnson was dropping back to pass again.
By the end of two quarters, Block passed the ball almost 20 times for about 150 yards.
"Freddie got cut a little short," Vault said with a laugh. "I think he was holding back a little bit."
Vault has plenty of reason to joke around considering the size, speed and experience he has on the field this season. How in the world the Bears could not get even one vote in the first prep poll is beyond reason.
Getting back to the jamboree, Harrison did do his part to make the bet interesting.
Ferriday's Ronald Lawson dropped back to pass on the Trojans' first play against Madison Parish and completed a 43-yard pass to Alfred Brown.
Ferriday completed 6-of-9 passes for 114 yards in only one quarter of play, and had three other completions negated by penalties.
Actually, it should not have been that big a surprise.
Harrison said before the season he is going to air it out more.
"We're either going three-and-out or score quick," Harrison said last month.
Harrison also lined up DeVante Scott in shotgun behind center once in his version of the Wildcat. Would that be the Trojancat?
Not a bad idea. Scott may be the best athlete in the area.
"You may see a lot of that," Harrison said. "We may use five or six different guys at quarterback. We want to put our athletes in a position and situation to make plays. We plan on utilizing Devante every way we can so he can give us a chance to be successful."
Getting back to airing it out, judging from Saturday night, that appears to hold true. Ferriday was its own worse enemy, with the yellow flag negating several big plays.
Of course, we will get a better idea of the Trojan offense against Natchez High Friday when the Bulldogs come to town for Ferriday's season-opener.
Tensas Parish has struggled in recent years and former Huntington coach Gerald Reeves told me he has a problem of not getting all of his players in town until school starts.
One interesting note is that Reeves' son, Bubba Reeves, is a 6-foot, 174-pound sophomore fullback at West Monroe and is expected to see plenty of action this season for the Rebels.
As for Block, this team had an outstanding season last year and is primed to have an even bigger one this year.
The Bears are big, fast and experienced.
With 17 seniors, Vault knows this is his best chance to go a long way in Class A. Of course, it may all depend on when and if the Bears meet South Plaquemines, which is to Class 1A what John Curtis is to Class 2A.
Block opens its season at Vidalia Friday.
To say Dee Faircloth has had a tough time with the weather is like saying
Vidalia's scrimmage with Buckeye on August 21 was cancelled because of lightning that was no where close to what it was Saturday night when play was cut short with the skies lighting up the stadium while action was still going on.
Vidalia's 12-6 loss to Delhi Charter in the jamboree was played on a wet field and was cut short by a quarter.
The Vikings have no time to work through the kind of hiccups you try to correct in scrimmages and jamborees with Block coming to town.
Hurricane Gustav cancelled last year's game in Jonesville.
With the kind of luck Faircloth has had over the past month, folks may want to be prepared for any other kind of inclement weather imaginable.
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