Who do you think should manage Ferriday water?|
Story Archives: Ferriday falls in second round game
- 2013 - 300 articles
- 2012 - 856 articles
- 2011 - 635 articles
- 2010 - 1276 articles
- 2009 - 1591 articles
- 2008 - 1763 articles
|Ferriday falls in second round game|
Two weeks ago, it was the Ferriday defense which struggled in a 44-24 loss to Farmerville in the final regular season game of the season.
Friday night, the Trojan offense had trouble getting in gear as the Farmers blanked Ferriday 21-0 in a Class 2A second round contest in Farmerville.
The Farmers piled up 303 yards on the ground, and conceded only 47 yards on the ground and 78 through the air to the Trojans.
"Both teams played pretty good defense," said Ferriday High coach Freddie Harrison. "We made them earn everything they got. Our kids came out and played hard."
The Trojans managed only six first downs in the contest.
"I challenged the defense, last time we played Ferriday, Devontae Scott had 333 yards on his own and three touchdowns," said Famerville coach Joe Spatafora. "And Bobby Madison had more than 100 yards on the ground. The defense was challenged this week and they rose to the challenge."
"They have a really good football team," Harrison said. "It was just the luck of the draw."
Ferriday ends its season at 9-3.
Farmerville appeared content to go into halftime with a 6-0 lead with 1:20 remaining in the first half until quarterback Caleb Kelley hit Carl Pearson for a 38-yard touchdown.
"Then we had to kick off to them to start the third quarter," Harrison said.
With 7:46 left in the third quarter, Farmerville's Depaul Elliot came up big on fourth down with 4 yards to go. Elliot made a man miss and scampered to the right, completing the final seven yards of the run without being touched and gliding in the endzone. Elliot added an interception later in the game.
Offensive lineman Bryan Fields hit a 20-yard field goal to round out the Farmers' scoring.
Farmerville travels to LaPlace next week to take on St. Charles Catholic in a quarterfinal game.
"There were a lot of positives from this year," Harrison said. "We're losing three starters, who will be tough to replace. But championships are won when people are not in the stands. We need to have a real good offseason, get faster, bigger and stronger and a lot tougher mentally."
|Frank Morris Murder Series|