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Ferriday High answered Vidalia's opening drive with several scores of their own as the Trojans defeated the Vikings 43-7 Friday at Dee Faircloth Viking Stadium.
Vidalia scored its points on its first drive as the Vikings marched 45 yards in seven plays.
Ferriday used a squib kick most of the game.
"We just didn't want to kick it to No. 14 (Jamale Davis)," said Ferriday coach Richard Oliver.
After an 8-yard touchdown run by Sessions Vestal was negated by a penalty, the Vikings faced fourth-and-goal from the Ferriday 4-yard line.
Vidalia quarterback Michael Whitley rolled to his right and bought enough time to find Martel Wiley in the back of the end zone for the first score of the night. Joshua Fauver added the conversion kick.
"They came out in more of a spread offense and we had to make adjustments," Oliver said.
"We did everything right at first," said Vidalia coach Gary Paul Parnham. "Our line blocked and everyone guys were running hard. But then we broke down. We were in position on their first drive, but we couldn't tackle."
Ferriday then went on a time-consuming 94-yard drive behind the running of Jarvis Brooks and Richard Jefferson.
Brooks finished off the drive with a 14-yard run. The Trojans used a snap to the left side on the conversion as Shannon Morales ran it in for an 8-7 Ferriday lead.
Following a Vidalia punt, the Trojans went 50 yards on three plays as Brooks carried twice for 45 yards, including 12 or a touchdown. The conversion failed leaving the Trojans with a 14-7 advantage.
Jefferson then found a streaking Adrian Wiggins down the middle of the field for a 71-yard scoring play. Brooks kicked the conversion.
"That was a good decision by our quarterback," Oliver said. "We've been trying to hit that all year."
Ferriday took a 27-7 halftime lead as Brooks scored on a 5-yard run with 1:54 remaining in the first half.
An interception by Vidalia's on Ferriday's opening drive helped Vidaila mount a threat as Whitley hit Vestal on a 22-yard pass play to the Trojan 38.
But Wiggins picked off a Vidalia pass at the Viking 2-yard line to end the threat. A 34-yard run by Brooks got the Trojans out of the hole.
Jefferson scored on a 17-yard run late in the third period and passed to Brooks on the conversion.
The final Ferriday score came 32-yard run by Jefferson. Wiggins ran in the conversion.
"We just didn't make plays," Parnham said.
Ferriday freshman linebacker Dontrell Domino finished with eight tackles and three sacks.
"We had a number of blitzes," Oliver said. "Dontrell did a good job of applying pressure."
Vidalia and Ferriday are both on the road Friday.
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