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|Ferriday falls to Wilkinson|
When unbeaten Wilkinson County High marched the ball 70 yards on seven plays on their first possession against Ferriday Friday night in Ferriday, most Trojan fans were probably thinking they would be hitting the exit gates early, maybe even after the Ferriday alumni band performed.
But the Trojans made a game of it before falling 29-6.
"We played pretty good, but they just turned it on in the second half," said Ferriday coach Cleothis Cummings. "They are a decent teams with athletes who want to compete, which is where we want to get to. We have to do a better job protecting our freshman quarterback."
Wilkinson County junior quarterback Devin Voorhies, an LSU commitment, scored on a 2-yard TD. Voorhies ran in the conversion for an 8-0 Wildcat lead with 9:04 remaining in the first quarter.
Wilkinson County turned the ball over on fumbles on its next two possessions.
Midway through the second period, the Wildcats faced fourth-and-two at the Ferriday 45. Voorhies picked up the first down, but fumbled the ball and Ferriday's Shonderrius Collier recovered at the Ferriday 40-yard line.
Jaylen Neal broke loose on a long run that added 15 yards with a facemask penalty that brought it down to the Wilkinson 34-yard line.
Ronald Davis completed a 29-yard pass to Adrian Wiggins at the Wildcat 5-yard line, while Jarvis Brooks carried it in with 5:20 remaining in the first half.
The conversion failed and Ferriday trailed 8-6.
Wilkinson County went up 14-6 as Nicholas Hull scored on a 45-yard run with 3:50 remaining in the first half.
Wilkinson County did all the scoring in the second half as Voorhies passed 12 yards to Allenzae Staggers for the first TD.
"I expected a tough game, not that I was looking for all the mistakes we made in t he first half," said Wilkinson County coach Kenneth Brown. "We knew we had to re-gain the momentum in the second half. We didn't want it to stay close, playing on the road and the fact it was their Homecoming. We knew we had to make some breaks our way."
Voorhies finished off a drive with a 4-yard run with 6:23 remaining.
Wilkinson County tallied a safety late in the contest to make the final score 29-6.
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