Ferriday advances to second round

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 13, 1999

Corey Gordon ran for three touchdowns and Aron Thomas threw for two more as the Ferriday Trojans came from behind to defeat the Vinton Lions 36-31 in the first round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs.

Gordon had 27 carries for 182 yards while Thomas completed six of nine for 91 yards.

Vinton scored first on a one-yard run by David Broussard in the first quarter. The extra point was good.

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Adrian Sezer then caught a 15-yard pass from Broussard in the second quarter for the Lions.

Gordon his first touchdown on a two-yard run in the second quarter. The two-point conversion was good and the Trojans trailed 13-8 at halftime.

The second half was a different story for the Trojans as they outscored the Lions 28-18.

Ferriday scored twice in the third quarter on a 17-yard run by Gordon and a 24-yard reception by Cedric Jefferson from Thomas.

Vinton scored in the third quarter on a five-yard pass from Broussard to Sezer to pull the Lions to within three at 22-19.

In the fourth quarter, both teams traded touchdowns.

Ferriday scored first in the quarter on a 42-yard run by Gordon.

Vinton then scored on a 58-yard pass from Broussard to Sezer.

The Trojans answered with a 25-yard pass from Thomas to Akeem Evans.

The Lions scored on a 50-yard catch by Matthew Theriot, but it was not enough.

Ferriday improved to 7-4 overall and will play Many in the second round of the playoffs. Vinton finished with a 6-4 record.