Ferriday 46, Jefferson County 0

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 9, 2000

FAYETTE — The Ferriday High Trojans racked up 448 total rushing yards, and the defense held Jefferson County in check for a convincing 46-0 win Friday night at Fayette.

&uot;We played well tonight. Overall, we were a better team than Jefferson County,&uot; said Ferriday head coach James McFarland. &uot;We didn’t play well in the first quarter, though.

&uot;Once we got the lead, they just seemed to quit.&uot;

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The score was 0-0 after one quarter before Ferriday turned the game into a rout.

Ferriday running back Corey Gordon ran over, around and through the Tigers’ defense for 210 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries.

Gordon had touchdown runs of nine, 24, five and three yards.

&uot;Gordon’s a good back,&uot; McFarland said. &uot;I rank him as one of the best running backs in the state.

Tyrrence Taylor completed six of 12 passes for 33 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Taylor completed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Nathaniel Smith and Brennan Smith had a 12-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

&uot;We still want to throw the football,&uot; McFarland said. &uot;We need to be better at that and we are going to be better before the season is over. We can’t rely on the running game every game.&uot;

Ferriday’s defense held Jefferson County to 97 total yards, five first downs and got a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown from E’Faunte Morales in the fourth quarter.

&uot;We are a good defensive football team,&uot; McFarland said. &uot;We’ve kind of relied on the defense and they have responded.&uot;

Dewones Smith completed two of five passes for 25 yards and had one carry for 21 yards for Jefferson County.

Ferriday (2-0) hosts Northeast this Friday at 7 p.m. while Jefferson County (2-1) hosts Tylertown at 7:30 p.m