Trojans lose to McCall

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2000

TALLULAH, La. – Ferriday High’s shot at an undefeated regular season came to an end Friday night as the fifth-ranked Trojans were upset by McCall 22-14 in an important District 3-2A game at Tallulah.

Ferriday dropped to 8-1 overall and 2-1 in district, while McCall, although unranked, improved to 8-1 overall and 3-0 in district.

The win enabled McCall to win the district championship regardless of what happens next Friday night in the McCall at Block and Vidalia at Ferriday games.

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&uot;It was a tough one. Tonight’s game was for all the marbles,&uot; said Ferriday head coach James McFarland. &uot;They took it to us. The better team won tonight.&uot;

Avion Johnson returned a blocked punt 20 yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter and caught a 40-yard pass from Dave Williams Jr. early in the second quarter to give McCall a 14-0 lead.

&uot;We made some mistakes early in the game that we wasn’t able to overcome,&uot; McFarland said.

Ferriday got back in the game midway through the second quarter on a four-yard run by Corey Gordon, who also ran for the two-point conversion.

Gordon had 30 carries for 197 yards and now has 1,444 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the season.

Ferriday tied the game in the fourth quarter on a 38-yard pass from Tyrrence Taylor to Lawrence Washington, but the extra point was no good.

Taylor completed five of nine passes for 86 yards. Washington caught four passes for 92 yards.

But McCall scored the winning touchdown later in the quarter on a 40-yard pass from David Allen to Douglas Johnson. The two-point conversion was good.

Ferriday hosts Vidalia in a key district game next Friday at 7 p.m. as both teams will battling for second place in the district.