Trojan ‘D’ handles passing offense

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 11, 2000

FERRIDAY, La. – Although the Ferriday defense had played spectacular defense for the majority of the regular season – shutting out five of the 10 teams the Trojans faced – head coach James McFarland worried that his team had not yet been tested against a good passing team.

Suffice it to say the Trojans get an &uot;A.&uot;

Redeemer-Seton quarterback Donald Allen was sacked five times for a loss of 54 yards in Ferriday’s 37-12 win Friday.

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&uot;Nobody can run or pass on us,&uot; said senior defensive tackle Willie Glasper, who led the team with 2 1/2 sacks. &uot;You try to run, we’re going to rush you. You try to pass, we’re going to rush you.

&uot;Nothing gets through our line.&uot;

Rams’ running back Kendrick Bailey was held to only 57 yards and 11 carries, and the vast majority of Allen’s 122 rushing yards came on scrambles in the fourth quarter.

Allen completed only four of 30 attempts passing for 58 yards and was picked off twice, once by linebacker Stan Smith and once by linebacker Akeem Evens, who took his interception 65 yards for a touchdown.

Rams senior receiver Kevin Marrero, who had an 8-inch height advantage over 5-foot-6 sophomore cornerback LaKendrick Nix, caught only two passes for 18 yards.

Ferriday’s identity this season has been its defense, and everyone knows defenses win championships.

&uot;If we stay focused and keep working hard, we are going to win the state title,&uot; Glasper said.