Ferriday takes on 4A Peabody; Hounds at home

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Ferriday moved up three spots in the statewide Class 2A poll,

but, this week the Class 4A Peabody Warhorses may have something

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to say about how long the Trojans hang round in the Top 10. Coach

James McFarland’s bunch is coming off a 36-0 shutout of Northeast

High. The Trojans defense has allowed only nine points in its

first three games.

The Warhorses fell to powerful Wossman on the road last week,


&uot;Polls are for the fans,&uot; McFarland said. &uot;All

that does is make a team look more appetizing to an opponent the

higher you go.&uot;

He also said to have a chance at victory, the Trojans would

have to be able to pound the ball on the ground. &uot;They have

a lot more depth than we do. You expect a 4A team to bigger and

deeper and they are.&uot;

* Huntington at Amite School Center: The Hounds (1-2)

are fresh off a long road trip that produced the first win of

the season. And Hounds coach Gerald Reeves said it couldn’t have

come at a better time for his squad.

&uot;We really needed to get off the slide,&uot; he said.

&uot;It’ll be good to get back home after last week.&uot; In

the win over the Lions, Barret Arthur led the way for the Hounds

on the ground with 173 yards on 19 carries. Patrick Clayton tacked

on 114 yards on 16 carries.

ASC dropped a 33-17 decision to Centreville last week.

&uot;They are capable of scoring the points,&uot; Reeves

said. &uot;We’ll have to have another good week running the ball,

to keep it away from them.&uot;