Trojans side-step Country Day in blowout win
Published 12:00 am Monday, October 2, 2006
FERRIDAY &8212; After a week off, the Trojans (3-0) continued their win streak behind the steady running of tailback Montario Tennessee, who lead the team to a 35-12 win over the Country Day Cajuns (2-2).
&8220;The week off hurt us a little bit. We did a bunch of things bad, but we did a few good things as well,&8221; said coach James McFarland.
While the week off clearly left the Trojans a little rusty, it was hard to tell on the scoreboard or the statline.
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Montario Tennessee powered his way to 151 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
&8220;Montario (Tennessee) had a really good game for us,&8221; McFarland said. &8220;He ran the ball well, and really ran hard all night long.&8221;
Kendric Harris didn&8217;t throw the ball as much as he has in recent weeks, but made the most of his throws when the opportunity presented itself, as he completed six of seven passes for 76 yards and one touchdown.
Harris&8217; lone touchdown pass came in the third quarter when he hooked up with Darius Wilson on a 32-yard seam route.
One of the problems coach Harris saw with the Trojans performance was their inability to stop the run on defense as they allowed Cajun running back David Gibert to crank out 179 yards on 18 carries.
&8220;They really ran the ball on us a lot better than I would have liked,&8221; McFarland said. &8220;Our defense is going to have to step it up because we allowed way too yards. They were able to run the ball seemingly at will on us.&8221;
On the other sideline, the coaches were not happy with their team&8217;s performance either. But the team&8217;s performance took a backseat to the coach&8217;s scorn towards the officiating crew, who ejected the Cajun&8217;s quarterback Matt Stone on the opening kickoff of the second half, after receiving a second personal foul penalty.
&8220;Personal fouls are a part of the game, but having him ejected certainly took the wind out of our sails,&8221; said Cajun coach Steve Victory.
Victory did compliment the play of the Trojans stating that he didn&8217;t want to take anything away from Ferriday, but he felt the ejection was unjustified.
On a sadder note wide receiver Alonzo Booth, was seriously injured with what coaches described as either a severe dislocation or a broken arm.
Next week Ferriday will play on the road, as the team travels to Lake Charles.
&8220;We were tested this week,&8221; McFarland said. &8220;We&8217;re going to go back to the drawing board, and hopefully we can eliminate some of the little mistakes we made this week.&8221;