Trojan coach looks for first win

Published 10:21 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ferriday — Ferriday head coach Freddie Harrison gets his first opportunity to lead the Trojans to a victory against Madison Parish Friday night.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” Harrison said. “They are not the type of team to lay down for someone.”

Like Ferriday, Madison Parish is smaller in numbers but they have big players, Harrison said.

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“They have some big, athletic guys,” Harrison said. “They run a balanced offense and they have a big target in Michael Fair.”

The Trojans will have to apply pressure and take good angles to the football, Harrison said.

“We have to get to the football and arrive with an attitude,” Harrison said.

The Trojans intend to give Madison Parish different defensive looks to keep their offense confuse, Harrison explained.

Harrison hopes his offense finds a consistency in their performance.

“We can’t take plays off,” Harrison said. “If we want to win everyone has to be on the same page.”

Harrison didn’t point out any particular player that needed to perform well. He said it will take all 11 players working together if they want to win.

“Our motto this week is ‘Don’t start nothing you can’t finish,’” Harrison said. “That means we’re not going into (the game) not willing to finish it. We have to earn everything we get.”

Harrison said his players are coming along in the new system.

“They understand it’s a process and they have to crawl before they can walk,” Harrison said. “They are learning everyday and this Friday we will take our first steps.”