Ferriday slams Madison

Published 1:08 am Saturday, September 1, 2007

FERRIDAY — The Freddie Harrison era at Ferriday High got off to a good start Friday as the Trojans rolled to an impressive 53-0 win over the Madison Jaguars Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Ferriday (1-0) was very efficient running and passing the ball. The Trojans had 158 yards passing and 146 yards rushing. And, more important, they did not turn the ball over at all.

“That’s our goal to stay balanced,” first-year head coach Harrison said.

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“We still have a lot of learning and growing to do. But the guys are playing hard. You can’t complain when the defense pitches a shutout.”

A few things Harrison said that his team still needs to work on are wrapping up on tackles, getting their assignments right and making sure everyone is on the same page.

Matthew Smith led Ferriday’s ground attack with 19 carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

Kendrick Harris completed seven of 15 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns, one a 25-yarder to Montrell Tennessee in the first quarter and the other a 37-yarder to Donrick Washington in the third quarter.

Bobby Madison capped off a 21-point fourth quarter for the Trojans with a pair of short touchdown runs.

Harrison said the atmosphere at Melz Field was “overwhelming.”

“It was amazing to see the community supporting us,” he added. “I hope it continues.”