Block and Ferriday to clash Friday night in Jonesville

Published 12:15 am Thursday, September 6, 2007

Jonesville — The Block Bears continue their quest for a win Friday night when the Ferriday Trojans come to town.

The Bears dropped a heart breaker last week losing to Vidalia 14-6.

Block had the game in the bag until late in the fourth quarter when Vidalia scored twice with-in three minutes.

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“We had the game won,” Block head coach Benny Vault Jr. said. “Penalties killed us. At one time we were third and 65.”

The Block defense will have to step it up against the Trojans.

Ferriday scored 53 points in their home opener against Madison allowing no points.

“Ferriday has good skill players,” Vault said. “We have to contain their quarterback and wide receivers to win.”

Vault said Ferriday’s new coach Freddie Harrison has done a good job preparing his players and having them ready to play.

Harrison is approaching Friday’s game like any other game.

“We have to be mentally and physically ready for Block,” Harrison said. “Coach Vault has them working hard and believing. It’s going to be a tough game.”

Harrison said his offense is going to spread out the offense and stay balanced.

“Block defense is good,” Harrison said. “We’ve got to get better up front to go up against their defensive line.”

Harrison said the key to the game would be to sustain drives and contain Block’s running game.

Vault’s game plan isn’t much different. He said his offense has to make plays stay on the field.

“We have to keep the ball out of Ferriday’s hands,” Vault said.

Harrison said Block is preparing to win.

“This is Block’s first home game,” Harrison said. “Vault will have those guys ready to play.”

The Bears and Trojans kick off at 7 p.m. Friday night.