Ferriday uses strong offense to defeat nearby Block Bears

Published 1:46 am Saturday, September 8, 2007

FERRIDAY — Most coaches would agree a balanced offense is a good offense. That statement rang true Friday night when the Ferriday Trojans defeated the Block Bears 32-8.

The Trojans totaled 407 yards of offense — 206 on the ground and 201 in the air.

Senior quarterback Kendrick Harris led the Trojan’s air attack completing nine of 16 passes with no interceptions. Harris also ran the ball for 90 yards. Senior running back Matt Smith rounded out the offense with 116 yards and three touchdowns.

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“I was pleased with the way we played,” Trojan head coach Freddie Harrison said. “We played real physical and real hard. We set the tone early.”

Ferriday struck early in the first quarter with a 29-yard Smith touchdown run. Smith followed that with another 19-yard touchdown run giving the Trojans a 14-0 lead. Harris then completed two touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Donrick Washington and before time ran out in the first quarter, Ferriday lead 26-0.

“We jumped on them early,” Harrison said. “They had to come out and change up their game plan after that.”

The Bears’ game plan may have changed after the first quarter, but the results remained the same. The Trojans picked up another six points in the third quarter with a nine-yard Smith run, while Block managed only one score in the fourth.

After Friday night’s victory, the Trojans improve to 2-0 on the season. They travel to Vidalia Friday night to take on the rival Vikings.

“Next Friday is going to be a hard-fought game,” Harrison said. “We’re preparing for them right now.”

Vidalia fell to 1-1 on the season Friday night, losing to Quachita Christian 12-15.

From staff reports