Vidalia gives Ferriday first real test of season

Published 12:27 am Monday, September 17, 2007

VIDALIA — Ferriday got their first real test Friday night against Vidalia. It wasn’t easy but they passed winning 18-16 in the fourth quarter.

“They staggered us in the first half,” Ferriday head coach Freddie Harrison said. “Vidalia had a game plan and they jumped out on us early.”

Vidalia took a 16-0 lead in the first quarter before the Trojans’ defense put the lock down on the Vikings.

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“You have to give Ferriday credit,” Vidalia head coach Dee Faircloth said. “They played the whole game and didn’t give in.”

Ferriday quarterback Kendric Harris rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another.

“They little things killed us,” Faircloth said. “We only had one turnover. It was all they needed.”

Ferriday improved to 3-0 while Vidalia dropped to 1-2.

The Cathedral Green Wave dropped a tough one losing 26-24 to Pelahatchie.

Pelahatchie controlled the ground game rushing a total of 311 yards.

“We knew what they were going to,” Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley said. “We just couldn’t stop them.”

The Green Wave had a chance to win with a last second field goal but it fell short.

“We have some things to work on this week,” Beesley said.

Jefferson County and Franklin County both improved to 3-0 this past Friday.

Quarterback Percy Turner threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns while leading Jefferson County to a 28-0 win over Crystal Springs.

Franklin County got a scare in their 17-6 win over Charleston High School.

“It was a hard fought game,” Franklin County head coach Grady McCluskey said. “Charleston is a good team and they were ready to play.”

Block High School is still looking for their first win of the season. Despite rushing for 243 yards, they fell 37-6 to Jena. Senior running back John Bloodsaw led the Bears with 103 yards on the ground.