Ferriday looks to remain undefeated against Wilkinson County

Published 12:05 am Thursday, September 27, 2007

NATCHEZ — This may be homecoming week for Ferriday High School but that won’t stop head coach Freddie Harrison and his undefeated Trojans (4-0) from preparing for Friday night’s game against Wilkinson County (1-3).

“We have a lot of distractions going on this week,” Harrison said. “Our main priority is preparing for Wilkinson County.”

Ferriday defeated Jena High School 38-22 last week.

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Harrison said Jena ran the ball well against them and it could be a problem in the future.

“We have to get better up front,” Harrison said. “We have to come out and play more physical against Wilkinson County.”

Wilkinson County head coach John Moore said they would have a tough time containing the Trojans and their big play ability.

“They have the ability to make some big plays passing the ball,” Moore said. “Their receivers are good and their quarterback Kendrick Harris can make plays passing or running.”

Moore said he planned on focusing on controlling Ferriday’s passing game.

“We’ve seen Ferriday’s type of offense before,” Moore said. “It will definitely be a challenge for us.”

Harrison said they would continue to run a balanced offense.

“We’re going to play fundamental football,” Harrison said. “And take what they give us. Their linebackers, Dejae Miles and John Moore, fly to the ball.”

Harrison said Wilkinson County’s quarterback Javarius Jenkins is a good athlete.

“Our defensive line has to play more physical for us to be successful,” Harrison said.

Moore said their offense would have to do a better job than they did in last week’s 46-12 loss to South Pike.

“We didn’t run the ball well last week,” Moore said. “Ferriday is a good test for us before getting deep into our district games.”

Harrison said they were not going to over look Wilkinson County.

“They are going to be hungry Friday night,” Harrison said.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at FHS.