It’s for real now

Published 12:20 am Friday, October 5, 2007

Ferriday — The Ferriday Trojans are heading into what head coach Freddie Harrison calls the “second season” tonight when they welcome Jonesboro-Hodge to open district play.

The Trojans remained undefeated at 5-0 after a scary 7-6 win over Wilkinson County last week.

“We made too many mistakes last week,” Harrison said. “I feel like we are more mentally prepared this week.”

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Jonesboro-Hodge has won its last two games by a combined score of 68-26. Their record stands at 2-3.

“You can throw the records out the window,” Harrison said. “District play is a new season. All the games we played before were to get ready for district.”

Harrison said the Tigers are a tough team and well disciplined. They also have plenty of weapons to contain.

“Their quarterback Deshun Kindle makes plays,” Harrison said. “He’s very athletic and can run and pass.”

Harrison said Jonesboro-Hodge has a committee of running backs in Ricky Nichols, Curavious Harrell and Dearrius Chambers that run hard.

“We have to stop the run,” Harrison said. “Our front seven needs to step up and take the challenge.”

Harrison said the Trojans would run a balanced attack on offense against an aggressive Tiger defense.

“We have to keep drives going,” Harrison said. “We are going to run and throw the ball. We have to be mistake free.”