Ferriday finishes undefeated, headed for playoffs Friday

Published 1:21 am Saturday, November 3, 2007

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. — Even though the Ferriday Trojans had already secured a playoff spot, they still had to take care of business Friday night on the road against a winless Lake Providence team.

Ferriday, which went into its District 2-2A finale ranked No. 9 in the latest Class 2A poll, No. 8 in the Class 2A power ratings, still needed to defeat the Panthers to win the district championship outright and complete an undefeated regular season.

Knowing what was at stake, Ferriday took care of business in the first half en route to a 52-6 win. The Trojans finished the regular season with a 10-0 record and will find out who they will play in the first round Sunday afternoon.

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“The challenge was to put the game away early and we did,” Ferriday head coach Freddie Harrison said. “The line protected and the running game went well. The defense is always stingy. It’s a real, real stingy defense.”

Harrison added that the assistant coaches have worked really hard getting the team ready for each game and that the community support during the season has been outstanding.

Kendrick Harris had a spectacular game for Ferriday as he threw five touchdown passes and ran for another. Donrick Washington had three touchdown catches while Montrell Tennessee and Leiver Pryor had one each. Matt Smith and Bobby Madison each had a touchdown run.

“He had a real good game,” Harrison said about Harris. “The kids came through for us. They overcame a lot. The coaches have worked very hard. You can’t ask for anything more.”