Ferriday looks to avoid big upset

Published 12:38 am Friday, November 9, 2007

FERRIDAY — The Red River Bulldogs come to Ferriday tonight to attempt an upset of the undefeated Trojans in the first round of class 2A playoffs.

“You can throw the records out the window now,” Ferriday head coach Freddie Harrison said. “This is a new season where everyone is good.”

The 6-4 Bulldogs are led by running back Cadelro Lewis. He has rushed for almost 1,900 yards and scored 11 touchdowns this season.

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“He’s a banging back,” Harrison said. “He’ll run over you and through you. He also has the break away speed to get down the field.”

Harrison said Red River was the type of team that will push the ball down the field.

“You can’t really stop their offense,” Harrison said. “You just have to contain it. It goes back to if you’re going to bleed, bleed slow.”

Harrison said his defense would have to win the physical battle to give their offense a chance to score.

“We are going to do what we have done all year and take what they give us,” Harrison said.

The Trojans are going to use a balanced attack led by quarterback Kendrick Harris, Harrison said.

“We don’t go without Kendrick,” Harrison said. “He’s a smart kid and plays his heart out.”

Trojan sophomore running backs Bobbie Madison and Neico Amado will continue to take over for the injured Matthew Smith.

“Matt is still questionable this week,” Harrison said.

One concern for Harrison is Red River’s All-State defensive lineman Bennie Logan.

“He is a man-child,” Harrison said. “He destroys everything in front of him.”

Harrison said his team has approached this week like any other and he wanted his kids to enjoy the experience.

“Anytime you make the playoffs, it’s exciting,” Harrison said. “The first 10 weeks the kids played and worked for me. Now they have earned the right to be here and they should enjoy this. I’m work for them now.”

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.