Trojans trounce Peabody in 32-12 win

Published 2:26 am Saturday, October 3, 2009

ALEXANDRIA, La. — DeVonante Scott ran for two touchdowns and Rodney Lawson threw two touchdown passes to lead the Ferriday Trojans to a 32-12 win over the Peabody Warhorses Friday night.

Scott finished with 112 yards rushing on 11 carries with scoring runs of 15 yards in the second quarter and 4 yards in the fourth quarter. He was also on the receiving end of a 57-yard touchdown pass from Lawson late in the first quarter.

Lawson, who also threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Alfred Brown earlier in the opening quarter for the game’s first points, completed 11 of 18 passes for 189 yards. Bobby Madison also had a good game, as he had 13 carries for 125 yards.

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Ferriday (4-1) got a strong performance from its defense as well. The Trojans held Peabody (1-4) to just 19 yards rushing and 184 yards of total offense. Julius White added a 1-yard interception return for a touchdown nearly midway through the fourth quarter to give Ferriday a 32-6 lead.

The only bright spot for the Warhorses was that of quarterback Alaric Jones, who was 11-of-23 passing for 184 yards with two touchdowns.

Mangham 30, Block 23

JONESVILLE, La. — At the end of what Block head coach Benny Vault Jr. called “a rough week,” the Bears had no answer for Mangham sophomore running back Shaquille Ausberry, who scored two of his three rushing touchdowns during a wild fourth quarter as the Dragons defeated the Bears Friday night.

“We had a lot of distractions because of eligibility. We had kids found out they would be able to play,” Vault said. “We haven’t been able to focus on football.”

Even if Block would have more focused on the game than it was, the Bears probably still would have had a hard time slowing down Ausberry, who ran for 142 yards on 18 carries. He had touchdown runs of 60 in the first quarter and 70 and 1 yards in the fourth quarter. He also had a 1-yard fumble recovery for another touchdown that gave Mangham (4-1) a 30-15 lead.

Block (2-3) hurt itself with four turnovers, 10 penalties for 88 yards and just 192 yards of total offense. Curdarius Johnson threw one touchdown pass and caught another, but it was not enough.

“We had too many turnovers. We’re not sound on both sides of the ball,” Vault said. “We’ve got to get a level of consistency.”