Ferriday moves on with 33-14 win

Published 1:39 am Saturday, November 14, 2009

FERRIDAY — The Trojans didn’t look back Friday night in their first playoff game, and now it’s all about looking ahead.

No. 12 Ferriday jumped out to an early 27-0 lead over the No. 21 Welsh Greyhounds before the half and rolled to a 33-14 win. Ferriday (8-3) will play District 2-2A champion Farmerville on the road at 7 p.m. Friday.

“We played real well in the first half. The kids came out ready today,” Ferriday head coach Freddie Harrison said. “They were focused. They rose to the occasion. They knew what was at stake.”

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Harrison credited the offensive line — Demetrius Conner, Jacari Williams, Carlon McKeel, Charles Chandler, Gerad Webster and Jerome Ventress — for the job it did giving quarterback Rodney Lawson time to throw the ball and opening holes for the running game.

“The O-line, those guys got it going. They deserve a lot of credit. Those guys up front get after it. They get criticized a lot. But they deserve a lot of accolades,” Harrison said.

And the defense got back to playing they way it was earlier in the season as it kept Welsh (8-3) out of the end zone until the second half.

Farmerville, the No. 5 seed, had no problem in defeating No. 28 seed University Lab 51-6.