Louisiana roundups: Ferriday upsets No. 2 Block Bears, Vidalia loses

Published 12:32 am Saturday, September 10, 2011

JONESVILLE, La. — The Block Bears were their own worst enemy Friday night as they turned the ball over nine times as the No. 2 team in Class 1A was upset by the Ferriday Trojans 22-16.

“We played a (heck of a) defensive game. We fumbled the ball near the end zone going in for a score. Trevor Vault threw an interception in the end zone. Every running back I have fumbled at least twice,” Block head coach Benny Vault Jr. said.

On the other hand, Ferriday head coach Richard Oliver said the win over Block was a big one for the Trojans — especially after being shut out by Natchez High just a week earlier.

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“It was a hard, physical game. The kids stepped up when they needed to,” Oliver said. “They’re a well-coached team. Our kids kept up and were able to come out with a win. The defense played well. We turned it over a couple of times and put our defense in bad situations. They kind of bent, bent, but didn’t break.”

Oliver said that quarterback Richard Jefferson and running back Jarvis Brooks had a couple of big plays that were also critical in Ferriday’s win.

Vault did give credit to Ferriday for playing a very physical ball game. But he wasn’t too pleased with they way he felt his team gave the game away.

“We couldn’t hold on to the football. You can’t win a game with that many turnovers,” Vault said.

Ferriday (1-1) travels to Vidalia for its annual Concordia Parish rivalry game against the Vikings next Friday at 7 p.m. Block (1-1) hosts Jena next Friday at 7 p.m.

Delhi Charter 49, Vidalia 7

VIDALIA — The Vidalia Vikings fell to 0-2 after losing to the Delhi Charter School Gators Friday night.

Vidalia will host Ferriday next Friday.