Wildcats edge Ferriday at WCHS’s homecoming

Published 12:59 am Saturday, September 24, 2011

WOODVILLE — Just when it looked like Ferriday High School was going to ruin Wilkinson County High School’s homecoming game Friday night, the Wildcats made sure that would not happen.

After struggling to move the ball against a good Ferriday defense, Wilkinson County scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to rally for a dramatic 22-20 win over the Trojans to improve to 3-2 on the season.

“It was a huge win for us. It was an important win for us over a good team,” Wildcats head coach Kenneth Brown said. “Overall, we left a lot of points on the field.”

Email newsletter signup

On the other side, Ferriday head coach Richard Oliver felt like this was one that got away from his team after playing so well for three quarters.

“It was a hard-fought game and we came up a little bit short. We jumped out on them. I guess they wanted it a little more than we did,” Oliver said.

Brown said the turning point of the game was when Nicholas Huff started running the ball well in the second half — and especially in the fourth quarter.

“Good yardage, good gains. He played well for us tonight,” Brown said.

And because of that, Oliver felt like his defense wore down some in the fourth quarter. And that allowed Wilkinson County to rally for the victory.

“Our offense had some opportunities to score. We didn’t execute as well on offense as we should have. We kind of stayed on the field (on defense) longer than we usually do,” Oliver said.

Wilkinson County opens up Region 7-3A with a home game against rival Franklin County next Friday at 7:30 p.m. Ferriday (2-2) hosts Jennings for homecoming next Friday at 7 p.m.

Rayville 26, Block 12

RAYVILLE, La. — The Class 3A Rayville Hornets were too much for the Class 1A Block Bears Friday night. Block (2-2) plays host to Donaldsonville next Friday at 7 p.m. for homecoming.

Bolton 28, Vidalia 0

ALEXANDRIA, La. — In the battle of the winless teams, the Bolton Bears took care of the Vidalia Vikings for their first win of the season. Vidalia (0-4) plays at Baker next Friday at 7 p.m.