Trojans return home to face Jennings

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, September 27, 2011

FERRIDAY — Win or lose, the goal for Ferriday High School is to keep getting better.

That was Trojans’ head coach Richard Oliver’s mindset Monday afternoon following a 22-20 loss to Wilkinson County last week.

“We’re always working on the fundamentals of the game,” Oliver said. “We just want to get better and be fundamentally sound. Our goal is to keep working every day and get better.”

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After two weeks on the road, Ferriday (2-2) returns home to host Jennings High School, and Oliver said his team’s mastery of the little things will go a long way to a victory on Friday, as well as many more.

“They can all run, jump and catch, we just need to work on the little things like being in the right place,” Oliver said. “You can’t take care of the big things without doing the little things.”

Oliver said he expects Jennings to bring a formidable option attack to the table Friday. Jennings will look to run the Veer, Oliver said, which is an option running play used to help minimize mismatches for the team that runs it.

“From watching the film, they’re pretty good,” Oliver said. “They’re ranked in the top 10 in 3A, so it’s going to be a tall task for us.

“They’re a Veer team, and they remind me of John Curtis High School and some of those other teams that have been running the Veer for a long time.”

In order to attack the option, Oliver said his players will have to maintain their focus and not get lost while the play is forming.

“It’s all about assignments,” Oliver said. “You just have to do your job, play your assignment and take care of your responsibility.”

Kickoff at Ferriday is at 7 p.m. Friday.