Ferriday set for tough test

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Ferriday Trojans will finally get to return home Friday night when they host Oak Grove (La.) after playing three consecutive games on the road.

“It’s really good to come back home and play,” Ferriday head coach Cleothis Cummings said. “We’ve been on the road for the past three weeks, so it is nice to finally play on our own turf.”

Home field has been an advantage for Ferriday (3-3) this year, with the Trojans holding a 2-0 record there with a win against Vidalia and a double overtime win against Block.

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Ferriday finished 1-2 on their extended road trip, most recently falling at Sterlington 44-20. Despite the deficit, Cummings said he believes his team could have won the game.

“We could’ve done a lot better,” he said. “We actually shot ourselves in the foot. The whole entire game we just didn’t play up to par, and we were doing things unorthodox. We had some individuals that wanted to play individual ball and not as a team.”

The Trojans will need to be on top of their game against Oak Grove as they try to get back on track in district play.

“Oak Grove is a talented team,” Cummings said. “Our whole district is talented. They like to run the ball and traditionally, they’ve been able to do that.”

Oak Grove is coming off a 31-12 victory at Jonesboro-Hodge and the Tigers currently sit at 2-4 overall.

The Tigers have had an up and down year so far, scoring more than 30 points in both of their wins, but giving up at least 30 points in all of their losses but one.

Kickoff between Ferriday and Oak Grove is scheduled for 7 p.m.