Ferriday pulls away in second half vs. Block

Published 1:41 am Saturday, September 12, 2015

JONESVILLE — After a lightening delay that lasted more than an hour Friday night, the Ferriday Trojans pounced on the Block Bears, extending its 16-8 lead to an eventual 44-20 victory.

“It was all a matter of staying focused,” Ferriday head coach Dwight Woods said. “We came out and jumped on them, because we were focused. But in the second quarter, we started making mental mistakes and committing multiple penalties. In the second half, we fixed those errors.”

A scary moment occurred in the second quarter for the Trojans when starting running back Ronald Davis was trying to make a reception before being flipped and landing on his head.

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“They took him to the hospital after to run a scan on him,” Woods said. “He was showing signs of a concussion. We really didn’t want to take a chance with him, and we haven’t heard an update.”

In his absence, Woods turned to Malik Hampton, who had a career night for the Trojans. On 17 carries, Hampton totaled 206 yards and four touchdowns for Ferriday.

Meanwhile, through the air, Ronald Williams completed 6-of-13 for 110 yards. Williams also rushed for 70 yards on carries and recorded a touchdown.

Ja’Shon Foster led the Trojans in receiving with four catches for 63 yards.

Defensively, the Trojans were led by Alabama commit Dare Rosenthal, who recorded nine tackles and three tackles for loss. Ferriday defensive ends Dantrieze Scott and Samuel Johnson totaled 16 tackles in the win. Johnson recorded eight tackles, with one of them coming for a loss.

Jerrius Scott returned an interception 30 yards for the score in the victory.

“I thought we dominated the second half,” Woods said. “We just have to stay focused and keep improving.”

The (2-0) Trojans will play at Vidalia Friday.