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Ferriday gets 36-0 homecoming victory over General Trass

FERRIDAY — Da’minya Milligan ran through General Trass High School’s defense to the tune of 222 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries as the Ferriday High School Trojans celebrated homecoming with a 36-0 win over the Panthers Friday night.

It was not only a key early showdown between two of the top teams in LHSAA District 2-2A, but also one between two of the top six teams in the Class 2A power ratings — General Trass entered this game undefeated and at No. 2 while Ferriday was at No. 6 despite two early losses.

“It was huge. They played hard. They didn’t want to give up any points,” Trojans head coach Stanley Smith said. “It’s huge in our hunt for a district championship. It’s huge for the power ratings. We wanted to make our fans happy. I think we accomplished that.”

However, those at Melz Field who expected a close, low-scoring game got just the opposite. At least they did from the Trojans. Da’minya Milligan scored on a 2-yard run early in the first quarter and Damion Milligan intercepted a pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown.

It was more Da’minya in the second quarter as he scored on an 80-yard run to give Ferriday an 18-0 lead. Then Kobe Dillon threw a 30-yard TD pass to Jamien Green with less than a minute to go before halftime to make it a 24-0 game.

“Tonight was his first game back since the first game (of the season),” Smith said about Dillon. “I think he did a good job of executing the game plan. Linemen created big plays in our running game.”

Dillon threw a 39-yard scoring strike to Green midway through the third quarter and Da’minya scored on a 57-yard run in the fourth quarter. Dillon went 4-for-10 passing for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

As for Da’minya performance, Smith said, “He ran hard tonight. Great cutbacks. He has good vision.”

General Trass, on the other hand, could not generate much offense against a stout Trojans defense.

“They came out determined. They were focused,” Smith said.

Ferriday (3-2, 2-0) steps out of district play to take on Denham Springs High School on the road Friday at 7 p.m.

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