Trojans shut out Hornets

Published 12:20 am Saturday, September 28, 2019

FERRIDAY — Byron Milligan led Ferriday High School’s rushing game with 178 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 carries as the Trojans cruised to a 50-0 win over the Rayville High School Hornets Friday night at Melz Field in the LHSAA District 2-2A opener for both teams.

Two of Milligan’s touchdown runs came in the first quarter as Ferriday, ranked No. 6 in the latest LSWA Class 2A poll, jumped out to a 22-0 lead by quarter’s end and never looked back.

“We want to run the ball to take control of the game and be physical and that’s what we did tonight,” Trojans head coach Stanley Smith said. “We came out and started fast. We scored on back-to-back drives.”

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The Trojans scored 22 more points in the second quarter for a commanding 44-0 lead at halftime over an overmatched Rayville team. Ferriday reached the 50-point mark late in the third quarter on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Kobe Dillon to Elijah White.

Dillon completed 11 of 19 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns to go with five carries for 42 yards and one touchdown. White had six receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown. And the defense made sure that the Hornets would not see the end zone at all.

“Defensively, it was a collective effort tonight,” Smith said. “We have a few things to work on. But overall, it was a good night.”

Ferriday (3-1, 1-0) will travel to Lake Providence, La. to take on district opponent General Trass High School Friday at 7 p.m.