Friday Football regular season Round Up: Ferriday High Trojans victorious
Published 12:42 am Saturday, November 9, 2019
FERRIDAY — Byron Milligan accounted for four total touchdowns and Kobe Johnson had a solid all-around performance as the Ferriday High School Trojans rolled to a 44-8 win over the Richwood High School Rams Friday night at Melz Field.
Milligan, who played quarterback on offense in Ferriday’s regular-season finale, went 3-for-6 passing for 65 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 123 yards and one touchdown on five carries, and had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
“He stepped up tonight. He’s a great athlete,” Trojans head coach Stanley Smith said about Milligan. “He had a couple of good throws. I can’t say enough about him. He’s a great player.”
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Johnson had nine carries for 73 yards on offense as well as five tackles, one of them for a loss, and a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Ferriday (9-1) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a 57-yard TD run by Milligan, followed by Jaquarius Davis’ two-point conversion run, less than a minute into the game and a 38-yard TD pass from Milligan to Elijah White at the 4:00 mark. White had three receptions for 65 yards and two scores.
Davis scored on a 20-yard run and Johnson added the two-point conversion run about midway through the second quarter for a 22-0 Trojans lead.
“We executed a little better tonight. We started fast and played hard,” Smith said. “Final home game of the regular season. We wanted to go undefeated at home for the second straight year. We had two takeaways (by our defense).”
Richwood (1-9) scored its only touchdown in the third quarter, but by the end of the quarter the Rams found themselves trailing 36-8.
As for where the Trojans, the No. 5 team in the LSWA Class 2A poll and the No. 1 team in the LHSAA Class 2A power ratings, will be seeded when the brackets for the LHSAA Class 2A Playoffs come out over the weekend, Smith said, “We should be the No. 1 seed.”
Vidalia 26, Delhi Charter 0
DELHI, La. — The Vidalia High School Vikings ended their 2019 season on a high note as they defeated the Delhi Charter School Gators 26-0 Friday night in an LHSAA District 2-2A game.
While Vidalia (3-7, 2-4) probably didn’t do enough to get into the LHSAA Class 2A Playoffs, it might have knocked Delhi Charter (3-7, 1-5) out as the Gators entered this game at No. 30 in this week’s 2A power ratings.
Sicily Island 30, Tensas High 12
ST. JOSEPH, La. — The Sicily Island High School Tigers snapped a seven-game losing streak by defeating the Tensas High School Panthers 30-12 Friday night.
That was the good news. The bad news is that Sicily Island head coach Donald Money said that the Tigers have opted out of the LHSAA Class 1A Playoffs due to too many players being injured.
“We’re just not healthy,” Money said. “We’ve got two out with knees. Two with ankles. One with a shoulder injury.”
Sicily Island finished 3-7 overall and 1-6 in LHSAA District 2-1A while Tensas High ended up 0-10 overall and 0-7 in district play.
St. Mary’s 26, Block 20
JONESVILLE — The Block High School Bears looked to be in prime position to defeat the rival St. Mary’s High School Tigers after rallying back from a 16-point deficit.
That was until St. Mary’s scored 10 points in the final 3:21 to defeat Block 26-20 Friday night an LHSAA District 3-1A game.
St. Mary’s (4-6, 2-3) jumped out to a 16-0 lead nearly midway through the second quarter before Block responded with two touchdowns in the final 1:24 of the first half. Then the Bears took a 20-16 lead with 3:33 to go in the third quarter.
However, the Tigers answered first with a safety with 3:21 left and then a touchdown and a two-point conversion with just 34 seconds remaining.
Whether Block (2-8, 1-4) will get in the LHSAA Class 1A Playoffs will be determined over the weekend.
Ouachita Christian 41, Delta Charter 6
FERRIDAY — The Ouachita Christian School Eagles proved once again why they are one of the top teams in Class 1A with a convincing 41-6 win over the Delta Charter School Storm Friday night in LHSAA District 2-1A action.
Ouachita Christian (9-1, 7-0) won the district title outright with the win. The 5th-ranked Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and went into halftime with a commanding 34-0 advantage.
Delta Charter (3-7, 3-4) avoided being shut out with 2:00 remaining in the fourth quarter. Despite the lopsided loss, the Storm should be in the Class 1A Playoffs when the brackets come out this weekend.