Ferris Jackets fall to North Forney Falcons
Robert Andrews Special to The Ellis County Press
FERRIS - The Ferris Yellow Jackets and North Forney Falcons met at Jacket Stadium Friday, Oct. 21, both teams starting the game 2-0 in district play and hoping to end the night with a victory.
Even though the first half looked like it might be a close one, the Falcons would show their strength in the second half and walk away winning big.
The Falcons would win the coin toss and elect to receive to start the game, Jackets coaching staff happy to oblige starting with a successful onside kick by number #83 Miguel Mendiola and giving the Jacket Offense good field position.
Forney would make a strong defensive stand and force the Jackets to punt.
The first quarter would for the most part belong to the Falcons as they would draw first blood and take the lead 7-0.
The Jackets offense would show promise moving the ball but were unable to score, while Ferris’s defense would hold strong and not allow the Falcons to find the end zone again and end the 1st. quarter.
The second quarter both teams showed real offensive strength and success moving the ball. Ferris would strike first, when #4 Keegan Harris would hook up with his receiver #20 Ollie Collins on a 20 yard pass and tie the game at 7-7.
North Forney would waste no time driving the field and retaking the lead 14-7 with 9:08 left to play in the half.
The Jackets refusing to give up put together another successful drive on a series of passing and rushing plays, which was capped off with a 30 yard rushing touchdown by #3 Robert Grady and tie the score again at 14-14, with 6:36 to play.
North Forney would again take possession of the ball and put a strong Falcon running game back to work. The Falcons determined not to go to the locker room tied, rushed for another 23 yard touchdown and the lead at 21-14.
The Jackets would hold their own in the first half of the game and were feeling pretty good going into the locker room only down by 7.
The second half of play would honestly belong to the North Forney Falcons, as they would score another four touchdowns and take a decisive victory over the Ferris yellow Jackets. The final score would end Ferris - 14 and North Forney - 47. I guess if we had to look for the positives in this game, Ferris played a very competitive first half against a team many say will be moved to 4A next year due to it’s size.
Ferris will go back to work this week to see what corrections can be made and pre-pair for Kaufman Friday, Oct. 28. The Ferris vs Kaufman game will be played in Kaufman, kick off 7:30 p.m.