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Ferriday High students, teachers excited about championship game

FERRIDAY — Ferriday High School students and teachers can’t hide their excitement for Friday’s state championship game between the Trojan and Many High Tigers.

Friday marks the return to the Superdome in 35 years for the Trojans. For current students and teachers this is their first time going to see their team play for the title in the Superdome.

Javalrick Davis is a junior and plays the sousaphone in the Trojans marching band.

“It’s going to be a blessing to be marching in the Superdome,” Davis said. “It’s a once in a lifetime experience.”

In the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 2A championship game, the No. 1 seed Trojans will face the No. 2 seed Tigers.

Contrell Milligan is a senior and cousin of Byron Milligan, who plays on the Trojans football team.

“I’m super excited to watch the Trojans play in the championship game,” Contrell said. “On a scale of 1-10, I’m at 100 right now.”

Besides students being excited for the championship game, teachers are also ready.

Tashanda Conner is a sophomore geometry teacher. Conner was a team mom to some of the players, when they played in elementary school. Conner said the players always knew something was going to come up good for them in the future.

“I have had a conversation with some of them and when they were little,” Conner said, “they did not know what the word champion meant. Now, they feel it and they know it.”

Monica Skipper is a biology and physics teacher at Ferriday. To have students play in the championship game, Skipper said it means everything to the school and the town.

“We have a very great support system from the parents and teachers,” Skipper said. “I think it means the world to our football players, as well as the coaches, because the coaches have been doing a good job.”

Before home football games at Ferriday, Conner said she always gets the team pumped up before playing.

“They come looking for me,” Conner said. “Because they remember the chant from 10 years ago.”

The LHSAA Class 2A state championship game begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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