It was a Class 2A matchup in Amite, Louisiana between the Ferriday Trojans and the Amite Warriors. Amite came into the contest with a 15-1 mark to Ferriday’s 11-3. The winner would find themselves a spot in the Class 2A Championship game in the Louisiana Superdome. Our key players figured in our open were Ferriday’s QB Kobe Dillon and sophomore RB Daminya Milligan and Amite’s big-time recruit WR Devonta Lee and DE Ishmael Sopsher.
Amite started the attack when QB Amani Gilmore hit Dorian Batiste for a strike for a long TD, it was a quick slant that turned into a foot race and the WR would not be denied. Amite had a bad snap on the PA, that put the holder on the run, then he threw a dart to a backup LB and ended up turning it into a 2-point conversion. Once Ferriday got the ball back they stalled inside their own 20 and on a punt attempted the snap went over the punters head and put Amite back on the board with a safety.
The second quarter started the Amite Warriors scoring show, with Gilmore running it to the goal line from the 10 then punching it in himself from the 1. Amite’s Marlon Ard, Jr. recovered a Ferriday fumble and would put Amite back in scoring position. Gilmore would find Kyle Maxwell with beautiful 20-yard toss to go along with a great catch to put the Warriors on the scoreboard again. Ferriday’s RB Daminya Milligan would get the Trojans on the board with a hard 3-yard TD run in the second, but it was tough going against the don’t give defense of Amite.
Kyle Maxwell would give Amite a commanding lead with 2 big TD grabs from his QB. Maxwell would haul in a number of balls all night and show off his next-level potential. But the offense wasn’t the only thing on display, number 91 Ishmael Sopsher DT for Amite took over the game with monster plays up the middle. Sacks, play breakups, and causing havoc all night long. The DE was a dominant force with a motor that would not stop.
Gilmore would finish the contest in impressive style, leading his team to punch their ticket to a trip to the Louisiana Superdome for a shot at the Class 2A state championship. He would also be our final player of the game for this season.
Congratulations to both teams on a great season and best of luck to coach Powell and the Amite Warriors as they try to capture a state championship.
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