FERRIDAY —Cars lined the Ferriday High School parking lot on July 15 as the Trojans football players picked up their state championship rings for winning the LHSAA Class 2A State championship.
Kobe Dillon was among the 34 football players who picked up their rings. Dillon was the starting quarterback last season for the Trojans, and he was named the LHSAA Class 2A State MVP in the state championship game, in which Ferriday defeated Many High School 56-17.
“It is a moment that I will never forget,” Dillon said. “All of the hard work that we did all season paid off. Now we are being awarded for it.”
Dillon is playing football at Hinds Community College this fall.
Meanwhile, coaches and staff members also picked up their rings on July 15’s rings ceremony. Darryl Powell has been the public address announcer for the Ferriday High Trojans football team for two years at the Trojans’ home games. Powell said it feels great to finally get a ring.
“I was begging Coach Stanley Smith to make sure they put me on the staff so I can get one,” Powell said. “I’m going to cherish the ring until I die. Today is a dream come true.”
Chavo Thomas Jr. was one of nine freshmen on the Trojans football team last season. Thomas said it is a blessing to receive a state championship ring.
Meanwhile, 21 cheerleaders picked up their championship pendants at Ferriday High.
Jasmine Schiele is the Ferriday High School cheerleading coach. Schiele said the pendants are well deserved for the 21 cheerleaders.
“The cheerleaders put in work as well as all of the football players,” Schiele said. “They are like the gravy to the meat (the football team).”
Robresha Davis is one of the graduating cheerleaders from the 2019-2020 Trojans cheerleading squad. She is going to Louisiana Tech University this fall.
“My last year was my best year because Ferriday High got to win something that we had not won in years,” Davis said.