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Ferriday's Woods resigns
from The Concordia Sentinel
February 23, 2017 -

(Concordia Sentinel) — Ferriday High head football coach Dwight Woods resigned Thursday night at the Concordia Parish School Board meeting.

Woods sent a letter to the school board thanking Ferriday High and the Concordia Parish School Board for his two years at Ferriday.

There have been reports circulating that Woods was involved in an altercation with a student when he was driving the basketball team back from a game in Monroe against Ouachita Christian on February 9.

“All I can say is that we received a complaint from a parent and that was sent on to our staff as well as other parties investigating the complaint,” said Concordia Parish Superintendent Loretta Blakenstein.

“I knew some people wanted me out, and unfortunately I gave them the ammunition,” Woods said. “I take full responsibility. I’m not blaming anyone else.”

Woods led Ferriday to a 5-6 season in his first year.

Last year, the Trojans finished 9-4, tying Ouachita Christian and Sterlington for the district title.

Woods was named the 2016 Concordia Sentinel Parish Coach of the Year.

Ferriday defeated OCS 42-32 in its regular season finale. Ferriday defeated Northeast in the first round of the playoffs before downing Loreauville in the second round to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002.

The Trojans had to travel to eventual state runner-up Madison Prep in Baton Rouge. Ferriday led Madison Prep 8-7, but two turnovers inside the Madison Prep 20-yard line turned into scores for the Baton Rouge team, which went on to defeat the Trojans 43-24 to end Ferriday’s season.


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