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Cochran, Ridley duel in MC mud

By Staff
Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
ELUSIVE JAG Wayne Academy's Cory Cochran tries to evade Trinity's Ryan Rachal.
By Jamie Sullivan/The Meridian Star
Dec. 2, 2001
CLINTON Saturday's MPSA Class A football title game was expected to be an offensive show down between Cory Cochran of Wayne Academy and Chad Ridley of Trinity Episcopal.
Ridley and Cochran were roommates earlier in the year, as they both attended the University of Mississippi's Senior Camp, this past summer.
Coming into the match up, Ridley led the MPSA in touchdowns scored. He added two more to his record, as he totaled 88 rushing yards and
two rushing touchdowns on the day.
Trinity head coach David King felt the Jaguars could not defend the
power-I offense which his team showed in the second half.
Ridley, who is normally the quarterback, was moved to the running back position, to open up the running game.
so I moved Ridley," King said.
Cochran rushed 11 times for 40 yards and one score for the Jaguars.
roommates, because no one deserves to lose these types of games."
Jamie Sullivan is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. e-mail him at, or call 693-1551, ext. 3235.