Under first year head coach Randy Barnes, Ferris’ football team is having success unseen in the Eastern Ellis County town for some time.

The Yellowjackets have will be on the road for the fourth time in five games this season when they travel to Hillsboro on Friday.

At this time last year, the Yellowjackets were in the final game of a three-week scoreless stretch.

Points have not been as hard to come by this year. After eight games last year, Ferris had scored 42 points

The Yellowjackets have already scored 64 this season.

That is due to a new offense Barnes has brought with him from Carrollton Creekview.

The Yellowjackets’ new triple option has done wonders for running backs Tristan Green and Payden Bertrand.

Both have rushed for over 375 yards in four games and have combined to scored seven touchdowns.

Ferris’ offense should not get all the credit for the team’s early success though.

The Yellowjackets’ defense has allowed 64 points, but 35 of those came in one game.

The defense held Ranchview to just 199 yards last week, including only 117 on the ground. Through four games the defense is allowed 235.8 yards a contest.

Hillsboro is 2-1 on the season and rolled through Fort Worth Castleberry last week, 51-13.

The game was a big one for the Eagles after they allowed 46 in a loss to Red Oak the week before.

Friday’s game in Hillsboro is an important one to both teams as it is the final non-district game of the season for each.

Ferris’ district is still wide open and with a win, the Yellowjackets can enter district with realistic hopes of challenging for a district title.

Hillsboro needs a win because in district with Glen Rose and Kennedale, wins may be hard to come by.