Charles Henderson Trojans continue to roll in playoffsPublished 10:54pm Friday, November 16, 2012
Charles Henderson has faced two top-five opponents and has walked away with two victories. The Trojans will now face another quality opponent when they host No. 7 Dora on Nov. 23.
No. 4 Thomasville and No. 5 Central-Clay County have both fallen to the hands of the red-hot Trojans. To head coach Mike Dean, the wins shouldn’t be classified as upsets. To Dean, every team in the playoffs is a good team, it all comes down to who is playing the best football at the time.
“If you can believe you can win, that’s a lot of the battle,” Charles Henderson head coach Mike Dean said. “A lot of teams have made it to the state championship game as a low seed. I’m just glad we get to play another week.
The Trojans used a relentless defensive performance to shutout a high-powered Central-Clay offense. When the Volunteers drove the field and converted three third downs, Charles Henderson forced an interception to end the threat. After halftime, the Trojans got even better, not allowing Clay-Central to even sniff the end zone.
The Trojans defensive unit will again have their hands full as Dora comes to Troy averaging 41 points per game. The Bulldogs defeated Tallassee 41-40 in overtime to extend its season, but they must now take their show on the road to Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Dora’s program was one of the best in the state during the Johnny Wright era from 2001-2006. During that time, the team won 10 or more games in four seasons. Dora has returned to dominance, but the Trojans feel they are up for the challenge.