CHMS falls to Greenville on Homecoming nightPublished 11:01pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Just five days removed from a day where everything seemingly went right for the Charles Henderson Middle Schools Trojans, the opposite happened Tuesday night.
Charles Henderson fell to Greenville 24-6 Tuesday evening at James A. Baker Field in Troy on homecoming night.
CHMS, fresh off a big win last Thursday, faced a quick turnaround to face Greenville, and never seemed to get on track in the loss. Charles Henderson head coach John Clements said that his team lost due to a variety of reasons.
“We got beat by a better ball club tonight,” Clements said. “We didn’t go a very good job as a coaching staff, and me personally, of getting our guys ready to go on short notice. In two weeks, we will see them again.”
Greenville struck first on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Gaston to Jeremiah Owens with 5:35 to go in the second quarter.
Following a turnover on downs by Charles Henderson, Greenville drove to the Trojan 43-yard line, and set up for one final heave to the end zone before the half.
Greenville dialed up a trick play, that bounced off the hands of CHMS defensive back and in to the waiting arms of Malik Bunch for the score.
Gaston found Owens once again in the third quarter, this time on a fade route to the corner of the end zone. Owens hauled in the pass, and snuck inside the pylon to put the Tigers up 18-0, with 2:08 to go in the third quarter.
Greenville would tack an insurance touchdown later in the quarter with a 13-yard romp by Bryan Hill.
Charles Henderson’s lone score came with seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter, when Jared Wilson broke a tackle and out ran the rest of the Greenville defense en route to a 45 yard touchdown romp.
Clements said the almost nothing went right for the Trojans.
“Our blocking out on the perimeter was not very good tonight,” Clements said. “We also can’t have botched snaps, we can’t have holding penalties, we can’t have fumbles and all the other stuff. I lost my cool a little tonight, but we have to learn from our mistakes and get ready for the next one.”
CHMS returns to the field September 26 against D.A. Smith Middle School in Ozark.