Trojans dominate Bullock County to finish perfect in regionPublished 11:48pm Friday, October 25, 2013
The Charles Henderson Trojans accomplished exactly what they wanted to do Friday night against Bullock County.
The Trojans jumped ahead early, got the game out of reach, subbed in younger players and escaped virtually injury free.
Charles Henderson cruised to a 57-0 win over Bullock County, in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated.
The Trojans dominated every aspect of the contest, scoring 29 points in the first quarter, and taking on three more scores in the second to take a 50-0 half time lead.
“Our game plan was to come in and take care of business, and we did that,” said Charles Henderson head coach Mike Dean. “We wanted our started to play the first half, and then one series, and then start subbing in. The goal was to come in and get on them early. The defense did a great job of that, and gave our offense a short field to work with. I am pleased with tonight.”
The Charles Henderson defense had little trouble with Bullock County, holding the Hornets to -37 yards of offense, and forcing six turnovers.
Bullock County drove in to Trojan territory just once on the night, late in the fourth quarter against the Charles Henderson reserves.
Richard McBryde, Charles Henderson’s middle linebacker and defensive captain said he had never been a part of a game like Friday.
“We knew we were the better team, but we still had to prove it,” McBryde said. “We came out and set the tempo early and we did that. Coach (Dean) put us in the right spot and we made the plays. I have never been in a game where we controlled like that. It was fun.”
Charles Henderson’s offense didn’t rack up the yards like it has in past games, but it didn’t need to.
The Trojan defense set them up with a short field all night, in fact, Charles Henderson started every drive in Bullock County territory.
Austin Ingram scored the game’s first touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak, on the Trojans’ second-offensive play. Later in the quarter Ingram found Josh Noel on a slant route for a 10-yard pitch and catch for the score.
On Bullock County’s ensuing possession, Tedarion Myhand blocked the Hornets’ punt attempt, and the loose ball was picked up by Isom Coley and returned 15 yards for the score.
Mondarius Dixon picked up his lone rushing score of the night late in the quarter, plunging in from three yards out.
Ingram picked up three more passing touchdowns in the second quarter, one each to Noel, Dixon and John Johnson.
Johnson scored the final Trojan touchdown of the night in the third quarter on a 13-yard run on the first possession of the third quarter.
Charles Henderson will hit the road next week to battle Eufaula, in a game where Dean knows the talent level will be much higher.
“We are treating this game like a playoff game,” Dean said. “We have to be ready to go week one against Dora, and this will be a good test for us. It is a regional rival, and they will be ready to play us. It is time for us to buckle down, and play Charles Henderson football.”
Kickoff for the game between the Tigers and Trojans is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff in Eufaula next week.