Trojans look to regroup tonight in Ozark against Carroll High

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 19, 2001

Sports Editor

One week after a tough 19-13 region loss to the Greenville Tigers, Charles Henderson High School is having to regroup this Friday night for a trip over to Ozark.

The Carroll High Eagles are playing host to the Trojans tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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The loss to GHS last Friday dropped Troy to 3-1 in Class 5A Region 2 play with two league games remaining; tonight at Carroll and on Nov. 2 in Camden against league leader Wilcox-Central.

The Trojans are 6-1 overall.

After back-to-back convincing wins over Monroe County and Southside-Selma, Charles Henderson ran into a battle-tested Tigers’ defense, which forced four turnovers, returning an interception off of CHHS quarterback Pete VanHorn for a touchdown.

Greenville took a 19-6 lead at that point in the third quarter. CHHS responded with a two-yard touchdown by quarterback Roderick Burden in the final seconds of the quarter, but was held to just 23 yards in the fourth as Greenville walked away with the victory.

Breakdowns in the CHHS secondary also contributed to the Tigers’ win. GHS quarterback Carlos Carter only tossed six passes, but three were complete for 154 yards. Two of Carter’s passes went for touchdowns.

The Trojans outgained Greenville on the ground, 189-128, led by Jarvis Woods’ 79 yards on 13 carries.

The Trojans can clinch a playoff berth tonight in Ozark, but head coach Hugh Fountain knows his team will have to be ready to play.

"We’ve got to put the Greenville game behind us," said Fountain. "And I think our kids will, because they realize what’s at stake. We can’t come out flat against Carroll. It’s imperative that we play up to our capabilities."