CHHS gets big road victory
Published 12:11 am Saturday, October 17, 2009
The Charles Henderson Trojans picked up their second straight win Friday, blowing out Carroll 50-8.
The Trojans (3-5, 3-3) got a phenomenal performance from their offense, which scored touchdowns on all but one possession. That lone non-scoring possession came at the end of the game when CHHS had the ball at the Carroll (0-8, 0-6) 1-yard line, but opted to let the clock run out instead of running an additional play.
“That’s amazing that we were able to do that,” said CHHS head coach Hugh Fountain. “We’ve just been playing better, I guess.”
CHHS led 22-8 at halftime behind the strength of two K.D. Edenfield touchdown runs.
The Trojans would blow the game wide open in the third quarter, scoring 21 points in the period. The scores came on a Corey Dennis touchdown run, an Edenfield touchdown pass to Devin Davenport and another touchdown by far less conventional means.
That touchdown came when Louis Schrieber picked up a Carroll fumble and rambled 40 yards for a touchdown, setting off a wild celebration on the Trojan sideline.
“Usually, you have the same guys scoring for you in football,” Fountain said. “But, anytime you have an average guy who’s a linebacker get to scoop up a ball and score, it’s extra special for the whole team because they rarely get to feel that thrill. For Louis to be able to do that, it was big not just for Louis, but for the whole team because the team is full of everyday people that don’t get their name in the paper all the time.”
The turnover was one of three forced by the Trojans, as Lequavious Bryant had two interceptions on the night.
“Our defense has been opportunistic most of the season,” Fountain said.” We’ve created a lot of turnovers this season. When you’re not very big, you just have to try and use your speed. Obviously, playing on a shorter field and having good field position was a big part of the game.”
The Trojan defense was especially stout in the second half, allowing just four yards of total offense. For the game, Carroll only had 140 yards of offense compared to 459 for CHHS.
Edenfield led the Trojans with 127 yards and two scores on 12 carries. Dennis had 89 yards and two scores on seven carries. Billy Neal carried the ball four times for 57 yards. The Trojan passing attack did not miss on a pass attempt all night, as three Trojan quarterbacks combined to go 6-6 for 77 yards and a score.
Following the impressive win, CHHS will wrap up region play next week against Eufaula.