CHHS outlasts Rehobeth on road
A late second half surge was the difference between a team looking to make it to the playoffs and another who was looking for its first time.
Charles Henderson traveled to Rehobeth to face off with the winless Rebels and despite taking a commanding 28-7 lead, the Trojans found themselves fighting from behind in the opening minutes of the third quarter.
However, in a game that Trojan head coach Hugh Fountain called ‘one of the craziest games he had ever seen,’ CHHS fought back to claim a 50-36 win.
“This was one of the weirdest games I had ever seen,” Fountain said after the game.
“We dominated the first half I thought, but you have to give credit to Rehobeth they fought back in the second half. Teams hungry for a win are sometimes the most dangerous teams to play, and they showed that (Friday night).”
In the first six minutes of the second half, after scoring just once in the first two quarters, the Rebels scored 29-unanswered points off of four different CHHS turnovers to take a 36-28 lead.
The Trojans would not go down without a fight, as it would score 22-straight points of their own to cruise to victory.
In all, there were 37 total points scored in the third quarter.
“We gained our composure,” Fountain said. “And that was huge for us.
“For a team like Rehobeth, you can’t let them get momentum because if they do, they are going to score some points. Fumbles and penalties gave them a lot of momentum in the third quarter but our guys did not back down, they fought back.”
The win is the Trojans second in a row and improves the team to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in 5A Region 2.
CHHS finished with 510 yards of offense, 220 came from quarterback Corey Dennis on the ground while another 107 came from Quintus Moss.
“We responded to adversity,” Fountain said. “And that showed a lot about what this team is capable of doing.
“This was a big win for us as far as the playoffs go, but everyone from here on out is going to be big for us.
“We are not a good enough team to give an opponent chances like we did, but we kept fighting – we stayed together,” the coach added.
Riding the winning-streak, the Trojans will head back home for a matchup against Carroll as it looks to win three-straight games and secure a playoff position.