Charles Henderson offense held in check in regular season finale

Published 12:07 am Saturday, November 3, 2012

Coming in to Friday night the Charles Henderson Trojans had not lost a football game since Sept. 14, a 17-14 setback to Tallassee.

The Trojans saw their six game win streak snapped at the hands of the Eufaula Tigers 21-7 Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy.

Eufaula controlled the tempo of the game nearly the entire night as they rolled up 251 yards offense. The Tigers did the most of the work on the ground,

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Eufaula had 218 yards rushing.

Charles Henderson head coach Mike Dean said that his team was beat that the line of scrimmage.

“They whooped us pretty good up front all night, and that really bothers me” said Dean. “As long as a team is truly better than you, its one thing. Tonight we just did not execute very well at all.”

Charles Henderson was never able to get their high powered offense going. The Trojans were flagged for penalties six times, and turned the ball over four times.

Austin Ingram was intercepted twice, and Robert Lee was picked off a trick play in the red zone late in the game.

“Penalties and turnovers killed us,” said Dean. “We practice every day on doing the little things right and the big things will take care of themselves. We can’t afford to take a step forwards and then a step back, That does not cut it.”

Charles Hennderson running back Courtney Downing was used as a reciever and back during the contest.

He accounted for 119 of the Trojans 207 offensive yards.

A couple times during the game Dean reached in to the bag of tricks and came up with plays that will give Thomasville, Charles Henderson’s playoff opponent, something to think about when scouting the Trojnas.

Charles Henderson used a fake punt pass to net a big gain that set them up for their lone score.