Trojans at top of game as season rolls along

Published 10:25 pm Monday, November 18, 2013

Every single day, Mike Dean pounds the same message in to the ears of his players.

“Win today.”

The Trojans have lived by that moniker all season, but have amped it up somewhat over the second half of the 2013 season.

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Since escaping Greenville with a 27-26 in non-region game in week five, the Trojans have had little-to-no issue with an opponent.

Charles Henderson has outscored its seven opponents 376-73 since the midpoint of the year, and shows no signs of slowing up.

“Coach Dean always tells us to not play to the score,” John Johnson, senior wide receiver, said. “We know our biggest obstacle is ourselves. We believe that if we get clicking, no one can stop us. We are beginning to click really well, and it is showing on the field.”

The late-season success is nothing new to Charles Henderson. The Trojans got hot down the stretch in 2012, en route to the quarterfinals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.

Dean said the team has remained focused throughout the season.

“It is all about that slogan we have used since the first day of prep,” Dean said. “We have Unfinished Business, and the kids believe that. They have worked hard every single day, in the classroom, in the weight room, in film study and on the field to get to where they are today. It is all about who is playing the best football at the end of the season, and we are playing well. We just have to keep in going for three more weeks.”

Charles Henderson travels to Lineville this Friday to face Central-Clay County.