CHMS Trojans defeat Girard, season record 2-0
Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The Charles Henderson Middle School Trojans improved their season record to 2-0 Tuesday evening after defeating Girard Middle School 48-6 in front of a packed crowd at Charles Henderson Middle School.
Although the Trojans picked up the win last week against Coppinville, CHMS head coach Will Garner knew there was plenty room for improvement. “It was a really good night for us. Every aspect of tonight’s game was a big improvement from last week,” Garner said. “The defense held tight and was able to shut down their running game. We knew they were going to come out and try to establish the run, and we stopped it.”
Last week the Trojans, albeit in a win struggled with turning the ball over and committing silly penalties that could have cost them the game late.
This week the Trojans were able to turn the tables and didn’t turn the ball over and committed far less penalties.
“The offense looked much better. We didn’t have any turnovers,” Garner said. “It was a huge improvement from last week. We had very few penalties and we were able to get the running game going.”
The running game excelled on Tuesday evening and that success opened up the passing lanes for Pooka Jones and the receivers.
“We have a balanced look offensively. We try to run the ball early to set the tone and to turn around and open up the passing game,” Garner said. “We were very successful at that tonight with Jay Williams and JaMarcus Shipman to carry the load out of the back field and that allowed Jones to throw it on the edges to our big receivers.”
With the win the Trojans did improve their record to 2-0 entering perhaps their toughest three game stretch of the season. The Trojans will play Carver next week followed by Honeysuckle and Beverlye Middle Schools.
“We have Carver next week and we know that they are going to be good,” Garner said. “We just have to make sure that especially on defense that we know that Carver will come out in different formations. We have to make sure we know our assignments. On offense we just have to keep getting better. We have to make the guys realize that 2-0 is an incredible start but we have to get better.”