CHHS gets key victory

Published 12:08 am Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Charles Henderson Trojans are one win away from making the playoffs after a 41-18 win Friday night over the Rehobeth Rebels.

The Trojans held a slim 14-12 lead over the Rebels heading into halftime, thanks in part to a touchdown scored by a blocked punt and a pass to Nick Lewis.

The Trojans kept their momentum going in the second half when Noah Lowery again connected with Lewis for another touchdown to extend the Trojans lead to 21-12.

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The Rebels were able to cut the lead to 21-18 heading into the fourth quarter.

Once the game flipped to the fourth quarter, the Trojans were able to push down the gas pedal and run away with the game.

The Trojans were able to get two fourth quarter touchdowns from Jabronski Williams and then by Jared Wilson late in the game to seal the win for the Trojans.

The Trojans were able to block two punts in the game and also got a big interception by Kobe Griffin in the second half.

The Trojans were have struggled putting together four good quarters were finally able to do that on Friday night. After watching opponents pull away later over the last few weeks, the Trojans were able to return the favor.

“It was resilience tonight, resilience and will,” said Trojan head coach Brad McCoy. “We put it on their shoulders and they knew if we didn’t come out of here with a win we weren’t going to have a shot at the playoffs. That was the backbone of the entire game. We had our backs against the wall and somebody had to make plays. We were fortunate enough to have some guys make them.”

Big plays have been missing all season long for the Trojans in 2015. The Trojans were able to break open the playbook when it mattered tonight and were able to hit on big plays throughout the ballgame.

“It was all about that tonight,” McCoy said. “It was fun to see. Our kids really played excited tonight. The sideline was excited. They had a good week of practice and it really carried over into tonight. I am proud of the coaches they put in a heck of a week. I am glad it paid off, our kids deserve to have something good happen to them.”

The Trojans will have another big game next week when they host Booker T. Washington in their final region game of the year.

The Trojans are tasked to pick up a win if they want to be guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. Kick off between the Trojans and Golden Eagles is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium.