Homecoming: CHHS welcomes in Booker T. Washington
Published 3:00 am Friday, September 16, 2016
The Charles Henderson Trojans will host Booker T. Washington on Friday for homecoming.
After losing their opening two games of the year, the Trojans defeating rival Greenville 37-26 last week.
“It certainly helped our team morale,” said Trojans head coach Brad McCoy. “Even though we had some mistakes, we were grateful to get the win and it has helped our attitude and mindset this week.”
The Trojans (1-2) picked up 214 yards rushing last week. Jabronksi Williams scored two and senior Bryson Gandy scored three. The strong rushing game will prove important tonight.
“That was something we were really excited about,” McCoy said. “Our defense created turnovers. I think collectively those two things certainly helped catapult us to getting that win.”
The Trojan defense has allowed on average 30 points per game.
“I think we have come a long way,” McCoy said. “I think things like eliminating missed tackles and getting takeaways and making opposing teams give up the football have certainly gotten better in the first five weeks of the season.”
The defense this week will have to go up against a Booker T. Washington team that is 2-1 on the season and averaging 40 points per game on offense.
“Booker T. Washington is a good football team,” McCoy said. “They are a really improved football team. They are coming off a shutout of Rehobeth. They beat those guys pretty soundly. They are by far the biggest football team we have faced.”
He described Booker T Washington as hungry after the 36-0 win over Rehobeth.
“I think they are hungry. I didn’t see them have a win like that in the last two years,” McCoy said.
McCoy said limiting mistakes and miscues will be important for the Trojans.
“You certainly can’t have as many miscues as we have had in the kicking game,” McCoy said. “We had a blocked punt and an onside kick that hit our guy in the chest. You can’t do those things in ball games and expect to win too many games.”
The Trojans have won 14 out of the 16 all time meetings including a 64-26 win last season.
Kickoff is 7 p.m. today at Veterans Memorial Stadium.