CHMS Trojans look to bring home a title

Published 3:00 am Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Charles Henderson Middle School Trojans have the opportunity today to bring home its first ever Wiregrass football championship when they take on Carver in Dothan.

“We have talked about it all week,” said head coach William Garner. “It has been one of the key points that we have been focusing on. They get a chance to do something that no other middle school team at Charles Henderson has done.”

Garner and the coaching staff challenged the eighth-graders and asked them what legacy they would like to leave. “We talked about finally putting a trophy in the trophy case outside the gym that is empty right now,” Garner said. “It has been a big focal point of our preparation this week.”

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The Trojans will be face a familiar opponent. The teams met in week three,  and the Trojans won 30-12.

“It was a pretty close game at halftime,” Garner said. “We turned the ball over twice which is what gave them their 12 points. Carver is a good ball team. They can give us problems offensively with some of their formations. They play hard and are coached well. It is going to be a good ball game.”

Winning will require the Trojans to reduce penalties.

“The penalties are what killed us last game,” Garner said. “That has been a point of emphasis. We are trying to clean up the holding calls and the pass interferences. The little things that can derail a drive or a ball game are something that we have been really focusing on this week.”

Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. at kickoff at Rip Hewes Stadium in Dothan.