CHMS picks up first ever football championship

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 14, 2016

The Charles Henderson Middle School Trojans captured their first Wiregrass Football Championship on Thursday when they defeated Carver 30-0.

“For them to do something that no other middle school team has had a chance to do and to top that off with an undefeated season is a testament to all the hard work these guys have put in since day one,” said Trojans head coach Will Garner.

The Trojans scored two touchdowns in the first half for a 16-0 lead at the half. Jay Taylor scored the first touchdown when he caught a pass from Walker Stallworth. Later in the half Ja’Raye Blair took a Stallworth handoff and took it to the end zone.

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After a scoreless third quarter, Blair got into the end zone again when took a handoff from Stallworth to give the Trojans a 22-0 lead.

The Trojans closed out the scoring in the game with 1:37 remaining when Stallworth completed about a 25-yard touchdown pass to Javen Hill.

“They tried to throw some different formations at us,” Garner said. “We did a great job communicating and we lined up properly. We cleaned up the penalties and played a very sound ball game.”

Thursday’s win ended a run for the Trojan eighth-graders who finished their two years with a 15-1 record.

“That is unbelievable,” Garner said. “This group has a really good shot at making noise at the varsity level. Setting the bar so high has really elevated this program as a whole.”