Trojans take on Rams to close out region play

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 21, 2016

Charles Henderson rides into this evening’s matchup with Headland with the goal of cleaning things up before the start of the post season in two weeks.

The Trojans (5-3, 3-2) have secured a three-seed in next month’s playoffs and will face St Paul’s in round one.

“We treat every game the same,” said Trojans head coach Brad McCoy. “We want to win this game just like any other. We enter each week with the same mentality and the same mindset”

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The Trojans face region foe Headland (3-5, 0-5) later this evening after having what coach McCoy called a good week of practice.

“It was really consistent,” McCoy said. “We had a really good week. We got better and we cleared up some mistakes that we made against Rehobeth and our guys have had really good attitudes.”

Headland comes into this week’s game struggling under second year head coach Scott Glenn. They have lost their last three games and have been outscored 143-46.

“Coach Glenn is doing a really good job trying to get that program off that ground and running,” McCoy said. “He has a real big, physical football team. I think he has some youngsters that he is trying to play and develop.” The Rams will rely heavily on their running game.

“They have a good running back that runs the ball hard,” McCoy said. “He is about a 200 pound running back. He really gets behind the pads.”

Another key for the Trojans may be winning the war between the trenches. Headland’s offensive and defensive lines are bigger than the Trojans’.

“The offensive and defensive lines are going to be a challenge for us,” McCoy said. “I think they are bigger then we are. They have had some success running the ball and defensively they have done a good job stopping the run.”

The Trojans and the Rams have just met twice, with the Trojans winning both games. “Even though record doesn’t indicate it, I still feel like we have to play a solid football game and take care of the football for a chance to win,” McCoy said. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at J.J. Yarbrough Stadium in Headland.