Trojans welcome in Carroll for a regional showdown

Published 3:59 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Charles Henderson Trojans look to find a win when they return home to take on the Carroll of Ozark Eagles at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

After a week of dodging poor weather, the Trojans (1-4, 1-2) hope to turn the page from last week’s 42-17 loss to Greenville.

“Everybody’s in the same boat,” said head coach Brad McCoy. “More than likely we will all go head-to-head with a lot less preparations than we normally would.”

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Turnovers plagued the Trojans against a quality opponent that didn’t need the extra help on Friday night.

“We didn’t play good football,” McCoy said. “We haven’t played good football consistently all season. We had way too many turnovers, which of course against a good Greenville team is not going to get it done. They have too many athletes, too many playmakers and they dealt with us the way they wanted to.”

The Eagles are 4-1 overall and 2-1 in region play. Their only loss came at the hands of Tallassee 24-21. The Eagles are outscoring their opponents 134-75 so far this season and are averaging just under 27 points per game.

“Carroll is doing exactly what they have done ever since coach (Roger) McDonald got there,” McCoy said. “They are going to run the ball a lot. They are going to line up in the two tight, two running back set and just run it right at you. Their quarterback is consistent, but they are a running football team. The clock is going to run a lot because they are going to continue to run the ball. We have to prevent first downs if we are to have the ball enough to put points on the board. They’re a really solid football team.”

Carroll won a defensive game 10-3 over the Trojans last year in Ozark.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.