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Trojans lose opener to Catholic Montgomery

Montgomery Catholic got a 201-yard passing performance from freshman quarterback Caleb McCrery while sophomore running back Jeremiah Cobb ran for 169 yards and two TD’s to knock off Charles Henderson High School 27-13 on Friday night in Troy’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Kickoff was delayed for just over one hour, then the Knights took a 6-0 lead in the final seconds of the first quarter when McCreary hit Myles Butler for a 37-yard touchdown pass with 0:03 seconds remaining in the quarter.

CHHS cornerback Jywon Boyd intercepted a pass and returned it to the Catholic 5, but the Trojans turned the ball over on the next play.

Catholic drove to the CHHS 43, but J.B. Sanders intercepted a pass and returned it over 50 yards for a touchdown, the extra point by Landon Holley was good, and CHHS led 7-6 with 8:43 to play in the half.

Kylon Griffin of Catholic took the ensuing kickoff and quickly put the Knights back ahead with a 99-yard touchdown return, the kick by Jaden Jones was good, and Montgomery Catholic led 13-7 with 8:18 to go in the first half.

Cobb bounced in from 2 yards out for another Catholic TD, the kick by Jones was good, putting the Knights up 20-7 with 5:38 to go in the half.

Landen Holley of CHHS nailed a 37-yard field goal with 2:25 to go to make it 20-10 and kicked another field goal of 35 yards with 0:36 remaining in the half to cut the lead to 20-13, which stood at halftime.

Cobb ran in a 4 yard TD with 7:14 to go in the contest for a 27-13 lead for Montgomery Catholic, which held to be the final score.

Sanders led CHHS in rushing with 83 yards, Zay Carlisle rushed for 32 yards on only nine carries, while CHHS quarterback Cam Foley passed for 94 yards on the night.

Montgomery Catholic, 1-0 in Class 3A, is scheduled to play Dadeville next Friday, while CHHS, 0-1 in Class 5A, is at home on Thursday, Sept. 3, against Greenville.