Trojans Win OT Thriller


East Wake and Garner played just another ho-hum typical Garner/East Wake football game Friday night at Trojan Stadium. The Warriors struck first and took a 6-0 lead after the first possession of the game.

Garner answered with a field goal to make it 6-3 before taking at 10-6 lead on a 20 yard touchdown reception by Juwan Moye. After another field goal by Conner Torruella the Trojans held a 13-6 lead, which would be the halftime score.

On the first possession of the second half, East Wake was looking to get back in the game, but Isiah Moore had other ideas as he picked off the Chris Pernell pass and took it 33 yards to the house for a 20-6 Garner lead.

Garner would eventually stretch the lead to 27-6 when they scored on touchdown pass to Brian Watkins. But, East Wake would answer as they struck for a quick touchdown to make it 27-13. The Warriors then recovered back to back onside kicks and scored on both possessions to tie the game at 27 all and head into overtime.

This was the first time Garner has played a overtime game since they defeated Millbrook in round one of last year's State Playoffs. East Wake got the ball first in the overtime period and after a incomplete pass, Chris Pernell went to the air where the pass was picked off by Justin Chavis to end the drive.

All Garner needed was a field goal and the Trojans were forced to rely on Freshman quarterback, Lemond Johnson, after starting quarterback, Cody Woodall, was injured during the game.

After back to back running plays got Garner inside the five on third and goal, the Trojans tried to center the ball for the game winning field goal, but the Trojans fumbled the ball but recovered setting the stage for Connor Torruella.

For the second time this year, Torruella would be the hero as he nailed a 26 yard field goal from the left hash and the quick was just inside the right upright and Garner won 30-27.

With the win, Garner has secured no worse than a third place finish in the GNRC. The Trojans (6-4; 4-2) will close the regular season at Harnett Central next Friday night.

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JV Trojans Down East Wake to Stay Perfect

It was another typical, back and forth Garner/East Wake football game as they two teams met at Johnny Sasser Stadium on Thursday night.

The two teams went into the locker room tied at halftime. After East Wake scored to take the lead, Garner came back and scored to take a 19-13 lead as the point after try was no good.

However, East Wake still had time on the clock to drive for a game winning score, but the Trojan defense stepped up big a held the Warriors to a four and out and preserved the 19-13 Trojan Win.

Garner is now 9-0 on the season and will return home for the final game of the season next Thursday when they host Harnett Central at 7:00.

Soccer Falls in Overtime

Garner honored their seniors at Trojan Stadium on Monday night as they hosted the newest edition to the GNRC Harnett Central. After playing a tight first part of the week. Garner got the first scoring chance of night, as Senior Matt Wescoe, scored on a PK to give Garner a 1-0 lead.

That would be the score at halftime as Garner honored their four seniors. However, in the second half, Harnett Central scored to tie the game at one and the game went to overtime. Harnett Central scored the only goal of the overtime session and Harnett Central spoiled Garner's senior night defeating Garner 2-1.

**JV Trojans lost 3-0.

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Volleyball Falls in First Round to Ashley

After a great regular season and a share of the Conference Championship, the Lady Trojans hosted the Ashley High School Eagles at Trojan Gym today in the first round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs.

Ashely came in as the number three seed out of the Midsoutheastern Conference and showed why that conference was so competitive. The Eagles jumped out to a 18-9 lead in the first game and Garner couldn't get anything going in the first game falling 25-12.

Garner found some rhythm in the second game, before Ashley got on another roll to win the second game 25-17. But, the Lady Trojans got things going in the third game as they were hitting on all cylinders and edged Ashley 25-22.

However, the fourth game would go to Ashley as both teams went back and forth before the Eagles came away with a 26-24 win and they won the match 3 games to 1.

But give a tip of the cap to the Lady Trojans for an outstanding season. Garner finishes the season 15-7, and co champions of the Greater Neuse River Conference. Congratulations to Coach Jason Boyette and his Lady Trojans for keeping the Winning Tradition going.

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Trojans Shock Wake County with Win over Bulldogs

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Southeast Raleigh and Garner came into play ready for another showdown in one of the most competitive rivalry's in Wake County. The Bulldogs came into play at 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the GNRC while Garner came into play at 4-4 and 2-2 inside the Conference.

The Bulldogs struck first on their opening possession as Gabe Henderson scrambled six yards for a touchdown to make it 7-0 Bulldogs. However, Garner would answer on their next drive. After a face mask on SER, got the ball to midfield on the kickoff, Garner would rumble down the field, where Demetrius Fairley would score on a four yard run to tie the game at seven.

Garner took a 14-7 lead when Cody Woodall found Brian Watkins in the end zone for a 5 yard TD pass. But the lead was short lived as Southeast scored to tie the game at 14. The Bulldogs then scored 14 in a row including a 24 yard interception return for a touchdown to make it 28-14 SER.

The Trojans would find some offense again as Cody Woodall found Marques Townsend for a 5-yard TD pass to make it 28-21 Bulldogs at the half.

Garner got the ball to begin the second half and promptly marched down the field and tied the game at 28 all when Demetrius Fairley broke loose for 12 yards.

Southeast would answer running just two plays on the ensuing drive, as Henderson found a receiver for a 67 yard touchdown pass to give SER a 35-28 lead. But Garner would answer on the ensuing possession as they marched down the field before Juwan Moye found the end zone from third yards out to tie the game at 35.

On the ensuing kickoff, Connor Torruella kicked the ball off one of the Bulldog up men, and the ball bounced right back to the Trojan place kicker and the Trojans were back in business, with the football in great field position. Garner would march down the field, but the drive would face a important fourth down and two from the SER 17, that's when Woodall ran the bootleg, and found some day light get nine yards and convert on fourth down and keep the drive alive. Just two plays later, Juwan Moye, capped the drive with a 15 yards touchdown run to give Garner a 42-35 lead.

After SER went three and out on their next possession, Garner got the ball at their own 47 yard line. Garner picked up 14 yards on first down to get into SER territory after a two yard gain to get to the Bulldog 37, Moye took the hand off and went in for another score and Garner was up 48-35. However, a unsportsmanlike conduct flag was thrown on Garner which forced Torruella to kick a 35 yard PAT, which would have been good from 45 and the Trojans were up 49-35.

After the two teams traded turnovers, Southeast came back with a quick 7 play scoring drive, capped off by a Gabe Henderson 10 yard touchdown run to make it 49-42. On the ensuing possession, Garner went three and out and gave Southeast one more shot with two timeouts left.

The Bulldogs moved the ball close to midfield and Henderson fired a pass over the middle that was intercepted by Gavin Wilson and sealed the deal to give Garner the 49-42 win.

Garner is now 5-4 on the season and 10-2 all-time vs. Southeast Raleigh. The Trojans will host East Wake next Friday night at Trojan Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:30.

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Volleyball to Host Ashley in First Round of Playoffs

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the 2009 playoff brackets earlier today and the Lady Trojans, fresh off a 15-6 season and co-conference champions will host Ashley High School (10-5), who is the number three out of the Midsoutheastern Conference.

The winner of the match will face the winner of Scotland County/71st game. Garner and Ashley will square off Saturday afternoon a 1:00 p.m. at Trojan Gym

For a complete list of the playoff bracket, you can click HERE.

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JV Continues Red Hot Play by Defeating the Bulldogs

The JV Trojans have found ways to win this year, sometimes it hasn't been pretty, but Stancil Hines 2009 JV football team has played well and coming into play tonight Garner was 7-0 with their closest game on the road against Knightdale.

Tonight was another typical Garner/Southeast Raleigh football game, after another hard fought game against the Bulldogs, Garner was able to escape John Baker Stadium with a 36-22 win.

Garner is now 8-0 on the season and will be on the road again next week when the travel to Johnny Sasser Stadium to tangle with the East Wake Warriors at 7:00

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Volleyball Falls in Five Sets in Conference Championship

After battling their way back from the brink of elimination in the Conference Tournament semi-final on Monday night, the Varsity Volleyball team was back at home tonight as they were hosting Harnett Central in the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament.

Garner defeated Harnett Central the last time the two teams met at Trojan Gym to close out the regular season, and Garner pushed Harnett Central to the limit again on Wednesday night as they took the match to the fifth and final game before eventually falling to Harnett Central.

With the loss, Garner finishes second in the conference tournament and will share the conference championship with Harnett Central, however for playoff seeding, Garner will be the number two seed of out the Greater Neuse River.

The Lady Trojans will host their first round playoff game on Saturday against the #3 Seed out of the Mid-Southeastern Conference.

Soccer Falls to East Wake

After playing the night before at home, the Varsity soccer team hit the road on Wednesday night as they played their third game in as many days as the Trojans were at Sasser Stadium to take on the East Wake Warriors.

The two schools played to a 0-0 tie in the first meeting, however, this meeting would go the way of the Warriors as they downed the Trojans 3-1. The loan Trojan goal of the night came from Cory McCormick.

Garner will be back at home on Monday night for Senior Night against Harnett Central.

**The JV Team lost 2-1 at East Wake.

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Cross Country Finishes Season in Conference Meet

It was a up and down season for the Trojan Cross Country team, however, the Trojans continued to have great showings throughout the course of the season and the highlight of the season, had to be Senior runner, Michelle Bailey.

Garner concluded their season earlier this week in the GNRC meet at East Wake and while both the girls and boys teams finished fifth in the meet Tuesday, Michelle Bailey continued her dominance by stunning the favor West Johnston runner to finish first over all.

Congratulations to the Trojans on a great season!

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Another Good Showing for the Band

The Mighty Trojan Marching Band represented GMHS very well at the 2009 Cape Fear Colt Classic band competition on a very chilly Saturday, October 17th afternoon in Fayetteville.

The color guard and percussion both brought home second place trophies. The Mighty Trojans won first place in marching, general effect, music and overall for Class A bands.

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Soccer falls to Spartans

After being the defeated by Southeast Raleigh last night, the Varsity soccer was back at home on Tuesday night as they took on Smithfield-Selma in another GNRC match. The Trojans had a productive night scoring three goals on Tuesday night as Garner got goals from Connor Torruella, Matt Wescoe and Chase Morgan and Wescoe added an assist as well.

However the three goals would not be enough as Garner fell to Smithfield 4-3. The Trojans will be back in action tomorrow night as they travel to East Wake at 6:30.

Volleyball Rallies From Two Down to Win in 5 Sets

Garner didn't get any style points on Monday night, but they did manage to come back from the brink of elimination in the semi-finals of the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament on Monday night at Trojan Gym, as the Lady Trojans downed East Wake 3 games to 2.

The first two games of the match were all East Wake as the Warriors dominated game one winning 25-10. In the second game, Garner jumped out to a early 6-0 lead prompting East Wake to call a timeout, however, the Warriors came fighting back as they defeated Garner in game two 25-17.

Garner was now in a must win situation in game three and it would be a back and forth contest with each team seizing the momentum at different points in the pivotal third game. But, the Lady Trojans came away with a nip and tuck 26-24 win to cut the Warrior lead in half at 2 games to 1.

With the win in game three, the Lady Trojans had begun to find their stride and took a early 9-3 lead in the fourth game and again East Wake could call time to try and stop the Garner momentum. That timeout did little to stop the rally that Garner had brewing as they quickly went up 16-8 before East Wake called their final timeout of the game.

Following the timeout, Trojan Senior, Kasey Hamrick, served five consecutive aces to make it 23-9 in favor of Garner, the Lady Trojans would win the fourth game of the match 25-10 to fight back to tie the match.

Garner had come all the way back to tie the match and send it to a pivotal fifth game and as the final game got underway there was little doubt who was in control as Kristen Powell got three of Garner's first four points of the final game en route to a Anna Burton ace to cap the comeback as Garner won the fifth game 15-5 and win the match 3 games to 2.

With the win, the Lady Trojans will advance to the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament Championship Wednesday night at Trojan Gym against Harnett Central who defeated Southeast Raleigh 3 games to none to advance to the finals.

The Lady Trojans will also host the programs fist ever home playoff match on Saturday.

Haunted House to Benifit Miss Garner Pageant

Join us if you dare!!!! Garner's HAUNTED HOUSE this Friday and Saturday Night from 7-11pm. (1 weekend only).

Come over after the Garner Trojans vs. SE Raleigh Football game - We dare you - don't be scarred!!!!

It will be right around the corner at Center Stage Performing Arts building. Admission is $10.00 and all the proceeds will go to benefit the Miss Garner Pageant.

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2012-2013 Girls Basketball Schedule

Date Day Opponent JV Varsity
Nov. 20Tue.Northern DurhamL 13-10 (0-1)  L 55-43 (0-1) 
Nov. 27Tue.Athens DriveW 30-22 (1-1)L 71-42 (0-2)
Nov. 28Wed.CaryL 43-28 (1-2)L 58-47 (0-3)
Nov. 30Fri.SandersonL 33-29 (1-3)L 66-46 (0-4)
Dec. 6Thu.Middle CreekL 52-22 (1-4)
Dec. 7Fri.SandersonW 32-29 (2-4)L 55-41 (0-5)
Dec.11Tue.Northern DurhamL 34-29 (2-5)L 51-36 (0-6)
Dec.14Fri.Clayton - PPD until JAN. 23W 34-29 OT (4-8, 1-4)L 74-47 (0-12, 0-6)
Dec. 18Tues.East WakeL 39-15 (2-6, 0-1)L 68-44 (0-7, 0-1) 
Dec. 21Fri.Smithfield-SelmaW 36-21 (3-6, 1-1) L 63-51 (0-8, 0-2)
Jan.4Fri.KnightdaleL 32-26 (3-7, 1-2)L 63-40 (0-9, 0-3)
Jan. 8Tue.West Johnston
L 35-29 (0-10, 0-4)
Jan. 11Fri.Southeast RaleighL 44-21 (3-8, 1-3)L 70-10 (0-11, 0-5)
Jan. 18Fri.Harnett Central - PPD JAN. 30W 38-37 OT (5-9, 2-6)L 43-41 2OT (0-14, 0-8)
Jan. 25Fri.Clayton - PPD. FEB. 6W 30-25 (7-9, 4-6)W 62-61 (3-14, 3-9)
Jan. 29Tues.East WakeL 39-17 (4-9, 1-5)L 58-17 (0-13, 0-7)
Feb. 1Fri.Smithfield-SelmaW 24-14 (6-9, 3-6)W 54-46 (1-14, 1-8)
Feb. 5Tue.West Johnston
W 59-50 (2-14, 2-8)
Feb. 8Fri.KnightdaleL 50-34 (7-10, 4-7)L 42-36 (3-15, 3-10)
Feb. 12 Tue.Southeast Raleigh       L 44-20 (7-11, 4-8)L 87-48 (3-16, 3-11)
Feb. 15 Fri.Harnett Central       L 39-36 (7-12, 4-9)L 57-39 (3-17, 3-12)
Feb. 18-22   Mon. - Fri.  GNRC Tournament (Varsity only)     
Feb. 25 Mon.State Playoffs     

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2012-2013 Boys Basketball Schedule

Date Day Opponent JV Varsity
Nov. 20Tue.Northern DurhamL (0-1)W 80-74 (1-0)
Nov. 27Tue.Athens Drive
W 85-34 (2-0)
Nov. 28Wed.CaryW 78-37 (1-1)W 76-49 (3-0)
Nov. 30Fri.SandersonW 60-34 (2-1)W 68-57 (4-0)
Dec. 6Thu.Middle CreekL (2-2)
Dec. 7Fri.SandersonW 57-46 (3-2)W 54-50 (5-0)
Dec.11Tue.Northern DurhamW 96-51 (4-2)L 73-67 (5-1)
Dec.14Fri.Clayton - PPD. until JAN. 23W 54-47 (9-4, 5-1)W 88-83 (12-2, 6-0)
Dec. 18Tue.East WakeW 62-39 (5-2, 1-0)W 70-44 (6-1, 1-0)
Dec. 21Fri.Smithfield-SelmaW 61-43 (6-2, 2-0)W 72-66 (7-1, 2-0)
Dec. 26-Dec. 29
JV Boys @ Holiday Invitational @ Athens DriveTBA
Dec. 26Wed.Varsity Boys @ Holiday Invitational @ Broughton vs. Goldsboro
W 71-42 (7-1)
Dec.28Fri.Varsity Boys @ Holiday Invitational @ Broughton vs. DudleyL 73-71 8-2)
Jan. 4Fri.KnightdaleW 56-40 (7-3, 3-0)W 86-50 (9-2, 3-0)
Jan.8Tue.West JohnsonW 63-20 (8-3, 4-0)W 77-36 (10-2, 4-0)
Jan. 11Fri.Southeast RaleighL 59-56 (8-4, 4-1)W 66-58 (11-2, 5-0)
Jan. 18Fri.Harnett Central - PPD.  until Jan. 30W 51-27 (11-4, 7-1)W 69-42 (14-2, 8-0)
Jan. 25Fri.Clayton - PPD. until Feb. 6W 49-24 (14-4, 10-1)L 67-61 (16-3, 10-1)
Jan. 29Tues.East WakeW 54-44 (10-4, 6-1)W 74-53 (13-2, 7-0)
Feb. 1Fri.Smithfield-SelmaW 63-46 (12-4, 8-1)W 71-64 (15-2, 9-0)
Feb. 5Tues.West JohnstonW 51-27 (13-4, 9-1)W 78-44 (16-2, 10-0)
Feb. 8Fri.KnightdaleW 56-40 (15-4, 11-1)W 82-63 (17-3, 11-1)
Feb. 12Tues.Southeast RaleighL 64-58 (15-5, 11-2)W 67-58 (18-3, 12-1)
Feb. 15Fri.Harnett CentralW 62-43 (16-5, 12-1)W 75-68 (19-3, 13-1)
Feb. 19Tue.West Johnston (GNRC Tournament - Rd. 1)
W 87-48 (20-3, 14-1)
Feb. 21Thu.Knightdale (GNRC Tournament - Semi-final)
W 54-50 (21-3, 15-1)
Feb. 22Fri.Clayton (GNRC Tournament - Championship)
L 71-59 (21-4)
Feb. 25Mon.Pine Forest (Rd. 1 State Playoffs)
W 72-50 (22-4)
Feb. 27Wed.Fayetteville Seventy First (Rd. 2 State Playoffs)
L 70-62 (22-5)

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Volleyball Downs Harnett Central to Win Share of Conference Championship

After starting the season 0-3, the Varsity Volleyball team went on one of the hottest streaks in recent memory as they won their first six conference matches of the year, the on Sept. 22, the Lady Trojans traveled to Conference favorite, Harnett Central where Garner fell to the Trojans three games to one, for Garner's first lose in the GNRC.

That would prove to be Garner's only conference loss as both teams continued on their toward pace setting up a showdown at Trojan Gym on Thursday night, and this time Garner would get the best of the newest member of the Greater Neuse River Conference as the Lady Trojans defeated Harnett Central 3 games to 1.

With the win, Garner finishes the regular season with a 13-5 record and a 13-1 Conference record and a share of the Conference Title.

The Lady Trojans will return to action on Saturday in the opening round of the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament at Knightdale High School.

Congratulations to the Lady Trojans and Coach Boyette for an outstanding season!

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Soccer Downs Bulldogs

Garner and Southeast Raleigh had to wait over a month to play a game that was scheduled back in the earlier part of the conference season and tonight the two teams met at Southeast Raleigh High School on Thursday night.

The two teams played to a scoreless first half time with a new wrinkle for the Trojans as Matt Wescose was in goal for the Trojans in the first half. Garner got a goal with 17 minutes to play in the second half as Connor Torruella found the back of the net to give Garner a 1-0 lead.

Southeast would tie the game at one and send the game to overtime, that's when Garner made a goal keeper change and put Wescoe back up top. The two teams would play a scoreless first overtime session and the second extra stanza, Wescoe hammered home a goal on a PK with just 7 minutes to play.

Southeast would not be able to recover, as Garner came away with a 2-1 road victory.

***The JV team also picked up a win over Southeast, defeating the Bulldogs 3-0.

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Upcoming Events in Trojan Athletics

As fall sports begin to wind down, the Trojan athletic department will begin to look forward to the upcoming fall sports campaign with some important announcements for student athletes and parents.

- There will a information meeting for anyone interested in trying out of Gymnastics on October 22nd in the Media Center beginning at 2:30.

-The first day of Winter Sports Practice/tryouts will be on November 2nd.

-Cross Country will have their first day of practice on Nov. 16.

-Also the Garner Band will hold their Band Booster Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 24 at Crooked Creek. The Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 and registration beginning at 1:00. For more information contact Ms. Foster at 919-605-4871

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Cross Country Closes the Season

On their final match of the year, both the boys and girls Cross Country team gave a great effort and came very close to victory, however, they were edged by Harnett Central.

Boys: HC 26 GMHS 29
Louis Vargas HC 15:55
David L. HC 17:30
Taylor Brunson GMHS 18:01

Girls: HC 26 GMHS 37

Michelle Bailey GMHS 19:20
Haley Smith HC 21:02
Itzel Gonzalez HC 23:35

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Volleyball Keeps on Rolling

The Varsity Volleyball team continued their home play inside the Greater Neuse River Conference with a three games to one win at East Wake.

Garner will return home for their final home match of the season on Thursday night against Harnett Central, the Varsity match is slated for 5:30.

**The JV team also picked up a win over East Wake last night will will also play their final home match of the year on Thursday at 4:30.

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Another Good Showing for the Band

At the West Johnston Marching Band competition on 10 Oct 09 the Mighty Trojan Marching Band placed 1st for Percussion, 2nd in Music, 2nd for Drum Major, 3rd Color Guard, 2nd for Visual and 2nd overall.

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Trojans Fall at SSS


Smithfield-Selma took a 14-0 halftime lead on Friday night at Charles T. Tucker Stadium as the Spartans celebrated homecoming against the Trojans.

However, Garner didn't stay down long as the Trojans took the opening kickoff of the second half back near midfield on a great return from Isiah Moore. The Trojans would strike for the first time later in the drive as Sophomore, Juwan Moye rumbled 43 yards for the Garner touchdown and the lead SSS lead was cut in half at 14-7.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Spartans miss played the kick and were backed up deep inside their own end and after the Trojan defense continued their rock solid play on the the drive, the Spartans were punting in the shadow of their own goal posts. On the play, the snap to punter Henry Johnson went over his head and Johnson kicked the ball out of the end zone which resulted in a safety and cur the SSS lead to 14-12.

Late in the fourth quarter the Spartans still had a two point lead, but Garner was driving down the field, inside SSS but a sack on third down, forced Garner to punt. The punt sailed into the end zone, and the Spartans began the drive from their own 20 yard line.

On the first play of the drive, SSS senior running back and Duke commit, Josh Snead took the ball around the right side and went 80 yards for the touchdown as SSS took a 21-12 lead with just over 2:00 to play.

Garner could not mount a comeback as the Spartans defeated Garner, 21-12 and it was the first time SSS defeated Garner for the first time since 1996. The Trojans are now 4-4 on the season and 2-2 in the conference. Next week the Trojans will enjoy a bye week before returning to action on October 16 at home against arch-rival Southeast Raleigh.

JV Trojans Run Over Spartans

The unblemished JV Football team returned to Trojan Stadium on Thursday night as they welcomed the Smithfield-Selma Spartans to town for a old fashion smash mouth football game.

Garner got the ball to start the game and used a solid run game to march down the field using ten plays and almost six minutes of the first quarter clock. The key to the drive was a 22 yard run from Tyler Hinton as he got the ball to the Spartan 16 yard line before capping the drive four plays later with at 12 yard touchdown run and Garner was up 7-0.

Smithfield-Selma then had a crack at the Trojan defense and the Spartans would also put together a 10 play drive before the drive stalled and SSS had to punt. The Spartans punted back to Raevon Smith who got a big block which allowed Smith to scamper 65 yards for the Trojan Touchdown and it was quickly 14-0 Garner.

After the Spartans went three and out on their next drive, Garner used just two plays to score again as Tyler Hinton ran for seven yards on first down to the SSS 44 yard line then Hinton finished the drive taking the ball the final 44 yards to pay dirt. On the extra point try, the snap was high and Garner was able to run the ball into the front left corner of the end zone for the two point try and with 9:42 left in the first half it was 22-0 Garner.

The loan Spartan highlight came on the next drive as Smithfield marched 69 yards in nine plays as on a second and eight, Zacheriah Jones caught a 43 yard pass for the score, the PAT was no good and Garner took a 22-6 lead.

Following a great return on the ensuing kickoff, the Trojans had the football at their own 31. Then, on the first play of the drive, it was Tyler Hinton again as he went 61 yards down to the Spartan 6 yard line and two plays later, Raevon Smith punched it in from a yard out to take a 29-6 lead.

On Garner's first possession of the second half, the Trojans used a long 11 play drive to march down the field for their final score of the night as again, Hinton and Smith carried the load for Garner and it was Smith who scored from five yards out to make it 36-6 Garner.

The 30 point margin would be the final score as neither team would score in the final quarter. During the game, Garner did not pass the ball at all, while Tyler Hinton rushed for 203 yards and Raevon Smith for 81.

The JV Trojans return to action two weeks from Thursday when they travel to Southeast Raleigh for a 7:00 kickoff.

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Volleyball Drops Southeast

The Varsity Volleyball team contiuned their hot play on Thursday night as they hit the road to face arch rival in Southeast Raleigh.

After dropping the first game of the match, the Lady Trojans rebounded as they won the next three games to defeat the Bulldogs 3 games to 1.

The JV team also picked up a win as they defeated Southeast Raleigh 2 games to none.

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Varsity Soccer Falls to Clayton

The Varsity soccer team dropped another tough GNRC match on Wednesday night as they fell to Clayton 5-3.

Garner got goals from M. Murrah, C. Tourella, M.Wescoe with goals and C.Tourella(2) and M.Wescoe(1) with assists.

The JV team came away with a 2-1 win over the Comets on Wednesday night.

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Cross Country Downs East Wake

The Garner Girls' Cross Country team defeated East Wake at Wednesday's meet at Lake Benson, while the Boy's team was narrowly defeated by 1 point.

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David Huie 21:00

Top Garner Girls:
Michelle Bailey 20:40
Gabi Dugal 25:10
McKenzie Bennett 25:36

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Trojans Fall to Wildcats

Garner hit the road on Monday night as they traveled to Benson to take on the West Johnston WIldcats. After going 1-0-1 last week, the Trojans were hoping to contiune their hot play.

West Johnston took a 1-0 lead in the first part of the opening half, however, Garner would quickly tie the game on a Matt Wescoe free kick from 30 yards out, and the two teams would go to halftime tied at one.

The second half would be a lot of defense, and the game was headed to overtime with the game still tied at one. West Johnston exploded in overtime as they pulled away to defeat Garner 4-1. The Trojans are back in action on Wednesday

**The JV team fell to West Johnston 2-1.

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Band Has Good Showing

The Mighty Trojan Marching Band was in competition two weekends ago at Clayton High School for their first competition of the year. Despite the nasty weather, the Trojans were still able to compete inside the gym where they took home a First place finish in Music, First place Overall, Outstanding Colorguard and 2nd place General Effect in Class AA.

Congratulations to the band for a great showing!

Dr. Andrew Cook & Dr. Darren Hilburn

Trojans Joust Knights to Cap Homecoming


It didn't take long for the Garner offense to get the Trojan Crazies going on Friday night at Trojan Stadium as Garner welcomed Knightdale to town for Homecoming 2009.

Garner got the ball to begin the game and on the first play from scrimmage, Juwan Moye rumbled 68 yards and just five seconds into the first quarter, Garner led 7-0. However, that would be the only scoring of the first half as the two teams played the field position game to end the first stanza of the game.

After Knightdale couldn't move the ball to start the second quarter, Juwan Moye took over again on the fourth play of Garner's first second quarter possession, Moye, ran 53 yards to pay dirt for the 14-0 lead.

On the ensuing possessions, both teams traded turnovers and when the dust had settled, the Knights were facing a fourth down and 12 from deep in their own end as David Hall dropped back to punt, he was barely able to get the punt away, before it was blocked by Garner and recovered by Davonte Atkinson in the end zone for the touchdown and the 21-0 Trojan lead. Knightdale added a late touchdown to go to the locker room trailing Garner 21-7.

At halftime, the homecoming activities concluded as Tre' Perry was named Prince, Cacey Story was named Princess. Matt Powell was named Homecoming King and Homecoming queen was Dasmier Chambers.

Also, the float building results were announced and the Sophomores finished fourth, while the Juniors finished third, the Seniors finished second while the Freshman class can away with the shocker to win first place.

As the two teams came back for the second half, Knightdale took the ball first and drove down the field to score and make it a 21-14 Garner lead. However, the Trojans responded as they marched down the field running a 8 play drive that ended with a Connor Torruella 31 yard Field Goal to make it 24-14 Garner.

Knightdale could do nothing on their ensuing possession and Garner would capitalize as the Trojans again marched the ball down the field and Marques Townsend scored from a yard out and the route was on as Garner led 31-14.

But, the Knights wouldn't die as Aaron Smith returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 31-20. But Garner came right back with another long scoring drive and Juwan Moye scored from two yards out for his third touchdown of the night. Knightdale would add a late score but it wasn't enough as Garner won 38-20.

With the win over Knightdale, the Trojans improve to 4-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Greater Neuse River Conference. Also, with the Homecoming win, Garner continues the homecoming winning streak to 26 years.

The Trojans are on the road next Friday when the travel to Smithfield-Selma, kick-off is set for 7:30.

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JV Trojan Football Escapes Knightdale with Win

It wasn't pretty for the JV team on Thursday night, however a win is a win, and Garner escaped Knightdale Stadium with a hard fought 14-6 win.

Knightdale had their chances, but several Knightdale turnovers prohibited the Knights offense from kicking into high gear. The big play of the game was when Knightdale had the ball on the Trojan 15 yard line, but turned the ball over and Garner was able to take over.

With the win, the JV Trojans remain perfect on the season at 6-0. Garner returns to Trojan Stadium next Thursday night at 7:00 when they host Smithfield-Selma.

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Volleyball Continues to Roll

The Varsity Volleyball team continued their conference dominance on Thursday night as they defeated Knightdale in a very competitive match.

After winning the first two games on the match, Garner dropped the middle two games to set up a winner take all game five.

Garner would come out in the final game of the match and defeat Knightdale to take the match and get another conference win, as they beat the Knights 3 games to 2.

JV Also Gets Win

The JV team also defeated Knightdale, however the JV match was a little less nerve wrenching as the JV Trojans defeated Knightdale two games to none continue their hot play inside the GNRC.

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Former Trojan Gets Mention from Sports Illustrated

Former Garner Trojan football standout, Brandon Banks ('06), was mentioned in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated.

On page 17 of the magazine, Banks is listed under the Who's Hot category of the Who's Hot, Who's Not. Last Saturday, Banks returned two kicks of 91 and 92 yards for touchdown's for the Kansas State Wildcats in their game with Tennessee Tech.

Banks commented after the game saying "I just ran." Congratulations to Brandon for keeping up the Winning Tradition.

Gregg Norris
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Garner NC 27529