Trojans Joust Knights


After a sluggish start, Garner found their offensive stride on Friday night scoring 40 or more points for the sixth time this season as they spoiled the Knightdale homecoming with a 42-13 victory.

Knightdale (3-5, 2-3) struck first midway through the first quarter on a 65-yard drive which was aided by a pass interference call on the Trojans and an early 7-0 Knightdale lead, it was only the second time that the Trojans have trailed all season long.

It didn't take long for Garner (9-0, 5-0) to respond as they marched down the field and tied the game as Vince Jefferies hit Juwan Moye for a 55-yard touchdown pass and knot the score at seven.

After a three and out from the Knights, the Trojan offense went back to work and it was Moye again, this time on the ground as the senior waltzed into the end zone for a 14-7.

That lead grew to 21-7 early in the second quarter as Jefferies hooked up with Damian Ellis for another score.

Garner added two more first half scores, the first another Moye touchdown run. The final Trojan score of the half was another Jefferies touchdown (his third of the night) as he found Anthony Tucker in the back of the end zone and a 35-7 lead for the Trojans at the break.

In the second half, there was just one score for the Trojans and it was another run from Moye who scored his fourth all-purpose touchdown and a 42-7 Garner lead.

Knightdale added a late fourth quarter score for the final margin of 42-13.

Garner will be on the road next week as they travel to John Baker Stadium to battle rival Southeast Raleigh. Kick-off is slated for 7:30.