Trojans fall in State Championship


Garner fell behind 14-0 in the first half and couldn't claw their way back as the fell to Page 35-21 in the 4-AA State Championship game on Saturday afternoon at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.

Following a scoreless first quarter, James Summers hit Brian Spain in the end zone for the first score of the game and a seven point lead.

Page (15-0) put up another score in the closing moments of the first half as Shaun Workinger scored from six yards out to make it 14-0. Late in the half, the Trojans marched down the field where Vince Jefferies hit Juwan Moye who was called down at the one yard line to end the first half and a 14-0 Pirate lead.

The start of the second half was more of the same for Page as Orlando Hatfield hauled in a 13-yard pass from Summers to make it 21-0.

However, the Trojans (15-1) were on the comeback trail. On their first possession of the second half, Moye ran up the middle 68-yards for the first Trojan score of the night. After the defense forced a three and out, Coach Smith went deep into his play book and dialed up some something new, as Damien Ellis caught the end around and fired it down the field where he hit Anthony Tucker for a 21-14 lead for Page.

However, the Pirates scored on back to back drives to make it 35-14 before Moye scored again for the final 35-21 margin.

Following the game, Gavin Wilson was named most outstanding defensive player for Garner while Moye was named most outstanding offensive player.

Despite the loss, the Trojans will always have a special place in the hearts of Trojans everywhere as the tied a school record for wins at 15. Thanks to Coach Smith and the Trojans for a great season!