JV Football Runs Past Athens

Garner scored three rushing touchdowns on Thursday night at Trojan Stadium and survived a comeback effort from Athens Drive as the Trojans earned a season opening victory, 29-17.

Garner (1-0) got on the board during its first drive as Tyreece Taylor rumbled 26-yards for the games opening score and after Austin Marbery added a field goal from 32 yards away to give the Trojans a 9-0 lead.

Athens Drive (0-1) answered right back with a 61-yard pass for a score to make it 9-7 after one quarter of play.

In the second stanza it was more of the same as Taylor broke free once more for his second rushing score of the night - this time from 62 yards out and gave Garner a 16-7 lead. The Jaguars answered back, again. This time it was the defense that did the job as they picked off a Trojan pass and returned it 16-yards to make it 16-14 Garner as the teams headed to the locker room.

Athens would not get any closer as the Trojans pulled away in the second half. Max Meador scored on Garner's opening drive of the second half.

The final score of the night came from Taylor once again and capped the scoring and give the Trojans a 29-14 win.

Garner returns to action next Wednesday night as they travel to Broughton to take on the Captials, kick off is slated for 6:00. 


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