Trojans Clip Enloe to Open Season


One season removed from an appearance in the 4-AA State Championship, the Garner Trojans picked up where they left off earning a season opening, 45-6 victory over Enloe at Trojan Stadium.

Garner (1-0) built a quick 18-point lead as they pounded the Eagles on the ground. Nyheim Hines made his Trojan debut by scampering from 13-yards out to put the men of Troy up 6-0 after a missed extra point.

The Trojans made it 12-0 after Enloe (0-1) botched a punt inside its own five and Tyler Hinton earned his first rushing touchdown of the season scoring from four yards out.

Already up by a pair of scores, the Garner triple headed backfield scored again as Raevon Smith scored for an 18-0 Trojan advantage.

Enloe's loan highlight came during the ensuing drive - on the first play, Gerald Payton rumbled 62 yards to set up the Eagle score three plays later on Paul Krahe's quarterback keeper to make it 18-6, Trojans.

However, that would be as close as Enloe would get as Garner put up three more scores in the opening half as Hines stole the show. The sophomore scored on the ground again before taking a punt back 82 yards for pay dirt and sending the Trojans to the locker room up 39-6.

The final score of the night came from Samuel Stidwell who scored midway through the third quarter for the final, 45-6 win.

With the victory, Garner has now won 20 consecutive regular season games and 16 straight home games.

The Trojans return to action on Friday night when they travel to Athens Drive to battle the Jaguars, kick-off is slated for 7:00.