Trojans Run Past Jaguars


Raevon Smith rushed for three touchdowns and helped Garner build a 35-point first half lead and never looked back as the Trojans coasted past Athens Drive, 42-7 on Friday night at Peter Williams Stadium.

Garner (2-0) took the opening kickoff and promptly marched the ball down the field 81 yards to pay dirt as Tyler Hinton began the scoring party with a scamper from 25 yards out.

Following a three and out by the Jaguars, the Trojans went to air as Vince Jefferies found Armani Lanier on an 81-yard touchdown pass to give the Trojans a 14-0 lead after Kenneth Perkinson nailed the extra point.

Already leading by a pair of scores, Garner matriculated the ball down the field as Jefferies added a rushing score to his ledger finding the end zone on an eight yard boot leg to put Garner up 21-0 early in the games second stanza.

Smith finally got in on the scoring parade midway through half capping a 13 play, 50 yard drive for the Trojans. On the ensuing possession, Athens Drive (1-1) went three and out and punted the ball away to Nyehim Hines who returned the punt 86 yards for the score (the second punt return for a touchdown this season for the sophomore), to make it 28-0 Garner.

After the teams traded punts, Smith found the end zone again as time was waning in the opening half scoring on a 38 yard scamper to put Garner up 35-0 at the break.

The Trojans added another score from Smith and took a 42-0 lead early in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the Jaguars were able to sustain a couple of drives late in the game and finally put a score on the board as Dominique Lynch scored from five yards out and capped the scoring, giving the Trojans a 42-7 victory.

Garner returns home on Thursday night at 7:00 when they entertain the Broughton Capitals at Trojan Stadium.