JV Football Rallies Past East Wake

Garner fell behind by a 20-7 margin early in the second half on Thursday night but rallied back to score 20 unanswered points and defeat East Wake 27-20 at Trojan Stadium.

East Wake (0-6, 0-2) took an early 14-7 lead before the teams headed into the locker room and on its second possession of the third quarter, the Warriors pushed across another touchdown on just two plays for the 20-7 lead.

However, Garner (2-3, 1-1) rallied back on the ensuing possession. Justin Robbins hit David Hamilton in stride down the far sideline for a 70-yard touchdown and make the score 20-13 East Wake.

The Trojan defense then followed and forced East Wake into a three and out and the Garner offense went back to work. With a short track in front of them,  Robbins found Jamison Brown for a 14 yard pick up through the air which set up a Tyreece Taylor six yard run to pay dirt and after an Austin Marbery extra point, the score was deadlocked at 20.

Both teams traded defensive stands before the men of Troy pushed across the eventual game-winning score.  Taylor found a seem on the second play of the drive and rumbled 17 yards ahead of a reverse play to Hamilton who found a block and scored from 17-yards away to make it 27-20.

The Warriors still had a chance as they were driving into Trojan territory, but, on a fourth down pass,  Tyler Horton picked off the pass and took it the other way and after Garner salted away the clock the Trojans earned the 27-20 victory.

Garner returns to action next Thursday when they travel to Charles T. Tucker Stadium to take on Smithfield-Selma with kick-off slated for 6:30.  

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