Trojans Keep Streak Alive against Comets


Garner had not lost a game to the Clayton Comets since the 1985 season and on Friday night at Trojan Stadium, the current group of Trojans ensured Nelson Smith would go out a winner against the Comets as the men of Troy pitched their first shut out against Clayton since the 1999 season with a 28-0 victory.

The Trojans (5-0, 1-0) took the opening possession of the contest and promptly put together an 18-play, 80 yard scoring drive which took almost eight minutes off the first quarter clock. The drive was capped with Raevon Smith's five yard touchdown run and after a Kenneth Perkinson extra point, Garner led by seven and the end of the first quarter.

Garner's lead would grow to two scores right before the end of the half when Vince Jefferies connected with Armani Lanier for a 30-yard score and a two touchdown lead for the men of Troy heading to the locker room.

Clayton (2-3, 0-1) received the ball to start the second half and marched down to the Trojan 38 yard line; however, the Comets would get no closer to the end zone as the Trojan defense stopped the Comets on a fourth down and three to truncate the drive.

On the ensuing possession, the Trojans began to salt the game away as Garner used an 11 play drive and Nyheim Hines added the punctuation on the scoring drive for a 21-0 Garner advantage.

The game's final score came from Hines again as the sophomore broke lose early in the fourth quarter for a 44-yard scamper and a 28-0.

Clayton would get no closer as the Trojans secured the 28-0 win and its first shutout since October 7, 2011 in a 55-0 victory over West Johnston.

Garner returns to Greater Neuse River play next week when they travel to Sasser Stadium to take on the East Wake Warriors. Kick-off is slated for 7:00