Trojan#039;s D#039; remains perfect against Tigers

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 20, 2003

Charles Henderson High School's defense remained perfect Friday night as the Trojans hosted the Greenville Tigers at Troy State University's Movie Gallery Stadium.

In the first four games of the season, opposing offenses have taken a back seat to Charles Henderson's toughnasnnails D' and have yet to find pay dirt. The Tigers were shut out 10n0.

"They were a good team," GHS Head Coach Alvin Briggs said. "We had some good drives, but didn't capitalize and you can't do that against good teams. Mental mistakes hurt us."

The Trojans (4n0, 3n0) held the Tigers' offense under 100 yards of total offense. They allowed 76 yards on the ground and 19 yards through the air for a total of 95 yards on the night.

"Defensively, we played a great game" CHHS Head Coach Hugh Fountain said. "The play of the game was stopping the return man on the kickoff to open the second half. If Greenville would of scored they'd been back in the game."

Charles Henderson's offense did its job in the first half giving its defense enough cushion to be comfortable. The Trojans ate most of the time off the first quarter clock, but had to settle for a field goal.

Greenville coughed up the pigskin to Charles Henderson on its ensuing drive. The Trojans scored on a short dump pass two plays later giving the home team a 10n0, which proved to be enough for the win.

Although the Tigers came up short in the contest, their defense held the Trojan's highnscoring offense in check. Charles Henderson pulverized Russell County 52n0 last week, Escambia County 25n0 in week two and opened the season with a 42n0 win over Class 4A Andalusia.

"The defense played really good," Briggs said.

Greenville will travel to Mobile next Friday night to take on B.C. Rain. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.