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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Trojan football NCHSAA playoff at Green Hope

SWAC Champion Garner advance in NCHSAA 4AA Playoffs at Green Hope. The #10-ranked Trojans reach the third round for the 7th time in 8 seasons as the 3-seed to face the 2-seed Falcons. Winners of 7 straight, Garner faces the #8-ranked Falcons 7:30PM Friday. The Trojan Sports Network with Chris Edwards ('06) & Larry Beck ('83) bring you the Chick-Fil-A Pregame Show at 6:30PM. Garner football brought you each week by The Tommy Sims ('86) Family and All-Star Waste Services
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Trojan winter track opener at SE Raleigh Polar Bear Meet Nov. 15th

New Charlotte track commit RJ Terry claims 55m, Randolph Ross takes the win in the 300m at the SE Raleigh Polar Bear meet to open the winter track season. Anthony Lodygowski wins the shot put and the 4X200 relay team (Terry, Simeon Franklin,  Ross, & Alex Nunley) and 4X400 (Jacobi Asor-Sallah , Franklin, Ross, & Terry) open their season with wins: Trojan results on Milesplit

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Trojans sweep at Fayetteville 71st

The top-ranked Trojan varsity blasts Fayetteville 71st 87-47 to complete the sweep at the Falcons. JV Trojans claim 81-42 thrashing and Freshman squad nips 71st 49-41. Coach Eddie Gray's 2-0 Trojans shoot a blistering 68% with several highlight reel dunks to put away 71st. Demetric Horton & Trayvon Ferrell adds 18 each, KD Burt 15, Jaren Ellerbee 15 &  Donovan Evans 11 as the defending conference champs have four double-digit scorers for the second consecutive night. But the bench sees plenty of playing time as everyone plays and 9 score. Evans hits from behind the arc to complete 24-15 first quarter and the road team pulls away from that point. The Trojans force 17 Falcon turnovers and convert most into fastbreak dunks and layups. Senior KD Burt moves into 14th all-time in Garner history with 895 points, passing Gavin Wilson ('12) and 5th all-time in varsity games played with 89.

JV destroys the Falcons
Garner JV opens fast as well, racing to 19-11 first quarter margin and put the game out of doubt with 21-point 2nd quarter en route to 40-24 lead at the break. Christian Little paces the good guys with 13, AJ Daniels scores 11 and David Cass 10 off the bench hitting 4-of-5 shots including two from the arc. Daveon Dunn has 9 points, 6 assists, 6 steals in very limited play as the game reaches blowout status early. The patented Trojan defense is relentless forcing 71st to 22 turnovers and just 44% shooting from the floor. Garner converts the takeaways into 28 fastbreak points and easy buckets. Garner records 11 steals with Dunn causing six. Coach Bloms squad improves to 2-1

Freshman edge 71st
A tight game throughout, Julius Peacock free throws puts Garner up with 36 seconds left and Ty Barron dish to Josiah Pender lets the Freshman Trojans pull away 49-44 at Fayetteville. Pender leads Garner with 13, Barron has 11 and Peacock & Qi Smith 10 points each. Garner converts 17-of-26 from the line to to negate 40% from the floor, including just 2-of-12 from the arc. Barron leads all players with 9 rebounds and the 26-22 rebound margin minimized Freshman Falcon second chances. 

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Varsity basketball opens with win over Rolesville

Coach Eddie Gray unveils his top-ranked Trojan varsity opens the season with 83-69 win over former conference foe Rolesville. Senior KD Burt leads four Trojans with 23 and 13 rebounds. Marque Maultsby scores 17 with 8 assists (and two spectacular dunks), Donovan Evans 12 & Demetric Horton 10 as the top-ranked Trojans shook off a poor 2nd quarter that allowed the Rams to erase 17 point lead, cut to just 46-42 at the break. The home men shoot 59% in the 1st quarter to take control 20-12 but the Rams take advantage of six Garner turnovers in the second period to narrow the gap. A solid second half by Garner with just two turnovers the rest of the way and a thorough 29-18 rebound margin allows them to pull away for opening win, headed to Fayetteville 71st Tuesday night.
 Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast
SCORING: KD Burt 23points, 13 rebounds; Marque Maultsby 17, 8 assists; Donovan Evans 12, Demetric Horton 10, Trayvon Ferrell 8, Mehki Townes 7, Jaren Ellerbee 4, Sal-Bey Young 2

JV win streak ends 
Garner JV downed 76-62 by Rolesville ending their 66-game win streak. Trojans manage just 38% shooting as the Rams lead nearly wire-to-wire. Jayleon Simmons 15 points, Daveon Dunn 14 on an efficient 5-of-8 from the floor and team-high 6 rebounds. Christian Little adds 13. Garner doomed by 7-of-22 night from the arc and 38-25 rebound deficit as the JV Rams convert 16 points second chance points. Coach Bloms squad suffers their first loss since 12/3/2014 to fall to 1-1 

Freshman edged by S.Wake 
The Freshman Trojans drop their second straight 59-51 to the S.Wake Sabres. Julius Peacock scores 12 with 12 rebounds before fouling out early in the 4th. Ty Barron also scores 12 and Josiah Pender has 8 with 8 rebounds.

Lady Trojans fall at Rolesville 63-16. The JV girls drop their first game of the year, edged 36-35 by the JV Rams.

Trojan swimming from Triangle Aquatics Nov. 16th

Video links and results from Trojan swimming vs W.Forest, Millbrook and Leesville:

SWAC Champion Ward joins Mountaineer golf

Congratulations SWAC Champion Kayla Ward on her commitment to Appalachian State golf. The senior 4-time conference champion and 2017 NCHSAA 4A runner up led Coach Barnes Lady Trojan golf team to 3 consecutive conference titles, with her four individual titles. Congrats Miss Ward!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Garner downs Pinecrest to advance to NCHSAA 3rd round

Daiveon Carrington piles up 186 yards rushing with 2TDs as Garner opens their 33rd consecutive NCHSAA 4AA playoffs with 31-21 win over Pinecrest. Trojans win their 7th straight and advance to the 3rd round of the state playoffs for the 7th time in 8 seasons. Nolan McLean hits Justin Lewis for 24-yard score and Carrington scampers 21 yards for TD for 14-0 Garner lead in the 1st quarter. Eli "Money" Bondurant nails 21-yard FG for 17-0 halftime lead. Garner uses Carrington & Shymik Smith fumble recoveries and Laytavion Haywood interception to keep Pinecrest off the scoreboard in the half, with Trojan pressure allowing just 1-for-7 for 35 yards Pat passing with pick while McLean registers 167 yards passing in the opening half. The Patriots take advantage of an awful pass interference call on their opening drive to narrow the lead to 17-6 after Carrington blocks the PAT. Pinecrest scores on tipped pass returned for score to cut the Garner lead to 17-14 before Carrington bolts 19 yards for his second score of the evening and 24-14 lead for the SWAC Champs after 3 quarters. After Carrington corrals Pats fumble recovery, he dashes 36 yards to the 1 & McLean keeper completes the scoring with 8:25 left. Marque Maultsby interception, 4th takeaway on the night for the Trojan defense, ends Pinecrest drive at the Garner 25 with 4 minutes left. Carrington rushing on the final drive puts the game away to send Garner (8-4) to 3rd round matchup at 2-seed Green Hope next Friday night

Congratulations to Justin Lewis 83 yards receiving to move into 3rd all-time in Garner history with 1,208 yards, passing Trojan Hall of Famer Brandon Banks ('06) & Donovan Perry ('03); sophomore Nolan McLean extends his school records with 2,297 passing yards, 141 completions/244 attempts & 208 ypg average

Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast
Pinecrest 0 0 14 7
GARNER 14 3 7 7
Rushing-Yards 33-285 45-191
Passing-Yards-TD 10-22-177-1 4-16-53-0
RUSHING: Daiveon Carrington 14-186 yards, 2TDs; Josh Wilson 8-83; Nolan McLean 3-(-5) TD; Jaydin Dixon 5-12; Donovan Evans 2-8; Prestige Bellamy 1-2 yards
PASSING: McLean 10-22-177 yards, TD
RECEIVING: Justin Lewis 3-81 yards, TD; Evans 2-34; Carrington 1-24; Ralph Vieux 1-28; Spencer Stephenson 2-9; Ahkee Vaughn 1-1 yard
DEFENSE: NaDarius Thompson 10 tackles; Marcus Davis 8 tackles, sack, QBH; Tyler Peacock 6 stops, sack, 2QBH; Shymik Smith 4 tackles, fumble recovery, QBH; Marque Maultsby INT; Laytavion Haywood 7 tackles, INT, sack; Carrington 4 tackles, block kick, fumble recovery;

Thursday, November 16, 2017

JV Trojans open with win over Clayton for 66 straight

Coach Bloms JV Trojans survive to take their season opening win over Clayton 54-51. Garner musters just 40.7% shooting from the floor and uncharacteristic 19 turnovers to scratch out the 66th straight win for the program after two consecutive undefeated seasons. AJ Daniels leads a balanced scoring attack with 11, Justus Wall and Christian Little have 9 points each. Both teams show alot of rust in the first half, with Garner shooting an abysmal 28% with 12 turnovers. Fortunately the Comets manage just 25% to trail 25-17 at the break. The JV Comets open with 5-0 run after the break but the Garner defense stiffens to cause enough Comet turnovers to stretch their lead to 45-30. Ben Hines knocks down a couple of 3's (the only buckets from the arc for Garner on the night, just 2-for-11 total) in the 14-6 run by the home team. But the Comets match that with 13-2 run to cut the margin to just 52-48 inside a minute left. Daveon Dunn (4 steals, 6 assists on the night) steal and score and then dish to Little gives Garner 54-51 lead with 13 seconds left. A Comet heave at the buzzer is well off for the non-conference win for the good guys who host Rolesville Monday night. Coach Bloms improves to 183-34 career record

Freshman Trojans fall in OT
Garner Freshman squad edged in OT 91-83 to the Comets. Josiah Pender leads the Trojans with 23, Amari Wood adds 21, Brandon Huffstetler adds 12 with four BIG three's & Ty Barron has 10 & 13 rebounds. The game is nip-n-tuck affair throughout with each team reaching double-digit leads but 9 ties and 19 lead changes total. The Freshman Trojans edge out 43.9% to 42.7% shooting margin but the Comets win the boards 46-40 despite Barron game-high with Pender just missing a double-double with 9 rebounds. The Freshman Comets make their free throws down the stretch to pad 21-16 margin from the charity stripe. Garner hosts the South Wake Sabres Monday afternoon 3:30PM

Lady Trojans drop non-conference game
Coach Mays Lady Trojans fall to 0-2 with 68-31 loss to the Comets. The JV girls improve to 2-0 with 46-30 win over Clayton. The girls teams play at Rolesville Monday, Nov. 20th, doubleheader starts with JV at 5:30PM