Second half surge pushes Garner past Broughton
Posted August 31, 2012
Garner scored 21 points in the third quarter to bust open a one-point 21-20 contest and cruise past the visiting Broughton Capitals on Thursday night at Trojan Stadium.
Trailing by a touchdown, Broughton (0-3) took the second half kick-off back for a score as Caleb Gabriel ran it back 90-yards to make it a one point game after the ensuing extra point was block.
The Capitals would get no closer as Garner (3-0) took the ball following the score and took it 56-yards to score on a Raevon Smith four yard touchdown to make it an eight point lead for the men of Troy.
After the Caps went three and out the Trojans took just one play to as Vince Jefferies found Armani Lanier for the third time in the contest to bust the game wide open at 35-20. But, the Trojans were not done in the third stanza as Tyler Hinton truncated the final scoring drive of the third quarter rumbling in from two yards out and heading to the final stanza, Garner led 42-20.
Kenneth Perkinson added a 32-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter and Hinton scored, again. Following a late score by the Caps, Garner would roll 51-27.
Despite turning the football over five times on the night, Garner was still able to rack up 680 yards of total offense - rushing for 414 yards and three total touchdowns while the Trojans passed for 264 yards and two scores.
The Trojans return to action next Friday, September 7 when they travel to Middle Creek to take on the Mustangs. Kick-off is slated for 7:00.