Lucas Quiroga hat trick give Garner 3-2 win at Rolesville. Trojan soccer completes their regular season 9-4 in the GNRC: Jose Trejo-Zamora goal knots the JV Trojans 1-1 with the Rams
The #3-ranked Trojans make short work of their GNRC foe with 57-0 destruction, their school record 4th consecutive shutout on a very memorable Senior Night for the Class of 2017. Garner (8-1, 5-0 in the GNRC) stretches their shutout streak to 19 quarters as the Knights barely muster any threat all night. Braxton Brokenborough 37 yard TD throws to Justin Lewis and Keion White with touchdown runs by Anthony Stephenson 2-yards, Collin Eaddy 8 yards & 1 yard, Prestige Bellamy 11 yards and two Donovan Evans blocked punts recovered in the end zone pile up points for a 4-game stretch of 207-0. The vaunted Trojan defense holds the Knights to negative 28 rushing for a net 10 yards for the night. Head Coach Thurman Leach records career win #40 as Garner stays unbeaten at their temporary S.Garner home.
Key facts: 49.6 ppg exceeds school record 47.6 (2013 Eastern finals team); 10.6 ppg fewest since 2010 team; 4 straight shutouts school record (1964 team posted 4 straight but included exhibition vs Camp Lejuene Cadets); 35 ypg allowed better than school record 61.7 allowed by 2000 team; 3 defensive scores (two Donovan Evans punt block TDs and safety) totals 14 for season, ties school record by the 2000 squad
GAR–Anthony Stephenson 2 run (Noah Giroux kick); GAR–Donovan Evans 1 blocked punt return (N.Giroux kick); GAR–Justin Lewis 37 pass from Braxton Brokenborough (N.Giroux kick); GAR–Collin Eaddy 8 run (N.Giroux kick); GAR–Donovan Evans 1 blocked punt return; GAR–Team 1 safety; GAR–Keion White 38 pass from Brokenborough (N.Giroux kick failed); GAR–Collin Eaddy 1 run (N.Giroux kick); GAR–Prestige Bellamy 11 run (N.Giroux kick).
Rushing: Donovan Evans 3-48, Prestige Bellamy 4-40 yards, TD; Collin Eaddy 4-36 yards, 2TD, Anthony Stephenson 3-13 yards, TD; Maki Reed-Jones 4-7 yards, Braxton Brokenborough 2-6 yards, Cody Carpenter 3-(-3) yards.
Passing: B.Brokenborough 3-4-90 yards, 2TD, C.Carpenter 0-1
Receiving: K.White 1-38 yards TD, Justin Lewis 1-37 yards, TD, R.Williams 1-15-0.
Joshua Clemons-Wilson rolls up 71 yards and 3TDs in the first half as Garner JV throttles Knightdale 45-0. A stellar Garner (5-1) defense holds the JV Knights to (-22) yards in the half, racing to 33-0 lead in the GNRC contest. Ahkee Vaughn 56 yard punt return TD & Jalen Conyers 41-yard strike to Randolph Ross complete the JV Trojan scoring in the half. Chris Hunter 16-yard TD run & Tayvon Sutton 3-yard TD finish off the shutout. Nolan McLean leads the complete defensive effort with six stops, Trever Brown adds 5, with 3 QB hurries to hold the Knights to just 3-16 passing for just 25 yards and post their 2nd shutout of the season.
Kayla Ward 72 earns her T-2 at the NCHSAA 4A East Regional golf to advance to the State Tournament, also at Pinehurst #5, Oct. 24-25th. Tylor Whitley records 99 representing the 7-time GNRC champions as well. This is Ward’s 3rd consecutive appearance in the NCHSAA Championship, recording 3rd place finish in 2014.
Garner posts their 3rd straight shutout in 50-0 annihilation of Clayton in the twice postponed Homecoming 2016 game. Collin Eaddy scores 3 TDs and the Trojan defense stifles the Comets who entered the game unbeaten in the GNRC. Daiveon Carrington records 4 sacks and two safeties, stopping Clayton’s only two scoring chances on the night. Eaddy dashes 18 yards for the first score and adds 45-yard score in his 138 yard first half of the game which was postponed twice due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew off the NC coast. Eaddy takes Braxton Brokenborough screen pass 62 yards to paydirt and the route was on well before halftime. After Carrington QB sacked the Comet QB in the end zone sets up a free kick, Anthony Stephenson plows over from 2-yards out for 28-0 Garner lead. After another failed 4th down attempt by the Comets, Brokenborough 30-yard strike to DJ Harris for 35-0 Garner margin. The Comets threaten with pass to the Garner 3 but consecutive Carrington sacks forces another failed 4th down attempt that sends the Trojans to a VERY happy halftime celebration Andreis Harris 43-yard interception return TD, his second pick of the night, another Comet safety & Donovan Evans adds 3 yard score in the second half during the NCHSAA-mandated running clock to keep Garner undefeated at 4-0 in the conference, 7-1 on the season.
Eaddy yardage moves him to 7th on the Garner all-time rushing yards list; 3 straight shutouts matches the school record set 1987 & 1988 teams (1964 team had 4 straight including exhibition win over Camp Lejeune cadets; 2016 Trojan defense has allowed 36 yards per game, well below the school record 61.7 per game by the 2000 team & now piled up 70 sacks with 19 interceptions; 10.6 points per game lowest since 2006 (10.3); 23rd straight win for Garner in the series
GAR–Collin Eaddy 18 run (kick failed); GAR–Eaddy 45 run (pass failed); GAR–Eaddy 62 pass from Braxyon Brokenborough (Noah Giroux kick); GAR–safety; GAR–Anthony Stephenson 2 run (Giroux kick); GAR–DJ Harris 30 pass from Brokenborough (Giroux kick); GAR–Andreis Harris 43 interception return (kick failed); GAR–Donovan Evans 3 run (Giroux kick).
Rushing: Collin Eaddy 11-138 yards, 2TD, Anthony Stephenson 8-43yards TD; Donvan Evans 4-18yards, TD; DJ Holloway 2-9 yards, Prestige Bellamy 3-5yards Brokenborough 3-(-3).
Passing: Cody Carpenter 1-1-33 yards; B.Brokenborough 5-8-117-2TDs.
Receiving: Eaddy 1-62 yards TD, Chester Crowder 1-33 yards; Harris 1-30 yards TD; Justin Lewis 2-27 yards, Holloway 1-2 yards.
Jason Gonzalez, Juan Santana goals in Garner Trojans soccer 2-0 win at Clayton in the GNRC match. Lane Perkinson records the shutout in goal. Garner improves to 8-2 in the conference, one-half game behind league leader Knightdale with four contests remaining in the regular season. Garner, which had already topped the Knights once headed to rematch next Monday on the road with first place at stake in the league.
Yeison Lopez, Jose Trejo-Zamora & Elvis Kamau score in the 3-0 JV Trojan sweep
The GNRC tournaments scheduled for this week for Girl’s tennis and volleyball have been cancelled and will not be made up due to conflict with upcoming playoffs.
Lady Trojan Volleyball will conclude their regular season with Senior Night vs W.Johnston Tuesday, October 18th, beginning with JV squad at 4PM. The 2017 Seniors will be recognized before the varsity game.
Joshua Clemons-Wilson 152 yards rushing and 3 TD’s not enough as the JV Trojans drop 38-24 decision at Clayton. The GNRC loss ends the JV program 39 game win streak. JV Comets rally from 18-6 deficit to take control of the conference Garner has won six straight years and 13 of 14 seasons. Wilson TD with 6:56 left knots the game 24-24 but the JV Comets get a big 60 yard catch-n-run for the lead right back. They tack on a 31-yard run with 1:30 left to put the game away. Played in a misty rain, the game is close with the JV Trojans rushing for 209 to the Comets 189 but the big plays fall Clayton’s way with 60 of their 110 passing yards on a single play. The JV Trojan defense allows +100 total yards for the first time this year.