The Trojans junior varsity football team hosted West Nassau last Thursday night and dropped a 32-0 contest to a very good passing unit. The Trojans would have their opportunities thanks to some great efforts however.
Quarterback Justin McCoy seemed to find himself a receiver in the contest hooking up on five occasions with Chad Billington.
Billington was also effective in the defensive backfield breaking up a pass play and made a couple of nice tackles.
Jermaine Walker continued to be the workhorse for this group leading the team in rushing with 56 yards. He accounted for two first downs to keep long drives alive. Walker also gave the Trojans two very nice returns on special teams.
Tiwan Cooks was notable on defense and special teams. Defensively, he made six tackles, two of which prevented scores, and he made a great interception that stopped a deep drive by the opponents.
Offensively, Davontay Stevens was able to get tough yardage that produced three first downs and did a nice job out of the linebacker position for a couple of key tackles.
Another defender doing a nice job was Josh Paul who got three tackles and made a fumble recovery.
On the line, Will Hires was able to bring backs down four times, with two of those for losses.
Adam Norman was able to get four tackles, with one a touchdown-saving tackle, and one in the backfield for a loss. He was also responsible for a couple of hurries causing incompletions.
Another lineman doing a nice job was Martin Taylor with four tackles and a hurry.
Josh McCoy turned in a couple of nice plays from the linebacker position forcing a fumble on one occasion, and getting in on three tackles.
Despite the loss, Coach McCullough was very impressed and pleased with the play of his special teams, and was satisfied with the overall effort against a very good football team.
The JV team will host Fort White tonight with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.