The West Johnson Wildcats hosted the Garner Trojans for their homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 5. Garner did not disappoint their Blue Crew, winning 56-7.
Head coach of the Wildcats, Randy Ragland, was aware of the threat of the Trojans before the game.
“Garner is a tough team traditionally. We played really hard, so we feel really beat up about it,” he said.
The Wildcats took the lead minutes into the game, but the Trojans did not let them have the advantage for long.
Garner head coach Nelson Smith advised, “When you get behind like that early, you can either get flat or you can come back.”
The Trojans did just that and with a touchdown pass from Vince Jeffries to Armani Lanier, they got onto the scoreboard. Following the breakthrough play, the points continued to rack up.
Although the Wildcats lost their homecoming game, Coach Ragland is hopeful for the rest of the season and has the Trojans to thank. He explained, “Playing a team at this caliber is definitely beneficial. We need to turn things around if we want to defeat some upcoming tough opponents.”
The Trojans benefitted as well, as the defense forced multiple fumbles and had a few interceptions of their own, building their confidence. Garner works as a team and it shows with their undefeated record.
Correspondent Jim Green contributed to this story.