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Trojans blank Houston County Bears, win first region game 35-0


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Featured Running back Jameon Gaskin (47) scored two more touchdowns Friday night while quarterback Wade Sumner (2) threw for two more, both to receiver Milton Jackson. Gaskin and Sumner are pictured against Brunswick earlier this season. Robert Preston Jr./DouglasNow.com Running back Jameon Gaskin (47) scored two more touchdowns Friday night while quarterback Wade Sumner (2) threw for two more, both to receiver Milton Jackson. Gaskin and Sumner are pictured against Brunswick earlier this season.

 

Running back Jameon Gaskin and receiver Milton Jackson scored two touchdowns apiece in the Coffee Trojans’ 35-0 win over the Houston County Bears Friday night in Warner Robins. The Trojans are now 1-0 in region play (4-2 overall). The win broke a two-game losing streak for Coffee and goes a long way in securing a postseason berth in the five-team Region 1-6A.

 

The Trojans scored on four of their first six possessions – two runs by Gaskin, a touchdown reception by Jackson, and another run by Antonio Dawson – to take a 27-0 lead at halftime.

 

In the third quarter, defensive back Jarquavious Jefferson intercepted a Houston County pass that the Trojans turned into another score, this one a 20-yard reception by Jackson. Quarterback Wade Sumner and Jackson connected again on the two-point conversion to take a 35-0 lead. The score ushered in a running clock that ended the game pretty quickly.

 

“This was a good one. I like getting that first region win. It solidifies you getting in the playoffs. But there are still three more to go,” said head coach Robby Pruitt following the game.

 

After a long absence from Jardine Stadium, the Trojans return home next week to face Northside (Warner Robins) for Homecoming. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

 

Game notes:

 

  • Jameon Gaskin once again showed his dominance on both sides of the ball. He’s a legitimate Division I talent but he’s not getting a lot of D-I attention at linebacker because of his height. Playing so well at running back could get him the attention he deserves; schools don’t look for quite as much height in the backfield as they do in their linebacking corps.

  • The defense played an excellent game. Gaskin, Josiah Killebrew, Derrick Newton, and Jarquavious Jefferson all played very well.

  • Milton Jackson’s two touchdowns were the his first of the year.

  • The game featured only one turnover – Jefferson’s interception – and very few penalties.

  • Wade Sumner added a pair of touchdown passes Friday, adding to what has been a rather quietly impressive year.

  • The Houston County quarterback had a tough night; Killebrew and Newton terrorized him all night long. They pressured him from the first snap and recorded several sacks.

 

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