Trojans blank Generals

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

Abbeville and Meadowview aren’t strangers. The two schools met last season in the first week of the Alabama Independent School Association ‘s regular season.

The Generals made short work of Meadowview last year, winning 56-17.

The Trojans were determined not to give the Generals the opportunity to beat them in back-to-back years.

Meadowview’s "Black Hat Defense" stood up to the General rushing attack early in the game. Dustin Lee tackled Jared Mills leaving Abbeville the length of the field to go, starting from their own 16-yard line.

With Abbeville shut down on the opening drive the Trojan’s Austin Dennis returned the punt 35 yards which gave Meadowview good field position to draw first blood, but to no avail as a gutsy 4th and 9 conversion attempt was stopped for a loss.

Abbeville put a scare into the Trojans on the next series. Fullback Jared Mills marched his Generals down to the Trojan 31 but only to fumble and turn the ball over on downs.

Deadlocked through a majority of the game at 0-0, the Trojans finally struck paydirt in the fourth quarter. Trojan coach Rick Jackson elected to roll the dice on a fourth and 13 play.

First-year quarterback Blake Smith found Dustin Lee open for the touchdown. The point after was no good and the Trojans were up 6-0.

The Trojans tacked on a late score courtesy of Dustin Lee en route to taking a 14-0 lead thanks to the 2-point conversion.

The Generals continued to fumble and come up short

The Trojans take to the road next week with a trip to Birmingham to face Jefferson Christian. The last time the Trojans and the Eagles played, Meadowview snapped it’s nearly decade-long losing streak. Kickoff for that game is set for 7:30 p.m., and will be played at Jefferson Christian.