Winning again

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 23, 2006

Trojans bounce back from three-game slide to beat Chambers

By George L. Jones

The Selma Times-Journal

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Meadowview Christian got its first win since the opening week of the season Friday night.

The Trojans (2-3, 1-3 AA Region 2) racked up 482 yards of total offense – 227 of them on the ground – in a 33-6 win over Chambers Academy.

Quarterback Blake Smith was 10-for-15 passing with 255 yards and two touchdowns in the game.

Despite a lot of youth in the starting lineup and some mental mistakes, Meadowview finally got back into the win column.

“This is just what the doctor ordered,” said Trojans coach Rick Jackson. “We were on a three-game slide there. The kids prepared well during the week. We had a bunch of young kids; we were playing a freshman backfield at tailback and fullback. We’re still making a lot of mistakes, though.

“The offensive line did a good job, and we did what we had to do defensively.”

Chambers’ only score came on a touchdown in the third quarter.

Before and after that, the Trojans ran the game.

Blake Smith returned an 88-yard punt for a touchdown to put Meadowview ahead in the opening quarter.

Davis Jones ran in from 17 yards in the second, and after a missed extra point the score stood at 13-0.

Two long scores extended the lead even further for the Trojans in the second half.

In the third, Ryan Aultman took a Smith pass for 45 yards and a score. Later in the quarter, J.R. Lowe caught a 71-yard touchdown pass for a 27-6 lead.

Jones’ 6-yard run in the fourth was the final score of the night. He was the Trojans’ leading rusher with 130 yards on 25 carries.

Smith added 63 rushing yards on eight carries.

Defensively, Richard Long had a pair of interceptions, and both Lowe and Smith had 10 tackles.

“We’ve got Lowndes Academy Thursday,” Jackson said. “Hopefully, we can take this win and carry the momentum into this week.”