Written by: John Kosater
Trojans take care of business, 59-15, against Our Lady of Mercy.
Tattnall Square head coach Chance Jones admits that there were many questions that were left unanswered after the Trojans were soundly defeated by Howard in their scrimmage last Friday night.
But Jones insisted that it was a learning experience for a young Trojan team, and that the scrimmage was all but forgotten by the beginning of this week.
“We came in Monday to practice and we were upbeat and ready to move on,” Jones said. “We watched the film and found some positives and got back to work and we knew that that game was just a scrimmage. The season started this Friday and we were ready to move on.”
Tattnall Square definitely moved on, scoring 39 points in the first quarter alone to cruise to a 59-15 win in a weather shortened game. BJ Spears scored twice, as did Jamal Marshall and quarterback Miles Morris showed that he is a passing threat with two touchdowns through the air.
“It was a great start for us, especially after not scoring in the scrimmage,” said Jones, who is in his third year as the head coach at Tattnall. “We came out and we were very sharp early and we just want to build on this. It should give us some confidence on the offensive side of the ball.”
The first quarter was a clinic of offensive football. Spears started the scoring with a 29 yard run, followed by a Wes Allen 17 yard run. Minutes later Morris found Marshall over the middle for a 46 yard score, and Marshall followed that with a 13 yard run for another score. After another defensive three and out, Spears scored on a 56 yard run and Morris ended the first quarter barrage when he found Gavin Whitfield for a four yard score.
Tattnall scored three more times in the second quarter with mostly substitutes in the game. Tyjay Sanders started the scoring with a 25 yard run, and Hunter Alexander followed with a three yard touchdown run. Sanders ended the scoring with a 13 yard run.
The game was called early in the third quarter when lightning was spotted in the area.
The competition gets much tougher next week when Tattnall Square meets up with Dublin at Mercer nest Saturday.
“Dublin always has a good team and Roger Holmes is a master of the wing-t so it will be a tough game for us,” Jones said. “We got a chance to play a lot of guys tonight and hopefully the playing time will pay off. We try to play one at a time and right now we are 1-0 and we just have to get better each and every game.”