Carrollton's "Quick Start" Leads To 56-28 Win Over Hillgrove, QB Julian Lewis 4 TD Night
On Friday, the Carrollton Trojans football team capped a week of homecoming celebrations with another impressive win as they defeated the Hillgrove Hawks 56-28. The Trojans wasted no time setting the tone as both sides of the ball got off to quick starts. The opening drive of the game would result in Carrollton freshman quarterback, Julian Lewis, connecting with wide receiver, Kiyun Cofer for a touchdown, as the Trojans would go up 7-0.
On the ensuing Hillgrove possession, Carrollton’s defense would force a fumble in which they would recover and then the Trojans’ offense would pay off the defenses hard work with a rushing touchdown by running back Bryce Hicks, who finished with three rushing touchdowns. The following Hillgrove possession would result in another turnover as Carrollton’s Jadyn Thompson would intercept the Toryn Wilkins pass. And the Trojans would once again find the end zone on Hicks second rushing score.
Down 21-0, Hillgrove’s Jeremiah Valdry would take the ensuing kickoff back for a touchdown, but unfortunately for the Hawks, Carrollton’s Takare Lipscomb would return the favor on the ensuing kickoff and the Trojans would go up by 21 once again, leading Hillgrove 28-7. Later in the second quarter, Lewis would throw his second touchdown of the night to Jordan White as Carrollton would go up 35-7 and that would prove to be a deficit the Hawks could not overcome.
Despite Wilkins throwing three more touchdowns, two to Jonathan Owusu, the Trojans would respond with a score of their own and would eventually go on to pick up the win. “Our guys did a great job, they started real fast,” Carrollton head coach, Joey King, said of the Trojans start to the game which saw them take the early 21-0 lead. As King continued, he noted that although he and his staff were satisfied with how they started, they would like to see them have the same type of finish.
“We want to finish as fast as we start, but to come away with a win homecoming week, this was a great week” King added and would go on to say that while they will have the next week off, there are some things they want to work on improving. “We’ve still got some little penalties to clean up that hurt us, we got behind the sticks a couple times on offense and then just some missed tackles on some quick stuff,” King said.
King would also touch on Lewis’ performance as he finished with four passing touchdowns, extending his season total to 23. “We’re definitely excited about him and the quarterback player he’s becoming,” King said.