WRITTEN BY RYAN YOUNG email@example.com September 5, 2014
The Aynor High School football team was missing one of its top offensive weapons Friday night at Green Sea Floyds, but there was still plenty remaining in the Blue Jackets’ arsenal.
Their normally ground-oriented attack even mixed in a few long touchdown passes this week for good measure.
All told, Aynor scored the game’s first 46 points – all in the first half – and held on from there for a 46-18 win on the road.
“Our kids are winners. They’re going to find a way,” Aynor coach Jody Jenerette said.
The Blue Jackets (3-0) were playing without standout senior running back Daquan Smith, but senior Kamron Johnson was more than enough in the backfield with 142 rushing yards and two touchdowns in 18 carries and a 48-yard receiving touchdown.
Senior quarterback Jackson Woodle had a big game as well, catching a 45-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Caleb Jenerette (the coach’s nephew) and throwing that 48-yard scoring completion to Johnson – both in the second quarter.
“It’s always fun to get to spread it out a little bit,” Woodle said. “I think it helps the offense as a whole, but yeah, it’s good we got open. It was fun.”
Tempers flared midway through the third quarter and both teams were sent off the field to huddle with their coaches as the officials sorted out penalties, sending off three Green Sea Floyds players and two Aynor players.
“I’ve been here 10 years we [haven’t] ever come close to a situation like that,” Jenerette said. “For 10 years, I’ve been at Aynor High School and there’s never been a situation like that until we came to Green Sea Floyds.”
Said Trojans coach Tony Sullivan: “It’s just an unfortunate incident. I’m not going to point fingers and say who’s to blame and this and that. It just gets down to it where it’s unfortunate for both sides. You want to stress sportsmanship. I don’t condone that at all. I do like physical play. It’s something that probably should have been handled earlier in the game, and it just kind of escalated from there.”
Both teams will await word on possible suspensions for the players involved.
Green Sea Floyds (0-3), meanwhile, found a bit more success after halftime as junior quarterback Jacquez Geralds threw three late touchdown passes.
“We knew that we should have been able to throw against them all game,” Sullivan said. “The first half we had some open guys; we just couldn’t catch the ball. We dropped some passes that hit us right in the hands. We couldn’t run the ball, just couldn’t execute the first half. The second half we came out with the same game plan … and just caught the ball.”