GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Carolina Trojans were unable to stop the Devildog offense on Friday night. The Devildogs did stop themselves, however, with two lost fumbles in the first quarter and another fumble and interception in the second half. The Devildogs were able to overcome their mistakes to pick up their first win of the season.
The Devildogs moved the ball well in the first quarter but fumbles halted drives that looked promising. Quarterback Wilson Hendricks ran the option well on the Devildogs' third offensive possession and scored with 1:47 left in the first quarter. The kick failed, giving the Devildogs a 6-0 lead. The Devildogs had a first down inside the 10 yard line early in the second quarter, but a bad snap backed them up and a missed field goal ended the drive. Hendricks picked up his second touchdown with 4:13 left in the half. The Devildogs picked up the two point conversion and led 14-0. On their next drive, Hendricks hit Gary Holmes in the end zone for a touchdown and the Devildogs led 20-0 with 15 seconds left in the half.
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Carolina received the kickoff at the start of the third quarter and returned it to the Travelers Rest 20 yard line. They moved inside the ten yard line, but the Devildog defense responded and stopped them on fourth down to take over. Neither team was able to score in the third quarter, and the Devildogs fumbled in the red zone with 10:51 left in the game ending another drive. Holmes scored his second touchdown later in the quarter and the Devildogs led 26-0.
Carolina was able to move the ball late in the game and took advantage of a Devildog penalty on 4th down that gave them a first down. With 40 seconds left in the game they scored making the final score 26-6.
The Devildogs have next week off and will travel to Southside on September 22. They will return home on September 29, hosting Greer for their Homecoming game.
Click below for photos from the game, courtesy of Rick Veazey:
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