Garner quickens tempo in 61-19 win over Enloe

CorrespondentSeptember 20, 2013 

— If you blinked, you may have missed the precision the Garner offense displayed Friday night at Trojan Stadium.

But unfortunately for visiting Enloe, the Eagles witnessed the totality of how effective the Trojans’ quick-strike offense can be as Garner easily handled Enloe 61-19.

Up 14-13 in the second quarter, the Trojans (4-1) reeled off 47 consecutive points that were not answered until Enloe’s Anthony Purnell scored late in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand.

On Garner’s eight offensive scoring drives, the Trojans needed just 26 offensive plays and less than 11 minutes of clock to amass 392 yards of offense.

“We’ve changed it up a little bit with that quick offense,” Garner coach Thurman Leach said. “This just allows us to hit another gear.”

Speaking of reaching another gear, Nyheim Hines was electric yet again for the Trojans in their season’s final nonconference game. The junior standout ran for scores of 83, 46 and 26 yards, caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Brighton Hudson and even threw for a score as well, a 29-yarder to Terry Whitehead.

Hines finished with 231 yards on the ground.

Enloe kept it close for the first 15 minutes as the Eagles put together a pair of scoring drives to keep pace with the high-scoring Trojans.

Roy Garris capped off an impressive 11-play, 65-yard drive when he ran for a score from 2 yards out halfway through the first quarter.

Garris then caught a touchdown pass from Enloe quarterback Anthony Purnell early in the second quarter to draw the Eagles to within 14-13.

Raekwon Britton rushed for two more scores and Jaykwon Harris recovered a blocked punt in the end zone to account for Garner’s other points.

Purnell threw for 167 yards for Enloe, and Garris led the Eagles with 28 yards on the ground.

Garner opens up Greater Neuse River Conference conference play next week at East Wake, while Enloe (0-4) begins Cap 8 play at Millbrook.

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