Posted: September 15, 2007
Entering the season, many people expected Olympic to do big things under their new coach. After a few games, Olympic stood at 1-3 and on the road at Ashbrook looking to end a 3 game losing streak. These teams meet on a very rainy night.
It didn’t take too long for Ashbrook to do some damage, as they scored on their first possession on a TD run by #20. They’d score again shortly off an interception return. Turnovers were a problem for the Trojans all night, as they threw 5 INTs and lost a couple fumbles.
After another TD put Olympic down 21-0, things were finally starting to click for the Trojans. Blair Boler would catch a TD before the end of the half, the defense started to stop people, and they even blocked a punt – which was somehow advanced for a first down by Ashbrook just before the end of the half. It would be 21-7 going into the half.
During halftime, the game would be delayed because of lightning in the area, and after about 30-40 minutes, the players returned to the field, Olympic still with some sort of bounce in their step. Olympic took this bounce in their step, and turned it into great defense, which Coach Shuford said was the difference in his team over the past couple weeks.
Sophomore QB Lucas Beatty would lead the men of troy to a TD with the games first score of the second half, with a QB sneak from about 3 inches out to make the score 21-14, putting Olympic very much in the game. However, turnovers would continue to plague the Trojans, and they’d need a TD grab by Antonio Curetan to make the score 28-20 after a missed PAT; the score would hold the rest of the game.
Coach Shuford and his surprisingly young group of players will face Charlotte Catholic at home in what Shuford calls “a very physical game.”