During the '80s, "Air Jordan" was symbolic of NBA superstar Michael Jordan and "Air Coryell" was the monicker for San Diego Chargers coach Don Coryell's prolific passing game led by pro football Hall of Famer Dan Fouts.
Fast forward 40 years to Carrollton, Ga., it's "Air JuJu" as Trojan sophomore sensation JuJu Lewis led the Trojans to a 54-14 opening round playoff romp over Harrison High School at Grisham Stadium. Coach Joey King's squad now advances to Round 2 of the Class 7A championship competition and will host either Valdosta or Archer here next Friday night.
Lewis filled the air with passes as he threw for 435 yards, completing 15 of 19 passes for 7 touchdowns before giving way to fellow sophomore Dylan Bishop early in the fourth quarter. Not missing a beat, Bishop came in and tossed a 22-yard TD strike to Caleb Hudson.
The Trojans took a 41-14 halftime lead on six TD passes from Lewis to A.J. McNeil (72 yds), Christian Ward (75 yds), Kiyun Cofer (77 yds), Caleb Odom (19 and 51 yds) and Jordan White (25 yds). Lewis totalled 415 yards through the air, completing 12 of 14 passes for six touchdowns.
The Hoyas scored twice in the the first half when they narrowed the gap to 13-7 on a 10-yard scoring pass from Braylin Ford to Quinton Charles with 1:03 left in the first quarter.
But the Trojans answered with four scores on consecutive drives before Harrison could get back on the board on a 9-yard pass from Ford to Brady Kluse with 52 seconds left in the first half.
In the second half, Lewis hit Ryan Mosley on a 29-yard score with 1:18 remaining in the third quarter as Carrollton padded its lead, 48-14. Ending the scoring for the night, Dylan Bishop connected with Caleb Hudson from 22 yards out. Carlos Hernandez booted his 7th PAT of the game as the Trojans closed out the 54-14 win.
For the game, Carrollton amassed 601 yards of total offense on 49 plays for a sizzling average of 12 yards per snap. The passing game dominated as the Trojans completed 18 of 23 passes for 482 yards. While Lewis was 15 of 19 for 435 yards and 7 touchdowns, Bishop was 3 of 4 for 47 yards a TD.
Since losing their season opener to Langston-Hughes 39-34, the Trojan have rolled 10 consecutive wins, outscoring their opponents 496-87.