CARROLLTON, GEORGIA — It has been a full week since the Trojans took the field and when they do tonight, it will be the biggest game in the 10-year history of the program.
With a win, the Trojans will have accomplished a quest that has eluded them up to this point – a region championship and hosting a home playoff game.
The entire buzz around the school has been centered around this game tonight and senior Jaiden Hamilton, for one, is excited about another game and opportunity.
“I think all of us are just ecstatic to come together and let our seniors have a chance to shine,” Hamilton said. “We get to go out and glorify God on the field and just play the game we love. Our goal is to play one game at a time and one opponent at a time. Yes, this is a big game, but every game we play is an important game.”
Senior Jackson Clifton also spoke to the magnitude of this game and how they have prepared throughout the week.
“I am very excited to play in this game. Not only because we would lock up the region championship with a win, but also because we get the chance to show just how great of a team we are,” Clifton said. “This week has been pretty normal with our preparation, which is just watching film and working on our game plan. We definitely sense that this is a huge game for us, and I feel we are pretty locked in and understand what we have to do.”
Head coach Zach Gordon expects a great crowd on hand for the game and is ready to see his guys compete.
“Trojan Nation always answers the call to support our student-athletes in every way,” said Gordon. We are once again calling upon all to show up at 5:30 for a huge region matchup against Hillgrove. It will be a great contest of two great teams battling it out for the region crown, and our young men are prepared and excited. Be early, and be loud!”
Gates to Grisham Stadium will open at 4:30 and tickets are $5. The JV match will follow the varsity match tomorrow at 7:30.
CUTLINE: Senior Finny McClendon, who leads the team in goals, takes a shot on goal from an earlier match this season. The Trojans face off against Hillgrove today at 5:30 p.m. for the region championship.
CARROLLTON, GA — The Carrollton Recreation Department and Carrollton Junior High School are paving the way for athletes to gain experience at an early age — and the Carrollton High School lacrosse program is capitalizing on building its youth players.
The varsity boys lacrosse team celebrated Youth Night this past Monday in their home match against Northgate. All kids from the Carrollton Recreation Department and Carrollton Junior High participated. They watched the Trojans warm up and welcomed them to the field at game time.
Head coach Zach Gordon was excited to have a nice crowd at the game.
“It was great to see the young Trojan Lacrosse players supporting the high school players last night at youth night,” Coach Gordon stated. “Seeing the program and interest in lacrosse at a young age continue to grow is great for everyone involved. Our varsity team appreciated the young athletes cheering them on during the game, and they hope they could show that during their play.”
The Trojans took care of business dismantling Northgate 18-0. Berry College commit Finny McClendon led the Trojans with five goals and two assists, Will Taylor scored one goal and led the team with five assists, Hutch Jennings had three goals, and Jackson Clifton had one goal and two assists. In addition, Liam Laney had a game-high six ground balls, while Drew Robinson had five ground balls.
On Tuesday, the dominant performance carried over in a 17-0 victory over Whitewater. Montevallo commit Jack Godwin led all scorers with four goals. In addition, Finny McClendon had three goals and two assists, Liam Laney had three goals, Gunter Hamrick and Jackson Clifton had two goals and one assist each, and Will Taylor had one goal with a team-high five assists.
The Trojans are now 6-1 on the season, their best start since 2019 when they started 9-1. They are back in action on Thursday night when they will take on River Ridge on the road at 6:30 p.m.
CUTLINE: The varsity lacrosse team is welcomed to the field by members of the Carrollton Recreation Department ahead of their game against Northgate. The Trojans won on Youth Night 18-0 over the Vikings.
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