GAYLESVILLE - The Gaylesville Trojans hosted a spring football jamboree Thursday night against Sand Rock and Asbury. The Trojans dropped a 13-0 decision to Sand Rock, then rebounded to take an 8-6 decision over Asbury.
Sand Rock defeated Asbury 3-0 in the other scrimmage.
“The main point of spring is to figure out what you need to work on before the season, and I think we accomplished that,” Trojan head coach Kyle Garmon said. “We got a good look at our two guys that we’re trying at quarterback (Brayden Stordahl and Colby Scott) so hopefully we’ll be able to make a decision on who will be the starter.”
Regardless of who the Trojans decide to go with as their starting quarterback, they will have a solid stable of backs to hand the ball off to. Dawson White, DJ Lee, Clint Bell and Devin Bentheimer each made solid contributions to Gaylesville’s 103 yards of rushing offense in the jamboree.
Bentheimer was responsible for the Trojans’ lone score of the day — a 35-yard touchdown dash that was capped by a 3-yard pass by Stordahl to convert the 2-point conversion.
Sand Rock had a solid day in Gaylesville, winning both scrimmages in shutouts.
“We’ve had a pretty good spring,” Wildcat head coach Steven Chesnut said. “We had good effort and execution today, and most importantly we got to play everyone. Jansen (Alexander) has improved a lot this spring, so having him as a senior at quarterback will be good for us.”
Alexander rushed twice for 20 yards and also completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Cade Clark.
Tanner Clanton, Coltyn Gowens and Kade Stimpson each got multiple carries and combined for 77 rushing yards.
Carson Carver added a pick-six with a 50-yard return for the Wildcats.
Carver also contributed in the kicking game, going 1-for-2 in extra point attempts and hit a 25-yard field goal against Asbury.
Sand Rock will open its 2017 season on Sept. 1 at Plainview. Gaylesville will also hit the road in its opener at Section, also on Sept. 1.