Chase drops scrimmage to Hunter Huss
The Chase Trojans looked in midseason form early against Hunter Huss Thursday night during the Rutherford County Jamboree at R-S Central High School, but bogged down late in a 26-14 loss. The defense had no answer Kerrion Moore as he accounted for the majority of the Husky offense.
“I think we played pretty well on defense,” said Chase head coach Daniel Bailey.” Moore is a great player and he is going to be tough to stop this season. We did a good job for most of the night but we extended too many of their drives with penalties. Offensively, we threw the ball well and that opened things up for our running game. Overall, I was very pleased and that’s something we can carry into next week.”
Chase’s defense employed a “bend but don’t break” strategy on Hunter Huss’s fist drive as Kerrion Moore made a first-down run. The defense held and the Trojans found the end zone two plays later.
First Tyrell Boykins hit Jordan O’Rourke for 18 yards and then found Dace Rollins all alone on the near sideline for a long 52-yard score. Preston Walker booted the extra point to give Chase the early lead.
Huss went back to Moore on the next drive and the shifty running quickly found the endzone. After a pair of long runs, Moore hurdled in from 6 yards out. The two-point conversion was no good as Chase still led 7-6.
Moore scored again on their next drive, but Chase struck right back. A long pass completion to Malik Young set up a 20-yard jaunt by Josh Wright. Walker was good again on the PAT as Chase went up 14 12.
Huss then ran off 14 unanswered points and the Trojans offense sputtered as Boykins was picked off twice late to account for the 26-14 final.
Chase opens the regular season on the road Friday, Aug. 23 at Newton Conover.