The Troup High train is still rolling down the tracks. On Friday night the Tigers stretched their football record to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the region with a 48-12 road win over Chapel Hill in Douglasville. Troup High School scored in every quarter of the game, including 20 points in the second period and 14 points in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers scored seven touchdowns on this Region 5-AAAA night. It was a happy bus ride home for the Troup High football team. The Tigers accomplished just about everything they wanted to before leaving metro Atlanta.
“We’re finding our groove, and we’re playing more physical. We threw the ball down the field. We had some big, big plays. We scored 48 points, and that isn’t too shabby,” said Troup High head coach Tanner Glisson.
On the night, Tiger senior quarterback Montez Crowe threw five touchdown passes. He now has 16 scoring passes on the season. Open receivers weren’t that hard to find for Crowe, who shared the wealth with two touchdown passes to junior wide receiver Jamari Thrash and two more scoring heaves to sophomore split end Kobe Hudson.
“We got hot in the second quarter,” said Glisson. One more of Crowe’s touchdown passes went to Tyree Carlisle, the Tiger junior running back. Troup High also got an 85-yard kickoff return from Hudson to begin the second half. And back in the first period of play, the Tigers scored on the second play of the game on a Crowe touchdown pass to the very versatile Carlisle. “We executed some plays, and we got some sacks (on defense). We put some hats on people, and Chapel Hill was a quality opponent,” Glisson said of the 3-2 Panthers (0-1 in the region). And defensively, Troup High was led by junior lineman King Mwikuta, and junior linebackers Nick Ligon and Jacorius Willis.