WEST REMAINS UNBEATEN
Opportunistic Trojans Blow Past West Columbus
BY DOUG RUTTKR
The West Brunswick Irojans ox
ploded with tour third-quarter
touchdowns to beat the West
Columbus Vikings 41>-1 ? last Friday
at Cerro Gordo.
ITie opportunistic Trojans re
ma i nod undefeated by intercepting
two passes and recovering tour ol
their own kickolTs as the Viking re
turn team had trouble handling the
West Brunswick, now 7-0 overall
and 4-0 in the Waccamaw 2-A
Conference, remained tied lor lirsi
place in ihe league with East
Bladen, which beat Fairmont 35-6.
The Trojans rushed tor 284 yards
and passed for 128 yards in one ol
their best offensive showings of the
season at West Columbus.
Aldwin Lance and Aaron Butler
both ran for over 100 yards and
scored two touchdowns each to lead
the Trojan offensive attack.
West Brunswick wasted no time
spoiling their opponent's homecom
ing game, scoring on the first play
Quarterback Brain Alderson
pitched to Lance, who throw a 47
yard pass to receiver Jimmy Crissett
just 12 seconds into the game.
The Trojans' second touchdown
came with 5:48 left in the first quar
ter. Lance scored on a three-yard
run to cap a seven -play, 63-yard
With West Brunswick leading 14
0. Trojan Timmy Daniels recovered
a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to
give the Trojans a first down at the
Viking 16-vard line.
West Brunswick couldn't capital
ize on the turnover, however, as the
West Columbus defense stiffened
and Alderson missed a 29-yard field
The Trojans got the ball back two
plays later when Grissctt picked off
a Magellan Powell pass. But West
Brunswick was hold scoreless the
rest ol the first half.
West Columbus' only llrst-hall
score came with 5:18 to pla\ when
Powell threw a 65->ard pass to w ide
receiver Keona Mack.
Powell's attempted pass for a
two-point conversion failed, gmng
West Brunswick a 14-6 halfiimc
West exploded in the middle of
the third quarter, scoring four touch
downs in less than live minutes.
Alter taking over at the Viking
39, West Brunswick's Butler sprint
ed 18 yards and then scored on the
next play with a 21 -yard run.
The Trojans then recovered three
straight kickolTs that were mishan
dled by the Vikings. Grisseu,
Daniels and Wayne Branch recov
ered the kickolTs, two of them in
side the West Columbus 20-yard
Scoring for the Trojans were
Butler on a 19-yard run, Lance on a
one-yard run and Alderson on a 21
The explosion gave West
Brunswick a 42-6 lead with 5:29 re
maining in the third quarter, and
dimmed any hope of a Viking upset.
A Daniel Russ interception on the
next West Columbus possession set
up another scoring opportunity for
the Trojans. But West Columbus'
Eric Ward blocked a 22-yard held
goal attempt by Alderson.
The Trojans' final score came on
the first play of the fourth quarter.
Sophomore tailback Steve Holmes
dashed 'I yards to linish oil a four
play. 25-yard drive.
West Columbus diove for us only
second-half score with West
Brunswick's starting defense on the
Powell scored I runt one yard oui
to culminate an 1 1 play. 71-yard
drive, li was the lirsl rushing touch
down scored against the Trojans all
Powell, a sophomore at West
Columbus who played junior varsi
ty loot hall last season at Whitcville.
completed 12 of 23 passes for 125
yards and one touchdown.
West Brunswick coaeh Marshall
Seay said the defense put good
pressure on the young Viking quar
terhack. hut Powell completed his
passes and ux>k a lot of hard hits.
The Trojans intercepted him twice
and recorded three sacks.
"They would have moved the ball
on the University of North
Carolina." Seay said. "He was pin
pointing those passes and just
drilling the ball in between the cov
Alter jumping out to the 14-point
lead in the first quarter. Seay said
the team relaxed a little bit and
failed to cash in on two more first
hall scoring opportunities.
"We made some adjustments at
halftimc and came out and had the
best quarter of the year," Seay said.
One of the biggest adjustments
was giving the ball to Butler, a ju
nior fullback nicknamed the "Rock"
who rushed seven times for 105
Seay said the road win was a big
one for the Trojans, and the chal
lenge now is to continue improving
and to take advantage of the team's
West Brunswick continues con
ference play Friday night when it
hosts North Brunswick (0-4, 1-6)
West Brunswick West Columbus
18 First Downs 10
45-284 Rushing- Yards 21-88
128 Passing Yardage 125
7-17 Pass Atl.-Comp. 12-23
2 Interceptions 0
1-21 Punis(No.-Avc.) 4-18
3- 1 Fumblcs-Losl 4-4
10-50 Penalties- Yards 4-20
Score By Quarters
West Brunswick 14 0 28 7 ? 49
West Columbus 0 6 0 7 ? 13
(WB) Grissctt, 47-yard pass from
Lance (Alderson kick)
(WB) Lance, 3-yard run (Aider
(WC) Mack, 65-yard pass from
Powell (2-point conversion tailed)
(WB) Butler, 2 1 -yard run (Aider
(WB) Builer, 19-yard run (Aider
(WB) Lance, 1-yard run, (kick
(WB) Alderson, 21 -yard run
(Alderson pass to Russ for 2-poini
(WB) Holmes, 11-yard run (Ald
(WC) Powell, 1-yard run (Frink
West Brunswick: Lance 22-119;
Butler 7-105; Alderson 3-24;
Holmes 5-18; Bradley 3-11; Johnson
2-9; Daniels 3-minus 2.
West Columbus: Ward 9-14; Edge
4-24; Powell 6-11; Williamson 1-6;
West Brunswick: Alderson 6-14
8 1 , Lance 1-3^7-1.
West Columbus: Powell 12-23
West Brunswick: Grissctt 2-69;
Boseman 1-13; l^.nce 1-25; BuUer
1-3; Russ 1-2.
West Columbus: Mack 7-88;
Williamson 4-28; Faulk 1-9.
TROJAN LINEBACKER DANIEL RUSS (45) returns an inter
ception 19 yards during the third quarter of Friday night's game
at West Columbus.
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WEST RRUNSWICK DEFENDERS including Wayne Branch (2) and Hobby l.ovette (50) put the pressure on Viking quarterback
Magellan Powell as he attempts a pass.
Brooks, Butler And Bradley Named Trojan Gridders Of The Week
Sieve Brooks, Aaron Bullcr and Ronnie
Bradley have been named Wesl Brunswick loot
ball players of (he week lor their play in the
Trojans' 49-13 romp over Wesl Columbus lasi
Brooks, a 6-loot-2, 257 -pound sophomore
tackle, was named the Trojans' top offensive
player for the week.
"Steve was one of several offensive players
who had a strong performance last Friday," said
West Brunswick head coach Marshall Seay.
"Steve graded out at XO percent against West
Columbus which is extremely good lor a line
"He also made several domination blocks
during the game. Steve has played very consis
tently during the past two weeks, has gotten bet
ter as a player and is also playing with much
more confidence now," added Seay.
The Trojan coach also praised Brooks lor his
performances in the classroom as well.
"Steve is only a sophomore and is already
taking geometry. It he continues to work as he is
presently, and with his commitment to aca
demies, he will have a bright future with football
beyond the high sehool level."
Builer, a 5-10, 185-pound senior, won the
week's defensive honor for his play as strong
"Aaron could have easily been named the of
fensive player of the week for his two touch
downs," said Seay. "He ran behind a line offen
sive line, especially with the play of Brooks."
Butler recorded one quarterback sack, eight
tackles and graded out at 85 percent. The two
way staiter also was involved with breaking up a
number ol Viking passes by gelling back in de
"Aaron look away West Columbus' quick
passing to his side of the field while also helping
fellow linebacker Daniel Russ with calling de
"Aaron spends a great deal of time studying
films and is also a very good student, similar to
Ronnie Bradley (5-9. 150, sr.) was special
teams player ol the week and has been another
very consistent performer this season according
"Ronnie is our long snapper in punting situa
tions which is the same position his brother
Blake played. He is a very cool anil collect per
former for his position considering most learns
will line up their roughest player on the center in
order to force a bad snap "
Bradley is also a member ot the Trojan kick
off and puni block teams.
While on the kickoll team last Friday,
Bradley forced a Viking I limbic with a big hit
thai led to a West Brunswick touchdown
"Ronnie also plays on tx?th ul tensive and dc
tensive teams. Among die positions he plays are
lineman, linebacker, tullback and linebacker."
"Ronnie is the lirst alternate off the bench at
a lot of positions and gives just aboui everybody
a breather. This requires him to know how to
play a lot more positions than most players. Me is
a fine student and a real 'chip oil the old block',"
Ronnie is also the son ol former West
Brunswick assistant coach l-red Bradley
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