Troy junior varsity football team improves to 5-1

Submitted Report

TROY — The Troy High School junior varsity football team improved to 5-1 with a 31-6 win over Greenville over the weekend.

Troy scored on three touchdown passes from quarterback Andrew Ray to receivers Jake Anderson, John Wehrkamp and Hayata Nagata. Troy’s other touchdown came with Ray running in for a score.

Troy put it’s final points on the board with Jake Anderson’s 30-yard field goal. Greenville’s only score came after a 46 yard return of a Troy onside kick to the Trojan 4-yard line. Greenville ran it in two plays later. A two-point conversion attempt by the Green Wave failed.

Troy’s defense was stifling all day, led by Wehrkamp and Dylan Adams. Most of the damage on the ground for the Trojans was done by running back Shane Burns. With a big lead in the second half, Burns’ hard running salted the game away. Ray finished the day with 205 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also had 70 yards and one touchdown on the ground.

Last week, Ray had a monster day for the Trojans, setting what likely would be a junior varsity football school record if such marks were kept. In a 48-12 win over Xenia, Ray and the Troy JV receivers produced 7 touchdown passes: four to Nagata, two to Anderson, and one to Sam Coleman.

Ray has thrown for more than 1,200 yds on the season, along with 20 touchdowns. He also has rushed for almost 300 yards and four touchdowns.