Leeds had a big win Friday over John Carroll High School at their first home game of the 2018-19 season.
The Greenwave won 55-24 in their first win of the season. Despite several rain delays Friday night, fans packed Homer Smiles Stadium to cheer on their Greenwave as they took on John Carroll High School, an opponent Leeds has not played since 1997.
Leeds’ Alphoncie Hopson had a good game, recovering a fumble that resulted in a touchdown. Leeds’ Jakobi Hunter rushed for over 240 yards that included 2 touchdowns. Quarterback Nick Armstrong threw for over 130 yards which resulted in 3 touchdowns for the Greenwave.
Leeds had a 25 percent first down conversion rate and total rushing yards nearly double John Carroll’s at 414 yards.
Coach Lee Gibson said he is proud of how his team overcame the tough weather and adverse situations on Friday night.
“Our young offensive line came together and took over the line of scrimmage and helped Jakobi have a great night,” Gibson said. He says he was also pleased with the adjustment his defense made at halftime.
Leeds (1–1) will travel to Elmore Country for a region showdown at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.
The Greenwave next home game is Sept. 14 against the Lincoln Golden Bears.
Kwynten Gage contributed to this story.
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