By NEMS Daily Journal
BRUCE – James Ray is pleased to have his latest challenge as coach of the Bruce Trojans. It’s how to handle success.
The Trojans won their third straight Friday, a 40-6 decision over Coffeeville in which Bruce led 40-0 at halftime.
The Trojans were 4-8 in 2010.
“The turnaround is due to the fact that we’ve got juniors and seniors playing for the first time,” Ray said. “It’s never been an issue of talent. It’s been an issue of growing up.”
Bruce was ahead 21-0 after one quarter and never looked back.
Ray singled out the play of his offensive line: Wiley Maddox and Deshawn Tillman on the left side, J.B. Long at center, and Michael Galloway and Girruad Mingo on the right side. The tight ends are Cody McMahan and Jonathan Bobo.
Davis Brown threw touchdown passes to Rashad Turner and Jarvis Tillman, and Benjamin Williams scored on runs of 5 and 34 yards. Tae Armstrong and Zay Armstrong also had short touchdown runs.
“At 3-0 there’s nothing to pout about, but we’ve got to get better with our consistency,” Ray said. “Our kids haven’t won a lot. We’ll have to reign them in and handled being 3-0. That will be the challenge this week.”