For a brief moment in Friday night's homecoming game at C.F. Russell Stadium, it appeared the Trenton Bulldogs would make Lafayette County sweat things out in the Huskers attempts to get a road win last Friday night.
Trenton senior wideout Chris Kurtz, courtesy of an 18 yard touchdown catch, had cut the Huskers lead to 12-6, with the extra point by Jonathan Lamp cutting the lead to 12-7 with 8 1/2 minutes to go in the half.
Tom Johnson provided the play-by-play call of the Kurtz touchdown, on Hot Country Z 101.7:
Click here to listen to Chris Kurtz's 18 yard TD catch
Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that would be the "high-water break" of the game, as Higginsville blitzed Trenton with three touchdowns in the next 6 1/2 minutes, rolling to a 32-7 halftime lead and extending the winning score to 46-7, dropping the Bulldogs record to 3-1.
Trenton Head Coach Wes Croy noted that the second quarter slump cost the Bulldogs any chance at an upset of the visiting Huskers:
Click here to listen to THS football coach Wes Croy
In comparison to past Higginsville teams, this Husker outfit was more workmanlike, but very strong, with depth in the backfield and strong blocking very evident throughout the contest. Colton Williams had three touchdowns on the ground for the Huskers, while the combination of Malcolm Elmore and Marcus Elmore were very difficult to slow down for the Trenton defense, with that duo combining for four touchdowns (three rushing).
Trenton, now 3-1 on the season, will travel to Kansas City's Country Club Plaza area to play the Pembroke Hill Raiders this Friday night at 7 o'clock on Hot Country Z 101.7, www.kgozfm.com, and Internet TV.
Here are the rest of the scores from Friday, September 20, 2013:
Gallatin Bulldogs 41, Princeton Tigers 14 (Heard on KTTN FM 92.3)
South Harrison Bulldogs 50, Polo Panthers 8
Maysville Wolverines 14, Albany Warriors 7
King City Wildkats 30, Braymer Bobcats 22
Paris Coyotes 44, Knox County Eagles 38
Marceline Tigers 42, Putnam County Midgets 14
Salisbury Panthers 57, North Shelby Raiders 0
Westran Hornets 54, Schuyler County Rams 16
Macon Tigers 41, Clark County Indians 27
Brookfield Bulldogs 9, Monroe City Panthers 6
Chillicothe Hornets 17, Cameron Dragons 14
Smithville Warriors 20, Benton Cardinals 7
Savannah Savages 33, Lafayette Irish 26
Maryville Spoofhounds 18, Bishop LeBlond Golden Eagles 16
Carrollton Trojans 41, KC East Bears 6
Lawson Cardinals 55, North Platte Panthers 12
East Buchanan Bulldogs 49, Plattsburg Tigers 12
Hamilton Hornets 41, Mid-Buchanan Dragons 7
Lathrop Mules 39, West Platte Blue Jays 16
Holden Eagles 42, Odessa Bulldogs 21
Richmond Spartans 40, KC Central Eagles 0
Lexington Minutemen 47, Wellington-Napoleon Tigers 6
Boonville Pirates 34, Knob Noster Panthers 3
Marshall Owls 33, Kirksville Tigers 32
Pembroke Hill Raiders 35, NE Law Vikings 7