The Trenton Bulldogs started well, but a poor middle section in Friday night's game at Pembroke Hill High School doomed the Bulldogs in their second straight defeat, 33-13 to the host Raiders, in action heard on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com.
After the first quarter ended scoreless, but with Trenton on the move, the Bulldogs punched the ball into the end zone with a one-yard plunge by Travis Leeper in the first minute of the second quarter. The extra point attempt by Johnathan Lamp failed, leaving the score 6-0. On the ensuing kickoff, the Trenton special teams gave up a long kickoff return of over 60 yards to set up the Raiders inside the Bulldog 20. The defense played tough from there, forcing a 4th down, but a pass interference penalty proved key, as the Raiders scored the touchdown and kicked the extra point for the lead they would never relinquish.
A touchdown later in the quarter, but a missed extra point, left the halftime score at 13-6. The second half was worse for the Bulldogs, who gave up two touchdowns to Pembroke Hill on long, time-consuming drives to push the score to 27-6. A fourth quarter touchdown made the score 33-6, with THS finishing the scoring on a 58-yard scoring strike from Dalton Ellis to Chris Kurtz. The Lamp extra point left the final at 33-13.
Trenton, now on a two-game losing streak following a 3-0 start to the season, heads back down to Kansas City on SATURDAY to play the Lincoln Prep Blue Tigers. Changes to the game-time and game location were announced on Monday afternoon by Trenton High School. The game will be played at RUSKIN High School in southeastern Kansas City, with the kick time now scheduled for 3 o'clock. Coverage on Hot Country Z 101.7 will begin with the THS Coaches Shows at 2 o'clock, the pregame show from Ruskin at 2:30, and the kickoff at 3 o'clock, with Tom Johnson, Quentin Albrecht, and Adam Kirby providing the audio and video coverage.