The Higginsville Huskers returned the opening kickoff of Friday night's football game against the Trenton Bulldogs, and never slowed down from there, scoring 42 unanswered points in the first half on their way to a 42-14 win that improves the Huskers record to 4-0, and drops the Bulldogs to 2-2.
Senior wide-out Tyrell Thirkeld returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a score, and after a Husker stop from the defense, the focus of the game turned to senior running back Cottry Lewis.
Lewis would score on an 83 and a 5 yard run in the first quarter, and add a 5 yard scoring run in the second quarter, part of a 93 yard rushing night for Higginsville, who added a 14 scoring catch by L.J. Williams and an 8 yard touchdown run by quarterback Adam Reid in the second quarter.
With junior varsity players seeing the majority of the playing time in the second half, Trenton outscored Higginsville, 14-0, with Austin Taul scoring on a 20 yard burst late in the third quarter, and Dalton Ellis hitting paydirt on a nine-yard run in the fourth quarter. Both extra points were hit by senior Seth Acton. Colton Neff had a second consecutive strong Friday night running the ball for Trenton, getting 15 carries for 90 yards. Dillon Triplet had ten carries for 51 yards. Senior quarterback Jacob Spillman tried to loosen up the Huskers defense in the first half with short passes, and finished the night 6 of 15 for 46 yards.
Trenton will look to get back into the win column in their homecoming game this week, hosting the Pembroke Hill Raiders at 7 o'clock Friday night at C.F. Russell Stadium. Coverage on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com begins with 'Football Frenzy' at 5:30.
Here are the rest of the WEEK 4 high school football scores:
Gallatin 40, Princeton 20 (ON KTTN FM 92.3)
Smithville 35, Benton 0
Savannah 21, Lafayette 14
Maryville 56, LeBlond 7
Chillicothe 21, Cameron 10
South Harrison 21, Polo 13
King City 25, Braymer 14
Maysville 46, Albany 6
Marceline 41, Putnam County 0
Salisbury 49, North Shelby 0
Brookfield 40, Monroe City 10
Kansas City East 48, Carrollton 12
East Buchanan 42, Plattsburg 41
Hamilton 49, Mid-Buchanan 14
Lathrop 41, West Platte 12
Lawson 41, North Platte 6
Platte County 20, Grandview 6
Union Star 48, South Nodaway 30
NW Hughesville 60, DeKalb 8
North Andrew 58, Hardin-Central 0
SW Livingston 54, Norborne 8
North Nodaway 36, South Holt 26
Worth County 2, Craig 0
Mound City 46, West Nodaway 0
Nodaway-Holt 44, Tarkio 42 (OT)
Stanberry 28, Rock Port 16