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Sports : Trenton Bulldogs roll over Kirksville, 24-7 on Senior Night at C.F. Russell
Posted by Tom on 2012/10/12 22:00:00 (507 reads) News by the same author

The Trenton Bulldogs, after struggling in the first quarter last night against Kirksville, used the strength of a long second quarter drive to race past the visiting Tigers, 24-7 on Friday night at C.F. Russell Stadium.

Kirksville led 7-0 after one quarter on a 22 yard scoring run by Luke Schwend and the extra point, and the Tigers threatened to take a two score lead early in the second quarter, but a missed field goal gave the Bulldogs the ball at the 20. Ten minutes later, with three seconds left in the half, Trenton attempted to get on the board before the break, facing fourth and goal from the one yard line:

Click here to listen to Jacob Spillman's QB sneak

That is Tom Johnson on the play-by-play call. Trenton would dominate the second half, taking the lead on a 27 yard field goal by Seth Acton with 6:58 to go in the third quarter, and putting the game away in the fourth, with Chanse Houghton going in from one yard out with 8:22 to go, and Austin Taul putting the cap on the scoring with 2:56 remaining:

Click here to listen to Austin Taul's 31 yard touchdown run

Taul finished with 27 carries for 211 yards for THS. The win improves the Bulldogs record to 4-4 going into next Friday's regular season finale at Concordia. Kirksville, with the loss, falls to 3-5, and fails to continue its positive momentum coming off of last week's victory at Mexico.

Victorious head coach Wes Croy spoke of the emotion showed by his team on Senior Night:

Click here to listen to THS football coach Wes Croy

Croy explained what got the Bulldog offense going in the second quarter, after five straight quarters of scoreless football:

Click here to listen to THS football coach Wes Croy

That is THS football coach Wes Croy. Friday night's game was broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com.

Here is the rest of the WEEK 8 high school football scoreboard:

Princeton 54, Braymer 14 (ON KTTN FM 92.3)
Milan 70, North Shelby 6
Gallatin 62, Albany 6
Macon 12, Brookfield 7
Cameron 28, Benton 21
Holden 41, Carrollton 8
Smithville 43, Chillicothe 6
Hamilton 42, North Platte 14
Polo 49, King City 12
Schuyler County 29, Knox County 16
Lathrop 62, East Buchanan 18
Lawson 42, Mid-Buchanan 13
Marceline 49, Paris 14
Maryville 31, Savannah 14
South Harrison 56, Maysville 19
West Platte 45, Plattsburg 0
Lafayette 47, LeBlond 0
North Andrew 26, SW Livingston 22
Worth County 26, Stanberry 10

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