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Sports : Trenton Dominates Fourth Quarter, Wins Season Opener 28-14
Posted by Tom on 2013/8/31 0:10:00 (652 reads) News by the same author

The Trenton Bulldogs, after falling behind 14-7 midway through the third quarter, scored three straight touchdowns to close out Friday night's game at C.F. Russell Stadium.
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Trenton beat the visiting Carrollton Trojans by a score of 28-14, with Colton Neff running for over 20 carries and 100 yards on the night from the fullback position, while Chanse Houghton and Travis Leeper provided spark from halfback.

Carrollton opened the scoring with 8:36 to go in the first quarter, as junior quarterback Luke Wozny scored on a 4-yard cutback run, and hit the ensuing extra point. Trenton controlled the next possession, taking the ball right down the field, and with less than a minute to go in the quarter, sitting at the Trojan 1. Tom Johnson has the play-by-play call of the first Bulldog touchdown of 2013:

Click here to listen to Chanse Houghton's 1 yard TD run

The game remain tied after a scoreless second quarter, with the teams hitting the locker room knotted at 7.

In the third quarter, Carrollton scored first, as Keaton Sullivan plunged into the end zone from 1 yard, making it 14-7 Trojans with 5:56 to go in the quarter. Trenton, in need of a big play to steal back the momentum, found it from a senior standout:

Click here to listen to Chris Kurtz's third quarter TD catch and run

After Chanse Houghton suffered leg cramps, sophomore Travis Leeper joined classmate Colton Neff in the backfield for the majority of the fourth quarter, with the youthful Bulldog tandem eventually wearing down the Trojans defense with their relentless attack. Leeper gave the Bulldogs the lead for good late in the third quarter with a 3 yard scoring run. On back-to-back runs late in the fourth, the two put away Carrollton for good:

Click here to listen to Colton Neff's fourth quarter run
Click here to listen to Travis Leeper's 4th quarter touchdown

Trenton Head Coach Wes Croy was more than happy to put Carrollton in the Bulldogs rear-view mirror, having survived a tough-fought battle:

Click here to listen to THS Football Coach Wes Croy

Trenton heads to Lexington for a Friday night battle with the Minutemen next Friday night, feeling they owe that team a bit of payback for a disappointing home loss in 2012's Week #2:

Click here to listen to THS Football Coach Wes Croy

Here is the scoreboard from Friday, 8/30/13:

Milan 34, Princeton 7 (On KTTN FM 92.3)
Chillicothe 21, Marshall 0
Savannah 46, Grain Valley 32
Bishop LeBlond 64, ACE Academy 30
SJ Lafayette 26, Mexico 7
Hamilton 6, South Harrison 0
Lathrop 65, King City 18
Putnam County 22, Albany 8
Van Horn 27, Polo 7
Marceline 41, Knox County 12
Schuyler County 26, Paris 16
Brookfield 35, Mark Twain 0
Plattsburg 18, KC Northeast 0
Cameron 37, Pembroke Hill 14
Pleasant Hill 17, Smithville 16
East Buchanan 48, Crest Ridge 27
Gallatin 22, North Platte 0
Mid-Buchanan 56, Orrick 0
Lincoln Prep 21, West Platte 20
Maryville 32, Lawson 0
Richmond 42, O'Hara 36
Holden 26, Nevada 6
Knob Noster 35, Versailles 32
Oak Grove 40, Lexington 6
Kirksville 40, Southern Boone 26
Higginsville 42, Concordia 26

SW Livingston 74, NW Hughesville 6
Stewartsville 26, Norborne 20
Mound City 68, Tarkio 36

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