Trenton's late-season roll continues in dominating win at Concordia

Date 2012/10/22 8:30:00 | Topic: Sports

The Trenton Bulldogs wore down a bigger Concordia front on Friday night, dominating the second half and pulling away for a 34-7 victory, giving the Bulldogs a 5-4 finish to the 2012 regular season, and dropping Concordia to an identical record of 5-4.
One of the many positive stories to come out of the game for THS was the kicking of senior Seth Acton, who cracked a 37 yard field goal midway through the opening quarter to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead. Acton later made a 33 yard kick in the fourth quarter, and perhaps his most impressive boot of the night just missed, as a 47 yard attempt hit the right upright. Acton was also a perfect four-for-four on extra point attempts.

Austin Taul had his second consecutive 200-plus yard rushing night for the Bulldogs, scoring on two long runs in the middle portions of the game. Taul extended the Trenton advantage to 9-0 with 8:15 to go in the second quarter. Tom Johnson supplied the play-by-play call:

Click here to listen to Austin Taul's 75 yard TD run

Taul added a 68 yard jaunt with 6:19 to go in the third quarter:

Click here to listen to Austin Taul's 68 yard TD run

In his return from an ankle injury suffered at Illini West, senior fullback Dillon Triplet added a scoring run late in the third quarter:

Click here to listen to Dillon Triplet's 44 yard TD run

Chanse Houghton appeared to have a 40 yard scoring run with five minutes to go in the game, but an inadvertent whistle apparently stopped his run at the one yard line. He officially scored from there with 4:52 to go. Here is the call of Houghton's 'longer' run:

Click here to listen to Chanse Houghton's fourth quarter 40 yard run

The only score from the Fighting Orioles came on special teams, with the Bulldogs giving up a 95 yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Kyle Wilson, with 7:11 to go in the contest.

The victory clinched the #5 seed in district play for Trenton, with the Bulldogs headed to Burlington Field in Brookfield this Friday night to play the rival Bulldogs in a 7 o'clock kickoff in a district quarterfinal game, to be heard on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com.

Here is the high school football scoreboard for Week #9 (Friday, 10/19/12):

Milan 51, Putnam County 12 (Heard on KTTN FM 92.3)
Princeton 49, Maysville 15
Schuyler County 34, Scotland County 0
Knox County 60, North Shelby 8
Gallatin 63, Braymer 6
South Harrison 52, King City 0
Polo 56, Albany 0
Hamilton 54, East Buchanan 14
Lawson 29, West Platte 12
Lathrop 58, Mid-Buchanan 0
North Platte 48, Plattsburg 10
Chillicothe 21, St. Joseph Benton 0
Maryville 27, St. Joseph Lafayette 20
Savannah 48, Bishop LeBlond 20
Clark County 18, Brookfield 0
Marceline 50, Slater 12
Centralia 20, Macon 7
Westran 42, Fayette 0
Salisbury 49, Paris 6
Higginsville 68, Carrollton 14
St. Joseph Central 47, Ruskin 14
Platte County 25, Raytown South 13

North Andrew 52, South Nodaway 6
SW Livingston 50, DeKalb 0
Stewartsville 78, Union Star 34
South Holt 70, Craig 8
Nodaway-Holt 56, North Nodaway 0
Stanberry 44, Mound City 6
Worth County 62, Tarkio 16
Rock Port 50, West Nodaway 0



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