Published Sun, Sep 11, 2011 12:12 pm Dateline
Updated Tue, Sep 13, 2011 4:42 pm
Entering the game at 0-2, Trimble knew that they had to get a win and soon. The Tomcats did just that on Friday night when they took down South Gallia 18-14. The game got off to a very ugly start. Both teams struggled to hold onto the ball as there was four fumbles in the first four minutes of the game. This made it hard for either team to find its flow offensively early on.
One exception though in the first quarter was when South Gallia converted on a Trimble fumble on there own 25-yard line. After recovering the fumble, South Gallia converted a few plays later scoring a touchdown to go ahead 6-0. Trimble would later tie the score at 6-6 when Justin Jewel scored on a 1-yard run. The ensuing extra point was then blocked by South Gallia.
The game remained tied until midway through the 3rd quarter when South Gallia started to lose its composure. They started taking many personal foul penalties and giving up free yardage to the Trimble offense. Eventually, it was too much ground to give up and Austin Keith scored for Trimble to put them ahead 12-6.
South Gallia responded by driving down the field but failed to convert on a fourth down attempt in Trimble territory and turned the ball over on downs. The game remained interesting from there as Trimble would go on to win 18-14. Trimble running back Austin Keith ran the ball 22 times for 117 yards and a touchdown. South Gallia running back Ethan Spurlock ran the ball 12 times for 114 yards and a touchdown. Both teams are in action next week as Trimble is at Dawson-Bryant and South Gallia is at Miller.