Updated Sat, Oct 1, 2011 2:17 am
The Trimble Tomcats (2-2) and Waterford Wildcats (3-2) faced off tonight in a battle for second place in the TVC-Hocking division. It was a close game throughout, but Trimble controlled it and kept the lead the entire game. The Tomcats started off the scoring in the first quarter with a touchdown to take the lead 7-0.
After that TD, there were multiple defensive stands by both teams until the end of the first half. Waterford got the ball back with 1:49 left and completed three straight passes to get into Trimble territory, but Trimble stifled the drive with an interception that ended the half at 7-0 Trimble.
The 3rd quarter had the most action of the game as Waterford got the ball first and had a three and out. They punted the ball, which was returned for a TD for Trimble to take a big and insurmountable 14-0 lead.
Waterford decided to respond with a 61-yard pass from T.J. Lang down to the 21 of Trimble. The drive ended with a 1-yard TD run and Waterford’s players and coaches were fired up. They came out and tried an onside kick, but it failed and Trimble recovered.
As a result, Trimble started their drive at their own 49 yard line and drove the length of the field which resulted in a 1-yard TD run on 4th and goal to make the score 21-7. Waterford would add a touchdown to make it close, but Trimble pulled this one out 21-14.
Trimble stays in second place and moves to 3-2 on the season and 3-1 in TVC-Hocking while Waterford falls to 3-3 on the season and 3-2 in TVC-Hocking.