Updated Sat, Sep 7, 2013 1:19 pm
In a brutal fight down to the wire, the Trimble Tomcats got a taste of redemption, breaking hearts of White Falcons fans in all of Mason County by a final score of 12-7.
The Tomcats came out of the gate like a force, utilizing their main offensive weapons in Konner Standley, Jacob Koons, and Justice Jenkins. After a huge 31-yard run by Jenkins, Standley was able to convert on a fourth down, connecting with Koons for the first touchdown of the game. The Tomcats were unable to complete the extra point, but left their mark at 6-0 with 6:52 left in the first quarter.
After only allowing an average of four points in the 2012 season, it seems as almost nothing has changed. The Tomcats defense was phenomenal, making it known that they were in charge. The defensive line stood its ground against the White Falcon’s offensive attack, keeping powerhouse running back Kane Roush locked up in the first half.
Late in the second quarter, a momentum swing fell in Wahama’s favor as Hunter Bradley intercepted Standley to give the White Falcons the ball on Trimble’s 44-yard line. But after a Kane Roush first down, the Tomcat defense again stopped Wahama, as the White Falcons failed to convert a fourth down attempt.
A few plays later, Standley took the game under his control. Capitalizing on a White Falcons fumble, Standley glided his way through the red zone on second-and-10 to put six more points on the board. The two-point conversion attempt was no good, but the Tomcats went to the locker room with a solid 12-0 lead at the half.
The intensity was evident when the White Falcons received the ball to begin the second half. Roush made a statement, converting on fourth-and-3 to grab and another first down and reach the Trimble 18-yard line. Wahama found itself converting on yet another fourth down, and in return, Bradley put the White Falcons on the board for the first time in the game, bringing the score to 12-7 entering the fourth quarter.
The final quarter resulted in a stalemate, as neither team was able to move the ball much.
Trimble came into Wahama expecting a packed crowd and a dogfight to the end, and that is exactly what it received.
Despite a quiet first half, Roush finished with 92 yards on 20 carries on the night. Standley threw for just 72 yards against the White Falcons’ defense, but scored both Tomcat touchdowns – one through the air and one on the ground.
Wahama finished with a total of 222 yards, just short of Trimble’s 241 yards on the night.
Trimble will return home next Friday to host South Gallia.
Wahama will travel to Eastern looking to rebound from its first loss since 2011.
Slideshow: Game of the Week: Trimble 12, Wahama 7
In our week two Game of the Week, Trimble handed Wahama its first ever loss in TVC-Hocking play. Konner Standley had a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown, and the Tomcat defense held Wahama to just seven points to snap the White Falcons' 16-game win streak.