N-Y Snaps Trimble’s 28-Game Regular Season Win Streak

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For the first time in a long time, the First National Bank Trophy will return to Nelsonville-York. The Buckeyes edged out Trimble 26-20 in a thriller, ending the Tomcats’ 28-game regular season win streak.

Justice Jenkins had his way with the Buckeyes’ defense all night, but he was unable to reel in a Andrew Losey pass in the end zone with 42 seconds left and Nelsonville-York reclaimed a rivalry it last won in 2011.

“They were going to try to make a play with Jenkins,” Nelsonville-York coach Dave Boston said. “He’s their bread and butter. We were fortunate enough to make a play on it.”

The Buckeyes entered the half trailing 12-7, but responded with 19 unanswered points. Noah Andrews reached the end zone twice on the ground, including a 40-yard touchdown on N-Y’s first possession. Quarterback Hunter Edwards scored on a 4-yard bootleg run to start the Buckeyes’ comeback and Alex Mount recorded the decisive six points of the evening with a 40-yard scamper of his own.

Jenkins had three rushing touchdowns from 19, 19 and 11 yards and slipped through Nelsonville-York arm tackles all night.

“We knew what we were up against,” Boston said. “This game was huge. Our kids stepped up in the second half and we were able to pull it out.”

For Nelsonville-York, Saturday’s victory was a momentum builder for a team that hopes to challenge for a TVC-Ohio title. They’ll hope to keep it going next week at Newark Catholic.

The reigning TVC-Hocking champion Tomcats will look to rebound when they travel to Belpre Friday to take on the Golden Eagles.