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The Trimble Tomcats (9-2, 7-0) will face another familiar post-season foe when they travel to Maysville High School to battle the Caldwell Redskins (10-1) for a second consecutive season.
Last season, the two undefeated teams faced off to either keep its winning streak alive and advance to the regional finals, or be sent home after an otherwise perfect season. In the end, the Tomcats prevailed after it bested the Redskins 14-10 despite being down 10-0 going into the fourth quarter; and 10-7 with just 12.6 seconds remaining in the matchup.
This season, like Trimble, Caldwell may not be undefeated but have held opponents to no more than 20 points per game. Caldwell’s third-year starting quarterback Tanner Clark is a big threat the Tomcats will be looking out for. Head Coach Phil Faires said Trimble will definitely have an eye on Clark and that a good defensive outing will be key.
“…Especially know where [Clark] is at all times; he’s been their runner this year,” Faires said.
Alongside Clark is third-year starting running back Bricker Lori who rushed for 1,469 yards last season, and a complete explosive offense all returned from a season ago.
Caldwell is fresh off a win over Sciotoville East, 55-8 in the first round of the playoffs, as they held the Tartans scoreless far into the second half. Clark recorded 218 yards on 14 carries and punched in three rushing touchdowns during the matchup.
Trimble played what Faires called its best game of the season last week against Shadyside, winning 17-14. Caldwell too faced the Tigers earlier in the season and won convincingly, 21-0.
The Tomcat’s plan is to continue its wishbone offense that has worked for them a lot recently, and won the game against Caldwell last year according to Faires. The Tomcats also look to throw in different formations and see how they work.
“We will put more of a pass in hopefully and get Losey more involved,” Faires said.
Andrew Losey of Trimble is coming off of the flu but is still expected to play Friday. Him and coach Faires, along with the rest of the Tomcats, were hoping to face the Redskins again this year after the exciting contest last year.
“We hoped we could get a chance to play them (Caldwell) again. Watch what you wish for,” Faires said.
The winner of the match-up will play the victor of Danville and Canal Winchester Harvest Prep, two teams that knocked familiar conference foes of Trimble out of the playoffs in South Gallia and Belpre, respectively.
Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. at Maysville High School.