Trimble Tramples Belpre Week After Shutout

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In Gridiron Glory’s Game of the Week, the Trimble Tomcats and the Belpre Golden Eagles met as rivals. Last season, Belpre broke its five-year scoring drought against the Tomcats. Despite breaking that drought they still lost 49-6. This year was much of the same as Trimble routed Belpre 44-7.

With both teams coming in at 0-1 and being the first conference game for both, whoever came out and grabbed the momentum could set the pace for the game. Trimble took that bull by the horns when on the third play of the game they had an interception return for a touchdown.

The Tomcats jumped all over the Golden Eagles early on. Just a couple possessions after the interception, Belpre’s quarterback Brandon Simoniette fumbled the ball and Trimble capitalized taking a lead of 13-0 in the first. Trimble’s defense showed up early and after a shutout loss to Nelsonville-York last week, the Tomcats offense showed up too.

Trimble’s Max Hooper, a name to remember, got it going early and often. This man could not be stopped all night. He started off his three touchdown night with a two-yard run to increase Trimble’s lead to 19-0. Not even three minutes later Hooper found the endzone again on a 11-yard carry.

Now being down 25-0 only minutes into the second quarter, Belpre’s offense needed to show some life and swing the momentum and they did just that.

After Belpre’s first long drive on the night and a couple of beautiful passes later, running back Tojzae Reams jumps over the the pile from one-yard out. This got the Golden Eagles team going and they showed it on the defensive side of the ball as well. They began playing with a purpose, they were disrupting plays, getting sacks. This new found energy held Trimble from scoring the rest of the half.

Belpre seemed to bring the same energy out of half. They were able to intercept Trimble inside the five-yard line early in the third quarter. Despite the stout defense, Belpre’s offense couldn’t move the ball all night. Trimble’s Hooper had no trouble, though, and took it 20-yards to the house with just 20 seconds left in the third, giving him his three touchdown night.

The Tomcats would go on to score two more times and the Golden Eagles just gave up too many bursts of scoring and no offense.

Trimble will look to build off their first victory of the season at home next week when they take on South Gallia. Belpre now, 0-2, are looking to get a victory next week when they travel to Federal Hocking.