Waterford Comes Back Over Trimble in Hocking Meeting< < Back to
Trimble and Waterford engaged in a TVC-Hocking super fight on that may determine who will hold the title of league champion. After falling 12-0, Waterford rallied scoring 30 unanswered points and defeated Trimble 30-12.
Last season, Waterford (3-1) went undefeated in the TVC-Hocking, becoming the new king of a realm that had been dominated by the Tomcats for years. Trimble (2-2) wanted revenge and would get its chance when they faced the Wildcats in the second round of the playoffs that year. The champs brutally defended their belt with a 22-0 drubbing.
Trimble would now be given the rubber-match they’ve waited months for. Now they were the underdogs. The challenger. But they were ready to give Wildcats the fight of their lives.
Trimble’s second drive of the game marched down the field, converting on two fourth-downs. On third-and-five, quarterback Cameron Kittle dropped back and in the face of pressure and launched a 31-yard bomb down the sideline to receiver Bryce Richards for a Tomcat touchdown.
Trimble went up 6-0.
Waterford had just been punched in the mouth and they were eager to respond; perhaps too eager fumbling the ball on the first play of the drive.
The Wildcats were on the ropes.
Next play Tomcat running back, Conner Wright, would take it around the tackles and go 49-yards untouched down the sideline taking the Wildcats confidence with him.
Waterford was now reeling from the punishment Trimble was dealing out, but they collected their composure and went to work.
On third-and-four Wildcat superstar, Braden Bellville, took a simple screen pass 46-yards to the house weakening the Tomcat lead 12-8 at the half.
The two combatants came off their stools for the second half of the game with the intentions to break the other’s will.
After a scoreless third quarter, Trimble was 12 minutes away from escaping Waterfield with a win.
However, the Wildcats had other plans. Waterfield had rope-a-doped Trimble. They took their best shot and landed the Bellville haymaker at will for the rest of the night.
Bellville would take the game into his hands scoring three rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter finishing the night with 22 carries, 202 yards and four total touchdowns, icing the game for the defending champs.
Trimble may have not knocked off the champs tonight, but they are still in the hunt to reclaim what was once theirs: the TVC-Hocking championship. They play Miller at home next week while the defending champs look to conquer their next challenger: The Frontier Cougars.