The Tomcat Defense Proves To Be Too Much For The Falcons

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Last week, Conner Wright led the Tomcats to a huge victory over Waterford with five rushing touchdowns, but how could he possibly follow up that stellar performance against Miller?

Try two rushing touchdowns in the first half. On Trimble’s third drive, he scored from one yard out and then topped that on their fourth with a 34-yard touchdown run where he tip-toed his way down the sideline, outrunning the Falcon defense.

He would later add his third of the night with an 18-yard touchdown run as Trimble jumped out to a commanding 35-0 lead before halftime, which they would carry the rest of the way to a 49-0 victory over the Miller Falcons.

Any sign of Trimble having a letdown game following that victory against Waterford was nonexistent after Trimble’s Tabor Lackey and Cameron Kittle each threw a touchdown pass on back-to-back drives.

On the other side of the ball, the Tomcat defense locked down Blayton Cox and the Miller offense, limiting them to only two first downs in the entire first half. In fact, the Trimble defense forced two turnovers in the first half. Midway through the second quarter, Miller was driving 40 yards down the field, threatening inside the red zone, but on the ninth play of the drive, Devon Crabtree fumbled the ball on the Tomcat 13-yard line, which put an end to Miller’s best drive of the first half.

Trimble’s Max Hooper joined in on the Tomcat scoring fest as well in the second half. He scored twice in the first half, finishing with 44 yards on four carries and a score, as well as catching the 34-yard touchdown pass from Lackey on the first drive of the game.

Cameron Kittle, the starting quarterback, even caught two of Tabor Lackey’s passes for 49 yards. Additionally, Kittle rushed for 48 yards on four carries and found Sawyer Koons for a 28-yard touchdown on Trimble’s second drive of the game.

While last week’s game against Waterford proved to be the Conner Wright show for Trimble, this week’s matchup against Miller proved to be more of a balanced offense type of approach that featured a Trimble offense start off the game with an aerial attack that hasn’t been featured too much in previous games. With playoff implications still on the line, Trimble is looking very strong on both sides of the ball and is further proving they’re not so one-dimensional every week. Trimble, who has now moved to 6-1 on the season and 5-0 in the TVC-Hocking, will face Federal Hocking next week as they try and move one win closer to the Hocking crown.

For Miller, this loss drops them to 2-5 overall with a 1-4 record in the Hocking. Next week, they hit the road to Reedsville and look to rebound this loss as they take on the Eastern Eagles.