Trimble Defense Pitches Seventh Shutout Of Season To Clinch TVC-Hocking Title

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Trimble knew that with eight victories thus far this season, they had a playoff spot secured. Trimble knew however with a win against Wahama, the Tomcats would clinch an outright TVC-Hocking title and a home playoff game in week 11.

Trimble came into tonight’s game with a chip on their shoulder, knowing they were in control of their own destiny.

The Tomcats came out strong, with star running back Conner Wright taking a handoff 58 yards to the house on the first play from the line of scrimmage. It took all of 19 seconds for the Tomcats to get all the points they would need for this matchup.

Trimble’s defense has been the story of their season, and with a shutout tonight they now have seven shutouts on the season. Waterford was the only conference opponent to score a point against the Tomcats all season.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Trimble early on though, after a huge punt return by Max Hooper, the Tomcats were in position to extend their lead before they fumbled on the one yard line, giving the ball back to Wahama.

Wahama would quickly give the ball back to Trimble, with Clayton Bartlett intercepting an Abram Pauley pass. Trimble would get on the scoreboard again with a one play drive off the legs of star Conner Wright. Wright took a handoff from eight yards out and dragged two White Falcon defenders to paydirt to put Trimble up 13-0.

Wahama was forced to punt again on their next possession and this time Max Hooper took the return the distance, making it 19-0 Tomcats.

Things didn’t get any better for Wahama’s offense, as a fumble ended their next possession, giving Trimble the ball in the red zone to start their next drive.

Cam Kittle found Noah Rossiter in the corner of the end zone to make it 26-0 Tomcats. Rossiter actually run such a great route that the Wahama defender slipped and fell in the wet conditions, leaving Rossiter wide open for six.

Trimble’s offense wasn’t done yet, as Wright took another handoff four yards to make it 33-0 early in the second quarter.

The Tomcats offense wouldn’t let up as Wright scored on a 19 yard carry, Hooper had a 14 yard touchdown, and then a 71 yard scamper to the house to make it 51-0 before halftime.

Austin Wisor got a 66 yard interception return to make it 58-0 Trimble, the final points of the game.

Trimble will take on Waterford, Franklin Furnace Green, or Fisher Catholic at home in their first round of playoff action.