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Trimble High Schools Conner Wright (10) breaks tackles during a game between Trimble and South Gallia High School on Sept. 20, 2019, in Glouster, Ohio. (Charles Hatcher/ WOUB)

Tomcats Handle Business In Rout Of Rebels

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GLOUSTER, Ohio-The Trimble Tomcats hosted the South Gallia Rebels in its third conference match up of the season. The Tomcats looked to defend their perfect shutout record this season, entering week four with a 3-0 record and no points scored against them, while the Rebels were looking to win their second straight to move to 2-2 on the season. Unfortunately for the Rebels, their rebellion would be suppressed with the Trimble rolling past South Gallia 45-0.

Trimble immediately made an impact in this game, forcing a fumble out of South Gallia on their first play from scrimmage. Senior linebacker Sawyer Koons recovered the loose ball, which led to a Tomcat touchdown two offensive plays later, and the reigning TVC-Hocking defensive player of the year wasn’t done. The following Rebel drivel, sophomore quarterback Tristan Saber dropped back for his first pass attempt to have it intercepted by Koons and returned 46 yards to give the Tomcats a 14-0 lead in just two minutes of play.

A South Gallia High School player gets tackled during a game between Trimble High School and South Gallia on Sept. 20, 2019, in Glouster, Ohio. (Charles Hatcher/ WOUB)
Trimble High Schools Cameron Kittle (12) runs for a touchdown during a game between Trimble and South Gallia High School on Sept. 20, 2019, in Glouster, Ohio. Kittle is the current holder of the Rope.(Charles Hatcher/ WOUB)
South Gallia High Schools Tristan Saber (14) hands the ball off during a game between Trimble and South Gallia High School on Sept. 20, 2019, in Glouster, Ohio. (Charles Hatcher/ WOUB)
Trimble High Schools Sawyer Koons (42) tries to break tackles during a game between Trimble and South Gallia High School on Sept. 20, 2019, in Glouster, Ohio. (Charles Hatcher/ WOUB)

Trimble started to run away with the game with the help of senior running back Conner Wright, who ran for 133 yards on just six carries. Wright accounted for two of the Tomcats four rushing touchdowns, with senior quarterback Cameron Kittle and junior running back Todd Fouts splitting a pair as well. Kittle also threw a 36 yard touchdown to senior wide receiver Landon Wisor, his only reception of the game. This match up got so out of hand that by the end of the first quarter, Trimble had run six offensive plays and were winning 35-0.

The game would finish 45-0 in Trimble’s favor, moving the Tomcats to 4-0 and their impressive shutout streak to four games straight. In total, the Tomcats tallied 305 yards on the ground, compared to its 60 yards through the air. They’ll host Worthington Christian in Glouster next week in what should be a good defensive test for the Tomcats.

South Gallia drop to 1-3 on the year with not much to show on the long ride back home. However, they have a chance to redeem themselves in their own home when the Eastern Eagles come to town. It will be a tough conference match up for the Rebels, but if they can tie the loose ends they displayed tonight, they could still turn their season around.