Trion hands LaFayette first loss

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

The LaFayette Ram­blers trailed by just seven points, 14-7, af­ter one quar­ter at Trion on Fri­day night. How­ever, the home­s­tand­ing Bull­dogs would score 35 unan­swered points, in­clud­ing 21 in the fi­nal 9:14 of the first half, and would go on to a 49-21 vic­tory over the Ram­blers at Sam R. McCain Sta­dium.

Trion opened the night with an 11-yard TD run by Lo­gan Blevins and a 47-yard scor­ing scam­per by Tan­ner Rai­ley. But Dakota Cathey would break off a 70-yard touch­down run late in the first quar­ter and added a 17-yard scor­ing run early in the sec­ond as two Max Studdard ex­tra points tied the game at 14.

But Trion, who would rush 43 times on the night for 429 yards, coun­tered with a pair of 7-yard TD runs, one by Braden John­son and the other by Blevins. Quar­ter­back Jar­rett Gill would plunge in from a yard out with eight sec­onds left in the half.

Blevins would add a 4-yard TD run in the third quar­ter and a 13yard Ha­gen Willing­ham run in the fourth would cap the night for the Bull­dogs (1-0). Johnny Madaris would take one in from 12 yards out to end the night for the Ram­blers.

Cathey had 13 car­ries for 105 yards and scored a pair of rush­ing touch­downs for LaFayette, while Alan Hu had 14 rushes for 43 yards. Quar­ter­back Ty Fisher was 3-of-6 in the air, but for just 15 yards.

Jonah Hobbs had six tack­les to pace the de­fense, while Tyler Beard had five to­tal stops - four solo - in­clud­ing one tackle for a loss.

LaFayette (1-1) will be back at home at Jack King Sta­dium this Fri­day as county foe Gor­don Lee comes to south Walker County. The Tro­jans were off last week.

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