Trion hands LaFayette first loss
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.