Trigg County’s Wildcat Chevrolet Bowl victory Friday night, move along,
nothing to see here. I don’t have a cool sportswriter’s name like “Red” or
“Hank” nor do I have much experience.
Okay, I have no experience. But I have read quite a lot in my lifetime and would venture at least a fourth of what I have read was written by someone who knew very little of their subject.
Now, with that out of the way, “What about them Cats?!
Calloway County fielded a team of only 39 players. But they came to play.
They also brought Tyrrell Willis. A 6’2” 230 pound sophomore who looks like
he should be playing on TV not in Trigg County.
I saw some Trigg guys who can stop a mid-size car have big trouble just slowing him down. They were a well coached team with a whole lot of heart. The exact same thing can be said of Trigg County. But Trigg has something else that will go far in high
school football, and as Harold Knight put it ever so eloquently “ain’t nothing like speed, son”.
Okay, it’s game time.
The Lakers scored first. Then the always dangerous Donald Bush tied it with a short run to the end zone. Scotty Mayes scored Trigg’s second TD with a 65 yard trip to end the first quarter 14-7.
Early in the 2nd quarter, Calloway’s QB Casey Brockman ran for a 22 yard touchdown tying the game at 14. Tyrrell Willis added another TD with a 45 yard run
late in the quarter. Donald Bush and Scotty Mayes immediately re-tied the game ending the first half tied 21-21.
At the half, the teams needed a break, the coaches needed to coach, the
cheerleaders needed to dance and I needed a smoke.
Life was good.
I saw Coach Colby Lewis (a great guy by most accounts and a really good history
teacher) going in the locker room shaking his head saying “we have got to
put more guys on him”. “Him” being Tyrrell Willis I presumed (who by games
end had 17 carries, 172 yards and 2 TDs).
With fresh teams on the field, fresh batteries in my camera and a positive mental attitude on both sides and in the stands the second half began.
But before I start my rambling diatribe on the second half, let me say this about Trigg County fans, they are the best. The stands couldn’t hold them all. And The Black Hole was rowdy as ever (in a very good way of course).
The second half started with Dustin White scoring followed by a long run
by Brandon Bridges to boost Trigg County’s lead to 35-21. The Lakers answered that with two of their own, by Garner and Willis, only to have the extra point blocked by Antonio Grubbs leaving them a point shy of Trigg.
Read Stagner's report on Page 1B of The Cadiz Record.