The Wildcats managed only eight rushing yards and turned the football over three times in the three-quarter varsity scrimmage at Calloway County High School.
Instead of looking at the numbers, Higgins compared the scrimmage to their loss to Hopkinsville the previous week.
“We had one bad snap compared to 15 against Hopkinsville,” Higgins said. “We also blocked a little better and ran the football a little better.”
Trigg County’s defense carried the Wildcats in the scrimmage, limiting the Eagles to 35 rushing yards and just five first downs.
“Our defense has been real good in both scrimmages,” Higgins said, adding that improved play by several players is adding to the depth of his team.
Graves County totaled 115 yards of offense on 47 plays for an average of just 2.4 yards per play.
Trigg County had 203 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per play.
The passing of Tommy Woodall accounted for most of Trigg County’s offense as the senior quarterback completed 13-of-23 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. In the second half, he was 5-of-7 for 88 yards.
Subtract the four quarterback sacks allowed by the Wildcats, and they ended the game with 35 rushing yards on 10 carries.
Trigg County got on the scoreboard first when Woodall rolled out to the right and found Jamaal Boyd in the end zone on a fourth-and-one play. Boyd juggled the ball in the air but came down in bounds for the score. Brent Wietting added the point after for a 7-0 lead.
Boyd finished the game with six catches for 84 yards.
Graves County added a 32-yard field goal at the 5:51 mark of the second quarter to draw to within 7-3.
The Eagles took a 10-7 lead with 4:04 left in the third quarter on a 10-yard pass play.
Trigg County closed out the scoring with 16 seconds left in the third quarter when Woodall found Stephon Smithers across the middle for a 40-yard touchdown and a 14-10 lead.
Both teams played their junior varsity and freshman units in the fourth quarter.