The biggest weakness for Trigg County was the play of their offensive line, which allowed six quarterback sacks.
“We played eight people up front in the scrimmage, and we’re still looking for five players to play there,” Wildcat head coach Curtis Higgins said. “I wasn’t pleased with our seniors. They played like they were going through the motions.”
Trigg County ran the football 13 times, losing 33 yards. In running plays that didn’t involve a sack, the Wildcats ran seven times and gained 19 yards.
Trigg County completed 14-of-27 passes for 157 yards in the game and were picked off twice.
Dylan Sonnek completed 6-of-12 passes for 66 yards and two interceptions, while Tommy Woodall was 8-of-15 for 91 yards. Woodall is still recovering from a broken wrist suffered during summer workouts.
Jamaal Boyd led the Wildcat receivers with eight catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
Hopkinsville ran 29 times for 173 yards, but was held to minus yardage on ten carries.
Through the air, Hoptown quarterback Chuck Thomas was 3-of-8 for 73 yards.
“We had some breakdowns, but they are fixable. But we have some guys who aren’t getting the job done, and that will change or someone else will be taking their place,” Higgins said.
The scrimmage played two series each of ten plays and three series of down-and-distance.
Both teams then worked on goal line situations, which is where Trigg scored two of their touchdowns.
In the J.V. portion of the scrimmage, neither team scored but Trigg County’s defense stifled Hopkinsville, holding them to just 12 total yards.
Trigg’s offense drove to the Hopkinsville 4-yard line but the series reached the ten-play limit.