Wildcats spread the wealth around in 69-12 win
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Using a horse racing comparison, Trigg County enjoyed a light workout in their game with Muhlenberg South Friday, crushing the Suns 69-12.

The Wildcats scored on ten of their 13 possessions, and didn’t have a drive longer than 2:10 until the game’s final minutes.

Trigg County improved their record to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in district play, having locked up home field advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

Muhlenberg South fell to 1-8 overall and 0-6 in the district. The Suns will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

Nine different Wildcats scored touchdowns and Brent Wietting was a perfect 9-for-9 on extra point attempts, tying a school record held by Kyle Waldrup in 2001.

Trigg County rolled up a season-high 514 yards of total offense and had more touchdowns (10) than first downs (9).

Their quick-strike capabilities on offense showed no ill-effects from coming off a bye week as the Wildcats ran 28 offensive plays and averaged 18.3 yards per play.

“We did a good job early offensively and executed our offense well. We did a lot of good things tonight, and a lot of people got to play,” Wildcat head coach Curtis Higgins said. “We had a good week of practice and worked on a lot things. We showed some of what we worked on but not everything.”

Trigg County scored on the second play of the game when Devin Tejada scampered 40 yards for the score just 48 seconds into the opening quarter.

After the first of eight punts by Muhlenberg South, Trigg added another score when Taylor McGee reached the end zone from 17 yards out for a 14-0 lead.

Tommy Woodall hooked up with Rozelle Boyd on a 64-yard pass play down the left side to put Trigg up 21-0 with 7:14 remaining in the first quarter.

After Robert Sholar blocked his second punt of the season, Woodall found Stephon Smithers wide open in the middle of the end zone for a 28-0 Wildcat lead with 3:08 still showing on the first quarter clock.

Woodall threw his third score of the half when Dhayna Cavanaugh took a short pass over the middle and raced 22 yards for the score and a 35-0 lead.

Tejada added his second TD run of the night on a 49-yard run with 9:22 left in the half.

Muhlenberg South got on the board when Adam Beck found Ryan Decker on a short 3-yard pass play with 6:29 left in the half. The score was set up by a 77-yard run by Jeremy Boyd to the Wildcat 1-yard line.

Trigg tallied their final score of the half when Woodall connected on his fourth TD pass of the half – a 44-yard screen pass to Greg Acree.

The Wildcats scored on their first three drives of the second half – a 16-yard pass from Woodall to Jamaal Boyd, a 25-yard run by Marcus Mayes, and a 7-yard run by Brandon Bridges.

After the run by Bridges, Lindsay Darnall attempted to become the first female to score a point in a varsity football game but her extra point was just short.

Boyd scored on a 5-yard run for Muhlenberg South to end their scoring in the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats had 305 yards rushing on just 17 carries (17.9 per carry). No Wildcat carried the ball more than three times.

Tejada had 89 yards on two carries, and Marcus Mayes added 57 yards on two carries.

Through the air, Woodall was 8-of-11 for 209 yards five touchdown passes – one shy of the school record. He now has 18 on the season.

Jamaal Boyd led the Wildcat receivers with four catches for 62 yards.

Trigg County will host Lone Oak Friday in what will be senior night at Perdue Field.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

EXTRA POINTS – The 69 points scored tied for second-most in school history and was only three behind the 72 points scored by the Wildcats in a 1970 win over North Marshall…The 57-point margin of victory was fourth highest in history…The Wildcats only had the football for 13:47, compared to over 34 minutes for Muhlenberg South…Trigg County is now 6-0 in the series with Muhlenberg South, winning by an average score of 45-8…Trigg County has won 14 straight October games dating back to 2002…Muhlenberg South’s first touchdown was the first points allowed by the Wildcats in the second quarter since their loss to Bowling Green in the second week of the season…Trigg County has won seven straight home games and 15 of their last 16.
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