Even though the game will be held during the middle of the Trigg County Country Ham Festival, it will be the final regular season home game at Perdue Field.
The Wildcats are 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the district after last week’s 28-14 win over Heath that saw them pile up over 400 total yards for the second consecutive week.
That’s not good news for Webster County (1-5, 1-2), who allows 36 points and 318 yards of offense a week.
The Trojans appeared to be on track after a late-minute 23-22 win at Reidland three weeks ago. However, the Trojans lost two key starters to injuries in a loss to Crittenden County and have managed just two touchdowns and 400 total yards in the two games since.
Freshman quarterback Steven Turner suffered a broken collarbone after throwing for 356 yards in three games.
His replacement is sophomore Ben Boone (6-0, 155), who has completed 14-of-29 passes for 121 yards.
Webster’s leading rusher, Jesse Bumpus, a 6-0, 175-pound senior playing his first season of football, rushed for 287 yards in their first four games but suffered a hamstring injury against Crittenden County and has seen limited time since.
Shea Anglin, a 6-1 senior, has rushed for 171 yards on 40 carries the past two weeks, while fullback Brian Pinkston (5-11, 190, Soph.) has rushed for 189 yards this year.
Corey Patmore, another senior playing football for the first time, is Webster’s deep threat at receiver. He has 12 catches for 234 yards this year.
The Trojans do feature some beef up front, led by 280-pound junior Corey Hobgood and 230-pound junior Matthew Wright.
However, Union County (50-27), Hancock County (56-20), and Crittenden County (34-7) were able to utilize their speed against the slower Trojan defensive squad.
Trigg County’s defense, which has allowed just seven points a game in their past three wins, will be looking for the same type of domination that carried them to a 26-0 shutout win at Dixon last year.
The Wildcats held Webster to minus-three yards and one first down in the second half of the game. Webster County finished with 30 yards rushing on 31 carries and 49 yards of total offense.
The road doesn’t get any easier for first-year coach Andy Corbin’s Trojans, who still have games remaining with Fort Campbell, Heath, and Caldwell County.
Trigg County leads the all-time series with the Trojans 12-4 but lost their game at Perdue Field to Webster 25-21.
Kickoff Friday is set for 7:30 p.m., with the Wildcat seniors to be honored before the contest.