Coach Shannon Burcham and staff decided to let the world know that they came to win with a successful onside kick to start the game.
A few plays later Antonio Grubbs scored to put the Wildcats on the board for the first time in two weeks. Only a few short minutes later Brandon Bridges ran like a Cheetah down the sidelines returning a punt 41 yards to put the cats on top 14-0.
Of course John Reinick’s extra point kicks were good on both.
But Murray didn’t back down, they also wanted a win. It was as spirited a game as I remember in recent years and the testosterone level was high on both sides.
Unfortunately, the officials usually only see the second punch and yellow flags littered the field for the rest on the game. Trigg had a 4th and 57 and a 4th and 41 in the second quarter alone and not from sacks!
It got to a point were I was looking to see where the flag was after every play. One official even warned a spectator that he would be drawing a penalty if he didn’t stop trying to help with the calls!
Murray finally scored early in the 4th quarter but missed the extra point and that was that. Trigg’s kicker John Reinick put it through the uprights late in the game to put it away 17-6.
Last week, it was gloom and doom from some, but Trigg really did go from “worst to first” this week with the win at Murray as they are now the only unbeaten team in district play.
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