The Wildcats entered the Class 3A first-round playoff game as the No. 3 seed out of the 1st District against the Falcons, the 2nd District’s No. 2 seed. Monroe now moves on to face 1st District top-seed Paducah Tilghman, a winner Friday against 2nd District fourth-seed South Warren.
Trigg’s defense played well enough to keep the score close until the fourth quarter, when fatigue finally caught up to the ‘Cats.
“We knew our defense was going to play well, and they kept us in the game up until the end,” Trigg head coach Coby Lewis said.
Trigg’s offense managed only 31 total plays to Monroe’s 58. Quarterback Hunter Allen connected with receiver Devonte Nance for a 70-yard touchdown late in the third quarter to trim the gap to 16-6, but the team managed only two more passing yards and zero net rushing yards.
“We struggled to run the ball between the tackles through the entire season,” Lewis said. “Tonight was no different. People have taken away the perimeter run in the last few weeks or longer.”
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