Trigg opened the contest with the ball and, after converting a midfield fourth down, faced another fourth down at the Laker 15-yard line. The Wildcats surprised everyone with a pulling guard run as offensive lineman Mason Hyde ran for a touchdown.
“We worked on that last week,” Trigg head coach Coby Lewis said. “We sprint pass and pull our guard a lot in that formation, so we set it up knowing we wanted to do it, then we figured fourth-and-5 was as good a time as any. It worked exactly like we thought it would.”
Calloway failed on a fake punt on its first drive, and Trigg appeared poised to take a two-possession lead but lost all momentum when an interception was returned inside the Wildcat 10-yard line. The Lakers scored two plays later and added a field goal and two more touchdowns before Trigg scored again. The field goal was set up by a bad snap and punt by the ‘Cats, and both of the other touchdowns came after Trigg fumbles.
“Turnovers have gotten us the last few weeks,” Lewis said. “If we can find a way to quit doing that, I think we still have a chance to be pretty good.”
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