The shutout streak came to an end, but regardless, the Trimble Tomcats (9-1) hammered the Federal Hocking Lancers (6-4) in the final week of the regular season, 41-8.
Not surprisingly, junior quarterback Konner Standley led the way for Trimble again. He orchestrated six successful scoring drives and accumulated nearly two-thirds of the total offense for the Tomcats. Overall, he picked up more than 200 yards through the air and 130 on the ground to go with three touchdowns.
But he wasn’t alone. Running backs Jacob Koons and Bryce Smathers combined for nearly 100 yards and tallied two touchdowns in the opening quarter to put Trimble up 13. And in the final frame, even freshman Justice Jenkins put six on the board on a one-yard carry.
The Tomcats defense was electric again, as well. The group forced three turnovers, picked up four sacks and allowed just one score in the final 40 seconds of the game. It was only the fifth offensive touchdown they allowed in 10 regular season games.
As for the Lancers, it was a tough way to finish the season, but nonetheless, the team has gradually improved over the last three seasons. Federal Hocking will bring back the majority of its roster next season.
Trimble will likely host a playoff game next weekend. Stay tuned for more updates on the final postseason standings in their region to see who they will play and when it will take place.
Passing (completions-attempts-touchdowns-interceptions) — Standley (13-20-211-1-0)
Rushing (carries-yards-touchdowns) — Standley (17-130-2), Smathers (13-73-1), Koons (6-23-1), Jenkins (3-16-1)
Receiving (catches-yards-touchdowns) — Downs (5-99-1), Koons (4-72-0), Deak (2, 18, 0), Jenkins (1-8-0), Bragg (1-12-0)
Federal Hocking Lancers
Passing (completions-attempts-touchdowns-interceptions) — Jackson (12-21-169-1-1), Crum (0-1-0-1)
Rushing (carries-yards-touchdowns) — Jackson (6-32-0), Crum (12-6-0), Santiago (2-negative 2-0)
Receiving (catches-yards-touchdowns) — Nichols (2-57-1), Casey (2-22-0), Mayle (3-42-0), Santiago (1-23-0), Crum (2-16-0)