Periods of intense rain and a big-play Trigg County offense put a damper on Webster County football homecoming Friday, as the visiting Wildcats took a 70-26 win in the Trojans’ 1st District opener.
Trigg piled up 680 yards of total offense in the contest, mostly on big plays. The Wildcats scored eight of their touchdowns on plays of 31, 73, 80, 67, 57, 45, 86, and 47 yards.
Despite the rain, Webster also put together big numbers on offense, compiling 347 yards on the night.
The Trojans got a career night from freshman running back Jackson Edens, who rushed for 194 yards on eight carries. He scored two touchdowns, including an 85-yard run midway through the second quarter.
Aden Young also scored twice while putting together 90 yards on ten touches. He scored on a 65-yard run late in the contest.
Noah Duncan ran for 52 yards on five carries.
After TCHS took a 14-0 lead, Webster cut the advantage on an 11-play drive capped by a 4-yard run by Edens. The 2-point conversion was unsuccessful, but cut the lead to 14-6 with 11:13 left in the first quarter.
The Wildcats answered with a scoring drive of their own to move ahead 21-6, but WCHS drove 64 yards to get a score on a 1-yard scamper from Young with 7:26 on the first quarter clock. The conversion was fumbled, but the home team had closed to with 9 at 21-12.
Trigg scored on its first play from scrimmage on the next possession to extend the lead to 28-12.
Edens answered with his career-long rush of 85 yards, then ran the conversion into the end zone to pull his team within 8 points at 28-20.
Trigg County, however, scored the next 42 points to put the contest out of reach for the Trojans.
Young found the end zone from 65 yards out late in the third frame to close the gap to 70-26.
The Trojans will close their home schedule Friday night, hosting Paducah Tilghman in another 1st District match-up. The Blue Tornado is 3-5 on the season, and will come off a 21-19 home loss to district leading Union County last Friday.