Trumann loses to Rivercrest in Homecoming battle.
Trumann went into Friday's homecoming game against Rivercrest boasting a 2-0
conference record. However, the visiting Colts would break that streak with
a 20-14 victory.
The Wildcats (3-3, 2-1) started off with a bang by scoring the first
touchdown of the game on a drive which featured solid running from Travis
Moody, who scored on a four-yard screen with 5:00 remaining in the first.
The Colts were unable to put anything together in the first period, but in
the second quarter, they managed a 53-yard drive resulting in a touchdown which
after the PAT knotted the score at 7-all.
Trumann immediately rallied behind quarterback Justin Elliot and pushed down
field, making three first downs. Unfortunately, they were unable to go the distance and turned the ball back to Rivercrest.
"We were just unable to stick the ball into the end zone every opportunity
they gave us," said head coach Ricky Timbs.
After the Cats failed to capitalize on their opportunity, the Colts took advantage of the situation and marched down the field on a 64-yard drive to score just before the half to take the lead, 13-7, at the break.
"When they got the opportunities they scored," said Timbs.
In the second half Trumann would watch as Rivercrest broke free on a 50-yard
TD to pull ahead 20-7 with 4:30 left in the third.
Trumann came back and pushed downfield, converting four first-down runs, but
an interception by Rivercrest ended the threat and, in the process, seemed to
deflate the Trumann offense.
The Wildcats did attempt a rally late in the fourth when Dusty Lampkin ran for 40 yards to put the Cats in scoring position. This was followed by a shovel pass to running back Richard Nelson for 15 yards, but a fumble on the line almost cost the touchdown.
Offensive lineman Dusty Green saved the score, however, when he recovered the ball and scored bringing the score to 20-14 with 2:13 remaining.
Trumann would not score again.
Elliot went 7-12 on the night for 120 and three interceptions while adding with 46-yards.
"We just left Justin in some bad positions out there tonight," said Timbs.
"We let them in and they were able to shake us up offensively."
Trumann is on the road next Friday at Gosnell. Game time is 7:30.