Trumann downs Cave City 41-14 in regular season finale

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Trumann's Will White (20) follows the blocking of Noah Milligan (34) for a nice gain during the Wildcats win over Cave City this past Friday at Wildcat Field. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Trumann (7-3, 6-1) jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first half before cruising to a 41-14 win over Cave City this past Friday night at RMC Stadium to claim the second seed in the 4A-3 conference. The Wildcats will host Bauxite on November 9 in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

The Cavemen got the ball first starting at their own 31-yard line and picked up a first down before having to punt with the ball being downed on the Trumann 28-yard line with 8:33 left. Trumann struck fast as Jay Morgan gained nine on first down before Will White kept the ball and sprinted 62 yards for the touchdown to make it 6-0 Wildcats with 7:50 left. Gunner Parks extra-point try was no good. Cave City put together a nice drive to the Trumann 39-yard line before a quarterback sack by Jonah Haynie and Lathan Rouse on first down lost five for Cave City before a short run and an incomplete pass forced the Cavemen to punt with the ball being downed at the Trumann 30-yard line with 19 seconds left. Morgan picked up five yards before the clock expired ending the first quarter with Trumann leading 6-0.

Noah Milligan ran for no gain on the first play of the second quarter before a nice run by White was negated by a penalty to give Trumann a third and thirteen at their own 27-yard line. White broke loose for 44 yards down to the Cave City 29-yard line before Parks picked up five yards on the next play. Milligan ran for a yard as Morgan gained seven yards to the Cavemen 16-yard line. Parks picked up seven yards followed by a nine yard touchdown run from Morgan to make it 12-0 Wildcats with 8:03 left. White added the two-point run to make the score 14-0. Cave City went three and out on their next drive thank to a quarterback sack by Jaden King on third down. White returned the ensuing punt to the Cave City 48-yard line with 5:59 left. Morgan galloped for 20 yards on first down as Parks ran for two yards on the next play. Milton Lewis, III sliced his way for 14 yards before White's six yard run put the ball on the Cavemen six-yard line. Lewis covered the last six yards for the touchdown to make it 20-0 Trumann with 3:53 left. Cole Bingham was stopped on the two-point try. Cave City started on the their 27-yard line and moved the ball to the 41-yard line where they faced fourth and nine. The Cavemen tried to get sneaky with a fake punt but lost a yard on the play turning the ball over to Trumann on the Cave City 40-yard line with 1:18 left. A bad hand off exchange put the ball on turf ending in a nine-yard loss before White hit Parks for a one yard completion to make it third and eighteen. White's pass on third down was incomplete as the half ended with Trumann up 28-0.

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