MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The Trimble football team outscored 68-0 through the first three quarters of Friday night’s Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division contest in Gallia County. The Tomcats went on to take the 74-6 victory over the Rebels.
Trimble (2-1, 1-1 TVC Hocking) started it’s scoring on slaught by tackling the Rebels (0-3 0-2) in the end zone for a safety at 6:17 of the first quarter. The Tomcats added seven points on the next drive when Bryce Smathers broke a nine yard run for a touchdown and a Jon Stevens extra point. Trimble’s terry Simerly returned a South Gallia punt 63 yards for the score and Stevens knocked in the extra point to give Trimble a 16 point lead. Konner Standley completed a 19 yard pass to Austin Downs just before the end of the quarter to give THS the 23-0 lead at the end on one.
Wyatt Deak started out the second quarter with two scores for the Tomcats, one a 13 yard pass fom Standley and the other a nine yard run. Stevens knocked a 19 yard field goal in at the 6:25 mark of the second quarter which pushed the THS lead to 40-0. Justice Jenkins punched in from the four yard line and Smathers broke a 31 yard touchdown run before the half to give the Tomcats the 54-0 halftime lead.
Simerly broke an 11 yard run for six to open the half and Trimble’s Deak made the extra point. At the 3:30 mark of the third quarter Jenkins returned a 60 yard punt for a TD and Deak knocked in the extra point.
South Gallia got on the board at the 11:41 mark of the fourth quarter on a 16 yard pass from Landon Hutchinson to number 20. Trimble’s Jimmy Ward ran for a 6 yard touchdown with 6:23 remaining in the game giving THS the 74-6 win.
Hutchinson led the South Gallia ground attack with 54 yards on 13 carries. Hutchinson threw for 28 yards and a touchdown on 5-of-16 passing with two interceptions. Jared Nolan led the wideouts with two receptions for 11 yards, while number 20 had one reception for 16 yards and a touchdown.
Standley led Trimble with four rushes for 114 yards, followed by Smithers with 74 yards on 10 rushes with two TD’s, Jenkins with 63 yards on seven carries with a touchdown, and Ward with 34 yards on four rushes with a TD. Standley led Trimble with 67 yards passing with a TD on 4-of-7 passing with an interception. Deak had 12 yards on two receptions, while Cody Carroll had one reception for 36 yards, and Downs had one reception for 19 yards and a TD.
South Gallia finished with 104 rushing yards on 36 carries, 28 yards passing and seven first downs on the night. The Rebels fumbled three times, losing all, and had eight penalties for 47 yards.
The Tomcats finished with 341 rushing yards on 41 carries, 68 yards passing and 22 first down. Trimble fumbled three time, only losing one, and committed seven penalties for 50 yards.
South Gallia will host Miller next Friday at 7:30 in a TVC Hocking contest.