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Bulldogs roll into postseason play with win at South Harrison

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The Trenton Bulldogs racked up seven touchdowns in a dominating 49-12 victory at South Harrison on Friday night from South Harrison Memorial Stadium in Bethany.  The win completed an 8-1 regular season and wrapped up a #2 seed for Trenton, while South Harrison, at 3-6, settles for a #6 seed.  South Harrison will travel to Mid-Buchanan, with Trenton hosting the Lathrop Mules.  South Harrison’s game has been moved to Thursday night at 7 o’clock, with the Trenton-Lathrop game on Friday night at 7.

South Harrison opened the scoring on the first drive of the game, with sophomore fullback Crae Coffey scoring on a 7 yard run with 3:50 remaining in the opening quarter.  Trenton responded quickly on the ensuing drive, with a 42 yard connection between Mason Rongey and Aiden Weyer tying the game, with the extra point sending the lead to the “Black ‘n Gold” the 7-6 lead.  The advantage expanded to 13-6 with 10:58 remaining in the second quarter, as a Brayden Hughs 46 yard jaunt pushed the lead to 13-6.

Trenton kept the momentum on South Harrison, as Gabe Novak, with 7:45 remaining in the second quarter, had Trenton’s longest play from scrimmage on the night.  Tom Johnson had the play-by-play call on KGOZ: 

With 4:44 remaining in the half, Trenton’s Hughs reached for the end zone, attempting to give THS a 27-6 lead.  In the process of the stretch, Hughs fumbled the ball into the end zone, with three Trenton offensive linemen giving chase.  Jake Schmadeke jumped on the ball to secure the touchdown.  South Harrison cut the lead to 27-12 at the half on a 1 yard quarterback sneak by Braxton Booth.

Trenton dominated the second half, with third quarter touchdown runs of 34 yards by Novak and four yards for Hughs.  Hughs added a 43 yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.

Here is the high school football scoreboard for Friday, October 20, 2023: 

Worth County 94, Princeton 6 (On KTTN FM 92.3) 

Milan 21, Maysville 20 (Milan clinches the GRC title outright) 

Putnam County 14, Polo 7

Marceline 55, Gallatin 16

East Buchanan 48, Lawson 8

Penney 64, West Platte 20

North Platte 30, Lathrop 15

Mid-Buchanan 50, KIPP Legacy 22

St. Pius X 34, Savannah 13

Chillicothe 22, Benton 0

Cameron 48, Marshall 0

Maryville 71, Lafayette 14

Higginsville 57, Carrollton 6

Richmond 58, Lexington 18

Smithville 24, Grandview 21

Kearney 42, Belton 7

Holden 27, Knob Noster 16

Brookfield 39, Highland 0

Monroe City 22, Clark County 12

Centralia 42, Macon 0

South Shelby 55, Palmyra 0

Westran 35, Salisbury 14

Harrisburg 32, Scotland County 14


Albany 62, King City 12

Pattonsburg 52, North Andrew 6

St. Joseph Christian 28, Stanberry 8

Nodaway Valley 48, DeKalb 12

South Holt 53, East Atchison 20

Platte Valley 56, Rock Port 40

Mound City 58, Stewartsville/Osborn 12 (Thursday) 

Braymer 95, Knox County 50

North Shelby 68, Southwest Livingston 28

Schuyler County 81, Slater 42

Plattsburg 37, Bishop LeBlond 22

Orrick 72, Santa Fe 8

Northwest (Hughesville) 54, Norborne/Hardin-Central 28