District deja vu? Minutemen hammer Bulldogs for third time in 12 months

The Lexington Minutemen rode a physical, brushing three-pronged rushing attack to a 54-14 win over the visiting Trenton Bulldogs on Friday night, nearly matching the final score from a district semifinal victory for Lexington over the same school, on the same field, 10 months ago.

Lexington’s balanced ground attack came from the legs of Hunter Leach, Sean Emerson, and Alvaro Porras, who punished the undersized Bulldog defense with seven touchdowns combined (3 from Emerson and 3 from Leach) and 328 yards.  The Minutemen, now 2-0 on the season, led 22-0 after one quarter, and had pushed the advantage to 30-0 before Trenton senior quarterback Lathan Croy scored on a short touchdown run with 2:49 to go in the first half.  A 1 yard scoring plunge by Emerson, combined with a successful 2 point conversion scamper by back-up quarterback Troy Terry, gave the Minutemen a 38-6 halftime lead.

The lead ballooned to 54-6 until the Bulldogs finished the scoring on a 4 yard run by Carson Radcliff with 4:46 remaining.  A Hunter Dugan 2 point run completed the scoring.

While the Bulldog defense struggled much more than in a Week 1 (23-0) loss to Lathrop, the offense was improved, with Matthew Sibbit gaining 55 yards on the ground, while Croy had 51 yards, and Hunter Dugan 40 yards rushing.  Through the air, Croy was 4 of 11 for 28 yards, showing slight improvement from the Mules contest.  The Bulldogs air attack will get a needed boost this week, with the return of Colton Colston for Trenton’s Grand River Conference opener on Friday night (September 1st) at Putnam County High School in Unionville. Both the Bulldogs and Midgets enter the game with identical 0-2 records.

Other final scores from Friday, August 25, 2017 were:

South Callaway 55, Milan 7 (Milan’s touchdown on a 4th quarter run by Dom Dabney) – on KTTN FM 92.3

Princeton 38, North Platte (Tigers are 2-0, host Milan this coming Friday on KTTN FM 92.3)

Lathrop 49, South Harrison 0 (Mules 2nd straight shutout of GRC opponent)

West Hancock (IL) 42, Putnam County 3

Polo 53, Slater 36 (Polo 2-0, opens GRC play vs. South Harrison on Friday)

Penney 50, Gallatin 6 (LaTroy Harper with 290 rushing yards, 4 touchdowns)

Maysviille 22, Mid-Buchanan 14

Lafayette County 34, Lawson 10

Plattsburg 48, Lincoln Prep 18

Bishop LeBlond 27, East Buchanan 20

Wellington-Napoleon 34, West Platte 30

Chillicothe 49, Kirksville 8 (Hornets host #2 Maryville in MEC opener on Friday night)

Maryville 40, St. Pius X 20

Excelsior Springs 41, Cameron 0

Harrisonville 12, Savannah 8

Smithville 43, Winnetonka 0

Grain Valley 39, Benton 36

Lafayette 44, Central 42

Brookfield 36, Highland 6

Monroe City 42, Macon 28

South Shelby 64, Louisiana 0

Mark Twain 41, Hallsville 7

Centralia 42, Clark County 14

Schuyler County 24, Harrisburg 20

Marceline 61, Knox County 0 (#4 ranked Tigers play 1-1 Brookfield in “Bell Game” this Friday)

Westran 31, Carrollton 22

Paris 13, Salisbury 0

Fayette 18, Scotland County 15



North Andrew 58, St. Joseph Christian 26

Pattonsburg 72, Braymer 44 (PHS starts season 2-0, plays at North Andrew on Friday)

Worth County 74, North Shelby 8

Stanberry 72, Albany 20

King City 48, Osceola 8 (played Saturday in N. Kansas City)

Chilhowee 52, DeKalb 6

South Holt / Nodaway-Holt 64, Southwest Livingston 16

Mound City 64, Stewartsville 12

Rock Port 74, Platte Valley 0

East Atchison 66, North-West Nodaway 20