The Trenton Bulldogs scored four touchdowns against Lexington and three touchdowns against South Harrison on Friday night, dominating the scoreboard at C.F. Russell Stadium in a season-opening high school football jamboree.
In the opening matchup with the Minutemen, new starting quarterback Mason Rongey scored on a three-yard touchdown run, with senior halfback Gabe Novak scampering 19 yards for a score. On a fly pattern up the north sideline, Rongey hit sophomore receiver Elijah Miller on a touchdown pass, with senior running back Brayden Hughs scoring on a four-yard romp. The Trenton defense dominated, with interceptions snared by Devin Baker and Mason Rongey.
In the middle scrimmage of the night, South Harrison’s new starting quarterback, Braxton Booth, scored on three touchdown runs, with the Bulldogs defense keeping Lexington out of the end zone, allowing only one first down.
Being that the schools are conference rivals, the Trenton scrimmage with South Harrison proved to be the most intense of the evening, with the visitors from Bethany getting the ball first and driving inside the THS ten-yard line. A holding penalty doomed South Harrison’s drive, with Trenton holding on downs. South Harrison failed to score in the rest of its series of plays.
Trenton scored three touchdowns against the South Harrison defense, with Hughs running the ball in from 15 yards, Rongey connecting with Miller from 26 yards, and Hughs, on the second to last play of the night, scoring on a 43 yard run.
Here is Tom Johnson’s post-scrimmage conversation with THS head coach Kevin Hixson:
Trenton will host Brookfield to open the season on KGOZ Hot Country 101.7 FM on Friday night (August 25th), with South Harrison playing East Buchanan in a neutral site game at Lathrop High School. Lexington will host the Lathrop Mules on Friday night at 7.