The Ottumwa Courier

September 17, 2013

Trojans pull away from Mohawks in area 8-Man battle

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — THORNBURG — Turnovers helped tell the story and helped keep Tri-County perfect at 2-0 in Eight Man, District 5, this past Friday night. The Trojans cashed in on eight turnovers by the Moravia Mohawks, scoring 52 points in the second quarter to pull away for a 66-38 victory.

Trenton Steinke paced the opportunistic defense for Tri-County, recording a team-high 11 tackles including a sack of Moravia quarterback Briar Cochran. Steinke also recovered two of the Trojans' five fumble recoveries as the second-quarter surge allowed Scott Edmundson’s squad to pull away from a 14-12 lead after one quarter.

Moravia got a great effort from Gunner Miller, who rushed the ball 21 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns. The Mohawks scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and outgained Tri-County in total yardage 282-251.

Moravia (0-4, 0-2) will return home to take on Melcher-Dallas while Tri-County (2-2, 2-0) heads to Victor to face HLV next Friday in a pair of Eight Man, District 5 matchups.

PREP FOOTBALL

Tri-County 66, Moravia 38

Moravia 12 6 0 20 — 38

Tri-Cou 14 52 0 0 — 66

TEAM STATISTICS

Mor. 		T-C

Rushes-yards 		38-171 	43-226

Passing yards 		111 		25

Total Yards	 	282 		251

Comp-Att-Int 		5-15-3 		3-8-2

Return Yards 		7-108 		4-118

Fumbles-Lost 		5-5 		1-1

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Moravia

RUSHING — Gunner Miller 21-166 yards, 2 TD, Sam Clouse 6-4 yards, Dayton Fears 1-3 yards, Briar Cochran 7-(-1) yard, 2 TD, Avery Waybill 3-(-1) yard.

PASSING — Cochran 5-15, 111 yards, TD, 3 INT.

RECEIVING — Waybill 3-69 yards, TD, Sa. Clouse 1-23 yards, Miller 1-19 yards.

INTERCEPTIONS — Waybill 1-0.

TACKLES — Miller 13, Scott Clouse 10, Trevor Cormeny 7, Quinton Casteel 4, Cochran 4, J.D. Ballenger 3, J.J. Johnson 3, sack, Skylar Smith 2, fumble recovery, Waybill 2, Fears, Jake Martin, Chase Snyder.

Tri-County

RUSHING — Zach Kitzman 21-96 yards, 2 TD, Nick Watts 13-92 yards, 4 TD, Tyler Lally 3-27 yards, TD, Benjamin Edmundson 2-5 yards, Jacob Bombei 3-4 yards, Trenton Steinke 1-2 yards.

PASSING — Watts 2-6, 27 yards, 2 INT, Austin Blythe 1-1, (-2) yards.

RECEIVING — Blythe 1-22 yards, Steinke 1-5 yards, Edmundson 1-(-2) yards.

INTERCEPTIONS — Watts 1-25 yards, Blythe 1-0 yards.

TACKLES — Steinke 11, sack, 2 fumble recoveries, Kitzman 9, fumble recovery, Jacob Weber 9, Ethan Bair 6, Kyle Leer 6, Blythe 4, fumble recovery, Watts 4, Jacob Bombei 3, Edmundson 3, Lally 2, fumble recovery, Luke Bombei.