Friday, October 14, 2016
L C Anderson High School
The Anderson Trojans celebrated their 2016 homecoming with a district win over the Akins Eagles. Senior QB Trey Lundquist put together another solid game completing 13/21 passes for 188 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. The Trojans rushing attack put up 199 yards on the ground led by Coy Fullmer’s 105 yards and 2 TDs on 10 carries. Dean Dixon caught 7 passes for 104 yards and the game winning TD in the 4th quarter. The Trojan defense forced 3 turnovers. Peyton Zachary and Andre Jackson each had interceptions and Russell Sullivan recovered a fumble. Wesley Engeling led the tackling chart with 13 total tackles.
Coy Fullmer started off the scoring with a 6 yard TD run in the 1st quarter. Akins responded with a 2 yard rush TD near the beginning of the 2nd quarter but missed the ensuing extra point leaving the score at 7-6 in favor of the Trojans. Riley McCarty broke multiple tackles on a run up the middle of the Akins defense for a 34 yard TD to push the Trojan lead to 14-6. Akins again responded with a 2 yard TD pass and a successful 2 point conversion with 28 seconds left in the half to send both teams to the locker room even at 14-14.
The Trojans defense came out and stifled the Akins offense during the second half. Akins was not able to generate ball movement and the Trojans forced 3 Akins turnovers during the second half. Coy Fullmer broke free for a 35 yard TD run, his second of the night, to put Anderson up 21-14. Anderson looked to put the game away with just over 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Trey Lundquist went under center from the Akins 1 yard line and attempted to run a QB sneak into the end zone. A series of questionable calls turned what looked like a Lundquist TD and a potential 28-14 lead into a fumble recovered by an Eagle defender sitting on the ground and being tossed forward to a teammate who scooped the ball and ran 100 yards for an Eagle TD. With the game tied at 21, the Trojans had to move past the controversial call and keep playing. After the Akins starting QB left the game due to injury, Andre Jackson intercepted the Eagle backup giving the Trojans the ball back at their own 23 with about 2 minutes left to play. The Trojans methodically moved the ball down the field and completed the execution of the 2 minute drill when Lundquist hit Dixon on a screen pass. Haden Buckman made a big block and Dixon broke a tackle as he dove into the endzone for the 20 yard TD. The Trojan defense protected the 28-21 lead giving Anderson the victory.
The win moves the Trojans to 3-4 overall and 2-0 in district play. They qualify for the Texas 6A playoffs for the first time in school history. The Trojans will now prepare for a matchup with the Bowie Bulldogs on Friday night at Burger Stadium.
— Lucas Vargas, Student Reporter