The Anderson Trojans played through a lightning delay on Friday, September 21st, playing a close game into the third quarter. It was a disappointing loss of 35-3 leaving the Anderson Trojans at two and two on the year.
The Trojans managed some long drives in a game that featured two running offenses that managed only two series between them in the first quarter. Hays started the game with an eighteen play drive, including a fourth down rush. The drive included only one pass and was typical of the game they played the entire evening.
Anderson took the ball and drove down the field and into the second quarter. The offensive line was fighting a solid defensive line and the entire group was blocking as the team chewed up the yards towards the end zone. The drive ended on a fourth down attempt coming up about a yard short on the six yard line.
The rebels scored again with a long series of runs and converted on the two point attempt. The Trojan offense punted, and the Defense forced an unsuccessful fake punt by the Rebels to end the half with the Rebels up by fourteen going into the locker room.
After an hour delay for lighting, the second quarter started with the Trojans taking the ball on the kick off. The Wing T opened up for a series of hard runs, with plenty of blocking and hard fought yardage from the running backs.
With some great pass blocking from the O-line and the backfield the Anderson quarterback went airborne to lead the receiver in stride deep into the red zone.
The offense was stymied and finished with a solid field goal for the score.
Hays took over and drove down and was knocking on the end zone inside the five. The Anderson defense came up strong and stopped the Rebels on fourth down to take over the ball.
The game looked to be within reach leading into the fourth quarter. Ultimately the Rebels were able to score, forcing Anderson into a hurry up offense. The Trojans were not able to string together a scoring drive to force the issue.
The Trojans will have a bye week to prepare for our next game in district. Hats off to the team for continuing to play hard through the game throughout the night.