Trenton beats Chiefland, 42-20
Published: Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:55 p.m.
CHIEFLAND — Five weeks into the season is about the time to start seeing which teams are making a surge toward a district championship. Trenton progressed toward that goal Friday night at Pridgeon Field with a 42-20 District 5-1A win over Chiefland.
Tyler Brown led the way for the Tigers, a team playing without most of its starting offensive line, with three rushing touchdowns. Despite his solid performance, which included a 53-yard scoring burst, the senior fullback gave most of the credit to his banged up line.
"I have to give it up to the lineman, they provided excellent blocking up front, all night," Brown said. "They do it all for our runners, they are fantastic."
"Yeah we are pretty banged up, I mean, we have some fourth-string guys on our line," Trenton coach Chris Baker said. "I told my guys that Chiefland is going to bring it tonight and anybody who takes them lightly is out of their mind."
Chiefland did bring it. The Indians (0-5, 0-2) broke out on top early thanks to two long first-half touchdown runs (44 and 53 yards) by Jamantye Thompson. Despite giving up an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to Brandon Stone after Thompson's first score, the senior managed to lead his team into halftime tied at 14.
"We were able to get an outstanding performance from Jamantye, he kept us in the game," Chiefland coach Jim O'Neal said. "We have such a young core and we know we will get a good game out of him every time, now the key is to start getting some others involved."
Thompson rushed 230 yards on 24 carries, 127 yards in the first half.
It was all Tigers in the second half.
Stone took an option pitch from Trenton quarterback Stephen Smith for a 48-yard scoring run early in the third quarter to put Trenton up 21-14. Stone ran for 110 yards, giving him 645 yards through five games.
A 22-yard scoring run by Thompson, which was followed by a missed extra point, brought the Indians back within one at 21-20.
Brown would find a hole and go the distance on a 53-yard run to put Trenton (4-1, 1-1) up 28-20. Brown then capped off an interception by Corbyn Pugh with a 4-yard score to put the game out of reach at 35-20 with less than three minutes to go. Stephen Smith then found Brock Stone for a 9-yard touchdown pass and a 42-20 final.