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Darius McQueen (No. 13) is tripped up on his way toward a touchdown.Darius McQueen (No. 13) is tripped up on his way toward a touchdown.

TCNS staff

GROVETON — Senior night is a gr

eat night for a football win, and the Indians delivered on Friday, downing Corrigan-Camden 56-34.

Bryon Thomas proved almost unstoppable on offense, racking up 3 TDs against the Bulldogs.

Tanner Steubing completed 5-of-8 passes for 144 yards and 1 TD.

For receivers, Billy Thomas had 2 catches for 114 yards and 1 TD; Bryon Thomas had 1 catch for 12 yards; Jackson Cathey had 1 catch for 10 yards; and Jacoub Alexander had 1 catch for 8 yards.

On the ground, Bryon Thomas had 18 carries for 221 yards and 3 TDs; Tanner Steubing had 6 carries for 30 yards; Darius McQueen had 5 carries for 32 yards and 1 TD; Wyatt Snead had 1 carry for 5 yards and 1 TD; and Ramello Wolfe had 4 carries for 2 yards.

On defense, Logan Townsend had 4 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and a blocked punt; Darius McQueen had 3 tackles, 1 pass broken up, 1 fumble recovery for 1 TD; Daiton Chandler had 3 tackles, 1 fumble recovery for 1 TD; Trystian Ard had 4 tackles; Wyatt Snead had 3 tackles, 2 tackles for loss; Gunner Wilson had 5 tackles; Tanner Steubing had 3 tackles, 2 tackles for loss; Haiden Elliot had 3 tackles; Ty Torregrossa had 2 pass broken ups, 1 interception; Armando Bautista had 3 pass broken ups, 1 tackle; Carter Cox had 1 tackle; Phoenix Bowman had 2 tackles; Ryan Cathey had 1 tackle, 1 pass broken up; Brody Thorton had 1 tackle; and Austin Williams had 1 tackle, 1 sack.

Apple Springs

The Eagles lost to Oakwood 50-18 on Friday.

In the game, Dakota Campbell went 16 of 29 passing for 269 yards and 3 TDs, while Zeth Dugat caught 8 passes for 72 yards; Bradyn Kaufman caught 4 passes for 96 yards and a TD; Tanner Smith caught 2 passes for 14 yards and a TD; and Connor Kaufman caught 2 passes for 87 yards and a TD.

On the ground, Campbell carried 4 times for 66 yards; Dugat carried 11 times for 41 yards; and Bradyn Kaufman carried 3 times for 16 yards.

Defensive leaders were Dugat with 12 tackles; Andrew Pion with 11 tackles, fumble recovery; Noah Thompson with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery; Connor Kaufman with 9 tackles and a forced turnover; and Ethan Randell with 4 tackles, an interception and 2 blocked extra points.

Trinity remains winless

By Scott Womack
TCNS correspondent

TRINITY — The final home game of the season was Friday night, and the Tigers honored the soon to be graduating senior athletes, cheer, dance and band members.

Prior to kickoff, Air Rescue landed on the field and delivered the game ball to Senior Ethan Ramsey, who spent months in the hospital with a severe blood clot in the brain during his sophomore and junior years.

The Tigers began the game with the ball and took one minute to score on a 48-yard run by Jameel Johnson. Leading for the first time this season, the Tigers kicked the ball to the Warren Warriors and good special teams play, had them starting from their own 16-yard line. Seven minutes later the Warriors scored and with the extra point, took a 7-6 lead over the Tigers.

The Tigers took 2 ½ minutes for a 54-yard drive capped by a 19-yard touchdown run by Jameel Johnson and the 2-yard conversion by Cole Hortman gave the Tigers a 14-7 lead. The next offensive play by the Warriors tied the game with a 53-yard run and ended and exciting first quarter with a 14-14 tie.

The Tigers were stopped on their next possession at the Warrior 25-yard line, but the Tiger defense was unable to keep them out of the end zone and the Warriors marched the ball 75-yards to take a 20-14 lead over the Tigers. Both defenses were able to make crucial stops and the Warriors took the lead into halftime.

The second half was not favorable to the Tigers as they were unable to get the early explosiveness on offense back and the defense was unable to find a way to stop the Warriors from scoring.

The Tigers final home game of the 2023 season ended with a 34-14 loss.

Trinity’s final game will be on the road against Anderson-Shiro on Friday.

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