Thursday, October 11, 2007

Northmont 38 Troy 14

Another week, another fantastic performance by Corey Brown, another loss for the Trojans.

It looked early on like the Trojans were going to be able to hang, if not just win the thing going away. Corey took the handoff on the opening play from scrimmage and took it to the house from 83 yards out. After Northmont answered with a field goal, the Trojans drove down the field and scored again, making the score 14-3.

Unfortunately, that was the end of Troy's scoring for the night, while Northmont went on to pile up five touchdowns. Their players were a lot bigger than the Trojans', and there were more of them, and that took its toll as the night went on. Troy's offense was able to move the ball well against the T-Bolts' vaunted defense, but they just couldn't translate that into any more points. This might have been a different game if they could have gotten maybe one more TD in the first half and really put the pressure on.

As for Corey Brown, he finished the night with 248 yards and 2 touchdowns on 25 carries. I haven't enjoyed watching a Trojan runner this much since Ryan Brewer left, and that's the highest praise I can give. He's really a treat to watch. It's just too bad that they haven't been able to win a few more games.

The Trojans now stand at 3-4 on the season. It doesn't get any easier this week, as they'll travel this week for the first time in nearly a month to take on the Trotwood-Madison Rams (5-2). A good portion of Trotwood's talent being something other than home-grown notwithstanding, it's a tall order for the Trojans. They've only lost to Trotwood three times in the last 24 years, though, so hopefully they can pull the upset and continue the dominance.

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