Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trotwood-Madison 18 Troy 0

I don't have a whole lot to say about this game, and it has nothing to do with the fact that the Trojans lost. The Troy High School class of 1995 is holding a number of 15-year reunion festivities this weekend, and the first of them was a gathering at tonight's game. The section at Troy Memorial Stadium that is set aside for reunions is behind the east endzone. While on one hand there were some moments when it was really cool to see the game from that angle, the fact of the matter is that for a good portion of the game I simply couldn't tell what was going on. I had only the vaguest notion of field position, for example.

So really, it was a terrible place to sit and actually pay attention to a game. For reunion purposes, though...a bunch of old friends hanging out at a football game with no idea what's going on? Yep, that sounds like high school, all right.

From what I could see of the game, though, I was surprised by Trotwood's defense. The Trojans couldn't get much going; and when they did get a nice play, it was negated by a penalty or ended with a fumble. Troy's defense did a pretty nice job, geting a bunch of takeaways when they were backed up against the endzone, but with no help from the offense, they were playing under pressure all night long.

So the Trojans fall to 6-2 and probably lose all hope of winning the GWOC North. Their playoff hopes also take a hit, as Trotwood represented their last opportunity to rack up significant Harbin points. To keep those hopes alive, they'll have to get back on track next week at Miamisburg (1-7) and hope the Columbus-area teams beat up on each other a little bit.

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