Trojans end Greenwaves season


RICH FAIRMAN

Sports Reporter


The Meade County football team’s season came to an end on Nov 27 at North Hardin High School where they went up against the undefeated, and number 2 ranked, North Hardin Trojans in the 6A Division Championship. The first time these two teams met back in October, North Hardin dominated Meade in all three phases of the game and ran away with the win. Since that meeting Meade has improved their game play and were riding on a three-game winning streak. They were ready to show North Hardin

who the Greenwaves really are. The first half of the game would prove to be a battle of defenses, as both teams found it hard to move

the ball, or even get the ball into red zone. Neither team could find the endzone during the first quarter,

but North was able to punch through Meade’s defensive line on the first play of the second quarter with

a three-yard run that resulted in a touchdown. North added the extra point to take a 7-0 lead. That would be the only scoring allowed by either team in the entire first half.

Coach Mofield was pleased with the way his team came out and played in the first half.

“Our guys came out and played hard, and I thought they played hard all night. North is a good football team, but I am so proud of the way our kids came back and fought all night. North made a few plays, and we could not keep them from making them, but our guys never gave up and continued to play as hard as they could.”

Being down only by one touchdown to North after the half meant that Meade was only one big play from getting back in the game. Unfortunately, Meade was unable to get that big play, as North began to make them instead. North would add 21 more points to the scoreboard in the third quarter on two running plays and one pass play over the middle. With Meade down by 28, they turned to their passing game to try and move the ball down the field. Passing against North Hardin proved to be costly for Meade as their defense pulled down a pair of interceptions, turning the ball over.

North scored their final touchdown of the game with 9:32 left in the fourth quarter and added the two point conversion to start a running clock. Meade never gave up though. They used the remaining time to move the ball down the field and would cap off their final drive of the season with a nine-yard touchdown run by senior Bryant Rhoades to avoid a shutout. Junior Carter McCoy would kick the extra

point bringing the final score to 36-7. Meade finishes the season with a 4-6 record.

“The score may be lopsided, but it wasn’t lopsided in heart, and our kids gave a great effort in all phases

of the game tonight,” Mofield said after the game. “I’m proud of the way our kids came back this year. It’s fun to coach a bunch of seniors that really played well and led us. Even at the end of the game our kids were still fighting and that is what Meade County football is all about. It has truly been an honor for our coaching staff to be able to coach them this year.”

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