Roundup: Montgomery tops Bucktail

Montgomery’s Hunter Budman had a career day en route to a convincing 43-0 rout of Bucktail on Friday night at Montgomery.

Buidman rushed for 165 yards on 15 carries and had two rushing touchdowns. Eithan Marino had two rushing touchdowns.

Montgomery held a 266-84 yards advantage over Bucktail.

Montgomery led 7-0 after the first quarter and took a 19-0 lead into the half. The Red Raiders proceeded to score 12 in the third and fourth quarters while limiting Bucktail’s offense.

The Bucks had 34 rushing yards on 35 carries.

• In an old fashioned slug fest, the Troy Trojans won the 62nd version of the “Old Shoe” game, 16-0 over their rival Canton Warriors at a muddy Alparon Park last night.

The two teams traded punches all night, with both offenses finding some success, but it was both defenses that employed a bend but don’t break game plan that kept the game scoreless until the third quarter. In the end, sophmore kicker Seldon Rogers’ 34 yard field goal followed by 2 short TD runs by sophmore fullback Tyler Williams that would bring the Trojans their 5th straight “Old Shoe” win.

In the first quarter, the Trojans moved to the Canton 28 before turning the ball over on downs. The Warriors then began riding workhorse RB Gavin Hoffman with 7 straight carries to the Troy 9 yard line. But the Trojan defense stiffened and forced an incomplete pass on 4th and 12 from the 11.

Canton threatened again late in the first half, but 2 solid defensive plays by cornerback Clark Jackson would keep the game scoreless, as he broke up 2 passes to intended receivers in the end zone.

The Trojans received the second half kick, and went to work running their option offense. Tyler Williams found success on the fullback dive, plowing for gains of 6, 9, and 4 yards on the drive. Facing 4th and 6 from the 11, Coach Smith decided to go for the 29 yard field goal. But an offside penalty pushed the ball back 5 yards, and Rogers kick from 34 yards out was good, putting Troy up 3-0 with 4:41 left in the third.

The teams traded punts before Troy’s Bailey Cohick busted loose for a 38 yard run down the right side line. 4 plays later, Tyler Williams plowed into the end zone from 5 yards out. The extra point kick failed, and Troy extended the lead to 9-0 at 5:19 left.

Canton was forced to throw on every down with time running out, and following a 4th and 10 incompletion, the Trojans took over on the 12 yard line. From there, they would need only 3 plays to close out the scoring, as Williams again wnet up the middle from 6 yards out for his second TD. Rogers’ PAT was good, and at 1:43 the final was set 16-0.

The Trojans end their season at 4-6, while Canton looks forward to continuing their season in the first round of District 4 playoffs next week vs top seed Sayre.

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