Scott Brown handles most of the sports duties for Ham Broadcasting. In addition to providing daily sports news on this blog, he broadcasts high school football, basketball and baseball games on WKDZ and WHVO. He also hosts the Saturday Morning Sports Report on WKDZ - one of the few local sports programs in the area. His local sports has been the most read in Trigg County for several years.
Trigg County controlled the second half and rebounded from an opening game loss to beat Marshall County 35-24 in Draffenville. The win was their first over Marshall County since 1984 and the first on the road since 1975.
Jayven Jones rushed for 190 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns. He also picked off a pass in the end zone in the second half to halt a Marshall County scoring drive.
Jones scored a 45-yard touchdown on the game's second play to put Trigg ahead 7-0.
Marshall County answered with a 13-play scoring drive that included two 4th down conversions to pull to within 7-6.
Luke McKenzie hit Tyreke Wilson on a 27-yard pass with 4:23 left in the quarter to put Trigg up 14-6.
Marshall County answered with two touchdowns in 1:20 of each other thanks to a Trigg fumble to take an 18-14 lead.
The Wildcats took a 21-18 lead into the locker room at halftime thanks to a 30-yard McKenzie to Bird touchdown pass with :34 left before the break.
Marshall County's up-tempo style on offense saw them run 50 plays in the first half.
Trigg County controlled the football in the second half and limited the Marshals to just 29 plays.
After a scoreless third quarter, Trigg County put the game away with a 27-yard McKenzie to Tyler Estes TD pass and a 33-yard run by Jones with 4:40 left to take a 35-18 lead.
McKenzie finished 11-of-20 passing for 156 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs. He also added 70 yards rushing on nine carries.
Trigg County outgained Marshall County 434-362 yards, holding the Marshals to 139 total yards in the second half.
The Wildcats (1-1) will host Hopkinsville next Saturday in the David Sadler Bowl at Perdue Field.
EXTRA POINTS - Trigg County's last win over Marshall County came in 1984 when Al Baker set a TCHS rushing record with 306 yards.....Marshall County leads the all-time series 7-5.....Trigg County topped 400 yards of offense for the first time since last year's Heath game, a 48-27 Wildcat win.....Jayven Jones' 190 yards rushing is the most since Akeem Wilson ran for 180 yards vs. Reidland in 2010.....Marshall County ran 79 plays in the game, the most by a Wildcat opponent since Madisonville ran 75 plays in a 52-49 Trigg County overtime win in 2000.....Trigg County has a career August record of 29-41-1 (.415).....Seven different Wildcats caught passes, with none more than two.....Trigg County has nine turnovers in their first two games, but a turnover ratio of just (-2)......Luke McKenzie passed 3,000 career yards for his career and stands sixth on the all-time TCHS passing list but should finish the season #2.....McKenzie currently ranks third in career completions (223) and attempts (425) and is fifth with 32 career TD throws.