Russellville Downs Trigg County 36-20 in Football Opener
Russellville used a strong wing-T attack to rush for 350 yards and hand Trigg County a 36-20 loss in the season opener for both teams. Two different running backs topped 100 yards on the ground for the Panthers, who have now won three straight games vs. Trigg County.
While Russellville had little trouble with the Wildcat defense, Trigg County had just 200 total yards, including 142 rushing yards on 36 carries.
Skylar Pool led the Wildcats with 120 yards on 12 carries. Sophomore quarterback Tyreke Wilson accounted for all three touchdowns -- one running and two passes to Brandon Wilson (10 yards) and Tristan Jordan (17 yards). Wilson finished 4-of-16 passing for 58 yards and had minus-8 yards rushing.
Trigg County trailed 22-0 at halftime and 36-6 with 5:11 left before the Wildcats mounted a late rally with two scores. Trigg recovered an onsides kick and advanced to the Panther 7-yard line with over a minute left before turning it over on downs. It was one of three trips into the Red Zone that came up empty.
Head coach Coby Lewis talks about the Wildcat loss.
The meeting with the 60th between Russellville and Trigg County in a series that dates back to 1938. Russellville leads the series 39-20-1.
Trigg County will host Marshall County Friday night at Perdue Field. Kickoff is 7pm.