Girard routs Anderson County

Senior Ty Norris discusses the next play with Coach Philpot as the Trojans offensive attack was too much for Anderson County as Girard prevailed 35-21.

By: Aaron Pyle

             After a loss last week to Burlington, the Trojans looked to bounce back against the Anderson County Bulldogs. Girard and their offensive attack were the story of the game as the Trojans prevailed 35-21 Friday night.

For the first quarter, both teams were equally matched as the two traded off rushing touchdowns.

Senior Kreed Curran made his mark on the game early scoring three of the Trojans four touchdowns of the first half.

“We ran the ball very well, and practiced all week really hard, so that really translated to our game.” said Curran.

The lone touchdown of the first quarter came off an impressive opening drive resulting in a Curran run-in.

In the second, Girard’s offense exploded with the first touchdown of the second quarter coming off a Curran run-in. Anderson County soon responded tying the game back up. But the Trojans offense was no match for the Bulldog defense as they scored on the next consecutive drives pushing their lead to 29-14 at the half.

From there, the Trojan defense only allowed one touchdown in the second half for the Bulldogs, winning 35-21. The Trojans improve to 3-2 overall with a district record of 2-1.

“Played probably our best complete game…we have to carry that momentum forward.” said Coach Neal Philpot.

Girard’s football team will be tested next week as they face Prairie View (4-1), on October 5, who demolished Burlington 28-0 Friday night.