TROY — It only took 2:12 for the Troy freshman football team to score the first points of the game and it would not relinquish the lead the rest of the afternoon, as the Trojans beat Trotwood-Madison 44-18.
But the quick score was a harbinger of things to come as Troy and Trotwood traded big plays and scores during the first quarter.
Troy scored first and then the Rams scored about three minutes later. The Trojans scored again, then 19 seconds later Trotwood scored. But the Trojans gained the upper hand and began to take control of the game by scoring three more times during the second and third quarters, while the defense kept the Rams out of the end zone.
The speed and big play ability of Trotwood gave Troy fits at times during the game, but the young Trojans kept coming up with big plays of their own on offense and defense to secure the victory.
Several sacks and tackles-for-loss were recorded by Gage Forsythe, Shane Shoup, Jacob Shoup and Zach Collett.
An interception by Kobe Feltner set up Troy’s first score of the day, while an inception by Jayden Culp-Bishop ended Trotwood’s final scoring threat of the game.
Once again, hard determined rushing by Shane Shoup and the quick outside speed of Feltner was Troy’s one-two punch most of the afternoon, spearheaded by great blocking by the offensive line against what appeared to be a physically larger team along the line of scrimmage.
Unofficially, Shane Shoup and Feltner both had close to 150 yards. Scoring for the Trojans was provided by Shane Shoup, Feltner, Jacob Adams and Jesse Westmeyer.
The freshmen are now 4-2 on the year. Troy’s freshman team hosts Sidney at Ferguson Field this Saturday.