The Troy junoir varsity football team (7-1, 3-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division ) moved a couple of steps closer to winning the GWOC North title the past two weekends by beating Trotwood 35-14 two weeks ago and Sidney 42-0 this past weekend.
In the win over Trotwood, the Trojan defense recorded three interceptions, once each by Zion Taylor, Zach Swausch and Sam Jackson. Swausch also recovered a Trotwood fumble.
The offense ran smoothly as Troy quarterback Andrew Ray threw three touchdown passes, one each to Hayata Nagata, Jake Anderson and Matt McGillivary. Ray also ran for two touchdowns for the final score.
Troy dominated Sidney on both sides of the ball. The defense stopped Sidney’s running attack and controlled their passing
attack to register their second shutout of the season.
On offense, the running back combination of Shane Burns and Jackson ran all over the Yellowjackets, with each scoring a rushing touchdown.
Ray had another good game, throwing for four touchdown passes, two to Taylor, and one each to Sam Coleman — on a spectacular catch off of a pass tipped by Hayata Nagata — and Anderson.
So far this season, Ray has thrown for more than 1,500 yards with 27 touchdowns and just five interceptions, to go
along with more than 350 rushing yards and six touchdown.
Troy closes the season with games at Vandalia Butler and Piqua in the next two weeks.