GLOUSTER, Ohio — The Trimble Tomcats built a 7-0 halftime lead and behind a strong defense and went on to defeat the Meigs Marauders 22-0 in football action Friday night at Glouster Memorial Field. The Tomcats held the Marauders offense to only 80 yards in total offense, including only 10 yards on the ground for the maroon and gold.
The Tomcats (3-1) took the opening kickoff and drove to the Meigs (1-3) 33 yard line, but the Marauders defense stiffened and held on drowns. Meigs then put together a nine play drive to the Tomcat six yard line, but Kaileb Sheets had his second down pass picked off by Konner Standley in the end zone to end the drive. The play was set up by a 32 yard pass from Sheets to Dillon Boyer to the Tomcat three.
Devon Cundiff returned the favor on the next play intercepting Standley’s pass and returning it 25 yards giving the Marauders the ball at the 27. Once again the Marauders offense was unable to dent the end zone, as Sheets’ pass on fourth and 10 fell incomplete.
The Tomcats were on the drive as the first period ended and scored with 9:39 left in the half when Standley hit Austin Downs from 10 yards out. Jon Stevens added the kick for a 7-0 Trimble lead. The two teams went into the locker rook with the Tomcats holding the 7-0 advantage.
Trimble made it 14-0 with 4:31 left in the third period when Standley scored from four yards out; once again Stevens added extra points. The Tomcats added another score when Terry Simerly made a diving recovery off a backward pass from Sheets giving Trimble the ball at the Marauder 33.Eight plays later Jacob Koons scored from two yards out the kick was no good but Trimble was on top 20-0 with 9:19 left in the game.
Trimble closed out the scoring with 6:55 when a Colton Stewart punt was blocked in the end zone, a Marauder then kicked it out of the end zone for a safety. The Tomcats had another scored called back with 3:21 remaining on a holding penalty.
Bryce Smathers led the Tomcats on the ground with 101 yards in 17 tries; Standley added 83 in 18 tries. Standley was 7-of-15 through the air, with an interception, for 120 yards. Austin Downs caught five passes for 65, Koons caught two for 21 and Damon Flora added one for 34.
Michael Davis led the Marauders with just eight yards on two carries. Sheets was 6-of-15 through the air for 70 yards and two interceptions. Ty Phelps caught three passes for 33, Boyer added two for 32 and Damon Jones had one for five.
Meigs drops to 1-3 on the year they will host Warren Local next Friday night, Trimble is now 3-1 and they will at Miller next week.