Offensive explosion propels Tri-County to victory

Cameron Krumm helped propel his team through big plays on all sides of the ball. He finished the game against Meskwaki with three rushing scores, one receiving score and one kick-return for a score. In total he amassed 188 yards in the win. 

The Tri-County Trojans accomplished many things when they played against the Meskwaki Settlement football team on October 13. Three things stood out most on paper: the Trojans scored their most points this year, they got their second win of the season and they allowed their fewest points of the season to an opponent.

"This game was a much-needed win. It was great for our fans and community to watch," Trojan coach Scott Edmundson said. "It's a good feeling knowing people walked away excited about Trojan athletics. We also had our youth recognition that night, so our future players could see what we are capable of and see the excitement around football."

The night got off to a great start for the Trojans, putting up 38 points before Meskwaki got on the board. One of the first five scores came through the air, a pass made from Tegon Fogle to Cameron Krumm for 51 yards. The two provided a big spark for the Trojans throughout the night, with Krumm running for three scores, as well as returning a kickoff for a 76-yard score.

The triple-threat backfield of Fogle, Krumm and Brayden Monroe were responsible for most of the offense. Monroe accounted for 156 of the team's 300 rushing yards, also finding the end zone twice along the way.

"Offensively, our linemen got off on the snap and controlled the line of scrimmage," Edmundson said. "Tegon had time to throw and our running backs did a better job taking care of the football."

On the defensive side of the ball, Tri-County forced two interceptions, both caught by Krumm. In addition, he was racked up 7.5 tackles, six solo and 2.5 tackles for a loss of yards. Monroe and Dylan Seaton were also threats in the Meskwaki backfield, disrupting any fluid form of offense. Seaton had five tackles, 1.5 of his two solo tackles going for a loss of yards. Monroe also had two tackles for losses and four solo in the game.

"Coach Coghlan made some personnel changes, which created better match ups and took away their ability to make big plays," Edmundson said. "We shut down their passing game, which made them run into our strength on defense."

The Trojans ended the night with 377 yards of offense, compared to 100 yards allowed on defense. Tri-County didn't punt the ball once, getting 19 first downs and converting on one of its three fourth-down tries.

The final game on the schedule will be on October 20, when the Trojans host Colo-Nesco on senior recognition night. Eight seniors will be playing in their final game as a Trojan.

"I want to see our team come out and continue to increase our level of intensity and play like they're capable," Edmundson said. "If we leave everything on the field, the scoreboard will take care of itself. Believing is everything."