Trojans finish season with loss at Waco

Tri-County closed out their season on the road by playing at Waco on October 19. They fell behind 42-0 in the first quarter and couldn’t climb back from the deficit, resulting in an 8-55 loss.

Waco put up most of their points in the opening quarter of play against the Trojans, scoring the first six touchdowns of the game. They tacked on another score in the second quarter to push the lead to 49 points going into the half.

Tri-County did outscore Waco in the final two quarters of play after the Warriors ran for one more score in the third, Tri-County responded with a drive of their own, capped off by a one-yard rush by Brayden Monroe. The two-point conversion was successful as Dillon Ehret lobbed a pass to Monroe in the endzone.

Monroe was two of six passing for 27 yards and added on 18 rushing yards and the lone score. Jovonta Shield-Keys, a highly touted sophomore, led the team with 37 rushing yards one eight carries. In addition to his short pass to Monroe for the two-point conversion, Ehret also caught a pass for 27 yards.

Monroe also led the team with seven tackles, followed by Shields-Keys and Ehret who had two tackles apiece. David Carruthers and Tanner Lundy also recorded one tackle each and Jason Miller recovered a fumble.

Ehret, Lundy and Carruthers all finished out their careers for the Trojans while a majority of the team returns next season with an up and coming class of athletes looking to turn the page in recent Trojan history.