Trigg County 27 Hopkins Central 25

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    Trigg County 27 Hopkins Central 25

    Trigg's John Reinick hits a 27-yard field goal with 3.9 seconds to win it. Hopkins Central was offsides on a 32-yard attempt that missed to move the ball closer. Hopkins Central scored with 50 seconds left to take a 25-24 lead and opted to kick instead of going for two. The snap was bad and they didn't convert. Jacob Powell threw for 250 yards for the Storm. Trigg County is 3-0 while HCC falls to 1-2. The district with Calloway, HCC, and Lone Oak should be a dandy this year.
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    Trigg has became quite the intriguing team...

    What sets this team apart from the past 4-5 years in 2A when the Wildcats were good...but never really seperated themselves into that upper tier of teams?

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    I like the fact they blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead and then drove down the field with 50 seconds left and won it with a first-year kicker on the road. They've also beaten two 4A teams and a 5A team in the first three weeks. Trigg also played without two defensive starters and lost a third in the second half.

    I like what I saw from Hopkins Central. They have the speed to compete with Lone Oak. I'm not sure about the call to go for the kick late in the game, but when they are healthy, I think Hopkins Central could surprise some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe
    I like the fact they blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead and then drove down the field with 50 seconds left and won it with a first-year kicker on the road. They've also beaten two 4A teams and a 5A team in the first three weeks. Trigg also played without two defensive starters and lost a third in the second half.

    I like what I saw from Hopkins Central. They have the speed to compete with Lone Oak. I'm not sure about the call to go for the kick late in the game, but when they are healthy, I think Hopkins Central could surprise some people.
    And these 4A and 5A teams haven't been just Po'dunk Central either...a win @ Hoptown, @ HCC... I'll be honest... Trigg right now has the best resume in 2A IMO... the jury is still out on NCC, Danville, and Bardstown, all teams who were hit hard by graduation and have had quality perfromances as well as bad performances thusfar

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    Trigg has given up a little too many points for my taste, even though it's good competition. Hopkins Central threw for 250 yards tonight and the defensive backs were getting beat by some pretty good athletes. I still think Trigg is a solid #4 behind NCC, Danville, and Bardstown.

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    Congrats to Trigg and a good win for the Wildcats.

    However, Coach Snodgrass has given away several games through the years at Hopkins Central with some questionable late-game decisions. Why in the world would you not go for 2 with a one-point lead late in the game? What do you have to lose? They may not have gotten it, but at least you have to try.

    Still not as good as the night he had his quarterback run the wrong way at Caldwell County trying to kill the last few seconds of the game, only to leave Caldwell just enough time (and field position) to kick a game-winning field goal, but questionable nonetheless.

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    What a couple of bone-head decisions by the Hopkins Central coaching staff late in the game. First, go for the 2 pt conversion 26 to 24 is no different than 25 to 24 but 27 to 24 would have gotten your team to OT after Trigg kicked the field goal. Second, don't kick the ball deep to a Trigg Co speedster & have him return the ball to your 40 yd line & could have possibly went all the way to paydirt instead squibb the kick to prevent the return.

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    I don't know if its this way in high school, but in college the defense can score 2 points if the offense fumbles or throws an interception during the conversion (or fumbled PAT snap for that matter) and the ball is recovered and returned the other way. Thats the only scenario that I can think of that the coach may have considered in his decision.

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