KCD 49, Trimble Co. 0
Franklin sees progress in 1-9 season
Saturday, October 27, 2012 5:00 AM
Between the weather and the final score it ended up being a miserable way for Trimble County to end its 2012 football season.
FUMBLE RECOVERY: Trimble County sophomore Brady Mahoney (56) is all smiles as he celebrates with teammates Robert Harris (10) and Trent Taylor after recovering a fumble during Friday’s game against Kentucky Country Day. The Raiders lost 49-0 to end the season. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Kentucky Country Day, ranked ninth in Class A, rushed for nearly 300 yards and ran away with a 49-0 win over Trimble on a cold and wet night in Bedford.
The Raiders end the season with a 1-9 record, but first-year coach Justin Franklin was pleased with the way his charges closed out the final game.
"We really saw a lot of great things out of our guys from game one to game two to game three. We progressed throughout this season. We got better," Frankin said. "I'm proud of them. It means a lot to me to see their effort. When you're down 40 at halftime and you continue to play that speaks volumes to me, especially about the future."
Country Day (9-1) wasted little time in turning the game into rout. The Bearcats marched down the field on the first possession of the game and scored on a 42-yard pass from Robert Scholtz to Benton Seay. Scholtz then caught the Raiders napping for a two-point conversion pass and an 8-0 lead.
Nearly all of the Bearcats' points came on long plays that featured plenty of missed Trimble County tackles. KCD's next score was a 31-yard catch and run from Scholtz to Jack Pyke, and Josh Spurrier's 55-yard run through the Raider defense made it 22-0 less than eight minutes into the game.
Country Day tacked on three more scores in the second quarter to blow the game open.
Scholtz picked up a TD on the ground when he rushed in from seven yards out, Tommy Staffeiri went 41 yards on a sweep to score and Spurrier converted an interception with a 12-yard TD run right before the half to put the Bearcats ahead 43-0 at the break.
Spurrier ended the scoring - and started the running clock - with his third touchdown of the game, this time on a 27-yard pass from Scholtz early in the third quarter.
While KCD was busy scoring at will, Trimble County was having trouble answering despite several trips deep into Bearcat territory.
Trimble's best drive came late in the first quarter and into the second. The Raiders covered 54 yards on 10 plays and reached the KCD 6 before quarterback Tevin Taylor was stopped on a 4th and inches play.
The Raiders drove to the Country Day 16 on their next drive but again were stopped on fourth down. Trimble threatened to end the shutout late in the fourth quarter but the Bearcats' Jordan Leonard picked off Taylor at the KCD 18 to end the game.
Spurrier had a huge game for Country Day, finishing with 200 yards in total offense. He had 173 yards on just seven carries and caught one pass for 27 yards. Scholtz was 3-of-6 passing for 100 yards and three touchdowns.
Spurrier outgained Trimble by himself. The Raiders managed just 160 total yards, most coming from sophomore Wyatt Adkins who had 102 yards rushing on 32 attempts.
Trimble County graduates just four seniors - Brody Gosman, Kyle Sparks, Trent Taylor and Brian Webster - and Franklin was quick to point out that depth will be one of his top priorities in the offseason.
"The problem is with the program right now, we need to build on our depth and build on our basic knowledge," Franklin said. "They've had four coaches in four years and they haven't been able to retain some of the information. So we find ourselves out here teaching the basics of the game. But they've rapidly improved all year.
"We have a small junior class coming back, but then we have a good amount of sophomores and freshmen and 17 eighth graders coming in that are all going to play," Franklin said. "The enthusiasm is there and you can see it. I'm excited about the future."
at Bedford, Ky.
KY. COUNTRY DAY 49, TRIMBLE CO. 0
COUNTRY DAY 22 21 6 0 - 49
TRIMBLE CO. 0 0 0 0 - 0
KCD - Benton Seay, 42-yard pass from Robert Scholtz (Tommy Staffeiri pass from Robert Scholtz), 10:10.
KCD - Jack Pyke, 31-yard pass from Robert Scholtz (David Holtgrave kick), 7:47.
KCD - Josh Spurrier, 55-yard run (David Holtgrave kick), 4:28.
KCD - Robert Scholtz, 7-yard run (David Holtgrave kick), 4:42.
KCD - Tommy Staffeiri, 41-yard run (David Holtgrave kick), 1:34.
KCD - Josh Spurrier, 12-yard run (David Holtgrave kick), 0:17.
KCD - Josh Spurrier, 27-yard pass from Robert Scholtz (kick failed).
First Downs 12 9
Rushes-Yards 21-292 44-149
Comp-Att-Int 4-7-0 1-3-2
Pass Yards 125 160
Total Offense 417 160
Penalties-Yards 9-85 2-20
Punts-Avg. 0-0 2-31.5
Punt Ret.-Yards 1-11 0-0
Kickoff Ret.-Yards 1-0 4-25
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2
Interceptions-Yards 2-17 0-0
Sacks-Yards 0-0 0-0
RUSHING - Ky. Country Day, Josh Spurrier (7-173, 2 TDs); Tommy Staffeiri (4-75, TD); Jordan Duff (3-20); Robert Scholtz (1-7, TD); Jacob Phifer (1-7); Jackson Alford (3-6); Evan Mauck (1-5); Team (1-(-1)). Trimble Co., Wyatt Adkins (32-102); Trent Taylor (3-28); Tevin Taylor (5-11); Bo Hawkes (3-8); Brian Haney (1-0).
PASSING - Ky. Country Day, Robert Scholtz (3-6-0, 100 yards, 3 TDs); Blake Phillips (1-1-0, 25 yards). Trimble Co., Tevin Taylor (1-3-2, 11 yards).
RECEIVNG - Ky. Country Day, Jack Pyke (2-56, TD); Benton Seay (1-42, TD); Josh Spurrier (1-27, TD). Trimble Co., Trent Taylor (1-11).
MISSED FIELD GOALS - Ky. Country Day, David Holtgrave, 4th, 8:15, 41 (short).