Raiders still looking for first victory after 19-6 loss at Owen Co.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:00 AM
Week two of Trimble County's recently installed wishbone attack picked up right where it left off the week before as Trimble used a big drive to get on the scoreboard first at Owen County.
Friday night's effort in Owenton was less productive than the 22-12 loss to Eminence the week before.
The result was a 19-6 road loss to remain winless on the season.
Trimble sustained a long drive on its second possession of the game and capped it off with a Tevin Taylor 2-yard plunge into the end zone for a 6-0 lead.
However, that score with 2:39 left in the first quarter was all the visitors could muster as a pair of first half fumbles and a couple of Owen County interceptions stymied the Raiders the rest of the first half and throughout the second.
Owen County, celebrating its homecoming, wasted little time answering Trimble's opening score as senior wide receiver Logan Webster took a pass from quarterback Tanner Smith 52 yards for the game-tying score just 30 seconds later. Webster then returned a Trimble punt 42 yards to the end zone with 6:27 left in the first half for what proved to be the game-winning score.
Much like the start of the game, Trimble went on another long drive coming out of halftime but this time the Rebels bent but did not break and Trimble eventually turned the ball over on downs in the red zone.
A second drive by the Raiders was derailed when Webster intercepted quarterback T.J. Payton's pass with about 6 minutes left in the game.
Turnovers loomed large for the Rebels as Owen ended the night with a plus-four advantage in takeaways. In addition, one of the few times the Rebels put the ball on the ground ended up being salvaged for the final touchdown of the night.
After the Webster interception, Owen was driving for a score when the Rebel ball carrier was stripped in the end zone only to see senior running back Logan Lowe fall on the ball for the touchdown and the final 19-6 margin.
Owen County, now 2-6 and 1-1 District, hosts Carroll County, 2-5, 0-2 District, Friday night in Owenton where the Panthers will be coming off a bye week.
Trimble County, now 0-7, 0-2 District, will be at Walton-Verona on Friday. The Bearcats, now 6-2, 2-1 District, lost 23-17 Friday night in Warsaw, Ky.
Friday's game also marked the 50th anniversary of Owen County Rebels football and former players attended to be recognized at an extended halftime break.