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Hard fought battle ends in football team’s first loss

Article Date: 
6 September, 2013 (All day)

The Morgan High Trojans went on the road for the first time of the year and battled against the South Summit Wildcats. The game was not decided until the final moments where the Wildcats defense had enough energy in the end to stop the Trojans at the goal line resulting in a 13-12 victory. The loss brought the Trojans season record to 1-1. 
The Trojans scored first and continued the first quarter dominance of the Wildcats. But the Wildcats fought back and took the lead on a 40 yard scamper from Ty Jones, and with a successful extra point, the Wildcats had seized a 7-6 lead. Both teams would not score for the rest of the half, but more fireworks were yet to come.
Kade Carrigan struck again from within two yards, and Christian Elton was unable to reach the goal on the two point conversion which left the score at 12-7 for the visitors. The Wildcats wouldn’t be out done as Ty Jones put them ahead, but this time with his arm as he connected with Isaac Tillett for a 46 yard touchdown. They also couldn’t get the two point conversion, so that left the score 13-12. The Trojans were able to get down the field but were stopped in the red zone by the Wildcat defense. The defensive stop preserved the win, and the Wildcats walked away victors.
Despite the loss, the Trojans put up a good fight. Kade Carrigan led the team in rushing with 80 yards and 16 carries, as Ben Holland added 67 yards. Quarterback Ben Saunders connected on 12 of his 22 passes for a total of 157 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Holland Carrigan led the team in tackles as well with 6 and 5 respectively.
The Trojans are once again on the road as they travel down the canyon to take on the Scots of Ben Lomond. Kick off will be at 7 p.m.