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By JAMES LINE
Special to The Trimble Banner
Against a cold, rainy backdrop, Trimble County High School closed its 2012 football season with a 49-0 loss to Kentucky Country Day. The KCD Bearcats charged into the first quarter with three touchdowns, bringing the score to 22-0 by the end of the first half, despite a resurgent drive by the Raiders. The Bearcats continued their scoring streak throughout the first half, resting at halftime with a score of 43-0. Several of KCD’s scores came after missed tackles by the Raider defense.
Both teams rushed out onto the mud-soaked field in the third quarter, hoping to either (in the Bearcats’ case) maintain or (in the Raiders’ case) flip the predicted outcome of the game. Despite coming close to KCD’s end zone, the Raider offense was beaten back repeatedly. With a running clock in place, the game ended with the final score at 49-0.
As the last home game of the 2012 Trimble County football season, the Raiders also honored their soon-to-be graduates during Senior Night. Brian Webster, Trent Taylor, Brody Gosman, and Kyle Sparks all ended their high school football careers that night and were recognized for their hard work and leadership on the team. Coach Franklin, especially, offered praise for the seniors. “They’ve never complained. They’ve gone out every day and done what they’re supposed to do.”
Senior Trent Taylor said afterward, “I felt emotional. It’s kind of sad that it’s over. I love my team and I have high hopes for next year.” Taylor also said that he believes the main strength of next year’s team will be “off-season conditioning. They’ll build each other up and help each other for next year.”