Trojan Luke Kuennen pounds the Bearcat ball carrier. Kuennen had nine tackles in the homecoming game.
Trojan Luke Kuennen pounds the Bearcat ball carrier. Kuennen had nine tackles in the homecoming game.

Two roughing the kicker penalties leading to scoring drives for North Butler (3-3, 2-2) led to a 27-20 victory over the Turkey Valley football team (2-4, 2-2) Friday night for the Trojans' homecoming.

The Trojans led 14-7 at the half before the Bearcats put up 20 in the final 24 minutes of the game.

"Penalties this week really influenced the outcome of the game," said Coach Mark Scott.



Flying the flag

The Trojans started the game strong. The defense held the Bearcats; however, a roughing the kicker call on a punt kept a Bearcat drive alive. That drive moved into the second quarter, where on 4th and 4, the NB quarterback kept the ball and went 15 yards into the end zone for the first score. The PAT made it 7-0.

The Trojans reached into their bag of tricks on their next drive. Quarterback Dalton Hackman tossed the ball to Riley Meirick, who found Steven Landa open along the sidelines for the 67-yard pass. On the two-point play, Hackman found Luke Kuennen for the score to put the Trojans up 8-7.

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