Trojans play into postseason with 49-14 win
Monday, October 22, 2012 9:04 AM
Knowing it needed to win in order to move on to the playoffs, the Turkey Valley football team (4-5, 4-3) did that and more Friday night at Edgewood, defeating Edgewood-Colesburg (0-9, 0-7) 49-14.
Brian Schmitt, pictured above in a recent game, and the rest of the Trojans open the postseason Wednesday, Oct. 24, at North Tama. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The Trojans also needed a little help in the form of a North-Linn loss. North-Linn fell to North Butler 21-7 Friday night, bumping Turkey Valley into the fourth seed in the district and the right to play in the playoffs.
The Trojans will have a tough test in the first round of the postseason, going to North Tama to face the Class A No. 5 Redhawks (8-1). The game is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Traer.
The Trojans got on the board first and often Friday night at Ed-Co. Quarterback Dalton Hackman had a big night, scoring the first of three touchdowns on a 19-yard run in the first quarter. The two-point try failed, making it 6-0.
The Trojans went back to the ground game in the second, this time with Eric Buckendahl scampering 37 yards into the end zone for the score. Hackman kept the two-point play to put the Trojans ahead 14-0.
However, the Vikings came firing back, scoring on a 3-yard pass to cut the lead to seven.
That was as close as they'd get as TV put up another score before halftime, a 3-yard Hackman run. With the Buckendahl two-point play, the Trojans went into the locker room up 22-7.
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