The Tigers lost a non-conference road game 42-17 to the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys last Saturday afternoon. The loss brings the Tigers to 1-4 on the season and is their second loss in a row.
The Cowboys had a early lead. The Tigers opened with the ball, and were quickly forced into a punting situation. On the first play from the line of scrimmage the Cowboys took the lid off the defense with a 48-yard touchdown pass.
The Cowboys scored on each of their first four possessions, and scored twice in each quarter of the game.
The Tigers dialed up a quick scoring drive early in the second quarter to cut the lead to 21-7.
Hardin- Simmons quickly answered to bring the lead back up to three touchdowns.
Late in the second quarter ,the Tigers quickly drove down the field to the 13-yard line. It came down to third and short, and the Tigers were forced to settle for a field goal on fourth down.
Early in the fourth quarter senior quarterback Robert Broyles connected with junior Sam Harford for a 10-yard touchdown pass. This touchdown capped a 98-yard drive for Trinity.
“We played our heart out every minute we were on the field, which made me proud. It’ s not always about the win, but playing with your brothers. The great thing about this game is that we are getting stronger and stronger,” said first year Jordan Williams.
Leading the way for the Tiger offense was junior Jeremy Simmons who rushed for 82 yards and one touchdown off 14 carries. Starting running back, junior Travis Williams was taken out of the lineup after suffering an injury that kept him out for most of the game.
Senior quarterback Mason Blaschke completed nine out of twenty two passes for 124 yards, and Broyles completed eight out of eighteen passes for 145 yards.
Senior Matthew Kennemer finished with 120 yards, and sophomore LeAndrew Gordon picked up 137 yards on four catches.
Leading the defense was sophomore Julian Turner, who recorded 11 tackles. Junior Camden Joubert had eight stops, and senior Jai Boatman finished with six tackles and a fumble recovery.
“We dug ourselves into a hole against a good team and it is very hard to overcome that, especially on the road. We are still learning how to ,win, and although the guys are playing extremely hard, we are not making the plays nor eliminating the mistakes necessary to be successful,” said offensive coordinator Matt Uzzell.
The Tigers play their fifth game of the season tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at home against the University of Chicago (Ill.).