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Superior downs Trojans, 40-0

by The Western News
| October 5, 2009 12:00 AM

Trying to battle back from a 14-0 deficit, the Troy High School football team created momentum late in the second quarter when stopping Superior on the 5-yard line.

Moments later, that momentum was gone.

Superior got the ball right back with a fumble recovery and then added another TD after Troy fumbled a punt return at the 18-yard-line. All of a sudden the score was 26-0 and the Trojans could not recover. Superior went on to a 40-0 nonconference victory.

“Superior was a little like the Plains game. They have speed at their skill positions and that’s something we don’t have,” McElmurry said. “It exposes our weaknesses in a hurry.”

Of course, turnovers have unraveled the best of teams and the Trojans finished with three for the game. Quarterback Mike Ormiston played well and finished as Troy’s leading rusher with 54 yards on 11 carries.

“He made some pretty good decisions and that was a plus but we had a tough time moving the ball,” McElmurry said. “He threw OK early and after that, he was really pressured.”

Superior’s touchdown after the fumbled punt return really hurt.

“It was 21-0 at the time and we felt we were still in it,” McElmurry said. “That blew the wind out of everyone’s sails.”

The Bobcats finished with a 335-295 advantage in total yards. Matt Campbell rushed for 61 yards and three touchdowns. Tanner Coon scored two TDs and threw another to Eric Steinbach.

Troy (1-2 in the 7-B, 2-3 overall) steps out of the conference again this week with a trip to Florence.

“Florence beat Superior earlier this year. They’re a pretty good ballclub but at least we know going in that we’ll have to stop their run,” McElmurry said.

Following the Florence game, the Trojans will wrap up the season with home games against Bigfork and Thompson Falls, the latter serving as homecoming.