Trojans, Warriors continue to seek keys to end losing streaks
Troy Buchanan and Winfield football teams continued their respective losing streaks as the regular season football schedule makes its bid toward the home stretch. The Trojans were a 58-20 victim of Francis Howell North in South Division of the Gateway Athletic Conference. In the conference’s North Division, Winfield traveled to Warrenton in the battle of Warrior squads. The Warrenton Warriors’ weapons were sharper as they posted a 73-30 win over Winfield.
Against Troy, Howell North’s quarterback, Terry White, threw three TD passes and ran for another in the Knights’ win. He completed 10 of 19 passes for 130 yards and rushed for 90 yards. The Knights rushed for 317 yards with Jordan Moody gaining 126 yards on 15 rushes. Darrian Wolosyk caught five passes for 78 yards. The Knights held a 447-288 edge in total offense and a 22-15 edge in first downs. Troy senior Devon Fuller threw for 81 yards, rushed for 120 yards and scored all three touchdowns for the Trojans.
The Knights led 7-0 after one period as White scored on a four-yard run (added the PAT). They increased their lead to 27-0 by halftime. White threw a 22-yard pass to Trevor Dames-Bolte and later a 12-yard pass to Wolosyk. Sandwiched in those two plays was a seven-yard run by Moody. The White to Wolosyk play occurred with only two seconds left in the half. After a White-Wolosyk touchdown play, Fuller got Troy on the scoreboard first in the third period on a 31-yard run. Jeremy McKenna added the PAT. Howell built their lead to 49-13 after three periods. Fuller scored on a 83-yard for the Trojans’ second score of the quarter. In the final period, the teams exchanged touchdown with Fuller scoring on a one-yard run for Troy.
Leading receiver for Troy was Branden Westhoff who caught two passes for 35 yards. Defensively, Justin Sutphin led Troy with eight.
Winfield’s loss dropped them to 2-5 for the year and remain winless in the GAC. Warrenton’s Zach Logan scored twice in the opening period on rushing plays. Winfield scored once in the period on an 85-yard pass from Damian Cagle to Brandon Davis. In the second period, Winfield found the endzone twice. David Bauer caught a two-yard pass from Cagle with 8:43 left. Warrenton answered with two touchdowns including Logan scoring his third of the night. With 1:46 left in the half, Cagle threw his third TD pass, this time a 6-yarder to Chandler Hollingsworth. Warrenton added another score before half, increasing their lead to 39-18. In the third period, they scored three TDS including Logan’s fourth of the game. With 34 seconds left in the third period, Cagle scored on an eight-yard run. The score was 58-18 with play moving into the fourth period. In that final period, Cagle scored on a 12-yard run with 10:36 left. Warrenton added two more scores later in the win.
Warrenton rushed for 459 yards in the game with three players running for more than 100 yards each. There were no stats made available for Winfield.