DeWitt-Coming into Friday night’s game, the Tri-County Trojans (2-4) knew they were facing one of the best teams in Class D in Brunning-Davenport-Shickley (4-0), on both sides of the ball. However, BDS was without their number one QB for the second straight week.
The Eagles starting quarterback John Christensen, and back-up quarterback Dylan Domeier were both out again this week, both with the same shoulder injuries they sustained in week three against Lourdes Central Catholic.
Last week the Eagles looked to Sophomore Aaron Mick to take the snaps, this week, they rotated Mick with Dalton Kleinschmidt.
BDS had scored 206 points in their previous four games, and in that span only gave up 44 points on defense.
Although, Tri County played a great game and held BDS to only three touchdowns, the size and physicality of BDS proved to be too much for the Trojans as they lost 24-6.
BDS knew what Tri-County quarterback Cole Siems was capable of
Tri-County came out fired up and ready to play as they scored first in the first quarter on a halfback draw.
Siems got the ball and dished to his half Jack Holsing who then threw a 13-yard pass to the end zone to Bailey Waltke for 6. They missed the two points conversion. Little did anyone know, that would be their only points of the game.
In the second quarter, BDS scored twice with Kleinschmidt, and Jacob Schoenholtz making it in. They made both two conversions and the score jumped to 16-6 BDS.
The third quarter looked like a yo-yo as neither team really got close to scoring, the scored remained 16-6 BDS.
Tri-County’s Siem was doing all he could on offense, defense, and special teams to keep his team in the game with one quarter of ball left. He did incept an Aaron Mick throw right before half-time.
With BDS using Kleinschmidt on running plays, and Mick on throwing, and the constant rotation of players, it got too hard for Tri-County to defend. BDS over-sized as well.
Kleinschmidt scored his second T.D. of the game in the fourth quarter with just under 2 minutes left in the game, and the solidified the win, and the perfect season thus far for BDS moving them to 5-0, and Tri-County 2-4.
The Trojans should be proud of their efforts only allowed BDS 24 points, their lowest winning total all season.
Next week BBS will play at Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, and Tri-County will play at Thayer Central.