Trigg County's football season came to an end with a 29-15 loss at Fort Campbell in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Falcon quarterback Aaron Hills ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth as Fort Campbell won their 16th straight playoff game. For the game, Hills ran 27 times for 153 yards. He was 9-of-13 passing for 80 yards. Tre Powell caught four passes for 28 yards. He also had a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown called back on a bad blocking penalty.
For the game, Fort Campbell outgained Trigg 222-181.
Andrew Stewart led Trigg with 86 yards on 22 carries. He scored both Trigg touchdowns. Stewart was 4-of-19 passing for 40 yards.
Trigg trailed 9-7 at halftime and tied the game at 15 on a 3-yard run and conversion run by Stewart with 3:03 left in the third quarter.
Fort Campbell answered on a 9-yard run by Hills with 1:36 left in the quarter to lead 22-15.
Trigg was driving, but Stewart was picked off at the 9-yard line with 5:44 left. Hills answered with a 13-yard run five plays later that sealed the win.
Fort Campbell improved to 5-6 with the win and will play at Murray next week.
Trigg County's season ends with a record of 4-7.
NOTES FROM THE GAME:
- It was 41 degrees at kickoff. It was 35 degrees when the game ended.
- It is Trigg County's first losing season since 1999 -- the longest stretch in school history without a losing record.
- It was Trigg's first opening round loss in the playoffs since a 75-35 loss to Monroe County in 2002.
- Fort Campbell has won eight of the last nine meetings with Trigg County and leads the all-time series 25-12, including a 15-5 record at Fryar Stadium.
- Tre Powell has four touchdown catches against Trigg County in the last two meetings.
- Powell's punt return for touchdown that was called back because of a penalty would have set a new state record for career punt returns for touchdowns.
- The 347 points allowed by Trigg County is the third most in program history behind the 1997 (394) and 1998 (515) teams. The 31.5 points per game allowed is the fourth most in program history.
- Of the seven teams Trigg County lost to in 2010, five (Murray, Caldwell County, Ballard Memorial, Mayfield, and Fort Campbell) are still alive in the playoffs. Hopkinsville missed the postseason, and Union City, Tennessee lost their opening round playoff game and finished with a 5-6 record.
- Trigg County finishes its 70th season of football with a career record of 340-375-15 (.467 win pct.).
- Andrew Stewart finished the season with 1,326 passing yards, good for 10th most in a season. It is the 20th time in school history that a quarerback has topped 1,000 passing yards in a season.
- Ethan Sweno's seven field goals this year and eight for his career are both new school records.