Saturday, October 15, 2022

Gallatin makes a statement with 46-6 win over Trenton in battle of unbeatens

by Jeremy Benson,

Gallatin came into Trenton in a battle of 7-0 teams.  It was the first time in 45 years that a pair of GRC 11-Man teams had met this late in the season.  Gallatin coach Chris Holt downplayed the how big of a game this was for his Bulldogs, but they came out ready to play.  

After stopping the Trenton Bulldogs on their first possession, Gallatin had a 3rd and 12 from midfield.  Isaac Bird got behind the Trenton defenders and quarterback Peyton Baker threw a bomb to him for the first score of the game.  Gallatin was up 7-0 four minutes into the game.  

Trenton once again went 3 and out on the second drive and Gallatin took advantage with 38-yard punt return by Isaac Bird that set them up at the Trenton 20-yard line and then finished the drive with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Baker to Payton Feiden to go up 14-0.

After another stop by Gallatin, Trenton was forced to punt again.  However, this time, Gallatin fumbled on the punt.  Trenton had their first significant drive of the game and got down to the Gallatin 12. But they coughed up the ball on a bad exchange and Gallatin took over again.  It didn't take long for Gallatin to take advantage.  Draven Wright out-ran the Trenton defenders for a 75-yard rushing TD.  His PAT put Gallatin up 21-0.  

Trenton got into Gallatin territory on their next drive, but turned it over on a fumble once again.  Gallatin was able to punch it in from 15-yards out this time with a Fieden TD run.  After another 3 and out from Trenton, Gallatin got the ball at the 5 yard-line.  Fieden would get his longest run of the night on the second play of the drive with a 96-yard TD.  It was 33-0 Gallatin.  Gallatin added another TD after an interception by Boston Bell.  Baker would score from two yards out on a QB keeper to put Gallatin up 40-0 at the half.

Gallatin started the second half with the ball with a 29-yard kickoff return by Baker and finish the drive with a 11-yard TD run by Wright.  That would end the scoring for Gallatin.  They would play 2nd string most of the rest of the game.  Trenton did get a rushing TD from Gabe Novak late in the 3rd quarter from 75 yards out.  The final score was 46-6.

I talked with Gallatin coach Chris Holt and also with Tom Johnson of KTTN after the game.


Stats (Unofficial)

Peyton Baker, 5-8, 115 yards, 2 TD

Payton Feiden, 153 yards, 2 TD
Draven Wright, 115 yards, 2 TD
Logan Bottcher, 35 yards
Peyton Baker, 29 yards, 1 TD
Eli Sperry, 4 yards
Case Chrisman, 4 yards
Stanley Hanson, -1 yard
Jaden Wilson, -11 yards

Isaac Bird, 50 yards, 1 TD
Payton Feiden, 30 yards, 1 TD
Boston Bell, 23 yards
Logan Bottcher, 12 yards

Boston Bell, Interception

443 Total Yards, 328 Yards Rushing, 115 Yards Receiving

Coleman Griffin, 2-6, 42 yards, 1 Int

Gabe Novak, 86 yards, 1 TD
Sam Gibson, 25 yards
Ian Elbert, 8 yards
Coleman Griffin, 3 yards
Cameron Christy, -1 yard

Mason Rongey, 29 yards
Tucker Otto, 13 yards

163 Total Yards, 121 Yards Rushing, 42 Yards Receiving

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