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Tigers run past Eagles

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Trenton dominates Bronson for lopsided win

By Sean Arnold

A young Bronson football team took its lumps against a veteran Trenton squad last Friday, as the Tigers rolled with eight rushing touchdowns for a 74-8 win.

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Moments after Bronson quarterback Christian Kidd went out with an injury, Trenton senior Eric Henry lifted the Tigers to a 21-0 lead on a scoop-and-score with 4:35 remaining in the opening quarter.

The Eagles’ fortunes improved some on the ensuing drive, thanks to a couple of Trenton penalties, as BMHS moved into Trenton territory. But after the Eagles were stopped at the 35, Trenton reeled off four rushing TDs on its next four possessions, before a Tyrique Baber pick six put TMHS ahead 54-0 by the break.

Baber and senior fullback Randy Fuller had a pair of rushing scores apiece for the Tigers.

Despite the struggles, Bronson showed its team attitude has matured, as it maintained its effort to hit a couple of big plays late in the game. Near the end of the third quarter, Cole Langston took an end-around 27 yards, setting up a 32-yard score by Kidd, who raced to the corner. Kidd then converted the two-point conversion.

“This was a game where we told them this is where you’re going to learn how to hit,” assistant head coach and offensive coordinator James Roundtree said. “Trenton hits, they’re physical – they’re the most physical team we play, probably, so that’s good (that experience).”

Roundtree is encouraged by what he sees in the program under interim head coach Tim King in what have been some difficult circumstances.

“There are some good things going on within,” said Roundtree, the athletic director at BMHS. “We had a better attitude tonight. Hopefully, we can keep focus.”