Trail off to best start since 1977


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@aimmediamidwest.com



National Trail’s Jacob Ray rushed for a 109 yards and a touchdown the Blazers 43-12 win over visiting Tri-Village on Friday, Sept. 13.


NEW PARIS — With Friday’s 43-12 win over visiting Tri-Village, National Trail’s football team is off to its best start since the 1977 season.

The Blazers used a punishing ground game to pull away from the Patriots in the final quarter to improve its record to 3-0.

Trail rushed for 414 yards on the night.

Senior Peyton Lane had a big night. He carried the ball 22 times for 278 yards and scored three touchdowns.

The first Blazers play from scrimmage was a 70-yard TD run by Lane. He had another long break away run for a TD in the second half.

Lane has rushed for 329 yards on the season with five touchdowns. He has amassed 732 all-purpose yards with nine touchdowns.

Junior Jacob Ray had a 109 yards on just seven carries and scored a touchdown.

Clay Stiner caught three of quarterback Dallas Smith’s passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Coleton Everman had 13 tackles.

The Blazers took a 23-12 lead into the final quarter, before scoring 20 unanswered points to secure the win.

Trail is scheduled to travel to unbeaten on Arcanum on Friday for a key Cross County Conference game.

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National Trail’s Jacob Ray rushed for a 109 yards and a touchdown the Blazers 43-12 win over visiting Tri-Village on Friday, Sept. 13.
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By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or follow on Twitter @emowen_RH

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or follow on Twitter @emowen_RH