Bulldogs end Wolverines’ regular-season winning streak
by Robert Lee
MDJ Sports Correspondent
September 14, 2013 02:06 AM | 1239 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker’s Gaines Lahue dives over the goal line for a touchdown against Trion on Friday. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, it was the only one they would score as they fell at home 42-7.
Walker’s Gaines Lahue dives over the goal line for a touchdown against Trion on Friday. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, it was the only one they would score as they fell at home 42-7.
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MARIETTA — Walker started the season 2-0 and was riding a 13-game regular season win streak, but Trion proved Friday the 13th was going to be unlucky for the Wolverines.

The Bulldogs scored early and often as they rolled to a 42-7 victory.

James Lahue scored the lone touchdown on the night for Walker on a 1-yard run to start the second quarter, but coach John East said the Wolverines lacked execution.

“We came out and opened up well, but things came apart,” East said. “We didn’t execute and then we got in a hole and I felt like we were fine because we were down by one touchdown, but then it was two touchdowns and then you have to press and (Trion) is a team that burns the clock, so we had to start taking chances and doing things and we just didn’t execute in that.”

Trion improved to 5-0 all time against Walker and have now outscored the Wolverines a combined 169-21.

Trion scored three rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, one from Malik Martin and two from Chandler Lathem.

The Bulldogs continued their rushing attack with a 4-yard touchdown run by Devonya Farmer and a 3-yard run by Bradley Womack to give Trion its 42-7 lead.

Senior quarterback Cameron Bloebaum passed for just 56 yards, but East said he saw good things from his signal caller.

“I think he did some good things,” East said. “Cam (Bloebaum) is a really good football player and as we continue to expand our offense and open things up, because we were so run oriented last year, I think we’re still learning. I think he had some good reads and he had some that were tough.”

The Wolverines graduated 19 seniors in 2012 and East said this year youth will be a key to success.

“We play a lot of kids, which I like, and we have a lot of guys on the field, a lot of sophomores this year,” East said. “We have to get them up to varsity speed and that’s part of it. I thought our game plan was good and I thought we did some of the things we needed to come out and do, but we just made some mistakes.”

The Wolverines will travel to Mount Zion-Carroll next Friday.

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