The Tri-County football team earned the school’s second conference title Friday by defeating North Newton by the score of 42-26. The previous title was won back in 1977.
The Cavaliers had to come from behind to capture the win. Trailing 26-14 in the third quarter, Sam Getz returned the Spartans kickoff for a touchdown bringing the momentum back to the Tri-County sideline. The Cavs recorded a defensive stop and let the offense go to work from there. TC scored the last 28 points of the game sealing the win and conference title.
With the Spartans containing the Cavalier running game for most of the night, TC turned to the air where Dalton Justice threw for 257 yards and 4 touchdowns. Three of Justice’s touchdowns were to sophomore receiver Bradley Reynolds. Reynolds finished with 5 catches for 78 yards and 3 touchdowns. Justice led the Cavalier ground attack finishing with 100 yards and a touchdown with the majority of the yards coming on a 51 yard run in the second half.
Hunter Musser led the Cavalier defense with 16 total tackles. Isaac Bahler and Sam Getz recorded 9 tackles a piece with Bahler adding a tackle for a loss. Drew Moseley, Chase Kirby and Brock Langley also helped the defensive effort with 7, 6 and 5 tackles respectively.
Tri-County will open sectional play on Friday night traveling to Lafayette Central Catholic for a 7:00 kickoff. Good luck Cavs!