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Troy Uses Strong Second Half to Take Down ACCHS
By Jonny Kane

The 2-1A defending state champion Troy Trojans entered Friday night looking to rebound after a tough 59-26 loss to Valley Heights in week one and pick up win number one on the 2017 season.

After a battle in the first half the Trojans did just that, scoring 22 unanswered points out of halftime to take down ACCHS on the road 42-24.  

Things didn’t come easy for the Trojans as the Tigers seemed to have an answer every time Troy looked to take control in the first half.  

Troy got the scoring started just four minutes into the game, as sophomore quarterback Kipp Jasper found fellow sophomore Tate Smith on a 14-yard touchdown pass to jump out to a 6-0 lead.

ACCHS came right back and went on a long drive to answer, as junior quarterback Matt Oswalt connected with senior tight end Tate Smith for a 26-yard score. Oswalt ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-6 lead.

The Trojans answered the Tigers score with one on the ground, as junior receiver Reid Jasper scored on a 2-yard run to push Troy back on top, 12-8.

To begin the game ACCHS won the coin toss and elected to defer until the second half, meaning a score before halftime had the potential to be huge. The Tigers were able to accomplish just that, as junior Shawn Boos scored from five yards out with right at one minute left in the second quarter.

But, just like the entirety of the first half the Trojans had an answer as Kipp Jasper connected with senior Chance Jones on a 26-yard strike with 12 second left in the half to give Troy a 20-16 lead at intermission.

The Trojans rode that momentum into the second half, holding the Tigers on their opening drive before going on to score 22 answered points with touchdowns runs from Tysen Williams and Marcus Martinez and a passing score from Kipp Jasper to Tate Smith.

ACCHS was able to tack on a score late on a 35-yard touchdown run by Tucker Smith, but by that point the deficit was too much.

The Trojans racked up over 425 yards of offense in the contest, as Kipp Jasper finished 15 of 24 for 292 yards and three touchdowns.

ACCHS amassed 183 rushing yards in the game, as Shawn Boos ran the ball 25 times for 73 yards and a score while Tucker Smith racked up 63 yards on 11 carries.

Troy (1-1) now heads back home for a tough matchup with Centralia, while ACCHS (0-2) travels to Perry Lecompton next Friday.

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