Pats fall to Bulldogs, 40-14
by Galen Shelton
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Zach Trumpower, 78, right, leads the way against Harrisburg in a huge effort by Jordan Troutman, 11. Troutman gained 181 yards on 38 carries. Other Patriots in on the action were, from left: Austin Kendall, 77; Ethan Ramage, 79; Trey Copley, 35; and Zach Stevens, 51.                                — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
Zach Trumpower, 78, right, leads the way against Harrisburg in a huge effort by Jordan Troutman, 11. Troutman gained 181 yards on 38 carries. Other Patriots in on the action were, from left: Austin Kendall, 77; Ethan Ramage, 79; Trey Copley, 35; and Zach Stevens, 51. — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
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A couple of Patriot fans were standing and watching the Harrisburg warm up and stretch Friday night and it occurred to us just how big Harrisburg is. Having watched Capel Henshaw for the last couple of years on the basketball court, I knew that he is about 6’2,” and probably around 190 pounds.

Standing within 50 feet of the Bulldog team as they went through their pre-game routine, it sunk in just how average-sized Henshaw looked on the field with his mates. I said all that to say this.

Massac County was a smaller, weaker team on the field Friday night, and that’s where the rubber meets the road in prep football. The Bulldogs were able to hold the Patriots at bay until late in the fourth quarter, and their offense exploded early and often on big yardage plays.

Massac recovered an on-side kick on the first play of the game, but on their first play from scrimmage, Logan Hartley picked off Cameron Koch’s errant throw and it was all downhill from there.

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