The North Crawford football team’s overall record dropped to 4-3 with a non-conference loss to the visiting Blackhawk Warriors on Friday night by a score of 48-24.
The Trojans fell into a hole early in the game by allowing two touchdowns in the first quarter, as Blackhawk jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Warriors added to their lead with two more touchdowns and jumped out to a 28-0 lead at halftime.
The North Crawford offense had several drives in the second quarter, where they threatened to score points. However, the Trojans were unable to get any points in the first half and had to go into halftime down by a score of 28-0.
The Warriors scored early in the third quarter to jump out to a 34-0 lead. The Trojans responded by scoring their first touchdown of the game and cut the deficit to 34-8. Later in the third quarter, the Warriors added to their lead with another touchdown making the score 42-8 at the end of the third quarter.
The Trojan offense finally established itself in the fourth quarter scoring two more touchdowns. The Warriors scored one last touchdown to make the final score of 48-24.
Black hawk rushed for a remarkable 456 yards in the game and added 94 yards passing.
Despite the loss, North Crawford’s senior wingback Jacob Baumeister emerged as the leading rusher in the Ridge and Valley conference with 721 yards, just ahead of Ithaca’s Mitchell Ricco, who has rushed for 717 yards this season
The Trojans have a 3-2 conference record and a 1-1 non-conference record. The non-conference games have no effect on the Trojans eligibility for the playoffs at the end of the year.
The North Crawford Trojans travel to play the De Soto Pirates in their final conference game of the season this Friday night.