Gibraltar Football Carlson Passes Trenton With Fire TD With PHOTO GALLERY – The News Herald



With less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter, Gibraltar Carlson led Trenton by six points on Friday night.

Gibraltar Carlson at Trenton Football Photo Gallery

From the Trojans’ 23-yard line, Carlson quarterback Eddie Light passed to Jaishaun Williams, who was wide open in the front corner of the end zone. As the ball fell, Williams caught the ball, stayed within bounds and tied the score at 27-27 with 35 seconds on the clock.

Kicker Alec Milley came in for the extra point and punched the ball through the uprights. An offside penalty on Trenton forced him to kick again but the result was the same and the Marauders were awarded a 28-27 victory.

Carlson (3-1, 3-1 Downriver League) had just suffered a tough 42-14 loss to Allen Park, a game in which he allowed 28 points in the second quarter.

“Last week, when the going got tough, we pulled out,” Marauders first-year coach Landon Grove said. “We were in the middle of the battle with a very good team from Allen Park until the fourth quarter. We encountered adversity and we bowed. This week we had a lot of adversity throughout the game and our guys stuck with it and found a way and I’m really proud of the growth of this show.

Much of that adversity included a fumble in the third quarter and a subsequent personal foul penalty that set up a Trenton touchdown (2-2, 2-1 DRL).

“We have a lot of work to do if we’re going to get to where we can and should be,” Grove said. “But I’m very proud of our guys for responding to adversity and finding a way to win this football game, that’s all I could ask for.”

For the night, Light threw for a touchdown and ran for one while teammate Chris Copley threw for one as well. Cody Britt amassed 144 rushing yards for the visitors on 29 carries, despite an injury. Trojans quarterback Ty Norgren counted for his team’s four touchdowns, as he threw three and rushed for one. Two of his killer strikes were picked up by Brock Beaudrie.

Carlson entered the competition first with a seven-yard touchdown from Light in the first quarter. Milley scored the extra point and for the night was 4-for-4.

Brock Beaudrie of Trenton catches a touchdown pass on Friday night at home with Gibraltar Carlson’s Gabriel Nichols (17) in front of him and Avantae Robinson behind him. Host Trojans fell to the Marauders by a score of 28-27. (Frank Wladyslawski – MediaNews Group)

Early in the second quarter, Norgren hit Beaudrie with a 21-yard touchdown pass. Kicker Charlie Ariganello hit the PAT and tied it at 7-7.

About a minute later, Aidan Bowdler of the Marauders opened the field and Copley hit him with a 52-yard touchdown pass to put the visitors back on top.

In the last minute of half-time, Jason Marshall of Trenton caught a pass from Norgren who hit a 58-yard touchdown. After the extra point, the game was tied at 14-14 before half-time.

About three minutes into the third quarter, the Trojans’ Peyton Culpepper recovered a fumble and sent it deep into Marauders territory. Carlson was also hit with a personal foul on the play, and Trenton finally started at the 13-yard line.

Shortly after recovering from the fumble, Norgren ran into the end zone from six yards and the home team took a 21-14 lead, following the PAT.

“We think we’ve made a lot of progress in the first three weeks and we’re going to keep improving, keep fighting and our kids are going to get better,” said Trojans coach Reggie Glon, who is also in his first year at the helm.

In the fourth quarter, Carlson made his way to the field and tied the game with a short touchdown from Timmy Simons with 7:20 to go.

The ensuing kickoff was given by Beaudrie and he sent him back to the Marauders’ 43-yard line.

With exactly 5:27 left, Norgren threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Beaudrie and the Trojans took a six-point lead. As they tried to go up seven, however, the PAT was missed.

In the final two minutes of the game, Light completed two assists to Brandon Scheffler that put the Marauders on the Trenton 23-yard line. Light then found Williams open in the end zone with just 35 seconds left. Milley’s PAT followed and put Carlson by one point.

Trenton’s offense had another 30 seconds to work after the ensuing kickoff, but couldn’t put anything together during that time.

“The sun is going to rise tomorrow,” Glon said. ” We will get there. We will continue to work. There is a long season to go and we have good things on the horizon here at Trenton High School.

Next up for the Marauders is a Friday home game against Wyandotte Roosevelt. The Trojans will host at Lincoln Park on Friday evening.



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