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October 20, 2013

Trojans pick up second straight victory

MONTEZUMA, Ind. — The Covington football team picked up its second consecutive win as they traveled to Riverton Parke and came away with a 48-12 victory.

The game matched a young Covington squad against an experienced, but numerically small Riverton Parke team.

The contest started on an even keel as Riverton Parke received to open the game and drove 62 yards in seven plays to take a 6-0 lead.

The drive included a pass from quarterback Johnny Myers to Kory Cronkhite good for the 31-yard touchdown on fourth-and-three.

Covington then took advantage of a short Panther kickoff, getting the ball on their own 45. Three plays later, Gage Hegg ran 41 yards for a touchdown that tied the score.

Riley Spangler kicked the extra points to put the Trojans in the lead 7-6 with less than four minutes gone in the game

Riverton Parke got the ball back, had a short drive, but had to punt. Covington got the ball back and ran 10 plays to score. The Spangler extra point made it 14-6.

After that score, the game settled down and most of the plays came between the 30's as neither team could score for the remainder of the half.

All that changed after the intermission as Covington took the kickoff on their own 49. A run by Hegg, a pass from Halen Noble to Quentin Andrews for 45 yards and a one-yard run by Hegg put the Trojans back on the scoreboard in less than a minute.

Just as Covington's had, the Riverton Parke offense woke up again in the third quarter. They took the ensuing kickoff out to their 39 and used six plays to score another touchdown that made it 21-12.

Covington began to alternate between Hegg, Gabe Newlin and Trace Coffing as their ball carrier in the third quarter. The trio moved the Trojans down to the nine-yard line, but a field goal attempt from there was wide left.

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