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November 24, 2012

Trojans come up short in semis



Attaway went to the air on the next drive connecting with Chris Sealey and Tyler Arthur for some big gains, before Morgan once again punched it over from one yard out on the first play of the fourth quarter. 

Colby McCommon, the holder on the extra point, took a bad snap and calmly snatched it back down, allowing Thiel to make it 21-21 with a lot of time to go. The Trojans seemed to have the momentum on their side as they forced a fumble on the Valiant’s next play, with Jeremy Pinkston getting the recovery. 

JMA could only get one first down on the drive, but Thiel connected on a 23-yard field goal, putting the Trojans up 24-21. That's when the one play came into the equation for the game. Valwood once again fumbled as Andrew Hayes recovered it, but one official came in to say the Valiant player was down on the play. After a meeting the Valiants kept the ball, and the visitors then went on to score another touchdown but missed the extra point making it 27-24 Valiants with 4:09 to play.

Morgan showed that he and his teammates came to play as they marched down field to make it fourth and two yards to go. But a penalty nullified a first down and put the Trojans in a long fourth down. The Valiants’ defense made a play to stop the Trojans just short of their goal — the state championship game. 

After the game, Wall, his coaches and the JMA supporters all told the Trojan team of the pride they felt for a team that had finished the season 12-1. But as you looked at each player, it was evident that they knew they may hurt for this loss, but they walked off with heads held high with Trojan pride. 



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