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Football - Plainville vs Troy 11/26/2016 1:00 PM

2-1A State Championship (at Fort Hays State University) 

Troy Trojans capped an unbeaten season and won the school's first ever football State title. Plainville scored on their first offense drive to take the early 7-0 lead but Troy answered with the first of several big plays in the game on their next drive with a 71-yard TD pass on a screen pass from Reid Greaser to Cuttar Huss to tie the game. Troy took the lead on a 61-yard TD pass from Greaser to Brody Winder making it 14-7 but a 69-yard kick return TD by Hayden Friend tied the game just before the end of the first quarter. Plainville added a field goal before halftime to lead 17-14 at intermission. 

Troy swung the lead back to their favor in the third quarter on a 30-yard TD pass from Greaser to Tyler Franken but Plainville answered with a 10-play 70-yard drive to regain the lead at 24-21. Greaser tossed his fourth TD pass of the game on a 3rd & 36 hail mary that was tipped by Cuttar Huss and caught by Winder who scored an 82-yard TD to give Troy a 28-24 lead. The Trojans made to huge fourth down stops in the fourth quarter one inside the five yard line to perserve the win. 

Troy finished the contest with 445 yards of total offense with Greaser going 14-21 for 374 yards and four touchdowns notching a season high in yards passing. Winder snagged a season high in receiving yards with 207 yards on five catches with two touchdowns, while Huss caught six passes for 121 yards with a touchdown. On the year the Troy offense finished with over 5,000 yards. Defensively the Trojans finished the game with eight guys with six or more tackles. Kortin Blevins and Cuttar Huss each registered 11 tackles, while Wyatt Huss had nine tackles and Wil Smith and Jarren Frump each had six tackles both with two tackles for loss and Smith added two sacks.

Plainville registered 369 yards of total offense with Friend running for 109 yards on 13 carries and passing for 175 yards on 16-29, while Nyp ran for 85 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns. Justin Reif caught seven passes for 70 yards for the Cardinals who finished the season 11-2 and State runner-up.

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