Panthers top Trimble for 5th win of season

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By Dave Taylor

On Friday the Carroll County Panthers avenged a loss from last year’s football season by defeating Trimble County on the Raiders’ home turf. In what Carroll County Head Coach Mike Weedman termed “a dangerous game,” the Panthers prevailed by a score of 32-14.

Weedman used the word “dangerous” because regardless of what kind of season either team is having they always get hyped to play each other. Carroll was undefeated last year when Trimble halted the Panthers on their own field. This year’s Raider team was winless in six games coming into Friday’s grid battle, but that didn’t change the way Weedman and his coaching staff prepared their team for the game.

“It’s a bitter rivalry,” he said. “It’s more of a bitter rivalry than I’ve ever been a part of anywhere. Trimble is always going to be ready to play us and beat us if they can and it doesn’t make any difference whether they’re 0-6 or 6-0. I think last year proved that.”

 Weedman called the triumph “a great team win all around. Every one of our players played a significant part in our win.”

He cited the offensive play of Dillon Craig who caught seven passes “and made a lot of big plays. Jared Powell played really great on defense,” Weedman said. “He always manages to come up with some great defensive plays.”

The Panthers, now 5-1 on the season, will travel to Christian Academy of Louisville. Carroll dropped a 44-6 decision to the Centurians at home last season.

“We’ll be ready for them and I’m sure they’ll be ready for us,” Weedman said.