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'Jackets handle FCS 28-6

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LEBANON -- No. 2-ranked Trousdale County High locked up the Region 4, 1A crown Saturday night as the Yellow Jackets disposed of Friendship Christian 28-6 at Pirtle Field.

Friendship (8-1) kept it close in the first half and had a 75 yard drive stall out at the Yellow Jacket three on a fourth and goal.

Friendship's lone score came in the second quarter when quarterback Lee Maasen hit sophomore Kyle Neal on a 23 yard slant route for a touchdown. The extra point try was partially blocked.

Trousdale County (9-0) pounded out 21 first downs and 334 yards rushing, eating up the FCS defense and valuable clock. FCS was limited to 179 yards of total offense and just six first downs.

The Region 4, 1A showdown of unbeatens was delayed 24 hours due to weather conditions Friday night. The win puts the Yellow Jackets in the driver's seat in the region while FCS will secure second place.

Trousdale County will remain at home throughout the Class A playoffs. Friendship is guaranteed a first round playoff game at home.

FCS travels to Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Thursday, Oct. 30 for the regular season finale.

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