Cobras soar over Eagles with sections looming
There is a cliché that says that a two-sided year can be a “tale of two seasons.” For the Triton football team, that saying is pretty accurate considering where they were at the beginning of the year compared to where they are now.
After limping to a 1-3 start to the season, the Cobras have picked themselves off the mat to rally for four straight victories including their best effort of the season in a 66-13 win over Dover-Eyota on October 18.
The Cobras were determined to leave little doubt in this one from the opening whistle as they marched right down the field for a pair of touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead. As soon as the Eagles looked to tighten the gap with a touchdown of their own, Triton would put its foot on the accelerator once again and score again before pulling away with a dominant second quarter for a 43-6 lead at the half.
At the forefront for the Cobras was quarterback Brady Essig, who was sharp completing 11 of 13 passes for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Despite also throwing a pair of interceptions, the junior had a solid performance and has been taking on more responsibility as the season has progressed.
“Brady is the key to what we do offensively,” Triton football coach Don Henderson explained. “He was able to make the plays we needed to make and keep our offense going tonight.”
With the blowout nature of the loss, several other players were able to get in on the action as Levi Smith had another strong game on the ground with 93 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and Hunter Jennings added three touchdowns on the eve