Bulldogs take to the air to rally past Triton, 38-20

by | Sep 23, 2023 | Triton

J.J. Cowan is headed to the end zone on an 80-yard run for a 14-0 Triton lead.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Triton took a 14-0 lead in its All American Conference varsity football game at Terry Sanford on Thursday night before the Bulldogs rallied for a 38-20 win.

Michael McNeill recovered a Bulldogs fumble and the Hawks capitalized with a 5-yard scoring run by J.J. Cowan with 10:24 left in the first quarter. Cowan ran 80 yards for a touchdown with 9:43 left in the half as Triton went ahead, 14-0.

Christian Siliezar kicked a 40-yard field goal for a 17-14 Hawks lead with 27 seconds left in the half.

The hosts went ahead to stay at 21-17 with six seconds left in the half on a touchdown pass from Jayden Wright, who completed 16 of 22 for 298 yards with five scores and one interception.

“Got it to 21-20 on a 44 yard field goal,” said Triton coach Ben Penny. “After that (running backs) J.J. and Camauri (McDougald) came out with injuries and Terry Sanford took control of the mismatches and the game. We were tough on defense all night until we ran out of gas. Couldn’t get them off the field.”

The Hawks allowed just 50 yards rushing in falling to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.

Cowan had 11 carries for 133 of Triton’s 241 yards on the ground.

Terry Sanford improved to 3-2 for the season and 2-0 in the AAC.

The Hawks have Homecoming against Westover (3-2, 0-2) on Friday night.

“Got to regroup,” Penny said.

Michael McNeill (70) got on this ,loose ball to set up the first score.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

J.J. Cowan gets across the goal line to give the Hawks an early lead.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Jayden Wright had five touchdown passes for Terry Sanford.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Tucker Brown returns an interception for Triton on Thursday night.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

K..J. Lockamy (51) limits John athan Higgins-Simmons to a short gain.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Sophomore quarterback Alan Hinson hands off to A.J. Dewar.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Christian Siliezar follows the flight of a 40-yard field goal.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)



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