The Shadyside Tigers' unbeaten season came to an end on Saturday night, as its running game was shut down in the second half of a 21-14 loss against the top-seed in Division 7 Region 25 Glouster Trimble in Zanesville.
The Tigers carried a 14-7 lead into the break, on the strength of rushing touchdowns by senior fullback Chris Littel and junior running back Eric Howell. Trimble led 7-0 after the first quarter.
Trimble flexed its muscle on defense in the second half, accomplishing what no other team could against the Tigers for the past 12 week--shut down the run game.
Tomcats quarterback Konner Standley connected with Justice Jenkins for the tying touchdown in the third quarter. Jacob Koons gave Trimble the lead for good with a two-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Shadyside wraps up the season with a 12-1 record. They are believed to be the first OVAC school to feature a trio of 1,000-yard rushers in the same season, junior quarterback Austin Dorris, Howell, and Littel.
Trimble (13-0) moves on the state semifinals next Saturday night against Berlin Center Western Reserve (13-0).