TROY- Troy Trojans senior Nick Kawecki carried the ball 21 times for 158 yards bringing back memories of the great runners in Trojan history who marched up and down the well-manicured grass at Troy Memorial Stadium for over 50 years. The Troy offense amassed 422 yards in a running clock 40-7 victory over the visiting Fairborn Skyhawks Friday night.
Next year, the Trojans hope to be be playing on artificial turf with new LED lighting as Troy Memorial Stadium undergoes a privately-funded facelift but the look of the original stadium will still be there along with the the memories of Troy’s great running backs.
The Skyhawks marched down the field and scored on their opening drive with a 10 yard run from Dominique Johnson but those were the only points Fairborn could put on the board all night.
Troy answered that with a 51 yard run by Nick Kawecki to tie the score at 7-7 and Jahari Ward’s 3 yard touchdown put Troy up 14-7.
Cameron Stoltz added a 26 yard field goal and Troy took a 17-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Jahari Ward added a second touchdown in the third quarter with a 27 yard run and Troy was up 24-7.
Willie Ritchey and Hunter Sekas added fourth quarter touchdowns to make it 38-7 and a safety caused by the long snap going over the Fairborn’s punter made it 40-7 as the clock ran out.
Troy only attempted 2 passes…one to stop the clock and a 32 yard catch by Kellen Miller. Jahari Ward added 91 yards on the ground as Troy ground out 390 yards on 60 attempts.
Troy makes the trip up I-75 to take on Sidney next Friday night.