The Trojans held a slim one-point lead after the first quarter 7-6. Vermillion took the lead by halftime with two scores in the second quarter. The Tanagers lead 19-15 at the half. West Central regained the lead in third quarter with a touchdown to make the score 22-19. The Trojans added a couple of more scores to put the game away in the fourth quarter.
West Central had 350 yards of total offense, 325 rushing yards and 25 passing yards. Vermillion finished with 401 yards of offense, 388 passing yards and 13 rushing yards.
Justin Zirpel was 1-2 passing for 25 yards and a touchdown. Derek Eidsness had the 25-yard touchdown reception. Zirpel also had 22 carries for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Zirpel’s touchdown runs were of 66 and 47 yards. Eidsness had eight carries for 59 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Healy had 14 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown.
Eidsness also had an interception in the game. Mason Berens also had an interception. Healy finished with two sacks. Tommy Berg, Jacob Loger, and Jaxon Skinner all had a sack. Berg also had a fumble recovery.
West Central (3-3) will host Madison in their final home game of the season on Friday, October 9th.