Without star, Trojans hang tough but drop regular season finale

Turkey Valley will hit the road for first postseason game against Lansing Kee

When Marcus Herold left the game with an injury late in the first quarter of the Turkey Valley-North Iowa football game Friday, the Trojans lost their leading rusher, No. 1 receiver and the top defensive player. Oh, and their punter.

Ouch.

With several players stepping up, the TV team might have been able to withstand that loss, but when a couple more players went out, North Iowa took advantage, scoring 24 unanswered points for a 38-36 win Friday night.

“It was a great team effort, but it didn’t end the way we wanted,” said Trojan sophomore Noah Hanson, one of those players that stepped up. His kick return late in the first half went for a 74-yard touchdown and, with a Kalvin Langreck to Carson Busta conversion, gave the Trojans a 24-14 lead at the half.

“I saw a hole, it was pretty easy on my part,” said Hanson of the team’s first kick return for a score this year.

- For more on this story, see the Oct. 13 Tribune

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