Plymouth keeps Trinity's offense at bay
Plymouth's Kyle Riesert catches a touchdown pass in the closing seconds of the first half of the game of the Bobcats' 35-14 win over Trinity in a Division II football contest Saturday in Manchester. (Bruce Taylor/Union Leader)
Trinity was trailing by 14 and faced a fourth-and-two situation from its own 11-yard line. Trinity elected to go for the first down, but the Plymouth defense held and handed the ball to its offense deep in Pioneer territory.
Plymouth halfback Jared Kuehl carried the ball 25 times for 182 yards and three touchdowns, two of which came in the fourth quarter. He scored on a 3-yard run with 3:52 to play and on an 11-yard run with 3:36 left. Silas Murray capped the Plymouth scoring with his fifth point-after kick.
Trinity's touchdowns came on Carmen Giampetruzzi's 1-yard quarterback sneak with 10:39 left in the fourth quarter, and Saikou Bah's 44-yard run with 2:00 to play. Bah also added the two-point conversion following his touchdown.
Plymouth led 7-0 after one quarter, 14-0 at halftime and 21-0 entering the third.
Plymouth's first-half touchdowns came on Kuehl's 9-yard run on Plymouth's first possession, and a 23-yard pass from Sullivan to tight end Kyle Reisert with 3.2 seconds left in the half.