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September 21, 2013

Lynch leads Troup to 28-14 win over Ar




 Troup quarterback Blake Lynch celebrated his receiving Division I offers from Clemson and TCU this week by scoring a pair of touchdowns to spark the Tigers to a 28-14 win over rival Arp Friday night in Troup.

After a long day of rain, a light drizzling rain had the battle turn into a game of running and the punt return teams making most of the highlights as Troup took a 28-14 win at Tiger Stadium.

Fourteen fumbles and some wet conditions had an impact on both teams passing attack.The visiting Tigers got the first big break of the game.

They made some big plays on us, and we had some unusual calls late in the game,” said Troup head coach Denis Alexander in his second year at the helm. “But the defense stepped up and made some big plays, and we made them fumble a few times that were really crucial for us.”

A huge defection of an Arp punt bounced off a Troup player, and Hunter Holland gave the Arp crew a big break, recovering the ball at their own 34-yard line.

One play later, Marcalas Johnson sprinted up the middle virtually untouched for a 56-yard touchdown run. The PAT kick failed and Arp lead 6-0 after one quarter.

The rainy drizzle continued throughout the game and accounted for a slippery ball, and eight balls hit the turf . Arp recovered the only one that converted into the only first half points.

The slow trudging trench work proved out to a 142-64 in total yards for Arp at the half.

Arp (2-2), recovered another punt return after Marcus Kincade ran 37-yards before the ball was knocked loose and covered up by Arp’s, 26 at the 19 of Arp.

Troup (2-2), made a defensive stand to give Kincade a shot at redemption.

The senior wide receiver, Kincade made good on a 62-yard punt return for the the first Troup tally.

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