Jacob Jenkins (24) picks up yardage for Triad during Friday’s victory. (Photo submitted)
The Triad Cardinals grid squad was able to close the 2019 season with a home win over Northeastern Friday night.
It was something the Cardinals have not been able to do since Week 2 against Ridgemont.
The game started slowly for both offenses, but the Jets were able to take the early lead with a successful point after to make it a 7-6 contest at the end of the first quarter.
The Cardinals where able to turn on their offensive jets in the second quarter.
They tallied 21 points, thanks to some solid passing by Jordan Simonelli, who went 13-14 for 179 yards and one touchdown.
The Triad running game was also in full swing as head coach Zach Winslow rotated six different backs for a total of 224 yards.
JC Alexander led the pack with 75 yards and two TD’s, his second coming on a 49- yard breakaway.
That score helped the Cardinals take a 27-13 lead at halftime.
Triad continued to keep the score rising in its favor after the break, tallying two more TD’s in the third quarter.
Coleman Hauck helped Triad to its third win of the season by collecting 168 all-purpose yards and one touchdown.
Jacob Jenkins got in on the scoring mix when he caught a 40-yard bomb from Simonelli.
Triad added two more TD’s in the final stanza to finish off the Jets and end their 2019 season with a 3-7 record overall and a 1-4 record in the Ohio Heritage Conference North.
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