The Subiaco Trojans found themselves with a 7-0 lead going into halftime of their football game against Mena last Friday night.
However, the Trojans were outscored 35-0 in the second half to drop another conference game that eliminated the prospects of making the playoffs this year.
The 35-7 loss drops the Trojans to 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the conference with one game to play and that is this Friday at Rebsamen Stadium on the Subiaco Academy campus against the Dover Pirates. Kick off is at 7 p.m. It’s senior night for Subiaco.
Against Mena, Subiaco played "very well in the first half," Coach Mike Berry said. "But we didn’t play with as much intensity and emotion in the second half. We’ve battled that all year long. It was the same song, second verse."
The Trojans also made some mistakes in the second half and got worn down, Berry said.
"Against good teams, that’s not going to get it done," Berry said.
Subiaco’s offense put up 185 yards in the game, getting 93 on the ground and 92 through the air. Julius Lewis led Trojans rushers with 79 yards on 19 carries. Quarterback Kelly Hollis completed seven of 14 passes for 92 yards.
Subiaco’s defense gave up 274 yards in the game. Mena got 193 rushing yards and 81 yards through the air. Logan Weisenfels led the defense with eight tackles. Hollis had seven and Chris Post had six.
Berry said that missing the playoffs was "disappointing" because that was a goal coaches believed the team could achieve this year.
However, one goal remains, Berry said.
"This Friday is Senior Night," Berry said. "Our situation is that our seniors deserve to go out on a positive note. So, we’re going to focus on our seniors this week and try to send them out with something positive."