BOURBON – Triton could not have picked a worse time to play New Prairie than Friday night.
The Cougars, coming off a league whipping at the hands of undefeated and No. 1 Jimtown at home a week ago, ran past the Trojans 56-17 in a Northern State Conference contest.
New Prairie ran for 434 yards on 58 carries in bouncing back from its first loss of the season. The Cougars, who outscored Triton 35-10 in the second half Friday night, improve to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in league play.
Triton, still winless on the season, stayed with the Cougars for the opening half. The contest was tied at 7-7 after the opening period before a pair of New Prairie touchdowns gave the guests a 21-7 halftime advantage.
Wade Young led the rushing onslaught for the Cougars. He ran for 200 yards on 24 carries with a pair of touchdowns. Five different players scored touchdowns for New Prairie.
Bryson Mosier paced the Triton offense as the quarterback connected on 9-18 throws for 175 yards. Cain Thorne had five receptions for 146 yards, including one touchdown catch from Mosier.
Cody Shively led the ground game for the Trojans with 75 yards rushing on 19 carries and one touchdown.
Triton drops to 0-6 overall and 0-4 in NSC play. The Trojans play at LaVille in an NSC game next Friday night.