Trayveon Epps’s big night carries Kilgore past Chapel Hill

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Trayveon Epps had a performance for the record books when Kilgore squared off against Chapel Hill last Friday. With four first half touchdown rushes by Epps, Kilgore looked to be rolling up 28-7 at halftime.

Chapel Hill kept fighting though and made it a ball game in the second half, powered by 400 yards passing by quarterback Cameron Ford and 222 yards receiving by sophomore Deuce McGregor. However, every time Chapel Hill got close, Epps responded.

With Kilgore up 31-21 in the third, Epps broke off an 85-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 17. Then again in the fourth quarter with the score at 38-35, Epps found paydirt for the sixth time with three minutes to go to put the game to bed. All-in-all, Epps set two school records, rushing for 401 yards and six touchdowns as Kilgore secured a 45-38 victory.

“Tray would give credit to his offensive line, but Tray did a great job finishing runs,”

Kilgore head coach Mike Wood said.

“We certainly ended up needing those yards and scores to come out of Chapel Hill with a win.”

Kilgore will look to keep its success in the run game rolling as it looks to keep up with Lindale as the two only undefeated teams in District 9-4A Division I continue to head on a collision course towards a possible showdown for the district title in the final game of the regular season on November 6th.


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