FOOTBALL: Rogers rallies for fourth-quarter lead, but Janek's huge game spurs West to 35-29 victory
WEST – After Rogers trailed West 21-9 at halftime Friday night, freshman RJ Cook's 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter propelled the visiting Eagles to a 29-28 lead.
But Trojans running back Trey Janek already had rushed for three long touchdowns, and his fourth score squashed a potential comeback win by Rogers.
Janek rushed for 309 yards and four touchdowns, the final TD a 33-yarder that pushed West back ahead en route to a 35-29 Trojans victory in the final non-district game for the Eagles (1-3).
Cook ran for 77 yards with touchdowns of 2 and 8 yards, junior Christian Riley scored on an 89-yard kickoff return and junior quarterback Riley Dolgener had a 1-yard TD run for Rogers. Coach Charlie Roten's Eagles got 78 rushing yards from Riley, 44 from John Hill and 52 receiving yards from Jacob Glasnow. Dolgener passed for 83 yards but threw two interceptions.
Janek powered a 421-yard rushing attack for West (3-1), scoring touchdowns of 46, 40, 41 and 33 yards. Lawson Kendrick added a 14-yard TD rush for the Trojans.
Hill and Riley made eight tackles apiece for Rogers, which begins its six-game District 13-3A Division II schedule next Friday at Buffalo (4-0). Last year the Eagles rallied past the Bison for a 36-33 bi-district playoff win. Buffalo is allowing only 11.3 points per game this season.