DeMarvion Overshown + Arp Take Down Arch-Rival Troup, 35-33
TROUP -- Arp won the Battle of Highway 135 on Friday night behind a strong running game and some opportunistic help from the defense to take a 35-33 win over Troup at Tiger Field.
The win moved Arp to 3-5 on the season and 2-3 in District 9-3A Division II, while Troup dropped to 4-4 and 1-3.
Texas commit DeMarvion Overshown, known for his defensive prowess, ran for two long touchdowns and caught another score while Arp outgained Troup 431-384 in total yards.
Arp's Demontrae Wade led all ball carriers in the contest with 247 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries. Meanwhile Overshown rushed five times for 92 yards and made the lone reception for Arp, a 23-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Troup junior quarterback Weslee Ross kept Troup close throughout the game, throwing for going 24 of 36 passing for 353 yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Pike had a stellar night with 11 snags for 165 yards and a touchdown.
Troup (1-3, 4-4) got the first break of the game and made the most of it.
Three plays into the contest, Bryce Attaway intercepted for Troup to set up the home squad at the Arp 45-yard line.
Eight plays later, Tristan Allen busted off tackle and sprinted 34 yards for the first score of the game. Iban Rojo booted the PAT kick true, and Troup took a 7-0 lead.
Overshown’s first TD gallop of 48 yards got the visitors on the board and a 7-7 tie after one quarter.
Overshown ran for 50 yards and another score before Bryson Brown scooped up a Troup fumble and returned the ball 48 yards for a touchdown and a 21-7 Arp lead at halftime.
Troup came out on fire in the second half, as Ross was throwing strikes and the passing game moved the down markers.
Only five plays in on Troup's first possession of the half, Ross to hit Brandon Pike with a 12-yard TD pass to cut Arp's lead to 21-14.
Overshown again put points on the board, but this time it was Dakota Shore’s lone completion of 23 yards to the Texas commit for another Arp score and 28-14 cushion.
Closing out the third period, Ross threw another scoring strike of 5 yards to Chris Johnson to make the score 28-21. Tristan Clark followed with an 8-yard touchdown run to cut Arp's lead to one, 28-27.
Wade closed things out, however, on a 64-yard scamper and that would be all Arp would need at 35-27.
Troup did make it interesting after a Trent Allen 5-yard TD run with 3:56 remaining, but Overshown made back-to-back stops to seal the win.