TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — On Friday night, the Troy Trojans faced the App State Mountaineers in the home finale and lost big 48-13. Not only was it the last game, but it was a bittersweet night for some seniors on the team.
In an unusual Friday night matchup, the Troy Trojans hosted the Appalachian State Mountaineers on the home finale. The Trojans didn’t end the start of a new era like they wanted to.
“Disappointed on how our season has gone. We went through some adversity but hopefully, this will serve as some motivation for us in the offseason,” Coach Chip Lindsey said. “That will start tomorrow as we hope to get this 2020 season ready.
One asset that coach Lindsey believes will pay off in the 2020 season is having a defensive star-like Carlton Martial back on the defense.
“Yeah, he came up to me on the sideline and put his arm around me and said coach ima be the best leader I can be next year. He came here as a walk-on, became a freshman all American, he’s a leader on our team,” Lindsey said.
“I just gotta step up as a leader of this team. I let the small stuff slide this year because it was really little things this year, so I just gotta step up and be a leader for this team,” Linebacker Carlton Martial said.
But for two special offensive players, Kaleb Barker and former G.W. Long standout Zac Weldon, it was their last battle as a mighty trojan. However, their time at troy is everlasting.
“I can’t be too sad because my career here has been so amazing. Earning a scholarship, winning on huge stages winning the conference, I never imagined to do any of that,” Fullback Zac Weldon said.
“To be able to do this at this level, not a lot of people get to do it. I never take it for granted, the memories and things I went through the four years made me grow. Also, I cherish those memories and I’ll live with that for the rest of my life,” Quarterback Kaleb Barker said.
Coach Lindsey says they are excited to get started on next year to get the program back in the winning column.