The sophomore rushed for 143 yards and scored three touchdown in Victory Christian’s 28-26 win over Alabama School for the Deaf to end a three year winless drought.
“I have to thank my offensive line, because they have been blocking for me,” Traywick said. “The sophomores have been working hard to get Victory their first win in three years.”
The first year varsity player said the team was overcome with joy when the final buzzer sounded and their 29 game losing streak came to an end.
“It was emotional,” he said. “Everybody was crying. It was great.”
Victory Christian’s first-year head coach Bobby Fairley was proud of the way Traywick performed last week.
“He did a super job,” Fairley said.
“If I’m not mistaken he had 143 yards, he had a pass reception, and eight tackles. He had a full night. He did a great job. He gave out, but he never gave up. He kept plugging all night long.”
Traywick had touchdown runs of 5, 11 and 2 yards against the Silent Warriors.
He said he felt he could have a good night after seeing how the offensive line was winning the battle in the trenches.
“The first touchdown,” Traywick said. ”The way our line was blocking I felt like I could I have a big night. It felt good.”
For the first time in three seasons, the Lions came into practice off a win. Traywick noticed that momentum from last week’s win carried over into practice.
“We fed off last week’s win and we’re going to try to our best to beat Woodland,” he said.
Going into the season, the Lions knew it was going to be an uphill battle to compete in Class 2A with only 15 players. Traywick believes this season will be a success if the Lions are able to win a few games before possible moving down a classification.
“We want to get a few wins,” he said.
“We don’t have to be perfect, but get a few wins. We go back down to 1A next year and we are going to try to do something there.”
The first-year player noted that he has seen a lot of leadership from the seniors that just joined the team three weeks ago.
“We’ve had great leadership,” he said. “The seniors that did come out they have our respect for at least trying. It is an honor for them to at least come on the field.”
He acknowledged that he looks up to the seniors.
Victory Christian hosts area foe Woodland on Friday at 7 p.m.
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