The Tigers scored twice in the final few minutes to break open what had been an even game for most of the afternoon.
Jake Arthurs ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Parker Brown threw for 103 yards and another score for the Tigers (8-3), who advance to play Rolling Meadows next Saturday in a Class 7A quarterfinal game.
“We’re super relieved – this is a good football team,” Brown said, pointing to the Trojans postgame huddle. “We have a lot of history in the playoffs with them. But we had a really good week of practice and came in prepared. I think that showed today.”