Trinity Takes Down Atkins 28-14Posted on October on 20, 2012 @ 00:39:00 by Matt Smith
Trinity High School
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Trinity traveled to Winston-Salem tonight to take on the Atkins Camels. The Bulldogs were hoping to rebound after losing to their rival, Wheatmore, last week in overtime.
Atkins won the toss and elected to start out on the offense. The Trinity defense forced the Camels to punt on their first possession. Trinity then drove down the field and Colin Stout punched it in the end zone with a run up the middle with 4:33 remaining in the 1st quarter. Colin Erickson added 2 points with a run to the right side.
The Trinity defense made a big play when Ryan Wooley laid out the Camel receiver and deflected the pass into the hands of Josh Dills for the interception with 10 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.
Trinity put together a scoring drive in the 2nd quarter that featured the passing of quarterback, Aaron Cox. He completed a 14 yard pass to Austin Sexton to the 8 yard line to set up 1st and goal for the Bulldogs. Cox then connected with Troy Whittington on 4th down and goal from the 14. Whittington made an impressive catch going up over the defender to put 6 more points on the board. Wooley added the extra point to give Trinity a 15 to 0 lead with 5:21 remaining in the 2nd quarter. They would hold onto that lead going into the half.
The Bulldogs opened up the 2nd half with a 45 yard kickoff return by A.J. Patron that was 1 missed tackle away from being a touchdown. They drove down to the Atkins 23 yard line before fumbling the ball. Trinity then forced a turnover of their own when Erickson intercepted a Camel pass around midfield that he returned for a touchdown with 4:10 left in the 3rd quarter. Wooley added the extra point to give Wheatmore a 22-0 advantage.
Trinity opened up the 4th quarter with a 58 yard touchdown run by Colin Stout to increase their lead to 28-0 with 11:47 remaining in the 4th quarter.
The Bulldog defense fought hard all night long with the goal of keeping a goose egg on the board for the home team. They held the Camels scoreless until late in the 4th quarter. The defense was led by defensive linemen Austin Sexton and Jordan Johnson who were constantly in the backfield disrupting the flow of the offense. Colin Stout also had a big game at linebacker. He was in on a lot of tackles and made a key stop on 4th down in the Camel backfield.
Atkins scored two touchdowns in the 4th quarter. They scored with 4:36 remaining to close the gap to 28-7. They also completed a 40 yard pass with 2:54 left to cut the deficit to 28-14.
The Bulldogs went on to pick up their first win of the season with a 28-14 victory over the Camels. Trinity Head Coach, Todd Gibson, enjoyed getting his first win tonight and stated, “That was the most complete game that we’ve played.” Coach Gibson attributes the win tonight to “controlling the ball and controlling the line of scrimmage on the offensive side of the ball, and we stopped the run and forced them to throw the ball on defense.” Colin Stout received the game ball for Trinity tonight. Stout said his team was successful because “We came together and played hard as a team.”
Trinity will host the Carver Yellow Jackets next week for their senior night and final game of the season.
Aaron Cox - 3 of 7 pass completions with 36 yards, one 18 yard touchdown pass and 1 interception.
Colin Stout – 12 carries for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns
Colin Erickson – 24 carries for 105 yards
Troy Whittington - 1 reception for 18 yards for a touchdown
Austin Sexton - 1 reception for 20 yards
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