“Game of the Week” Trinity vs Eastern Randolph

It is the final game of the regular season for most teams. For some, this is a chance to improve resumes heading into the postseason, while for others it is a chance to close out their season with a win. This week’s “Game of the Week” will feature two teams who are looking to snap two-game losing streaks before the season ends. The Trinity Bulldogs will host the Eastern Randolph Wildcats in this week’s “Game of the Week!”

Trinity will enter Friday’s game 1-4 in PAC-7 play and 5-5 overall on the season, while the Wildcats will come in at 3-2 in conference play and 8-2 overall on the season. While the Bulldogs will have home field advantage, the Wildcats are the ones who hold the advantage in the series with the Bulldogs. Since 2004, these two teams have met twelve times with Eastern Randolph winning eleven of the twelve. In fact, the Wildcats won eleven straight since 2004 before falling to the Bulldogs last season 47-37.

A win for the Bulldogs on Friday could very well be the difference in earning a spot in the playoffs or seeing their season end on Friday. Trinity has played well on the season and has played especially well at home where they hold a 3-1 record on the season. The Bulldogs have used a balanced offense most of the season and will look to continue that style of play on Friday when they host Eastern Randolph. Gage Taylor has been the go-to guy for the Bulldogs on the ground as he can find his way through even the smallest of openings in the opposing team’s defense to pick up yardage. Nathan Davis has gotten the job done through the air and his targets Tyler Hammonds and Connor Stanley have done a great job of catching just about everything that comes their way. The Bulldog will need to be strong on both sides of the ball in order to top the Wildcats.

Eastern Randolph should have a pretty good shot at making the playoffs whether they win or lose on Friday. A win would definitely improve their seeding and whether or not their first game of playoffs is at home or on the road. The running game for Eastern Randolph has been strong all season and will be key against the Bulldogs on Friday. Jordan Terrell had a strong game during the Wildcats’ last outing and will be crucial in the game against the Bulldogs on Friday. Quarterback Cade Snotherly has played well all season and will lead the offense into battle against the Bulldogs. Senior Preston Gladden will lead the defense for the Wildcats. A strong defense from the Wildcats will be key on Friday in order to beat the Bulldogs.

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