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Game of the Week: Trinity vs Randleman

There is only three weeks left in the regular season for football and teams are being to prepare in hopes of earning a spot in the state playoffs. Winning the conference would more than likely guarantee a team a spot in the plays, but those who do not win conference will need to have strong performances the rest of the season. This week’s “Game of the Week” will feature the Trinity Bulldogs taking on the Randleman Tigers.

Trinity enters Friday’s game 1-2 in PAC-7 play and 4-4 overall on the season. They will face off against the Randleman Tigers who are undefeated in PAC-7 play at 4-0 and are 7-1 overall on the season. When these two teams met last season, Randleman earned a38-11 win over the Bulldogs. Since 2004, the Tigers and Bulldogs have met thirteen times. Randleman currently holds a 9-4 advantage in the series with the Bulldogs last win coming in 2009.

Winning at least two of their final three games would better the Bulldogs’ chances of earning a berth in the state playoffs. If one of those two wins came against the Tigers, then the Bulldogs could open the door for a shot at winning the conference. If Trinity wants that shot, then they are going to have play a near perfect game against the Tigers both offensively and defensively. It will all start with the defense for the Bulldogs and Hunter Mosley will be the one leading the charge. Offensively, quarterback Nathan Davis will lead the attack against the Tigers. He will have a few options in Thunder Levy, Connor Stanley, Gage Taylor, and Tyler Hammonds to get the ball down the field. Davis will need to stay calm in the pocket and make smart plays to points on the board for the Bulldogs.

Nobody in the conference has been able to stop the Tigers this season and it has everything to do with their explosive offense. Randleman has jumped out to big leads and allowed their defense to secure the win. Their explosive offense starts with dual threat quarterback Tanner McGee who can beat you through the air or on the ground. He’ll have a host of options to move the ball up the field. Trey Ross and Tyson Green have been favorite targets for McGee all season with Jaquan Snipes heading up the running game. The Tigers’ defense has been strong all season and in conference play they held every opponent to twelve points or less. Seniors Nick Holder and Levi Kennedy will lead the defense on Friday and they have a habit of getting to quarterback quickly.

Defense will be key for the Bulldogs on Friday as Randleman has shown they can score in a hurry. If they can keep the Tigers from putting points on the board early, then they have a shot at picking up the win. Trinity will need to eliminate turnovers and find ways into the end zone to stay close to the Tigers.

Randleman will need to do what they have been doing all season: put points on the board in a hurry. The only thing standing between the Tigers and another win is the Bulldogs’ defense. If Randleman can get through the Trinity defense and put points on the board early, then the Tiger defense can handle the rest.

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