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Cage, Trinity Episcopal beat Central Private 40-6

BAKER, La. — Tanner Cage found the end zone three times Friday night for the Trinity Episcopal football team and led the Saints to a big win over Central Private School.

Cage finished with 85 yards rushing and 83 yards receiving to lead a Trinity offense that put up 314 total yards.

But despite the hearty numbers, and a 40-6 victory, Trinity head coach Josh Loy said he was not pleased with the offensive performance.

“It really wasn’t that good of an offensive performance,” Loy said. “It was extremely sloppy. I thought we played good defense tonight, but offensively we have a lot to clean up.”

A wet field and poor ball handling combined to create nine Trinity fumbles, six of which the lost to Central Private, Loy said.

Loy said he was proud of the way his team handled the adversity and still managed a comfortable victory.

“That’s five in a row this month, and I couldn’t be more proud of these kids,” Loy said. “They’ve bought into what we’re asking them to do. It wasn’t our game, but we were able to find a way to still dominate the football game even though we were sloppy.”

Cage scored the first two touchdowns of the game. The first came on a 34-yard run, and the second came on a 55-yard pass from Garrett Vinson.

Vinson made the score 21-0 at the end of the first quarter with a 24-yard touchdown run.

Carter Smith made a play on the defensive side of the ball late in the first half. He snagged a Central Private interception and took it back 65 yards for a touchdown. He then turned around and kicked the extra point to give Trinity a 28-0 lead at half.

Central Private got its only score midway through the third quarter on a touchdown run by Carlos Emanuel. The two-point conversion failed, and Trinity led 28-6.

Cage then scored his third touchdown with 4:26 to go in the third on a 36-yard run.

Zach Young finished the scoring with an 8-yard run with 11:11 in the fourth quarter.

The Trinity defense allowed just 136 total yards in the game.

Trinity (5-2) will travel to Prairie View next week.