Saints enjoy last prep football game

Published 12:01am Thursday, December 6, 2012

NATCHEZ — The Trinity Episcopal Day School football season ended early in November with a seven-point playoff loss to Simpson Academy.

The loss meant the end of the road for the high school football careers of four Trinity seniors.

But two standout upperclassmen, Tanner Cage and Sky Logan, were given one more chance to shine when the MAIS chose them to play for the Class AA South All-Star team Friday.

“It was a very big honor,” Cage said. “I was real happy about it, because I got the chance to strap it on one more time.”

The game was also bitter sweet for the longtime teammates, Logan said.

“It was tough at first, because we’ve been playing together since ninth grade, and you know it was going to be the last time,” Logan said. “But we went out with a bang.”

Both players chose to play on the defensive side of the ball for the South team. The team lost the game, but Cage and Logan each made some plays, they said.

“I almost returned a kickoff,” Cage said. “They had me playing safety, and it went very well. I got a couple good hits in.”

It was also an honor to play with some of the best high school football players in the state, Cage said.

“I got to play with the Jackson Prep quarterback (Ole Miss commit Ryan Buchanan) who is an awesome quarterback, Cage Posey (Brookhaven Academy), who is an awesome quarterback and the best was I got the chance to be on the same team with Sky one more time,” Cage said.

Trinity head coach Josh Loy said he was proud of the way the two Saints played and carried themselves during All-Star week.

“They represented Trinity extremely well,” he said.

Trinity finished second in its district this season with an 8-5 record, and Logan said he was glad his senior class was able to put together a season that may have surprised some people.

“It was a big year, because not a lot of people believed or expected us to go as far as we did,” Logan said.

The All-Star practices and game also took the two athletes away from the Saints’ basketball team, which started the season off well without them.

But both players said they are excited to get back on the court.

“I was ready to get back to play basketball,” Cage said. “All I was thinking about was basketball. The team is awesome this year and fun to be around.”

Logan and Cage both want to play football in college next fall, and both are still weighing their options on where to go to school.

Cage is the son of Vernessa and Renard Scott Cage Sr.

Logan is the son of Carolyn and Preston Logan.