Trinity football focuses on following gamesPublished 12:01am Tuesday, September 24, 2013
NATCHEZ — The undefeated, top-ranked Trinity Episcopal Day School Saints (5-0) have shown week after week why they are such a dynamic team.
But head coach Josh Loy said it is too soon to get excited as they have a lot of work still left to do this season.
“Our guys understand that this is just the first leg of the race, we got a tough stretch against some quality teams ahead of us,” Loy said. “If we want to win the district championship, we have to win the next two games.”
Next up for the Saints is Bowling Green School, a Class 2A opponent that Loy said will be a great test Friday.
“They are a very quality opponent,” he said. “They’re multiple on offense, they have several great threats. They’ll have our full attention this week.”
Loy said he is preparing his players for a versatile team, and they must be ready for anything the Buccaneers throw at them.
“They’re going to throw us some different looks we haven’t seen yet on defense,” he said “It’s another 2A opponent, and a playoff quality team that we have to be battle against.”
Despite what the Buccaneers might pull from under their sleeve, the Saints are confident in their own abilities to pull out a win.
Loy said his defense and special teams have stepped up this season as they’ve scored in three of the last five games.
“We’re playing really well on that side of the ball,” he said. “When our defense scores, it adds more momentum to our team.”
Loy is giving his offense room to stretch this week after being confined to just their running game against Prairie View last week because of heavy rain.
“We’ll be OK to play with a little more balance this week, and throw the ball more,” Loy said. “We want to use things we have had so much success with so far this season.”
Loy said an instrumental part of their offensive scheme would be offensive lineman Cole Radzewicz along with the entire line.
Despite the quick-footed athletes running and catching the football, accounting for the many touchdowns per game for the Saints, Loy said the line is the most important part of their offensive success.
“Radzewicz has been playing great for us as a lineman,” Loy said. “He’s had 12 blocks for our handoffs, he has been allowing us to run the ball well behind him and protect the quarterback.”
But winning the district championship is not the only thing on the Saints’ agenda this season as they are already looking ahead.
“We want to play our first playoff game at home,” Loy said.
With heavy goals set for the year, Loy said they have their work cut out for them going into the second half of the season.
And the work starts when they head to Bowling Green at 7 p.m. Friday.