Trinity faces CHA

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 26, 1999

Trinity Episcopal High head football coach David King hopes his team does not have have an asterisk after its name following tonights contest at Chamberlain-Hunt Academy.

The Saints (0-1) visit CHA (0-1), where legendary coach Lum Wright is seeking his 350th career win.

&uot;They’ve got the best coach around and they are going to be upset after getting beat by a very good Tri-County team last week,&uot; King said. &uot;I’m looking for them to be hitting on all cylinders.&uot;

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Trinity lost a tough 8-7 contest to Tensas last week.

&uot;We looked at the game film and it wasn’t as bad as we first thought,&uot;&160;King said. &uot;Our kids played hard, but we made too many stupid mistakes at crucial times.&uot;

King is having to replace tackle Michael Clayton, who transferred to Natchez High after unknowingly coming up three credits short of being eligible to play at Trinity.

CHA is led by running back Matthew Burrell, who shared the backfield with 1,000-runner Jason Cassell last year.

&uot;Burrell was one of the best backs we saw last year,&uot; King said. &uot;We have to try and shut him down. And they have an attacking style on defense we have to overcome.&uot; While the contest is not a district game, it is important in the fact that CHA is a Class A team.

&uot;It’s a big game for us in that it is a single-A game and if we have to get into the playoffs by wild card,we need the points,&uot; he said.