Trinity battles River Oaks

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 3, 1999

Last year Trinity battled back to earn a wild card in the playoffs in MPSA&160;District 6A.

Trinity coach David King hopes the Saints can find an easier way this year.

Trinity hosts River Oaks in a crucial 6A contest. The Saints lost to Tensas in their opener.

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&uot;It’s just like last year, one of us will be in the playoff picture and the other will be way behind,&uot; King said, referring to last year’s 24-7 win over the Mustangs. &uot;It’s a huge game in the district. They had a down year last year, and they’re used to winning. It’s a big game for them and certainly a big game for us.&uot;

River Oaks defeated Huntington 14-13 in their opener before losing to Prairie View last week.

&uot;They are a lot bigger than us,&uot; King said. &uot;They average 250 across the front line and they have a kid named Josh Creel who is 6-4, 270 pounds. They have a real good running back named (Brent) Johnson who was all-district second team last year.&uot;

Trinity came back from a 26-6 deficit to CHA last week to defeat the Wildcats 36-26.

&uot;We’ve had a real good week of practice,&uot; King said.

Trinity quarterback William McGehee suffered a deep muscle thigh bruise last week, while offensive lineman Tyler Burns suffered a stress fracture, but both will play.

&uot;We need to pass the ball better this week,&uot;&160;King said. &uot;We hope to be able to throw it more.&uot;

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.