McGehee proud of team

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 23, 1999

Trinity senior William McGehee sat dejectedly alone on the Trinity bench several minutes after the final horn sounded and the playing field and stands had cleared.

It was one of the few times McGehee has sat down all year, having played offense and defense, as well as special teams on a Saint team that finished 4-6.

It was another typical McGehee night, completing 20 of 41 passes for 154 yards, while scrambling for 78 more.

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He also had eight tackles playing all over the field.

And, as usual, very little strength left to climb the steps to the dressing room.

&uot;It’s tough and frustrating,&uot; McGehee said of Trinity’s 20-12 loss to Wilkinson County Christian Academy, the fourth time this season the Saints have lost a game in the fourth quarter.

&uot;I thought we did a good job for players of our size,&uot; McGehee said. &uot;We hung in there and nobody quit. That’s one thing about this team, nobody ever gave up.&uot;

Trinity reached the playoffs last year as a wild card, but will be sitting out this year.

&uot;You just have to learn to cope with what happens,&uot; McGehee said.

McGehee will be able to get over the loss and the losing season a little bit as basketball practice starts Tuesday.

&uot;But football is so much different from basketball and baseball,&uot; he said. &uot;You really put your heart into it every Friday night. It’s going to be tough not being able to do that again.&uot;