CHA 12, Trinity 7

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 9, 2000

PORT GIBSON — Wesley Purvis’s seven-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter proved to be the winning score as Chamberlain-Hunt took a hard-fought 12-7 victory over Trinity Friday night in Port Gibson.

The contest was the MPSA District 5-A opener for both teams.

Both teams were nearly even on total yards — Trinity with 187 and CHA with 208.

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&uot;I feel so sick for my kids,&uot; said Trinity head coach David King. &uot;We played hard. The breaks just aren’t going our way right now.

&uot;It was a hard-fought ball game by both teams. Our defense played well. We just had some mental mistakes that hurt us.&uot;

Trinity quarterback Chad Ridley had a solid performance, completing 11 of 18 passes for 147 yards and one interception, and 24 rushes for 32 yards.

Walt Ketchings had three receptions for 104 yards.

However, Trinity’s only touchdown of the game came from the defense on Cole Brown’s 37-yard interception return with 2:36 remaining in the first quarter.

Chamberlain-Hunt scored the first touchdown of the game with 4:34 remaining in the first quarter on a five-yard run by quarterback Daniel McFatter. The try for two was no good.

Purvis then scored what turned out to be the game-winner on his seven-yard run with just 52 seconds remaining in the third.

McFatter completed three of 13 passes for 38 yards with two interceptions.

Purvis had 13 carries for 42 yards and the touchdown and caught two passes for 20 yards.

Trinity (2-2, 0-1) hosts Pine Hills for Homecoming as well as a key district game at 7:30 p.m. next Friday.

Chamberlain-Hunt (4-0, 1-0) hosts Huntington in a district matchup at 7:30 p.m. next Friday.