Saints stun Central Private as seniors play last game at home field

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2000

Chad Ridley threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Trinity Episcopal Saints stunned Central Private 21-19 Friday night at Trinity.

&uot;These kids have really worked hard,&uot; said Trinity head coach David King. &uot;I’m proud of my seniors because they knew it was their last game on this field. It’s a fun group.&uot;

Ridley completed six of 18 passes for 46 yards and had 14 carries for 78 yards.

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Trinity (4-5) won despite allowing 217 rushing yards by Central Private.

&uot;They tried to stuff it down us, being that they are a bigger school,&uot; King said.

Trinity scored first on a 1-yard run by Cole Brown in the second quarter, but Central Private took the lead when Gregory Pogue ran in from one yard out and added the extra point.

Trinity took a 14-7 halftime lead on a 10-yard pass from Ridley to Wes Middleton.

Ridley threw to Brown for the two-point conversion.

&uot;Wes Middleton’s catch for a touchdown was a big play,&uot; King said. &uot;Our line did the best job of blocking all year long.&uot;

Central Private got within one point on another one-yard run by Pogue, but the try for two to take the lead was no good.

Ridley scored on a 1-yard run two seconds into the fourth quarter and Gregory Ketchings added the extra point to give Trinity a 21-13 lead.

Central Private scored with 3:03 remaining in the game on a 43-yard run by Joel Fontenot-Amadee, but once again the two-point conversion, this time to tie the game, was no good.

Brown had three receptions for 29 yards and had seven rushes for 13 yards. Middleton had two receptions for 20 yards. Walt Ketchings had 10 carries for 55 yards.

Trinity plays at Huntington in a key MPSA District 5-1A contest next Friday at 7:30 p.m.