Central Private takes it to Trinity Saints in 30-14 homecoming victory

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2001

Saturday, October 27, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

&uot;We just got it taken to us.&uot;

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Those words from Trinity Episcopal head football coach David

King pretty much summed up the Saints’ 30-14 loss to Central Private

School Friday night in Baker, La., in the Rebels’ homecoming game.

Class 1A Trinity went into the game with a 7-1 record that

mirrored that of the Class 3A Rebels were going into Friday night’s


Central Private (2-7) had a balanced offensive attack – 175

yards rushing and 142 yards passing.

The Saints were held to 67 total rushing yards on 29 carries

and Chad Ridley was just 5-for-21 passing for 31 yards with one


Ridley scored on an 85-yard punt return in the third quarter,

one of the few bright spots in the game for Trinity (7-2).

The Saints took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 3-yard

run by Gregory Ketchings.

Central Private then took control of the game by scoring 24

straight points.

Chris Willard started the Rebels’ scoring spree with a 64-yard

run late in the first quarter.

Adam Hunt threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to John Duplessis,

Kavon Ghassemi nailed a 27-yard field goal, and Darren Farthing

ran in from 5 yards out – all in the second quarter.

Ridley’s long punt return in the third quarter cut Central

Private’s lead to 24-14, but the Rebels stopped any hopes of a

Trinity rally when Willard scored on a 14-yard run in the fourth


Willard led Central Private’s rushing attack with 121 yards

on 17 carries and the Rebels used a two-quarterback system, which

netted in 5-for-12 passing with no interceptions.

Trinity finishes the regular season with a MPSA District 5-1A

home game against arch-rival Huntington at 7:30 p.m. next Friday.

Central Private travels to Adams County Christian School for

an MPSA District 4-3A contest at 7 p.m. next Friday.