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
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.