Trinity blanks Adams County Christian 47-0

Published 12:54 am Saturday, September 1, 2007

NATCHEZ — Trinity just kept rolling Friday night marching all over crosstown rival Adams County Christian School 47-0.

“We schemed hard all week,” Saints head coach David King said. “Our kids know how to win and that was the difference tonight.”

It didn’t take long for Trinity to put points on the board when senior quarterback Parker Brumfield connected with Wells Middleton for a 65-yard touchdown just 14 seconds into the game.

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“Parker did great tonight,” King said. “He showed great leadership tonight like a senior does.”

Penalties plagued the Saints in the first half. At one time they had 30 yards to go for a first down.

“We were trying to do too much with our formations,” King said. “But AC also came out hard in the first quarter.”

King said once they got settled and stopped trying to do too much, they were able to put points on the board.

Brumfield completed four straight in the first quarter for 134 yards.

“The receivers ran their routes great tonight,” Brumfield said.

The Saints turned it on in the second scoring 22 points and the defense did not allowing ACCS a first down.

“Our speed definitely helped,” Saints running back R.J. Fleming said. “When it came down to it, we were just more physical than they were.”

ACCS had a difficult time getting anything going against a stingy Trinity defense.

Their lone first down came in the first quarter on their first drive but the drive was quickly stopped to force a punt.

“We are having too many breakdowns in too many places,” ACCS head coach Paul Hayles said. “We can’t have that.”

The second half didn’t fair any better for the Rebels.

In their first play from scrimmage, quarterback Luke Brumfield’s pass sailed high into the arms of Trinity linebacker Jordan Vance.

Fleming capped off the third quarter with a fourth down, 49 yard touchdown run.

“The offensive line did a great job blocking tonight,” Fleming said. “Our team is good and we expect to go far.”

Trinity capitalized on the turnover and Brumfield ran the ball in for an 11 yard touchdown.

The Saints forced two more turnovers in the third quarter. One was an interception by Brandon Daggs that was returned 40 yards for a touchdown.

“The assistant coaches did a great job preparing the defense,” King said. “We knew (ACCS) would come out strong. We worked hard all week to prepare.”

Hayles lauded on how well Trinity played and how his players kept fighting despite the score.

“We’ll get there,” Hayles said. “These guys will hit the practice field Monday and work hard. Tonight my guys got beat as a team and walked out of here like men and as a team.”

Hayles said they have plenty of potential but they’re not coming close to reaching it yet.

“We are going to try everything,” Hayles said. “I was brought in here to build a program and that’s what I’m going to do. I have a lot of good kids and we are young. It’s going to take time.”

ACCS drops to 0-2 for the season. They host Centreville next Friday at 7 p.m.

Trinity stays undefeated at 2-0 and next Friday night they travel to Huntington. Last year they Trinity and Huntington finished one, two in district 7-A.

“We don’t know what kind of team we yet,” King said. “Our team plays hard and they want to win.”