Trinity focused to play Silliman

Published 12:39 am Friday, October 12, 2007

NATCHEZ — One week after slopping through a week of practice and a win against an overmatched Tallulah team, Trinity coach David King thinks his squad will be much improved when they host Silliman in a non-district game tonight at 7.

“We had a real good week of practice,” King said. “Last week we didn’t look very good at all against a team that had not very much talent. But this week, we’ve gotten it back together and have prepared to face a Silliman team with a proud football tradition.”

Silliman has a strong tradition, but their 2007 season has been a year of mediocrity.

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The Wildcats bring a 3-3 record in the game with blowout wins over Alpha Christian, ACCS and Amite School Center and blowout losses to Oak Forest, Bowling Green and Centreville.

Despite their record, King says he expects a competitive game between the two private school powers.

They are very physical and have good speed,” King said. “They are balanced on offense and run and throw the ball very well. They have multiple looks on defense.”

King said the Saints must continue to spread the ball around on offense and get all their playmakers involved in order to defeat the multiple defensive looks they will see.

“We’ve got to keep moving the ball around to different guys,” King said. “We’ve got to use all of our different options. It should be a good, old-fashioned AA football game.”

With a 7-0 record, the Saints are just four games away from a perfect regular season in their first season in Class AA. But you won’t hear King bring up that fact anytime soon.

“That hasn’t entered my mind,” King said. “The goal is to win the district championship. We need to win the game this week and then get ready to play district games against River Oaks and Riverfield. I haven’t heard the words perfect season mentioned.”