Saints capture district title with big win
Published 1:17 am Saturday, October 27, 2007
NATCHEZ — Trinity came out with guns blazing in the first half and took home a district championship.
The Saints rolled up 34 first-half points and coasted in to take a 34-6 win over Riverfield and clinch the MPSA District 3-AA title.
Trinity (10-0, 4-0) got points in all three phases of the game, offensively defensively and on special teams.
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“That is kind of the trend that goes with each game,” Trinity head coach David King said. “The defense makes big plays and our offense has big-play capabilities. It was a great overall team effort tonight.”
Trinity was the first team this season to score over 21 points on Riverfield’s defense, and they did it all in the first half.
“They are a very good football team,” King said. “We just came out tonight and took care of business.”
Trinity’s performance sure impressed Riverfield coach Cleo Head.
“They have so many weapons, you don’t know who to take care of,” Head said. “They just had too much speed for us. They’re a great team that can go far in the playoffs, there ain’t no doubt about that.”
The Saints jumped out on top on their first possession when quarterback Parker Brumfield found Clint Easom open in the corner of the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown.
Fleming then got loose for a 35-yard touchdown scamper late in the first quarter on an option play that put Trinity up 14-0 after Chas Moroney’s extra point.
Brumfield found a diving Wells Middleton for a 10-yard strike early in the second period to give the Saints a 21-0 lead.
The special teams got into the act next, with Fleming taking a punt return 60-yards to the house.
Then it was the defense’s turn. Jordan Vance picked off Sherwood Ransom’s pass and rolled 65-yards down the sideline to paydirt for Trinity’s final score of the night.
Riverfield got the only touchdown of the second half when Jared King ran 11 yards for a touchdown midway through the third quarter.
Trinity may have clinched a district championship with a win, but King said the Saints have their eyes on a state title.
“We’re excited about winning this district championship.” King said. “Not a lot of teams do that when they move up in class. We’ve had a remarkable year up to this point but we have bigger goals.”