Trinity faces AA team for 3rd time this year

Published 12:08 am Thursday, September 23, 2010

NATCHEZ — Trinity has already faced its fair share of Double A schools this season, and the Saints are facing another one Friday.

Central Private out of Baker, La., will host the Saints (5-0) at 7 p.m., and Trinity head coach David King said the game has an unknown element to it.

“They picked up a couple of kids that transferred over there that look to be pretty good athletes,” King said.

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“Those guys got there two weeks ago, and they should be ready to go this week against us. Their coach, Mike Longmire, does a good job, so we know they’ll be a well-prepared football team.”

Even though the Saints are currently undefeated, King said he’s yet to see his team play a more complete, four-quarter ball game.

“I think one facet is that we’ve gotten a big lead in three of the games and let up, and we got off to a slow start in the other two. We want to get off the bus ready to roll this week,” King said.

And one of the reasons King wants to get his players to play a more complete game is because of the two teams Trinity will face after Central Private.

“Lurking behind them is the No. 2 and No. 1 teams in Double A (in River Oaks and Brookhaven Academy). We have to get prepared before facing them,” King said.

But King also stressed the importance of not overlooking a very formidable Central Private team.

“We’re trying to take it one week at a time, but these kids are smart and they know what’s around the corner,” King said.

“That’s a dangerous position to be in, because Central Private is a much-improved team.”

In addition to playing at a high level for four quarters, King said communication between his offensive linemen would be a big key to the game.

“We have to be able to pick up the blitz. They have a ton of different blitz packages, so our offensive linemen will have to communicate well.”