Trinity hosts blow out against Bowling Green

Published 12:55 am Saturday, September 3, 2011

NATCHEZ — Jake Winston did more than just kick — and make — extra points in Trinity Episcopal’s blowout win 48-0 over Bowling Green School Friday night.

He also had a 28-yard touchdown catch from Tip McKenzie and scored on a 47-yard interception return — both in the second quarter.

“Jake played cornerback and safety last year. I think he’s made a lot of strides at safety,” Saints assistant coach Richy Spears said. “He had a good break on the ball and on the return, he had some good blocking.”

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But he wasn’t the only player on the Saints’ roster who scored multiple ways.

In addition to his touchdown pass, McKenzie scored on a 76-yard punt return in the first quarter and a 55-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Tanner Cage had a 5-yard touchdown reception from Scott Turner and added a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter.

“I thought we got to play a lot of kids. We made a lot of strides as far as playing as a team,” Spears said. “We fixed some things that we’ve been working on in practice.”

Daniel Dunaway scored on a 12-yard run late in the first quarter to give Trinity a 14-0 lead at the end of the quarter. The Saints put away with Buccaneers with a 21-point second quarter. The entire second half went with a running clock and Trinity only ran two plays on offense after halftime.

McKenzie had five carries for 63 yards, and Dunaway had six carries for 73 yards to lead Trinity’s ground game. Turner completed five of 12 passes for 43 yards with one interception. McKenzie completed two of three passes for 42 yards. Meanwhile, the Saints’ defense held Bowling Green (1-2) to 153 yards of total offense and six first downs while forcing three turnovers.

“We executed the things we needed to do (on offense),” Spears said. “Even with the young kids on defense, they played hard.”

Trinity Episcopal, 2-1 and ranked No. 1 in the Clarion-Ledger Class AA poll, hosts Silliman Institute next Friday at 7 p.m.