Saints shoot for district championship

Published 12:02 am Thursday, October 2, 2014

Zach Rogel credited the Trinity Saints turnaround with a day-and-night transformation in execution, participation and overall chemistry.

After losing the first two games of the season, Rogel challenged his team in “literally every single thing,” and in return, the Saints have provided four straight wins with the last being a 41-6 blowout over Bowling Green. But Rogel isn’t patting anyone on the back just yet.

“We don’t feel comfortable where we’re at,” Rogel said. “We have to play four full quarters.”

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Complacency is the enemy for Rogel and his Saints, especially with a 1-5 Wilkinson County Christian Academy coming to town tonight.

Should the Saints take care of business at home, the Saints will clinch the district title, and Rogel said hosting a home playoff game was on the line. Rogel said the Rams should not be judged by their record.

“Their record and the results of those games are deceiving,” Rogel said. “They mean nothing. They’re coming for a district championship.”

Rogel’s defense has to prepare for Rams’ running back Rodney Boyd, who broke two 70-plus yard runs in the loss to Central Private last week.

“We just have to gang tackle him and stay low,” Rogel said.

Trinity and WCCA will battle with a district championship on the line at 7 p.m.