High-scoring Trinity offense leads team into district play

Published 12:01 am Thursday, September 17, 2015

NATCHEZ — The Trinity Episcopal Day School Saints will finally pick on someone their own size Friday night.

The (1-3) Saints have played four straight opponents that are at least one classification bigger than them, but as district play starts against Porter’s Chapel Academy Friday, Trinity head coach Zach Rogel is expecting the early season competition to pay off.

“I want to think it will,” Rogel said. “But we won’t know that answer until after Friday night. We’re excited to be in district, though, because that’s when it all starts counting.”

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Trinity comes into this game after a 62-61 loss to Riverfield Academy, where Trinity quarterback Kevontaye Caston threw for 575 yards and eight touchdowns, Rogel said.

“The offense played lights out,” Rogel said. “We couldn’t make enough stops on defense, though.”

Enter Porter’s Chapel, who is 0-4 on the season.

Rogel is preparing for a 3-5 look from Porters’ Chapel, and expects the Eagles to walk their linebackers down and try to contain Caston.

“They’ll try to keep him in the pocket and stop our speed sweeps,” Rogel said. “But we’ve been changing up blocking schemes for this game.”

Rogel said other than an ankle injury to C.J. Chatman, the Saints are close to 100 percent entering the contest. Getting the win and staying healthy are the primary goals Friday.

“It’s imperative we start off district 1-0,” Rogel said. “We have five linemen healthy going into this game, and it’s important we stay healthy there.”

The Saints will welcome Porter’s Chapel for homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday.