WCCA claims district title with win vs. Trinity

Published 1:06 am Saturday, October 24, 2015

WOODVILLE — Wilkinson County Christian Academy refused to be stopped running the football against Trinity Episcopal Day School.

The Rams racked up 549 yards on the ground en route to a 66-41 victory and a district championship.

“It just wore us down,” Trinity head coach Zach Rogel said of the WCCA rushing attack. “We’ve got the same guys going from offense to defense to special teams. It is a lot, but we don’t feel sorry for ourselves. We went out there and got outplayed by a good WCCA team.”

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The Rams were led by running back Caleb Poole who carried the ball 29 times for 329 yards and six touchdowns.

Poole had touchdown runs of one, eight, 10, 50, 32 and 62 yards in the win.

Early in the game, however, the Saints were keeping pace.

“This was a tale of two halves,” Rogel said. “We came out quick in the first half, didn’t stop them defensively, but went point for point with them and had a tight game.”

Trinity struck first on a 52-yard run from Kevontaye Caston.

WCCA answered with a touchdown run from Poole and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Kevin Folds.

Trinity scored just a minute later, though, on a Kevontaye Caston pass to Jakarius Caston from 57 yards out to tie the game at 14.

The teams combined for 48 second quarter points, with WCCA taking the edge 28-20.

Kevontaye Caston had a 45-yard fumble return for a touchdown, a three-yard touchdown run and tossed a 52-yard touchdown to Jakarius Caston in the quarter.

Poole had four rushing touchdowns in the quarter for the Rams.

WCCA added three more rushing touchdowns in the third quarter, while Trinity had just one scoring play on a 28-yard pass from Kevontaye Caston to Cade Wells.

The Saints will have to wait to find out their future in the playoffs, but for now, Rogel is keeping cool.

“I’m going to look at it when it is posted,” he said. “We are going to be a low seed if we do make it and face one of the top seeds, but we’ll see what we get and put our best foot forward from there.”

WCCA clinched the district title with a 3-0 record and finished the regular season 8-2.