WCCA tops Trinity to win district title

Published 2:12 am Saturday, October 22, 2016

Editor’s note: The following story in the Oct. 22 print edition of The Natchez Democrat, incorrectly identified the quarterback for WCCA. The story below has been corrected. We regret the error and are happy to set the record straight.


Quarterback Caleb Poole scored three times and converted five 2-point conversion attempts as Wilkinson County Christian Academy held off Trinity Episcopal 52-49 to secure their second-consecutive District 5-AA title.

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“It’s amazing,” WCCA coach Chris McGraw said. ‘The kids were resilient. They played their butts off.”

Trinity (4-6) was led by do-it-all quarterback Kevontaye Caston, who ran for four scores and threw for three more.

“Trinity is well-coached, and Kevontaye Caston is amazing,” McGraw said. “We just got the better end of it tonight.”

On the back of Caston, a University of Southern Mississippi commit, the Saints led at the end of the first quarter, 27-20.

The Rams (8-1), however, battled back to take a 28-27 halftime advantage.

“I’ve told these kids since Day 1, when you give me all you’ve got, you can’t lose,” Trinity coach Graham Roberts. Said. “They didn’t carry anything up the hill; these guys left everything on the field tonight.”

WCCA outscored Trinity 16-14 in the final quarter to claim the pivotal win.

“A game like this creates character,” McGraw said. “Since I’ve been here, we’ve had a ton of close game, and we find ways to win. We found a way to win tonight.”

Steven Franks had two touchdown runs for the Rams.

Three of Caston’s four touchdowns came from long distance, scoring from 40, 42 and 54 yards out.

The senior quarterback also added a 40-yard scoring strike to Jarred Simpson.