2013 - GAME 5

  Trinity 21, Saint James 7   
TRI          0       7     14       0         21

STJ          7       0       0       0           7


STJ  (1)    2:36   J. Robinson 9 run                                    (Taylor kick)   7 -   0
TRI  (2)    3:36   Johnson 23 pass from Slater                     (Engle kick)   7 -   7
TRI  (3)  10:21   Hynniman 1 run                                        (kick failed)   7 - 13
TRI  (3)    0:14   Hynniman 11 run                   (Sasser pass from Jones)   7 - 21

September 27, 2013.  Carlisle Field  7:00 PM   Game Conditions:  Clear  Game Temperature:  78  Wind:  E 5, diminishing

Saint James statistically dominated the first half in yardage, first downs, and time of possession, but a muffed punt return, an interception, and a blocked punt helped lead to a pair of Trinity third quarter touchdowns, as the Wildcats cruised to their eighth straight victory over the Trojans with a 21 - 7 victory at Carlisle Field.

In a game which featured 14 punts, both defenses shined.  The first four possession of the game featured a total of one first down on a 15 yard run by Frank Moody, who once again easily eclipsed the 100 yard rushing mark for the game.  The Trojans' third possession started on their own 47.  Three carries by Moody and a pass from Connor Collier to Jalen Harris gave Saint James first down at the Trinity 29.  Jonathan Robinson's fresh legs on three consecutive carries of 12, 8, and 9 yards earned the Trojans the first score of the night.  Coleman Taylor's extra point was good, and Saint James led 7 - 0 late in the first quarter.

After the Wildcats were stopped on their third consecutive three and out drive, a short Trojan punt switched the field position in Trinity's favor, and it seemed to be that way for the remainder of the game.  Trinity finally picked up their initial first down on a Griffin Slater to Robert Adams pass, but the Trojans forced another punt.  From their own 24, Saint James earned three first downs on the legs of Moody and Robinson, but eventually turned the ball over on downs at the Trinity 35.  On first down, a short pass completion was aided by a crucial personal foul penalty which seemed to fire up the Wildcats.  A pass reception by Hunter Johnson advanced the ball to the Trojan 32, and three plays later, Johnson again was the recipient of a catch and run where he broke several potential tacklers before sneaking into the endzone for the first Trinity touchdown.  Jake Engle's extra point tied the score at 7 late in the second quarter.

Saint James picked up several first downs before being forced to punt, and Trinity had reached the Trojan 45 before Jake Sharp ended a potential Wildcat threat with an interception just seconds before halftime, and the teams would regroup after a first half with an even score.  However, the Trojans had an 8 minute advantage in time of possession while earning 193 yards (169 rushing) to the Wildcats' 107 (only 22 rushing).

The Trojans were offside on the opening kickoff which proved to be a bad omen of things to come in the third quarter.  The Trojan defense stopped the Wildcats on yet another three and out, but the ensuing punt was muffed and recovered by Trinity at the Trojan 27.  Ben Jones kept for 7 yards and Chris Hynniman's strong run of 19 yards came up just short of the endzone.  Hynniman scored on the next play, but the extra point attempt was deflected and came up short, leaving Trinity with only a 13 - 7 lead early in the third quarter.

Robinson, Moody, and Jaylen McCoy earned moderate gains on consecutive rushes to push the Trojans into Trinity territory.  However, a Collier pass was intercepted by Trace Johnston and returned just short of midfield giving the Wildcats good field position once more.  Trinity drove as far as the Saint James 16, but came up one yard short on a fourth down and two attempt, turning the ball back over to the Trojans albeit deep in their own territory.  Moody picked up 21 yards on a strong first down carry giving Saint James some breathing room, but the drive stalled and on fourth down a punt attempt was blocked by Hudson Hufham and picked up by Pat Williams who returned it to the Trojan 11.  Hynniman was stopped for no gain on consecutive carries, but on third down on a play which almost looked like a set up in the middle of the field for a potential field goal attempt, Hynniman found running room off of the right tackle and swerved between potential tacklers into the endzone for an 11 yard score.  A two point conversion pass from Ben Jones to Sasser was successful, cancelling out the missed extra point attempt, and Trinity was up by 14 very late in a disastrous third quarter for the Trojans which included the muffed punt return, an intercepted pass, and the key blocked punt which set up what would be the final score of the game.

The Trojans had no choice but to play catchup primarily with the passing game in the final quarter.  Fortunately, the defense did not allow Trinity a first down the entire quarter (as they had not in the opening quarter), but field position always seemed to be in the Wildcats' favor.  A fabulous catch among triple coverage by Jalen Harris gave the Trojans a first down in Trinity territory, but an interception on the next play by Robert Adams ended that threat.  Trinity's Engle would attempt a 46 yard field goal, which would have tied an opponent's record for yardage against Saint James, but the kick drifted wide left.  The Trojans were forced to punt from deep in their own territory, but got the ball back with just over two minutes remaining at their own 3.  Moody picked up several first downs on nice catch and run plays, but there was simply too much yardage and too little time to accomplish much as the clock expired just after reaching Trinity territory, and the Wildcats bagged their eighth consecutive win over a hard fighting Trojan sqaud in the first of a three game homestand against very strong competition.


SAINT JAMES   RUSHING    41 attempts  224 yards  1 TD   (5.46 yards per carry)

                           20   Moody      20 / 138           1   Robinson           11 / 77  (1 TD)
                             6   McCoy       7 /   27         12   Collier                3 / -18

                          PASSING       9 completions  24 attempts  2 INTs  103 yards  0 TDs

                           12   Collier         9 - 24 - 2    103 yards


                           20   Moody        3 / 47           11   Fields                 3 / 23
                             9   Harris         2 / 27             8   Powell                1 /  6

                          TOTAL YARDS:   327

                          KICKS:  XP  1 / 1                FG  0 / 0
                          2 POINT CONVERSIONS:  0 / 0
                          KICKOFFS:   2  (51,41)                                          PUNTS:   7  (31,36,13,38,-17bk,33,21)
                          KO RETURNS:   3  (19,21,18)                                PUNT RETURNS:  3 (0fc,14,0f)
                          FIRST DOWNS:   17  (13 rushing, 4 passing)
                          THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS:  1 / 10
                          FOURTH DOWN CONVERSIONS:  0 / 1
                          FUMBLES:  3, lost 1
                          INTERCEPTION RETURNS:  1 (0)
                          TURNOVER MARGIN:   - 3
                          POINTS OFF TURNOVERS:  0
                          PENALTIES:  8 / 60 yards

                          TIME OF POSSESSION:  27:27

TRINITY           RUSHING    31 attempts  83 yards  2 TDs  (2.52 yards per carry)
                          PASSING     12 completions  22 attempts  1 INT   89 yards  1 TD
                          TOTAL YARDS:   172

                          KICKS:  XP  1 / 2                FG  0 / 1  (46 missed)
                          2 POINT CONVERSIONS:  1 / 1
4  (58,EZ,59,57)                                PUNTS:  7  (31,39,41,37,30,44,37)
                          KO RETURNS:   2  (22,13)                                    PUNT RETURNS:  3  (0fc,6bk,0fc)
                          FIRST DOWNS:   10  (4 rushing, 5 passing, 1 penalty)
                          THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS:  2 / 11
                          FOURTH DOWN CONVERSIONS:  1 / 2
                          FUMBLES:  2, lost 0
                          INTERCEPTION RETURNS:  2  (18,8)
                          POINTS OFF TURNOVERS:  6
                          PENALTIES:  1 / 5 yards
                          TIME OF POSSESSION:   19:33