BEDFORD -- Euless Trinity used a balanced offense and a tenacious defense for a 55-0 victory over Irving on Friday at Pennington Field in a District 6-5A contest.
Matt Hawkins passed for three scores and ran for another as Trinity (7-2) moved to 6-0 in district. The Trojans scored on five of their six first-half possessions in building a 35-0 halftime lead against Irving (3-6, 3-3).
Hawkins threw a 59-yard strike to De'Andre Roberson for the first score, and also connected with Ray Bolden for 41 yards and Kenneth Gonzalez for 27 yards.
Gonzales also ran for a score from 23 yards out.
The Trojans' defensive front shut down the run and forced Irving to explore the air for any yardage. That enabled the Tigers' Cody Luttrell to guide what success they had on offense in the passing game.
Persistent blitzes by Trinity did allow Luttrell to find open receivers in the early stages of the game. Connor Lawrence was Luttrell's favorite receiver, hauling in six passes for 46 yards.
Irving's best drive made it to the Trojans' 19 in the first quarter. But on fourth-and-3, Luttrell's pass was intercepted in the end zone by Cody Kersten, his second of the night.
Trinity scored on its first possession in the third quarter when Isaac Ellsworth took off on a 48-yard scoring jaunt.
Antonio Franklin had a stellar night in backup duty for Trinity, rushing 10 times for 137 yards and the final two scores. Franklin scored on a 3-yard dive and then ripped off a 71-yard TD run.
The Trojans amassed 551 total yards for the night, while the defense held Irving to 230 yards of offense.
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