BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Euless Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver said he would have dreaded the long trip home from Arkansas if his team had to do it with an 0-3 record.
Christian Hammack and Inoke Langi made sure that didnt happen Friday night.
The two connected for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 2:55 remaining, and the Trojans went on to post a 21-13 victory over Bentonville in the final nonconference game for each team.
Hammack, who had tried only one other pass in the second half, rolled to his left and saw Langi wide open in the end zone. Jose Bahemas extra point gave Trinity (1-2) a 21-10 lead.
We took a risk for us and tried the play-action pass, Lineweaver said. Bentonville does such a great job of running to the ball that we caught them a little bit. They were overhustling.
[Bentonville coach] Barry [Lunney] said it best: Once both of us quit making so many penalties, it turned out to be a pretty good ballgame.
Bentonville (1-2) then raced downfield and moved the ball to the Trojans 5 before penalties and a quarterback sack forced the Tigers to settle for Bennett Moehrings 43-yard field goal with 59 second left. Deion Guignard then sealed the win by recovering the onside kick for Trinity.
LaRon Wilson, who finished with 23 carries for 172 yards, put the Trojans up with a 35-yard touchdown run for a 14-7 lead with 8:27 remaining in the third quarter.
Bentonville jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the second quarter on Hekili Keliilikis 2-yard run with 5:50 left in the first half. That lasted until just before halftime, when Trinity marched 66 yards and capped the drive with Homer Babcocks 2-yard run with 14 seconds left.
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