BEDFORD — Euless Trinity left Colleyville Heritage battered and bruised after the Trojans’ 35-14 win Friday at Pennington Field.
Heritage (2-2, 0-1 in District 6-5A) was forced to use three quarterbacks in the game due to injuries sustained by fierce Trinity hits.
“We just had some opportunities there,” Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver said. “What happened is part of our defense turned them back in, and our guys were waiting.”
Trinity’s Kyle Unga scooped up a Heritage fumble and scored from 10 yards out. Trinity (2-2, 1-0) added three more touchdowns in the first half, all from players named Gonzales.
Kenneth Gonzales punched in a 1-yard score followed by two scores from Edrick Gonzales in the second quarter.
Edrick Gonzales’ second score was helped by a roughing-the-passer penalty on Heritage the previous play.
Trinity quarterback Christian Hammack had thrown an interception, but Trinity was able to maintain possession after the personal foul.
Hammack found Edrick Gonzales for a 38-yard TD pass with 35 seconds left in the half for a 28-0 lead.
In the third quarter, Heritage linebacker Jared Vallilee set up the Panthers’ first TD by returning a fumble to the Trinity 2, and DeMarco Corbin scored a play later for 28-7.
Hammack added one more for the Trojans in the fourth, tucking a play-action handoff and running just inside the pylon. He was 6 for 8 passing for 105 yards and a TD.
Trinity’s Isaac Ellsworth and Tyler Natee, both rushed for 72 yards. The Trojans had 408 total yards and held Heritage to 65. The Trojans finished with 14 penalties for 138 yards in losses.
“I like the way our defense played,” Lineweaver said. “I’m really disappointed about us not playing smarter with what seemed like silly penalties. If we clean it up, we’re going to be pretty good. We’re going to solve it.”
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