Euless Trinity hits high gear in second quarter, smokes Grapevine

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Euless Trinity shook off a slow first quarter to smother Grapevine 56-9 on Friday in a District 6-5A matchup at Pennington Field.

The Trojans remained perfect in district play at 5-0 and are 6-2 overall on the season. The Mustangs slipped to 1-4 and 1-7.

Grapevine looked as if it might make a game of it in the first quarter. Coming off their first win of the season last week against Carrollton Turner, the Mustangs came out swinging against the Trojans.

After penetrating deep into Trinity territory on their first two possessions, Grapevine had to settle for a pair of Dan Plorin 25-yard field goals. That was good enough, though, to keep them down just 14-6 going into the second quarter. Plorin added a 35-yarder in the last minute of the game to account for all of Grapevine’s points.

The Trojans got on the script everyone was projecting for this game in a breakout second quarter. Trinity rolled up 28 unanswered points in the quarter to pull to a comfortable 42-6 halftime lead.

Trinity’s Isaac Ellsworth collected three rushing touchdowns and rushed for 127 yards on only four carries. His last was the biggest, combining speed and power for an 80-yard score.

Trinity gained 600 yards in offense, including 440 rushing yards. The Grapevine defense was on its heels most of the night and only stopped Trinity on one drive.

The Trojans got the scoring started off an uncharacteristic double reverse. Slot back Deion Guignard tossed a 32-yard scoring strike to a wide-open Edrick Gonzales on the game’s first drive.

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