Big plays help Trinity lock up opening win

Posted Friday, Aug. 29, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Euless Trinity built an early lead but had to hold on at the end to defeat Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy 41-32 on Friday in the Trojans’ season opener at Pennington Field.

Ja’Ron Wilson rushed for 196 yards on 27 carries for Trinity, including a 70-yard touchdown run that gave Trinity a 41-26 lead with 6:20 left in the game.

The Honey Badgers (1-1) scored to cut the lead to 41-32 with 5:37 left, but Wilson and the Trojans’ offensive line managed to run out the clock.

“We had some big plays, but I wish we had been a little more consistent,” said Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver, whose team rushed for 376 yards. “They did a good job changing their fronts and confusing us a little bit, but overall we had a nice rushing night.”

Trinity (1-0) took advantage of two poor punts by Eastern Christian to take an early 13-0 lead on a 4-yard pass from Tyler Natee to Markis McCray and a 1-yard run by McCray.

Following an 18-yard scoring run by McCray for a 20-0 lead, Eastern found its rhythm on offense after not picking up a first down in the first quarter.

The Honey Badgers scored twice on a Leddie Brown 1-yard run and a 14-yard pass from David Sills to Philip Buchanan, but Michael Garcia sandwiched a 69-yard TD run for Trinity in between that gave the Trojans a 27-14 lead at halftime. Natee added another 1-yard TD run to give Trinity a 34-14 lead in the third quarter. But an 18-yard TD run by Sills and a 4-yard TD pass to Isaiah Esdale cut the lead to 34-26 with 6:39 left.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?

Follow us on Twitter

Read our latest posts at

Game of the week