The Trinity Christian Academy Eagles (7-2, 3-1) finished the regular season with a 62-12 win over Newman International (3-5, 2-2) to clinch a playoff spot. The Eagles finished second in district and hosted a first-round playoff game Friday.
The Eagles got off to a hot start scoring 22 first quarter points, holding the Newman International Warriors to only six points.
TCA was just as dominant in the second quarter, scoring 34 points and again holding the Warriors to only 6 points. The TCA defense forced three turnovers (all interceptions), and, when combined with a very potent offensive, the Eagles held a 56-12 halftime lead.
The Eagles ended the game by the six-man "mercy" rule in the third quarter with a score of 62-12. The win was huge, making the difference between hosting a playoff game at home or having to play on the road.
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Sophomores Calib Guynes and Nathan Chesney led the Eagles scoring attack. Guynes threw for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also added an interception return for a touchdown. Chesney ran for 70 yards and 3 touchdowns, caught 5 passes for 96 yards, and added a kickoff return for a 60 yard score. Seniors Grant Allen and Daniel Hoffman each recorded a touchdown reception on the night in the final regular season game of their high school careers.
The Eagles opened the playoffs by hosting the Bulldogs of Methodist Children’s Home out of Waco (5-5, 3-2) in a first-round playoff game Friday.
Results weren’t available at press time.